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Posted 3/11/2007 10:28:35 AM Post #793
 

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hello i would like to know how many times per year lovebirds have eggs?
Posted 3/13/2007 7:05:27 AM Post #795
 

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Hi Sakis,

Lovebirds can pretty much lay anytime of the year and can lay 5-10 egss, usually 6-8 being nornmal clutch size.  I would use caution in howmany times a year you give them a nestbox.  2 times of breeding a pair a year I feel is enough, some folks do 3 times a year.  Always make sure that youve supplied extra calcium during breeding.  

Stacy Shue
Blake Aviary
www.blakeaviary.com

Posted 3/15/2007 10:35:46 AM Post #796
 

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thanks for the reply Stacy

Fischers and blue mask need more care than the normal lovebirds? Are they more sensitive?

And what of the lovebirds have the nestbox all of the time in the cage without removing it.

It will cause any problems? if yes what kind of problems?

Posted 3/18/2007 10:03:47 AM Post #797
 

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Hi there,

Im not sure which Lovies can have a box all the time, I had peachface Lovies and could never leave a box up or they would have ended up killing themselves raising babies.  I have never raised Fishers before, and I had a pair of Blue Masked that were absoulutely beautiful, and I could never get them to do anything for me.  I kept one pair per breeding cage.  I was always too afraid to put a couple in a flight, I didnt want any of them to hurt each other since they can be a bit aggressive.  Are you planning on letting the parents raise them, or are you going to pull them for handfeeding? 

Stacy Shue
Blake Aviary
www.blakeaviary.com

Posted 3/18/2007 10:52:54 AM Post #798
 

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All the pairs now 3 normal and 1 fischers are fixing their nestbox, so in a month around they will have babies,

Am thinking of handfeeding them but am afraid, i know if i hanfed them they will be more friendly and tame and i really want that but from the other side i don't want to make a mistake and kill them, i made a research about handfeeding i learn the theory but not the pratcice.

At the end of the month i will have and a pair of blua mask

Stacy all the aviaries at US do they ship to EU? Or do you know any other way to buy birds via the net? I want to buy a pair of Conures, Sun or jenday and i can't find in my country.

Posted 3/20/2007 11:35:24 AM Post #799
 

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Hi there,

That's good of you to weigh out handfeeding or not.  Some folks have a bad habit of just assuming its super easy, especially if theyve seen someone handfeed.  Once youve become experienced its not hard to do.  I do think that some people wont handfeed, but will handle everyday the babies that are in the nest once they get to like 2 weeks of age.  Im sure it would depend upon the parent birds and how tolerant they are of someone invading their nest.  Ive never tried this. 

I dont know any aviaries that export.  Sorry.

Stacy Shue
Blake Aviary
www.blakeaviary.com

Posted 3/21/2007 3:11:06 PM Post #807
 

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Hi

I have one more question

For breeding it's better to have one cage per pair,what if we have one big cage and divided to 4 let's say,it's good to see each pair the other or it effects
negatively.

Regards,
Sakis
Posted 3/21/2007 10:23:37 PM Post #809
 

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I have my Peachface lovebird pairs in both a flight and seperate cages. In one flight I have 2 breeding pairs, 1 single pet (who has remained a pet even though I wouldn't mind her finding a mate) and one handfed baby that I'm selling. Both pairs produce fine and do not fight. But this may be due to the fact that I let them out of the cage at least twice a day. I also have 3 pairs in seperate cages just because the flight is not big enough for all the pairs, otherwise they would all be in the same cage. These birds get to interact everyday when they get to be out of the cages. I let them out of the cages, like I said, at least two times a day and shut the door to the bird room. At least once a day I sit for a half hour or so in the room with them and watch them. I have never had any real fights, just squabbles. I have heard that keeping Peachface lovebirds in colonies can sometimes be trouble but I have had nothing but success.
If you have a large enough cage, and you know the birds all get along good, you could try putting them in the same cage. Just make sure they are introduced to the new cage at the same time so there is no territory issues, and make sure there is more than enough boxes so they don't fight over them. My aviary has 1 extra box so there is no problem with who gets what.
As far as handfeeding, Stacy is right. If you don't feel comfortable with it, try watching someone else do it first. Then try doing it with an experienced handfeeder to guide you. Or, like Stacy said as well, you can "co-parent" the babies by handling them everyday (at least once a day) after they reach about 2 weeks old but let the parents feed them still. Good Luck.
Posted 3/25/2007 5:24:53 AM Post #811
 

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hello

I don't think the out of the cage flight is linked with the breeding. Although that's my opinion

So if lovebirds see each other at the time they are in the cage it's not problem, right?


Sakis
Posted 3/26/2007 7:09:51 AM Post #814
 

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Hi there,

Do you mean see each other as in one pair in one cage and one pair in another cage and no sight barrier inbetween?  If thats what you mean, then sure, they can see each other.  If you were asking about oh, lets say, Pacific Parrotlets, I never let them see each other, always a sight barrier up.  Mine could see each other, and always did just fine.

Stacy Shue
Blake Aviary
www.blakeaviary.com

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