On 2/14/07, cait wrote:
> i have a lovebird thats been alone for about 4 years he
> never had a mate but could i get a female for him or would
> he try to hurt her if i put them together i am new to the
> bird rasing but find a intrest in it so could somebody
If your lovebird is tame and human imprinted you should not
get him a mate. How do you know you have a male? How do you
know that you would be buying a female?
Do you have an area to quarantine a new bird in for at least
60 days? Do you have an extra cage or the money to purchase
one to let your birds sit beside each other in separate
cages for up to a couple of months before you introduce them
in the same cage? Do you have the resources for vet care, do
you know how to hand feed the babies? And most importantly
do you know that you have good homes for the babies if you
ever produce any?
Maybe you could quench your interest in bird raising by
voluntering some time at a local rescue or sanctuary.