Re: Thinking about breeding lovebirds
Posted by Sally on 3/15/07
On 3/14/07, Karrie wrote:
> I have always wanted to have a breeding pair of lovebirds.
> A family friend has a breeding pair for sale that I'm
> thinking about adding to my family. My biggest question is
> if I was to allow these birds to breed and keep the babies
> can they stay in the cage with the parents or would that
> cause issues? I am in the process of getting my husband to
> build a very large aviary for the birds so space wouldn't
> be an issue. I also didn't know if I was to not get the
> breeding pair can I have more then one pair of lovebirds
> in the same aviary? Thank you for any help!
As a long-time breeder of Peachface lovebird mutations - I
would not advise keeping more than one mature pair of this
type in a large cage. You can keep several juveniles -
provided they are close to the same age - in one large flight
or aviary. Peachfaced lovebirds are aggressive little
creatures especially when wanting to breed. Colony breeding
is not recommended.
I do not know much of the eye-ring species, but have been told
that the masked lovebird can be colony bred.
Hope this helps.