On 2/22/08, Bridget wrote:
> the best way to introduce a new lovie is to buy one and keep
> their cages right next to eachother for a week or 2. then
> let the older one play on top of the new ones cage and visa
> Is your male handleable? If yes after 1 week take both of
> them out and let them play together. if they start to argue
> seperate them and try again 2 days later. Eventually they
> will like eachother.
> On 2/21/08, Christine wrote:
>> Almost 10 years ago my husband bought a lovely mated pair
>> dutch blue lovebirds for me. They have had many babies
>> the years and have always been healthy and happy. This past
>> weekend my female passed away. She seemed to just fade over
>> a couple of days, and died. Now I have a widowed male who
>> is making the worst racket I've ever experienced in my
>> He is healthy and robust...and apparently lonely. I got
>> a mirror for his cage, but I need to get him a new partner.
>> Any advice on how to introduce a new lovergirl to him?
That was good advise you got from Christine. When I first
introduced my male Lovie to my female I had them socialize by
keeping their cages side by side and then a few days later let
both of them out and let them fly and play together. They
took to each other rather quickly and were ready to mate by
day's end. I put them together that day. They were together
three years and had six babies. My male died this past
Christmas and my female was grieving terribly so I moved one
of her grown babies (a female) to a cage near her and they
have become the best of friends. My older female has calmed
down. Every day I let them visit each other in their cages and
the play really well. I don't keep them together at night.
They sleep in their own cages.