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Re: Lutino cocks

Posted by Michael L on 12/29/05
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    On 12/29/05, tim wrote:
    > Here's a pic of the lutinos that were suppose to be a pair.
    > They are both male,they were very skinny,dirty,and scared
    > of the world. I wasn't impressed with them when i saw them.
    > I was there to buy a different bird from the lady but i
    > couldn't leave them in that situation but they are putting
    > on a little weight and starting to calm down a little bit.
    > I talk to them everyday in a calming voice and they are
    > starting to respond i wont give up on them i'm going to get
    > them some girlfriends that should occupy some of their time.
    > Tim

    Nice of you to take these boys in.
    Not sure how familiar you are with lovebirds and the whole
    breeding concept, but since you've mentioned that some of
    your birds came from, let's say, a "less reputable breeder,"
    you might want to consider having some testing done on them
    by your vet.
    Not to panic you, but if this is a serious endeavor for you,
    your birds might be harboring some things that you might not
    be able to see visually. Lovebirds can carry some diseases
    that are not able to be seen. If not a complete testing, at
    least some gram stains on your existing flock would be a good
    place to start. This can also save you a lot of heart ache
    and future problems.
    This would give you peace of mind knowing that nothing is
    wrong with the parent birds and when you go to sell the
    offspring, you will be able to say that the parents have been
    tested and are healthy.

    Michael L

    Michael L