On 1/06/06, Michael L wrote:
> On 1/06/06, Sandy S wrote:
>> I was wondering what black masked lovies maked there nests
>> out of? My one lovie is shredding newspaper putting it in
>> his water dish and taking underneath the rest of the
>> newspaper.....(thats what i use for the bottom of the
>> cage). Today while cleaning his cage I found a big ball
>> of newspaper wadded together and I think he is trying to
>> build a nest. So could some tell me the proper nesting
>> materials he needs.
>> Sandy S
> The masked lovebirds use essentially the same materials that
> the Peachface lovebirds do.
> A nestbox with a base of hemp, aspen or pine shavings (which
> would be my last choice) along with paper for the hen to
> shred and customize the nest, is all that they really need.
> If it's summer time and plants are growing, I will give them
> honeysuckle leaves or willow leaves as an added bonus
> Are you sure it's the male doing this because the hen is
> apt to be making the nest.
> Michael L
I am not sure if he is a male or female. I havent had him DNA
test. He is in his cage by himself, he isn't the nicest bird
in the world. I still love him though. He has been down this
with the newspaper for the last few months. I did the hand
thing on his pelvic bone and the bones are very close
together. Thats why I assumed he was a boy. I plan on taking
all four of them next month to get DNA sexed. thanks for the