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Re: i need some help

Posted by Fran on 2/15/07
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    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
    > help?

    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.