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What do you think about my lovebirds??

Postby Noe87 » Wed May 19, 2021 7:18 am

:swaying: These are my lovebirds. They are not fat, they are fluffy in this photo because they were relaxed and about to fall asleep.
My question is: are they both Fischer as they told me they are? Cause the female has a very black head. Could be another kind of lovebird or maybe a mix? What do you think?
And in the case they are a different mutation, should I split them up?
Thanks
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Re: What do you think about my lovebirds??

Postby Pajarita » Thu May 20, 2021 9:59 am

Hi, Noe and lovies, welcome to the forum. Unfortunately, we cannot see the picture (it needs to be taken off a picture sharing site) but I can tell you that they do not have a black head. They do have darker feathers on the top and, sometimes, extending to the back of the head but they are olive green, not black. Try to post the picture and I will try to figure out what they are.
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Re: What do you think about my lovebirds??

Postby Noe87 » Thu May 20, 2021 11:51 am

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Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 8
Number of Birds Owned: 3
Types of Birds Owned: Agapornis
Flight: Yes

Re: What do you think about my lovebirds??

Postby Noe87 » Thu May 20, 2021 11:52 am

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Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 8
Number of Birds Owned: 3
Types of Birds Owned: Agapornis
Flight: Yes

Re: What do you think about my lovebirds??

Postby Noe87 » Thu May 20, 2021 11:52 am

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Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 8
Number of Birds Owned: 3
Types of Birds Owned: Agapornis
Flight: Yes

Re: What do you think about my lovebirds??

Postby Noe87 » Thu May 20, 2021 11:54 am

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Parakeet
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 8
Number of Birds Owned: 3
Types of Birds Owned: Agapornis
Flight: Yes

Re: What do you think about my lovebirds??

Postby Noe87 » Thu May 20, 2021 11:54 am

Noe87
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Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 8
Number of Birds Owned: 3
Types of Birds Owned: Agapornis
Flight: Yes

Re: What do you think about my lovebirds??

Postby Pajarita » Fri May 21, 2021 8:37 am

AWWWW, what cuties! Yes, the one of the left has too much dark in its head while the one in the right is the phenotype of the Fischer's. I can't tell the actual color on the head -it could be a very dark olive green- but, if it has any black feathers, it is, most likely, a mix with a black-capped. But, in all honesty, it doesn't really matter which species they are because they are all beautiful, all require the same care and have the same behaviors.
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Types of Birds Owned: RoseBreasted too, CAG, DoubleYellowHead Amazon, BlueFront Amazon, YellowNape Amazon, Senegal, African Redbelly, Quaker, Sun Conure, Nanday, BlackCap Caique, WhiteBelly Caique, PeachFace lovebird, budgies,
Flight: Yes

Re: What do you think about my lovebirds??

Postby Noe87 » Fri May 21, 2021 1:27 pm

Thanks Pajarita,
You've confirmed what I was suspecting. To me she is the most beautiful agapornis. But I have read that it is better not let these 'unpure' birds free to reproduce.
Actually it is too late cause I have saved one of their babies (the others died). He was 7 days old, now he is 21. I only hope he will be fine.
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Gender: This parrot forum member is female
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Re: What do you think about my lovebirds??

Postby Pajarita » Sat May 22, 2021 9:05 am

Please do not breed. Breeding requires much more than putting a sexually mature male and female together. It requires A LOT of knowledge so you don't lose babies or deplete the parents to the point that they can't recover. You know so little, you asked here about the actual species of your birds...

Just to give you an idea: you need to wait until the second breeding season of the sexually mature birds because allowing a too young bird to breed is like allowing a 12 year old girl to have a baby (NOT good!). You need to keep them a strict solar schedule so their endocrine systems are healthy and in tune with the seasons or you produce off-season babies which are never as strong and healthy as babies produce in the right season. You need to 'condition' the birds for, at least, three months prior. You need to keep the right temperature and humidity in the room or you end up with DIS babies (Dead In Shell). You need to give the right food before and after the babies are born or the parents will allow a number of babies to die. You need to give the exact amount of calcium and D3 or you deplete the mother and produce weak babies (splayed legs, etc). You need to know about the species physiology, diseases, treatments, parasites, etc

Now, I am not trying to make you feel bad or criticize you but, if you had known everything that you need to know about breeding, all the babies would have survived and not only one. No bird lover would breed in such a way that babies die under his/her watch. And it's not true that this is something that happens to all breeders. I bred canaries for over 25 years and had zero infant mortality and a perfect male/female ratio. And I bet you the surviving baby is a male because birds that are bred under bad conditions only produce males as they are expendable when it comes to survival of the species.
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Gender: This parrot forum member is female
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