Breeding lovebirds or other kinds of pet birds is an amazing and memorable experience I will highly recommend you if you can spare a time to indulge in this wonderful experience. Its easy rewarding worth the effort. If you have a mature (at least one-year-old) ready to breed pair enjoying the privacy and good environment with a well-balanced diet, they will kick-start the breeding process as quickly as possible. Here is a Lovebirds Breeding Lovebird Care – A quick start guide.
Lovebirds Breeding Lovebird Care – A quick start guide
Lovebirds Breeding Lovebird Care – A quick start guide is a journey of breathtaking, addictive sometimes heartbreaking leisure pursuit. I love my breeding lovebirds and their newly born chicks are so adorable trusting and affectionate. Following are the key factors you must keep in mind during the lovebirds breeding.
Selection of the breeder lovebirds
The selected pair of lovebirds must be healthy and active. They should be older than one year and sexing must be confirmed.
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They must be a bonded pair. Bonded pair means they exchange food with each other, preen and kiss. When you select a pair for breeding spend some time observing whether they are bonded or not.
Lovebirds breeding Cage size
The cage must be spacious for flying and other routine activities. Please ensure that their environment is secure and the temperature is safe to breed. Place the breeding box which should be 20x12x12. The excited male will try to convince female for mating don’t disturb during this you would not like it either J Female will examine the breeding box until she is satisfied then she will let him do.
Lovebirds breeding nesting material
Provide them nesting material (corn cob, clean straw, shredded newspaper, dried grass or wood shavings) place some nesting material in the breeding box and spread the rest on the floor of the cage. Place the breeding box in height, not on the floor of the cage. Cuttlebone and calcium block must be available in the cage.
How long does it take for lovebirds to lay eggs?
Female lovebird will lay the eggs after 8-10 days after first mating. During the laying, they will continue to mating don’t disturb them. Never disturb the female while she is in the breeding box. You can check the progress when she is out.
How long Lovebirds take to hatch an egg?
After 21 days she will hatch every other day. It’s important that mother feed the newly born chicks. If not then only option available is to hand feed the chicks. Maintain the temperature.
Provide them soft food along with normal seed mixes on daily bases.
Check the progress of the breeding box but avoid repeated visits as the female can feel stressed and leave the chicks alone which might be disastrous for them. Dry clean the box weekly but avoid using water.
Chicks will leave the breeding box when they are more than one month old. They will ask their parents for food but gradually start eating themselves. Parents will teach them to eat and fly. After 45 days they are independent.
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