Lovebirds: What You Need To Know About Breeding A Love Bird (And Why You Need To Know It)

Lovebirds are a small parrot. They are green in the wild. They have a long, hooked beak and a short, blunt tail. Males and females look alike. They can be affectionate to their mates and are territorial and aggressive to others. Female lovebirds lay their eggs from five to 12 weeks after mating. Each egg sac usually contains between three and seven eggs. Breeding-age hens should be put on calcium supplements to counter the nutrients they lose during egg-laying. On average, lovebirds stay in their eggs for about 18-24 days. (max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/lovebird breeding-basics-390485-1ad33fda9faa4dd38c4333e3cf874655 . Most breeders allow the hen to feed the babies from hatching to the age of two or three weeks. After that, the babies are taken out of the nest and placed in a brooder for hand-feeding. Most lovebirds need to be hand-fed until they are between six and eight weeks old.

illustration of breeding love birds

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