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Nesting

Post by Shnookie » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:37 pm

When I cleaned Peep's cage today he started to shred newspaper and tuck it under his feathers like he would if he were nesting. He doesn't have a mate any more so maybe it was wishful thinking. The days are a bit longer and it was sunny today (but quite cold). It's starting to feel more spring-like.
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Re: Nesting

Post by Jaye » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:39 pm

Aw, Peep is asking for a mate, methinks.
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Re: Nesting

Post by Killerbunny » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:47 am

What a cutie!
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Re: Nesting

Post by Kbr42 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:32 am

He needs a new friend.
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Re: Nesting

Post by Killerbunny » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:42 am

Is he a Lovebird?
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Re: Nesting

Post by Shnookie » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:26 am

He's a peach-faced lovebird. I've had him for a long time. He is hand tame. He was hand fed as a baby. When he has a mate, he becomes protective and not so hand friendly. I got him when he was about 8 months old from someone who didn't want him any more. I bought a female lovebird (Sunny) from a pet shop, who was older than him and not hand tame. I let them have one hatch in 2000. There were 4 chicks that hatched from the 6 eggs she laid. A friend of mine bought all four chicks for his aviary. Sunny died a few years later. Lovebirds don't seem to be very popular here any more. The fact that they are long-lived may be the problem. Some people get tired of them.

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I have the dates wrong. I picked up Peep on Christmas Eve day 2005, so he's almost 15 years old. I read they can live up to 20 years. I got Sunny March 10, 2007. The chicks hatched in Dec. 2007. Sunny died Feb. 2013.

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The four chicks. You can't see it in the picture but their backs are turquoise blue.
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Re: Nesting

Post by Killerbunny » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:58 am

Lovely. He is a really old fella then!
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Re: Nesting

Post by kenya » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:39 pm

Handsome boy, love the chicks, didn't know you could get them with turquoise down the back must have been really pretty as adults.
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