Animal Stories - Blue Masked Lovebird

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   A pretty little parrot, Blue Masked Lovebird makes an adorable pet. It is a most playful, charming and amusing excellent bird for the beginner!
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Pam - 2013-08-05
Would you keep a very tame 8 month old Moustache Parrot in a large aviary with a tame 3 month old female Blue Masked Love Bird as companions to one another? Plenty of interaction with their owner and loads of rotational toys available?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-23
    In general you wouldn't want to mix different types of birds. That being said, it is quite possible they could get along and be good friends. I would start by keeping their cages next to each other so they can get to know each other and see how they react over time. Eventually you could try putting them together and see how it goes.
abhi - 2013-07-05
Hi.....everyone. Please somebody comment on my problem and give me advice. I'm having a lutino pair and 1 blue masked pair. Glutinous laid her  st egg on 12 june total clutch of 4 eggs. On 5 june one egg hatched and second one on 6 june still 2 eggs has to be hatched. My blue masked has laid her first egg on 24 june total clutch of 6 eggs. Unfortunately male of blue mask flew away on 3 june... now what should I do? Whether she incubates eggs or abandoned them? Can I keep all eggs with lutino?. Please somebody advice?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-09
    You could try to put all the eggs with the lutino if it doesn't appear the mother is incubating them. It usually takes a few weeks before the eggs hatch (22-25 days), so I wouldn't worry just yet about the ones that haven't hatched. And some eggs may just be duds and never hatch.
ananya - 2013-05-20
hi,can i colony-breed 3 pairs of lovebirds housed in an aviary?there are 1 lutino pair,1 blue-masked pair and 1 peach faced pair. thanks to anyone who comments!

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  • Anonymous - 2013-06-22
    Hi...Ananya..yes you can breed them in colony setting..I m having same pairs with my aviary and all 3 pairs have recently laid eggs. But be careful of hybrid chicks. Do not cross them for ex.lutino with b/m ...if you have any other queries then post here. wish you good luck...
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-20
    Most Lovebird species are colony breeders, with the exception of Abyssinian Lovebirds and Madagascar Lovebirds. However Lovebirds are best breed in colonies of the same species. Masked Lovebirds can be very aggressive towards other birds in an aviary setting, so you may have problems mixing them with the Peach Faced Lovebirds ((Lutino's are Peach-faced mutations).
Vale - 2012-11-13
Hi how are you, I have a blue masked lovebird.  I really want to learn how to train him to be comfortable with me. What can I do so he isn't scared of me all the time. I have seen some can be very sweet and loveable..! thanks for your help!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-13
    Sounds like yours isn't tame - right?  Possibly you are a little nervous as well.  Think about the size of that little bird and think about your size. That little feathered creature possibly thinks you are godzilla so the first thing is to get it so he is not quite so afraid of you.  Talking to him, being around him is a start. Try and feed him treats with your hand SLOWLY - initially just put the treat in his food cup. Cheerios are good for this. His cage probably isn't huge so I would take the little fella and his cage into a small room - bathrrom, laundry room etc.  You don't want him flying around where you have to chase him.  Just set the cage down on the floor and sit down on the floor and again talk to him, try and feed the cheerios and just keep introducing yourself via talking.  Give both of you some time to adjust.  Eventually he will just come around.  You might want to pick up a book on taming also.
MAGE - 2012-10-07
What kind of weather is best for love Birds?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-08
    Whatever temperatures are comfortable for you should be just fine for your little guy.  They don't like cold - below say 40 degrees and they get warm say above 90 degrees. 
Rajcoomar - 2012-04-21
Can we pair a male Bluemask with a female Lutino/Pearl or Blackmask?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-21
    Yes, you can. They will be cross bred and many people get really up tight about that. Many others have developed gorgeous crosses. Good luck and enjoy.
Teejay - 2012-02-16
Hey I have just got two new love birds. One is blue and other is violet and they freak out when ever I walk near the cage. I've been trying to calm them by talking to them lots and puting my hand in the cage ... What else can I do? =)

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  • hann - 2012-02-16
    Hi, what you already are doing I did with mine. So my suggestion is to keep on with that and you'll soon see some diffrence. But another thing I did was to open the cage and let them out A LOT like all the time and let them see what you're up to. And let them listening to U tube clips with other lovebirds, that usally triggers them. Hope this helps a little bit!
Shereen - 2011-12-17
How can I provide my birds Calcium?? Shall I feed them with well-Boiled egg shells??

-They are a couple one is Blue masked and the other is Black masked

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-17
    You can feed them scrambled eggs and just leave the shell in. They usually love that. You can also buy a cuttlebone and just put it in the cage or they have flavored calcium blocks.
Shereen - 2011-12-08
Hi, I have bought a pair of lovebirds, the female is Blue masked and the male is Black masked. they are very scared. whenever I got near the cage they getting worried and mainly the male fly to some of the corner of the cage. Is this normal behavior?
Regarding their diet, I eat only seed, I had offered them apples and Carrot but they didn't touch it. However I have read that they love fruits and vegetables!! why is that??
I was told not to add the wooden box -where they suppose to lay eggs- right away, I should give them time to get used to the cage before doing so, Is this right??
BTW they aged more than a one year.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-08
    They seem to be paired bond and I would set up thenest box as it is better they have the nest box. They if they breed the eggs wil just be laid somewhere in the cage without bedding. But they would be protective of their territory and of course if you put your hand in their safe place they think King Kong As far as fruits and vegatables they need to get used to them. I would try things like cheerios or cooked
    macoroni. Chicken those are things that they take to easier and fruits and veggies many don't like them.
Rhea KImmons - 2011-07-12
Our friend just found a blue masked lovebird in his backyard. Stays and comes to eat food he puts out. If it was a paired bird, what are the chances of finding where it came from. He has asked all the neighbors. Can they fly from quite a distance?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-12
    They usually stick around home but they can go miles and miles. Another problem is it could have flown out of a car or an RV. Also,it may not have had a mate. The chances of finding a birds owner is pretty rare.... unless it is less common bird and identified in some way. If you put it in the paper, you can have 100 calls all saying the bird belongs to them.
    Not fair but it happens. You can try though. It is difficult. Can you catch it? - pick it up and bring it on home.