Join Date: Dec 2010
Thanked 2,007 Times in 1,575 Posts
Rep Power: 100
My lovebirds have been kept in a now none breeding situation, in a 9ft long x 6ft wide x 6ft tall flight and I have never not had problems with them. They seem to go for months and suddenly somebody will just snap and there goes a toe, or in my situation, a bird dies. Plenty of feeders, perches, toys etc. I have since decided to downsize on the peach faced lovebirds as their aggression is just far too much to handle. I have kept one, Blackjack. I bred from him and unfortunately is mate passed away. The siblings hit sexual maturity and one killed the other. Recently, the remaining 'son' had actually opened his own cage and had flown out WITH Blackjack. Blackjack was found the following morning but Pebbles didn't come back. I rehomed Apple to an indoor home where I found she was more suited and my sister pair, Buttons and Berry, are going to a friend who also has lovebirds. I will keep my black cheeked, as they are no bother, but peach faced are unbelievably territorial and do not care who or what they attack. Pebbles and CJ were like best friends! Next thing I know I'm getting a phone call to tell me to rush home as CJ had been killed by Pebbles in a VERY violent fight. That was in an aviary, not a cage!
That said, if he is a well rounded, parent raised bird, then he could have the potential to pair up with another. BUT! As he is used to being a companion parrot, I would be too worried that he would not be comfortable sharing his human, his space etc.
- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie