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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-21-2017, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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lovebird's breeding

Hi guys,
I am new owner of lovebirds andnever kept lovebirds before. Now i bought 2 masked lovebirds, they are feeding each other, they are also nesting. But they are not mating, they both are often seen in masturbating on stick.
Can you guys please tell me is it normal or not?? Is this a pair or not?? Can you Guys please suggest me a solution, what should i do?? Please help me out.
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If the environment is not right for breeding then the birds won't produce eggs. Masturbation is very common in lovebirds and they will mate continuously as this is what they do but I think they need a certain amount of light for long periods of the day and a nest box to give them a proper environment as well as a special diet with egg foods etc.

Do you want these birds to mate to produce eggs and chicks? Breeding is not easy to deal with if the parent birds abandon the chicks and don't feed them. You will have to take over and be on a schedule and maintain this yourself with syringes of formula several times day and night.

Perhaps you should do more homework and read up on these birds and see what they need if you intend to breed them.

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Yes i want them to produce eggs and and chicks. There is breeding box for them with nesting material, they do go in the box, spend whole night there but they are not mating. They just masturbate.
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Some species of birds will sleep in the nest box, even birds of the same sex. Lorikeets are one of the species that will sleep in the nest but never breed even if they are male and female.
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