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Breeding Lovebirds in a Colony Setting

In the wild, lovebirds are monogamous. One bird breeds and raises the chicks while the other watches over and protects them. But if you have decided to establish a colony of lovebirds, you need to change that. Lovebirds need several things to thrive in a colony setting: a male that behaves responsibly, and a pair that are engaged in a monogamous relationship. You need to know how to set up a colony of lovebirds that meets all the criteria and then how to keep them happy and healthy.

A Look at the Male Lovebird

When it comes to setting up a colony, choosing a male is the most important decision you’ll have to make. You’ll be spending a lot of time with him, and he’s going to be a big part of your life. You need to know whether or not you can count on him to be responsible. You need to know if he’s dominant, how sensitive he is, how much time he’ll devote to the colony, and how well-tempered he is.

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Lovebirds are more likely to be born healthy than any other parrot. Some people think that it’s the female’s fault. A bird can carry a disease, and the female can pass it on to her babies. While this is true, a healthy male can be just as responsible as a healthy female. If a male isn’t healthy, you may need to quarantine him and find another lovebird that will be a better fit and check out this link


If your male isn’t tame or playful, you’ll need to find out why. Sometimes a male can be overly aggressive or even aggressive toward another male. If you find out why he’s aggressive, you can figure out how to correct the problem.