Fertile Eggs | Birds
Temperature For Incubation
As a general rule, most parrot eggs are best incubated between 37.2°C and 37.5°C and at a humidity of approximately 56%.
The peach-faced lovebird is perfect for the apartment dweller who wants a “big parrot in a little bird’s body.” However, Peachies love to flock, so the homeowner with space for an aviary will do well with more than one pair, though they will bicker and fight if crowded. Lovebirds are attention seekers, so be aware that you will have to spend quality time every day with your bird. Housing for these active birds should be as large as your space and your budget can afford-the smaller the cage, the more out-of-cage time your lovebird will need.
Speech and Sounds
Peach faced lovebirds are often chatty and love to sing. Their call is made up of high pitched and slightly piercing chirps, which can go on for longer periods throughout the day and at sundown. You should take this moderate level of noise into consideration, although it doesn’t take away from the overall loving and fun nature of these lovebirds.
The main color is a muted tone of tropical green, with the characteristic rosy, light red over the face, which earned these birds their name. While the underside is a slightly lighter green bordering yellow, the tail and the rump are bright blue, providing a sharp and distinctive contrast. Even though this combination is vivid and has an exotic appeal, it is still simple in its prettiness. In captivity, a lot of new color mutations have been created. So now we can also see lovebirds that are yellow, turquoise and opaline.
While mostly green, Peach faced lovebirds are known for their blushing, rose colored faces, giving them a fun and unique look.
Care and Feeding
Lovebirds enjoy a diet of seeds, nuts, and fruits. To achieve a balanced diet for your pet, besides the commercial seed mix, you’d want to add a healthy dose of fresh fruits and green vegetables. Another thing to keep in mind is the hygiene, and the fact that Peach faced lovebirds absolutely love to bathe. Bathing dishes should be offered on a regular basis, to prevent feather related issues. Provide a roomy and large cage, as well as a lot of exercise time outside of it.
As popular as they are cute, peach-faced lovebirds owe their “animal magnetism” as much to their clown-like personalities and stunning plumage as to their tendency to breed like bunnies. They are wonderful pets, in pairs or as a single bird, brightening any home with pleasant chattering and entertaining antics.
The peach-faced lovebird is approximately 6 inches long, and comes in an artist’s palate array of colors. The nominate, or “normal” bird, is green with a shiny blue rump and rosy-peach face-hence the name. Other colors, or “mutations,” range from creamy white to almost black, and everything in between-all shades of green, blue, yellow, violet, and pied-with different colored faces to match!