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post #1 of 16 Old 08-16-2006, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
My Baby & Her Eggs

This is my baby, Alex. She's a pied lovebird, a little over a year old. I couldn't resist showing her off! :D

She recently laid 2 eggs, and she sits on them all day long even though she doesn't have a nest. Unfourtunately they will never hatch because there is no male to fertilize them :( But it's still cute:

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post #2 of 16 Old 08-16-2006, 10:51 PM
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Oh my goodness, she's adorable! How long have you had her? Has she laid any eggs before? Post more pics! :D
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post #3 of 16 Old 08-16-2006, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
I got her 1 month after she was born (hatched, rather :P) so about a year.
She's laid eggs before, I think about 8 or so total. She's an egg factory! :P
Oh by the way, sorry the cage is such a mess. I haven't cleaned it since she's laid the eggs.
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post #4 of 16 Old 08-16-2006, 11:52 PM
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Brie! It's time for you to buy her a mate.
Your bird is ready to leave her status as spinster. She's ready to marry.
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post #5 of 16 Old 08-17-2006, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
Yes, I know, but there are several problems with getting her a mate.
(a) a nice pretty pied lovebird like her is expensive. Which, if I was to get another lovebird, I would get a nice pretty pied.
(b) I would have to get a old enough male, which means I wouldn't get it as baby, which means I couldn't train it right like I did her.
(c) If I had 2 lovebirds, they would "bond" with each other, not me. Alex is currently "bonded" with me as her owner. And I like her that way. :)
(d) If she did lay eggs, and the eggs did hatch, I would have baby lovebirds! Which would be a great joy but would also be a huge responsibility that I'm not willing to take on at the moment.
(e) There are already 2 birds in the house (Bo, a yellow female cockatiel, and Alex) and any more birds would drive us crazy! There are a noisy bunch.

And that's why I haven't got her a mate
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post #6 of 16 Old 08-17-2006, 07:04 PM
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You're right, Brie. It's crazy when they get noisy.
Guess you can just stick with her instead of buying a male.:) I'd prefer a bond between the pet and owner than the bond between two animal lovers.
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post #7 of 16 Old 08-17-2006, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
:D Same here, Blue. She's my baby and she knows it
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post #8 of 16 Old 08-17-2006, 07:13 PM
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I'd love to get back to keeping budgerigars. However, cage is not repaired yet and I'm currently monitoring my 8 discus. :P
So attention cannot be easily divided. Heck. I love the discus. It makes me regret of having a choosy green arowana.
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post #9 of 16 Old 08-17-2006, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
I'm not a fan of parakeets, I think they're ugly. No offense :)
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post #10 of 16 Old 08-18-2006, 03:40 AM
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:) I think your baby is totally cute although i'm not a bird fan myself. In fact if a small bird flies next to me i guess i'm scared. I'm fascinated by how sociable yours is sitting next to your computer and letting you take pics of her eggs. Does she ride on your shoulder?

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