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    Re: pair of hybrid lovebirds

    i;m glad you're boiling the eggs
    i think all the regulars know my feelings and heartbreak from hybridisation well enough for me not to comment.

    Suffice to say if i had been able to change any thing about my darling late Sparky it would have been to make her a healthy, happy non-hybrid bird. If it wasnt for the hybridisation she might still be here

    She was the sweetest little thing, personality cant be questioned. But i'd rather she had been grumpy and miserable if it meant she were still here


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    Re: pair of hybrid lovebirds

    Quote Originally Posted by pixibubbles View Post
    i;m glad you're boiling the eggs
    i think all the regulars know my feelings and heartbreak from hybridisation well enough for me not to comment.

    Suffice to say if i had been able to change any thing about my darling late Sparky it would have been to make her a healthy, happy non-hybrid bird. If it wasnt for the hybridisation she might still be here

    She was the sweetest little thing, personality cant be questioned. But i'd rather she had been grumpy and miserable if it meant she were still here
    I never knew sparky was a hybrid. I enjoyed the threads about her. So hybrids can be really sick birds. I read that thing on hybrids in the link I was given on here. It does not happen in the wild and I try to give my birds a natural environment.

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    Re: pair of hybrid lovebirds

    she was a runt, a rescue and a hybrid. My vet always believed she would have been more resilient if not for the hybridisation. And that the car accident wouldnt have been so likley to result in long term mutliation

    And we were warned to try and prevent nestiness as she'd probably start to develop further issues. And she was hybridised within the eyering sub spiecies or genus or whatever you call it

    They can be really happy, healthy strong birds like Tinman's little cutie. Problem is you dont know until it's too late. Not every hybrid will be a runt or weaker bird with behavioural issues. But it's a lot more likely than in non-hybrids.

    not to mention hybirds are usually sterile. kinda makes me think maybe nature does know best.
    In the wild they probably wouldnt hatch, or wouldnt be fed properly and never mature.


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    Re: pair of hybrid lovebirds

    I just bought a fischers and peachface to keep as pets. The Fischer is DNA as a male, the peach face is a baby not yet tested. If she is a girl can you keep them together and avoid breeding?

    BTW i thought the hybrides would be sterile anyway so the lineage is not really messed up is it?

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    Re: pair of hybrid lovebirds

    You can keep them together and prevent breeding yes.

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    Re: pair of hybrid lovebirds

    How?

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    Re: pair of hybrid lovebirds

    I've explained it in so many posts before, and there's loads of info about this on the web. Just have a look at how they breed and live in nature, then work that info into your birds regime.

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    Re: pair of hybrid lovebirds

    Sounds like nature taking it's course with the 2 lovebirds.

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    Re: pair of hybrid lovebirds

    Not really because nature put 3500km distance between the 2 species for a reason

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