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    Hi all,

    I've recently got 2 baby (4 weeks) Fischer Lovies They are feeding extremely well, picking at a nice assortment of foods and are just thriving. Still have yet to name them.

    I have no clue on the sex of either one. One is a Lutino, the other a Yellow Face.

    I have had a lot of experience with Love Birds so I know how much work they are. I have not dealt with 2 at once though. I have a friend that is willing to take one of them after they've weaned and are eating fully with no issues. I'm now contemplating keeping both of them. Yep I'm a sucker LOL I definitely have a cage big enough, I also have plenty of time to spend with them.

    With keeping both, will this mean that they will only want each other and not want to spend time with us?

    Thanks in advance

    Kirsty

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    Re: Owner of 2 Baby Fischer Lovies :D

    Oh gosh~ I wouldn't know about only wanting each other... but I wanted to say that they sound lovely and congratulations!

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    Re: Owner of 2 Baby Fischer Lovies :D

    Personally it depends on what you're looking for in a bird? if you want a bird that's going to be your best friend...then I'd say have only one. Having two doesn't mean that they won't be friendly to you though. How much time and interaction you have with them is the ultimate decider on how your relationship will be with two birds. But if you have two that are cagemates and snuggle together, then most likely they won't be snuggling up to you. But once again, that doesn't mean they won't be friendly and interact with you.

    If you do keep two and want them to be your best friends, then I would house them separately for a few months and not keep their cages too close. This is just my recommendation.

    But we simply must have pics!!!! Baby Lovies are the cutest!!!! <3

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    Re: Owner of 2 Baby Fischer Lovies :D

    Thanks so much for the reply

    I totally understand what your saying. I still have a few weeks yet till they are fully weaned so I will give it some more thought. They are both such gorgeous little darlings.

    Here's 2 pics

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...4_530022_n.jpg
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    Re: Owner of 2 Baby Fischer Lovies :D

    It is best for the bird to have a companion of its own species . You can be friends to both of them. One will probably be more willing to be friendly with you. Only one bird spends too much time alone.

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    Ok Kirsty, you REALLY need to warn us when posting such cuteness overload!!! That second picture nearly did me in. OMG, they are just the cutest little guys ever.

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    Re: Owner of 2 Baby Fischer Lovies :D

    At the moment the babies are having short bursts out with us. Just keeping it nice and short
    I have 3 kids as well, so they will definitely have lots of handling.

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    Re: Owner of 2 Baby Fischer Lovies :D

    LOL aren't they gorgeous Still have yet to name them too, was hoping once their personalities come out a bit, that it would help with the decision.

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    Re: Owner of 2 Baby Fischer Lovies :D

    They are precious. Any ideas for names yet? If you keep them both you could name them after famous duos like Lucy and Ricky, or your favorite movie stars, book characters or cartoon characters. Whatever you name them, they are gorgeous lovies for sure.
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    Re: Owner of 2 Baby Fischer Lovies :D

    Thanks My kids love "Olive & Popeye" LOL I'm not too sure though.

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    Re: Owner of 2 Baby Fischer Lovies :D

    Aw, they are so cute! I can't wait to have babies of my own. You can try tree names like Aspen and Willow Or Buckwheat and Ash. Cedar and Chinaberry are pretty too! Congrats on your babies...they'll be beauties!

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    Re: Owner of 2 Baby Fischer Lovies :D

    Peanut and Jelly! lol

    They are really cute. but there is one thing you haven't mentioned in considering keepign them both- breeding. I'm guessing they are from the same clutch? personally i wouldnt want to keep M/F sibilings together just in case. Personally i dont think i could boil/shake/destroy eggs once they were laid. But i'm a bit wimpy like that lol

    Just something to think about. I don't know whether that would change whether your friend has one or not. DNA testing is pretty cheap. Avian Biotech did mine for about 10 and in a couple of days from some belly feathers.

    I'm not trying to be negative- just playing devil's advocate.


    Thanks Lee for the adorable sig!

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    Re: Owner of 2 Baby Fischer Lovies :D

    They are siblings yes, that was my biggest concern. There is no way I would let them stay together in the same cage. I wouldn't want to risk them trying to breed.

    My friend has decided to take the Yellow one, I'm really happy about it to be honest, her daughter utterly loves birds, she's extremely mindful and has looked after my Bailey on several occasions. Best part is that her daughter doesn't know It's a surprise for her birthday. Can't wait to see her face.

    A very big day today. Was very very proud of my little darlings. They both flew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They were in their little 'day tub' when I could hear them flapping. All of a sudden "Ollie" (yes I named him lol ), the dark green one, flew up and straight over to me, sat on my shoulder and chirped away as if to say "look mum I did it". I was so proud!!!!!!
    Not even 15 seconds later, the little yellow one flew over to me as well. I've been putting them in and out of the tub since so they can keep having their little flutters

    They have also started the weaning process as well. This morning they had half the amount they would normally. I have noticed today though that they are eating a lot of food. Picking at everything. It's sad but happy at the same time. As much as I love them being little fluff balls, I'm so happy to see them growing up

    Will take some more pic's later and post them

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    Re: Owner of 2 Baby Fischer Lovies :D

    plus as Yellow is going to a friend you know you'll see her again, and you have a lifelong guaranteed babysitter!
    and they can always have playdates when you visit with each other.

    I bet you're the proud momma bird tonight! And that's so sweet that their first flight was to you x


    Thanks Lee for the adorable sig!

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