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    Advice on a potential Lovebird purchase?

    Ok so I have seen a baby lovebird for sale who's being sold as a Black Masked baby lovebird. Albino father and normal masked blue mother.
    I have attached a picture of what the baby looks like:


    Hes pretty cute with gorgeous coloring and this is what his sibling from a previous clutch looks like:


    I'd like to get into breeding them in the future so I want that to be a possibility but also to bond with Chaos my current lovie who is a Hybrid and infertile
    They are asking $110 and he has been hand-raised.

    Should I consider him/her?

    Me and Phantom

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    Re: Advice on a potential Lovebird purchase?

    It's a pastel D blue masked, nice bird. It may well bond with Chaos, but obviously they will never be able to reproduce. I don't know the value of lovebirds in NZ, so that's down to you. Looks like a nice healthy chick though.

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    Re: Advice on a potential Lovebird purchase?

    Awe he is so cute! Did you get to handle him? I would go by his personality- to give him and Chaos the best chance of bonding. So if Choas is a very outgoing/dominant bird I would not recommend getting a baby that is also like that etc. Other than that he looks healthy and gorgeous!


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    Re: Advice on a potential Lovebird purchase?

    As is is super tame and very relaxed, but Chaos is still pretty wild and really out-going, loud and busy will this influence the baby much?
    Or will it make Chaos tamer do you think?
    I thought I might get Chaos another mate to bond with and just get this baby for myself as a future breeder as he is super cute and has really nice coloration :3

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    Re: Advice on a potential Lovebird purchase?

    I have found that having a tame buddy helps tame the other bird, if one readily steps up the other will soon follow. Either way he is super cute!


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    Re: Advice on a potential Lovebird purchase?

    Hi! So I just made this account to inform you that I was actually considering purchasing that exact same lovebird! Unfortunately, the person hasn't updated their page yet, so I think it's not available/has been sold already (is what the breeder told me!)

    I did end up buying a lovebird from the breeder though, but that was the 'last one' so to speak (masked one).

    Was surprised to see a fellow New Zealander on here. (:

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    Re: Advice on a potential Lovebird purchase?

    What a fab looking little guy
    The only thing I will say is i was once told hand raised babies don't always make good parents... I don't know if breeders here would agree... it was just something someone mentioned in passing which i poopooed anyway coz breeding Sammy isn't something I plan at all.


    Thanks Lee for the adorable sig!

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