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Mynah Bird / Female Fisher Lovebirds / Cages for Lovebirds

Post by Tsoukkas Apostol » Thu, 09 Mar 1995 04:26:26



I posted a note about a week ago and this is a follow up to that.

We have at our apartment 2 lovebirds and a mynah bird.
 Dr. Greg was kind enough to offer us some advice, and from his lead we
 investigated the material that the wire was made of for the large case that the
 lovebirds are in. What we found out was that it had zinc in it and on top of that
 its lead content was about 4%. We got scared and took the little ones out of that cage. In the mean time one of our two male lovebirds started laying eggs.  I guess all the books on the care and habits of lovebirds are wrong as they all talk about males scratching their heads etc., and I am almost sure we purchased every one of them. Today I called every single outlet for cages and every one of them offers cages for breeding that are made of galvanized material which is as I understand it an absolute nono, or were far too expensive for our budget (We are both graduate students in Electrical Engineering and Biology).  Eventually settled on a design that uses PVC material andwe are hoping that it is safe (The Department of Fish and Wildlife services has experimented with these materials with success. I hope somebody has some information on that)

I did not realize how much of an absolute joy is to have a bird. We first took care of one when it got away from its owner (a handraised peachfaced lovebird) and somebody asked B. to take care of it since she had some experience in the captive breeding program of PR Amazons. Well, this particular lovebird loved crawled all the way from my shoulder while I played the Guitar (Classical) to my hand and pecked at my fingers to figure out where the sound came from. It seems like they like guitar playing and especially, if anybody knows the piece, Leyenda or otherwise called Asturias by Albeniz. Most great guitarist have a performance of this piece out (I am not claiming I am one!). I would reccomend Guitar Greatest Hits by John Williams.  Well These birds will start screaming if I play anything or If I Sing anything with the accompaniment of the guitar.

On the mynah, it looks happier every day and I think it's getting a good diet from B. Sometimes I am jealous I can not afford the typeof fruit we feed it.

Anyway if anybody has any information relevant please post a new message or e-mail

        (703)552-1942

 
 
 

Mynah Bird / Female Fisher Lovebirds / Cages for Lovebirds

Post by Elizabeth Se » Sun, 12 Mar 1995 04:08:06


I have 2 female lovebirds (they have laid eggs), a patagonain, and a
quaker conure.  They are all hand fed. The lovebirds love to hide under
anything cloth, newspaper, shirts....  I have 4 older very laid back cats
who my love birds hate.  When the love birds are out  the cats have to be
kept in their room.  Even then CHi-CHi & Buddy will stand in front of the
door where the cats are and threaten the cats....  a most amazing sight.

Quote:

> I posted a note about a week ago and this is a follow up to that.

> We have at our apartment 2 lovebirds and a mynah bird.
>  Dr. Greg was kind enough to offer us some advice, and from his lead we
>  investigated the material that the wire was made of for the large case
that the
>  lovebirds are in. What we found out was that it had zinc in it and on
top of that
>  its lead content was about 4%. We got scared and took the little ones

out of that cage. In the mean time one of our two male lovebirds started
laying eggs.  I guess all the books on the care and habits of lovebirds
are wrong as they all talk about males scratching their heads etc., and I
am almost sure we purchased every one of them. Today I called every single
outlet for cages and every one of them offers cages for breeding that are
made of galvanized material which is as I understand it an absolute nono,
or were far too expensive for our budget (We are both graduate students in
Electrical Engineering and Biology).  Eventually settled on a design that
uses PVC material andwe are hoping that it is safe (The Department of Fish
and Wildlife services has experimented with these materials with success.
I hope somebody has some information on that)
Quote:

> I did not realize how much of an absolute joy is to have a bird. We

first took care of one when it got away from its owner (a handraised
peachfaced lovebird) and somebody asked B. to take care of it since she
had some experience in the captive breeding program of PR Amazons. Well,
this particular lovebird loved crawled all the way from my shoulder while
I played the Guitar (Classical) to my hand and pecked at my fingers to
figure out where the sound came from. It seems like they like guitar
playing and especially, if anybody knows the piece, Leyenda or otherwise
called Asturias by Albeniz. Most great guitarist have a performance of
this piece out (I am not claiming I am one!). I would reccomend Guitar
Greatest Hits by John Williams.  Well These birds will start screaming if
I play anything or If I Sing anything with the accompaniment of the
guitar.
Quote:

> On the mynah, it looks happier every day and I think it's getting a good

diet from B. Sometimes I am jealous I can not afford the typeof fruit we
feed it.
Quote:

> Anyway if anybody has any information relevant please post a new message
or e-mail

>         (703)552-1942