Love bird mate died

by helen
(Sydney NSW Australia)

I have a love bird (latino) and its mate after 5 years together, a fischer just died. should i introduce another love bird and if i do how do i do it.

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Oct 26, 2011
Love bird mate died
by: Helen

To clarify the loss of my beloved bird. He was killed by my very naughty 8 month old puppy, who was strong enough to bring down a 6ft iron cage and break it in half. Unfortunately "twistie' (the fischer) was the victim and 'cheezle' (Lutino) was abe to avoid his jaws. Puppy has now been crated until he is old enough to roam freely in my backyard.

Linda thank you for your information. I will try another cage. Cheezle needs the company as i am at work most of the day. I am afraid she will wither away.

Oct 26, 2011
Love bird mate died
by: Linda

Five years old is too young for your bird to have died, so I strongly suggest you take his mate to an Avian Vet in your driving area to be checked for infections both bacterial and viral plus some basic bloodwork to see how organs are functioning and to see if anything bad shows up in the blood.

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If getting another bird, it will have to be taken to an Avian Vet BEFORE you bring it home to make sure it is clean of infections. These infections are highly contagious, so you don't want new bird to bring in something where you have to take both birds to the Avian Vet. If new bird has any infections, board him at the Avian Vet's until he is clear of infections.

You will need another cage because you don't want to put a new, unknown bird into cage with your other one. Lovebirds are a very aggressive species of bird, and all birds don't get along, so put him into another cage. You can put cages close together for a couple of months and see how they do.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

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