Lovebirds nesting but not mating for long

I got a pair of red-faced love birds..I kept them with cockatiels at the beginning but they turned out to be too aggressive so I got a new cage for them..Now,they've been nesting for almost a month..their nesting behavior is good as well..but they've taken too long to mate..please help me..I want them to breed cause I love baby birds :)

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Nov 30, 2011
by: Tammy

I know this post is rather old but I am shocked by the agressive and nasty attitude you took towards this person. Most of the things you said in your post are true but did you really have to answer in such a rude and mean tone? They were merely looking for information. The old saying " you catch more flies with honey than vinegar" still rings true.

May 05, 2010
Lovebirds nesting but not mating for long
by: Linda

Okay, here's the thing...First of all YOU DO NOT CONTROL HOW OR WHEN OR HOW OFTEN ANY BIRD WILL MATE OR NOT. Secondly, maybe they are too young to mate. Third, why in the world do you want to breed in the first place? Have you learned how to handfeed babies with a syringe using baby parrot handfeeding formula? Do you own a gram scale so babies can be weighed every day? If they do not gain weight every day, they are sick, and have to be taken to Avian Vet.Handfeeding is a learned skill, and you would need to learn from someone with baby birds like a breeder. This is in case parents do not feed their babies which happens often especially with young birds.

Have your birds been seen by an Avian Vet BEFORE SETTING THEM UP TO BREED? If your anwer to any of these questions is NO, then back up and start this whole thing over because you are doing is WRONG.Your birds are the ones to suffer from your lack of knowledge and experience, so think of them and their welfare.

Truth of the matter is the market is flooded with parrots, and most end up in neglectful and/or abusive homes. Because they have long lifespans, this can mean many years of horror for them. I advise you to rethink your plan to breed, and to learn all you need to know BEFORE even thinking about it in the first place.

Thanks for writng,

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