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Oli is going through a jealous phase (just got him a "friend," Aleda, the other day, so he's sooo jealous) and I snapped this picture when they were both on my bed. I was trying to get a shot of Aleda but he came running up at the camera! I can imagine him saying "NO, LOOK AT ME!" in this pic!
10-04-2003, 07:15 PM
oh he is soooooooooo cute!!
10-04-2003, 07:48 PM
AAAAHHHHHHHHH, another one! I keep seeing these good looking birds at the petshop, and it looks like there face isnt feathers but like silk or velvet, there sooooo sooooooo sooooooooooooooooo adorable!!!!! I want one so bad, gah, im jealous now :P your lucky dude
they are so much fun, i've had several love birds and just adored them.
10-05-2003, 01:00 AM
Lovebirds are really fun. And Oli is really cute. What a ham!!!
10-05-2003, 08:35 AM
What a great picture of Oli! I love the way lovebirds look ... makes me want to kiss them! :)
10-05-2003, 08:44 AM
WHAT A BEAUTY .... I hope Olie adjusts to his new playmate soon...he sure is cute.
10-05-2003, 09:20 AM
Lovebird colors are so beautiful! Everytime I go to the petstore and see new lovebird babies ... there's always a "new" color I have never seen. Wish I could have more than one lovebird ... but Bijou keeps me so busy as it is already. :)
10-05-2003, 11:01 AM
aaaw amanda, i agree with u on your second last post lol, makes me wanna kiss them cute, I mean look how they look, it looks like there feathers are velvet or some type of cloth or something
10-08-2003, 12:05 AM
What a pretty bird!
oh wow amanda. I just went and looked at your birds and Bijou is absolutely beautiful! She's a what, pied sea-green? So awesome. You're pionus is very pretty also. I saw one at a birdfair recently and got to hold them and man, photos don't do justice to how beautiful they are! I love the eyes. So large, they look very intelligent! Right I'll stop blabbing now! XD;
I've got another lil picture for you all. This is Aleda letting me know she's wanting picked up or something!
10-08-2003, 10:26 PM
Awww...she looks like she's singing. What a beauty!!!!
10-08-2003, 10:38 PM
Awww, Aleda is gorgeous! Is she a creamino by any chance? They're not very common around here and I've only seen them twice ... and I love the yellow coloring they have.
We got Bijou from a petstore and we were told that she is a pied dutch blue. I think that maybe her parents were a dutch blue and a creamino or lutino? She looks like a dutch blue (with the peach forehead) but she also has a splash of yellow on the back of her neck (which a true "dutch blue" won't have).
Anyway, lovebirds are awesome! :D
10-08-2003, 10:39 PM
I PMed you Kaye! ;)
Yes Aleda is a creamino. Ever since I saw "Melody" at http://www.lovebirdcenter.com/ (back when I was researching lovebirds) I've wanted one! I absolutely love their eyes.
Your Bijou might be like they said, a pied dutch blue. I always get the dutch blue and sea-green confused! The yellow on her neck is actually because she's "pied" since that's what pied is! Look closely and you'll probably see she's got maybe a few pink/white toenails and a few white flight feathers. Pied, in peachies, is when they have yellow throughout their plumage. Sometimes the bird can appear "clear" in which it is completely a bright canary yellow with a bright peach forehead, or they can be like, completely normal looking at a glance but when you look closer they might have 1 white flight feather or 1 pink toenail indicating they're pied! It's amazing!
10-08-2003, 10:48 PM
how old was your bird when he got his facial color?? I have two "peachface" lovies that are 4 months old and are green with there grey faces.
How old are your birdies now?? They are BEAUTIFUL!
10-08-2003, 10:51 PM
I've seen Melody before too, when I was doing research on lovebirds! She is absolutely gorgeous! Actually, creaminos were my first choice and dutch blues my second. At the time that I went to the petstore to see if they have any creaminos or dutch blues, I fell in love with Bijou ... and couldn't leave the store without her. Needless to say, she is neither a creamino nor a dutch blue ... but I still love her endlessly. :D
Well mister Oliver was born in mid-February (we say his hatchday is Feb. 14 for fun) and started his molt around mid-july, when he was five months. I noticed a few bright peach feathers on his forehead then and it just progressed from there. Just recently his forehead has filled in completely peach and he's now 8 months! It's a very slooow process. For awhile there he looked like he had a disease on his forehead cuz it was speckled! And now he's got only ONE flight feather on one of his wings! He HAD one on his other wing but I think he chewed it off because I was bothering him a lot. Aleda on the other hand just hatched on Aug. 5 so she's alot younger.
This is Oliver back in April when I got him. He's changed so much!
Lovies generally start molting around the age of 5-6 months.
10-08-2003, 11:02 PM
OK! Thanks!! ;)