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    How do I stop my Lovebirds from Mating?

    ArticleParrot AdviceWednesday 06 July 2011
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    Lovebirds for sale make great pets – they are beautiful and sociable. What’s more, their name comes from the fact that they mate for life and show extreme affection towards their partner, often spending most of the day perched besides them. However, lovebirds can also mate a little too much, leading to serious problems – particularly if you don’t have that much space. However, don’t worry – there are ways to stop them mating, and can also be applied to many other types of birds such as parrots and budgies for sale.

     Remove all nesting materials. When push comes to shove lovebirds will still lay eggs on the floor of the cage – but without nesting materials, these eggs wont hatch.

     Don’t allow lovebirds more than 10 hours of sunlight a day. Cover nearby windows or cover their cage with a dark sheet to limit the amount of light they receive. Long days generally trigger mating conditions among lovebirds. Try to get the lovebirds as much sleep as possible. However, it is obviously a bad idea to deprive your lovebirds of sunlight full stop, as they will become depressed and often ill.

    Move the cage to a different area. It will take the lovebirds time to adjust to the new setting. Change the cage location every two weeks before the lovebirds adjust to the new setting and resume their mating habits.

    Separate the males from the females. Place the male lovebirds in one cage and the females in another. Trade a male lovebird for a female lovebird if you're unable to keep a second one. Another viable strategy is also simple: keep only females.

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