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Charlie

Black-cheeked Lovebird

Overall satisfaction

2/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: Female

Appearance

4/5

Friendly with owner

1/5

Friendly with family

1/5

Trainability

3/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Song-vocal quality

2/5

Mimics sounds-words

0/5

Health

0/5

Easy to feed

3/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

1/5

Lovebird – accurate name at first, but later… not so much.

By

Ontario, Canada

Posted Sep 23, 2014

The first year or so owning this bird was great! She trained decently well, was very friendly, and livened up the house. Feeding was fun, and clean-up was easy enough.

…That is, until she laid eggs.

Without having had a mate, Charlie laid unfertilized eggs, and upon realizing her children were non-existent, she totally snapped. If we got anywhere near her precious, lifeless eggs, she would attack. It got so bad, we had to hand the poor thing off to a professional.

I would recommend getting a male Lovebird since they won’t have this problem (or, get one of both, and prepare for some baby birdies!). Also, if you fancy yourself a pirate, they’re perfect for that.

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