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Hi there, some of you may still remember the last breeding journal I made here about the first clutch of my pair of fischer's lovebirds back in August/September, of which they raised 3 beautiful chicks and I kept their first born son, Lotas.

Well, Spring has started and they have been quite busy, if you know what I mean! :D Yesterday, Sindel laid her first egg already.

Here is the pair
Sindel is the violet one and Nico is the orange and light green/yellow fellow




Their first egg!


If they have a successful clutch, I expect them to have all normal green chicks of the wild type variety. Just like they had their first time. But I hope I'm wrong, as I would love one just like Nico, a little Nikita! Or even some blue ones.
Here are their first chicks from last year:


And Lotas who is 6 months old now and going through his first big moult
 

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I am keeping my fingers crossed for the lovely couple and their new eggies! Looking forward to seeing some updates:)
 

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Good luck they are gorgeous. Fingers crossed that your wish for a Nikita comes true :fingerx:
 
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Thank you, Dee and Kat!
I will keep you all posted as soon as I have more news on the breeding couple. :)
 

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Good luck they are gorgeous. Fingers crossed that your wish for a Nikita comes true :fingerx:
Thank you! You have no idea of how much I would love to have a little Nikita girl! :D
 

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What pretty birds!! How big are they? My aunt had lovebirds but I don't know what they were. Their beaks look so huge! I'd be afraid of getting bit!

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They aren't that big, only slightly bigger in size compared to budgies, they are however much bulkier as in heavier built and don't have long tail feathers like the budgies have. Their lack of long tail feathers makes them look shorter than budgies.
Their beak is quite powerful, luckily most of my lovebirds are well behaved and don't draw blood when biting and their bite isn't as bad as it seems.
 

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They aren't that big, only slightly bigger in size compared to budgies, they are however much bulkier as in heavier built and don't have long tail feathers like the budgies have. Their lack of long tail feathers makes them look shorter than budgies.
Their beak is quite powerful, luckily most of my lovebirds are well behaved and don't draw blood when biting and their bite isn't as bad as it seems.
Well that's good. :)

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The second egg arrived sometime last night, this was the sight I got when I checked the nest box early in the morning:

 

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This morning I found the third egg, Sindel is a night-time egg layer! :)

 

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Hi Aluz,
You have my attention:) I'm so excited to see what happens!
Hi Patricia! I'm also very excited and hope to have the first chick by the end of this month! :)
 

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Sindel laid her 5th and I think final egg two days ago on April 11th.



Today it was a beautiful sunny and warm Spring day, so I put the cages outside on the backyard.
"Cousin" Penguin was so happy to be outside on the sun that he took 2 baths in the morning!


Just look at the silly face!


The moment Lotas sees me, this happens. He begs for my attention by putting his face upside down and looking at me! He does it either on cage's bars or on the perch.


Lotas, my little clown
 

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Oh my, what a shocker! I just went to check on the lovebirds to cover their cage for the night (it's 8:08 pm here) and found 6 eggs on the nest box!! :D
I had checked earlier this afternoon and thought her laying cycle was over at 5 eggs because her previous 2 clutches (she had a double clutch but the eggs never hatched the second time around due to a lightning storm and cold weather) she had a total of 5 eggs.
 

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That's great :) By the way, Lotas is just soooooo sweet. How can you not take him with you.....
I took those pictures of Lotas and Penguin outdoors, I couldn't let him out of the cage. But he does have out of cage time!
 

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Am I seeing things or are there really 7 eggs in the nest?


Sindel really outdid herself, first I was shocked when she laid the 6th egg on April 13th and since that day I haven't really checked as I thought, she's done with the 6 and whenever I wanted to check, she wouldn't let me, so I didn't want to bother her.
This morning though, I saw her outside the nest drinking water and took a chance to see the eggs. I don't think it's normal for a fischer's lovebird to have that many eggs, but if she does end up having a large clutch, I'm ready to help her if need be. I just went to the petshop today and got formula and syringes, so I'm all set and ready for it.
 
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