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Peeping Pippin by emmil Peeping Pippin by emmil
Among the pandan leaves. They are safe to play with. I grow the plant mainly for cooking though. When they get too bushy, I cut some, clean them, and hang them in my colony cage. Here's an example of what the plant look like: [link]

You can also use the leaves for nesting material, btw. :)

Bird photo album: [link]
Bird videos (youtube): [link]
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beanie-butt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, she is gorgeous!
xAwesomeSokzx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
What kind of bird is she?
JRigh Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
She's a lovebird! They are one of the smallest birds in the parrot family ... just as smart as a big parrot, but in a tiny, busy package. :love:
xAwesomeSokzx Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Are they more difficult to take care of? I've owned a parakeet before, and when we moved he wouldn't have survived the trip, so I sold him to a better family. I'm trying to convince my parents to let me own another bird, but I think I'd like something more than a parakeet. What do you recommend?
JRigh Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
If you can and want to spend the time required for a parrot, then I say go for it. The major issue with lovebirds is that they are REALLY smart ... about equal to a 2 year old human. That means that you can't just stick them in a cage and look at them ... they require the same stuff a small child does, such as a lot of attention, stimulation, etc.

If I were being totally honest, I would not get a lovebird again. She is very precious, but a lot of work ... more than I had bargained for. They are not like parakeets or cockatiels except in size. I could leave my parakeets in their cages and not really interact with them (sometimes for days), but imagine putting a 2-year human old in a cage and not interacting. I promise that it is the same thing with a lovebird.

But now that you heard the bad stuff, there is some good news. If you buy a pair of lovebirds, you don't need to spend as much time with them since they will bond with eachother. Keep in mind that these are still "flock" birds who are used to a lot of other birds around them. If you have a single lovebird, YOU become their flock and they will naturally become distressed if you are not around or if you ignore them.

I hope I didn't depress you. I just wish someone had been this honest with me before I got my birdie. As I said, I love her to death and see her as an important part of my family, but I wouldn't get another. If you're not ready to be a "parent" in almost every sense of the word, then I would stick to budgies! :love: I hope this helps. Best of luck!
xAwesomeSokzx Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Thanks so much! This helps a lot :D I think we would've had a real problem there. XD
JRigh Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Glad to help! :love:
emmil Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lovebird parrot :)
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