i've decided when i take sunshine to the vet in couple weeks instead of getting his wings ect clipped i'm going to get him DNA and get his age so i can know for cerent how old he is, and to make sure he is a HE lol
Unfortunately there is no test to check a birds age. A lovebird (if old enough) you can sex them by putting your finger to their pelvic bones and feeling the gap. It helps if you have a definate female for comparison who if old enough to breed. Feel her pelvic bones for the gap and then check the other. If there is a much smaller gap then it is likely a male, a larger gap (for egg passing) is likely a female. The male is generally much more afraid of the female as she will generally bully him. My mum's male is always being chased by the female - even though they love each other - but he always goes back to her.
my babies will be born soon, the momma is really adding newes paper around her nest. i'm really excited. the 1st egg is suppose to hatch on dec 1st and the rest around the 4th. once the babies are born, is there any special diet i should feed them? i'm letting the parents do the job lol, i'm just going to hand tame them =) i'm excited but also worried.. this will be my 1st hatch.