Pets, Wildlife

Lovebirds and Parakeet

I took these pictures last weekend and  my second sister’s Lovebirds have grown.  They are about 5 or 6 month old now and it’s hard to tell if they are male or female. According to Wikipedia, determining Lovebird sex is difficult. At maturity of one year, it may show signs of whether it is male or female, such as ripping up paper and stuffing it into its feathers (female behavior) or regurgitating for its owners (male behavior: the male feeds the nesting female). This behavior is not a reliable indicator. The only sure method is DNA testing, companies that provide such service exist. Source.

AV, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/30sec, ISO-100, exposure bias 0, focal length 105mm, cropped, pattern metering

I’m not sure how one out of a group of 4 lovebirds is yellow.

AV, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/40sec, ISO-100, exposure bias 0, focal length 82mm, cropped, pattern metering

Mini is a parakeet, he is about 20 year old.  His feathers start to grow back now, he was shedding real bad last month. Mimi understands and speaks a little Chinese by the way.

AV, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/50sec, ISO-100, exposure bias 0, focal length 47mm, cropped, pattern metering

8 thoughts on “Lovebirds and Parakeet”

  1. Don’t worry about sexing the lovebirds. They can work it out for themselves….
    Lovely photos, very interesting post.

    Have a good day, Boonie

    1. Boonie, I totally agreed with you, but it’s worrying my sister not knowing the sex of them. They acted like male and female, but that’s their nature even if she has 2 females or 2 males.

  2. Those parakeet are very smart bird. Back in 2006, I was walking around the temple compound with a friend and we were just having a conversation. I heard some smart remarks which sound like a kid coming from behind us, we turn around to see who’s talking to us. There was no one around and we realized it was coming from the parakeet. It was so amazing, that bird was having a normal conversation. I said to the bird… “ja man mueng keng lai nor”… the bird reply… “eerr, ga keng la nor” hahahha my friend just bust out laughing.

    1. seeharhed, they can be a trouble maker and tattletale on you. This one used to belong to a Chinese boy and they had to give him away. Mimi still remember his first owner and often call for him. The one that you mentioned can carry a conversation, that’s very smart of him. I wouldn’t mind having them as pet, but not sure how Max would react, he might swallow them whole.

    1. Cambree, they are good listeners and make great companion. They’re very talkative when I’m there and seems to smile all the time. 🙂

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