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Pictures (Roseicollis/Peach faced) White faced Lovebird growth

Zara

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Here are some photographs taken of my beautiful Roseicollis lovebirds growing up.
I want to share them, along with their age in each photo as it may help someone identify how old their lovebird is.


Most of these pictures are from after the chicks left the nest. As not many people will obtain a lovebird any younger without knowing its hatchdate. I have included some later pictures of when the black beak starts to turn ivory (for white faced lovebirds).

This thread is not so much a discussion, more for reference :)


I´ve thrown in 1 or 2 family pictures because all of these chicks had contact with both parents after leaving the nest.

None of these birds were sold. Lapis, Nube and Adélie live with me. Petin and Saatchi were gifted to a friend of mine. Blue was gifted to my neighbours friend who has a lovebird.

Lapis and Nube hatched on the same day. Lapis first. They were a 2 chick clutch.
The photographs with the full second clutch (x4 chicks), I will use the elders (Petin and Saatchi) date.
Blue is one day younger than them.
(Adélie is 1 day younger than Blue but he is excluded from this as he is a slow grower)

(Disclaimer: You will never know 100% just by comparing photos, but if it a normal growing lovebird this may give you a good approximation. If the bird is as slow grower, this will not be helpful. These photos were taken just for myself and not with the intention to create this thread. So that is why there may be days missing and/or bad camera angles. These are just my experiences with my family)

Hatchday Petin & Saatchi:

0 hatchday s and p.jpg

2 days old Petin & Saatchi, Adélies hatchday:
2 days. adel hatch.jpg


10 days Petin:
10 days.jpg

12 days Petin, eyes starting to open:
12 day old petin.jpg

15 days Petin & Saatchi:
15 days s and p.jpg

16 days Lapis & Nube:

18 days:
18 days.jpg

20 days:
20 days.jpg


21 days Saatchi & Petin:
21 days.jpg
21 days Lapis & Nube:
21.jpg

22 days Petin:
22 days petin.jpg 22.jpg
22 days Petin & Saatchi:
22 days.jpg
22 days Lapis & Nube:
23.jpg
23 fn.jpg


23 days Petin & Saatchi:
23 days.jpg

25 days Laps & Nube:
24.jpg

26 days Lapis & Nube:
25.jpg 25 back.jpg
26 days Petin & Saatchi:
26 days.jpg

27 days Petin & Saatchi:
27days saat.jpg 27days.jpg

28 days Lapis & Nube:
27.jpg

28 days Petin & Saatchi:

30 days Lapis & Nube with both parents:
29family.jpg
30 days Petin & Saatchi:
30 days.jpg 30days.jpg
 
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32 days Petin & Saatchi:
32days.jpg

33 days Petin & Saatchi:
33days back.jpg 33days.jpg

34 days Lapis & Nube:
34.jpg 34nube.jpg
34 days Petin & Saatchi (both far right):
34days sibs.jpg (Blue, far left, 33 days)

35 days Blue:
35 days.jpg
35 days Lapis & Nube:
35.jpg
35 days Petin & Saatchi (Far right):
35days sibs.jpg (Blue, center left, 34 days)

36 days Lapis & Nube:
36.jpg 36back.jpg 36lap.jpg
36 days Petin & Saatchi (far left):
36days sib.jpg (Blue, center right, 35 days)

Bonus picture, 36 days Petin & Saatchi (backs towards camera), 23.5weeks Lapis & Nube (top left, top right) with both parents (Top center, Bottom right):
36 days ... 23.5weeks.jpg

37 days Lapis:
37lap.jpg

37 days Lapis & Nube with both parents:
37fam.jpg

39 days Petin & Saatchi, both left, ready to go to their new home with my friend:
39 days.jpg (Blue, right, 38 days, saying goodbye)

39 days Lapis & Nube:
39.jpg

40 days Lapis & Nube:
40.jpg

41 days Lapis & Nube:
41 selfie.jpg

42 days Blue (Ready to meet his new family):
42daysblue.jpg
 
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44 days old Lapis & Nube:
44 days.jpg
44 days old Petin & Saatchi (in their new home, please don´t comment on the dowel, it has been dealt with):
44days sandp.jpeg

48 days old Lapis & Nube, still asking for food from Dad:
48.jpg

64 days Lapis & Nube, beaks are still changing:
64.jpg

73 days Lapis and Nube with both parents:
From left: Jaime, Aldora, Nube, Lapis.
73 blue team.jpg

A closer look of my profile picture, 73 days old Lapis and Nube:
From left to right, Sydney, Jaime, Aldora, Nube, Lapis.
73 prof selfie.jpg

82 days Lapis and Nube, black beak almost gone:
82.jpg





Thread dedicated to the very colourful mothen hen Aldora. We have a special relationship built on love and respect.
Aldora.jpg
 
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Beautiful pictures! What is wrong with the wooden dowel for a perch? :blink:
 

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What is wrong with the wooden dowel for a perch?
Dowel is no good for birds feet. It can lead to problems later in life.
Natural branch perches, or cotton rope perches/boings are good alternatives.
It is best to have a variety of different perches, as this will exercise your birds feet :)

Edit:
If you are in the US or Canada, you may find these links helpful for purchasing good perches:
List of Vendors and AA Store Profiles | Avian Avenue Parrot Forum
 
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Oh wow! This is so cool to see their progression and growth! And they are all so beautiful! Way to go!!! :heart:
 

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What age will you think Baylee was here? This was 3 weeks after I rescued her when I rescued her she had 3 black dots on her beak. I assume she was 10 weeks old when I got her and in the picture mmm she hadn’t had her 1st molt yet. @Zara image.jpg
 

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This was 3 weeks after I rescued her when I rescued her she had 3 black dots on her beak. I assume she was 10 weeks old when I got her
That sounds about right :)
 
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