Ask Lafeber


May 29, 2019

Love birds

Can more than one male stay in the same cage?


Hi Rosalee,

If they are the same species of lovebird, then generally two males will get along. Definitely better than two females. But they need to both be peach faced varieties or masked varieties for example. Peach faced are often more aggressive than the other species, so a peach faced is likely to bully a masked or Fischer’s lovebird. If you are adding a male, you need to do it gradually, beginning with placing the cages side by side until they show interest in each other. Once you do have them together, you need to be able to watch them closely for a few days. Also make sure there is more than one food dish and more than one water dish.

Thank you for asking Lafeber.


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