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Nancy wrote at 2006-12-14 01:43:05
My lovebird is 7 and is also turning all orange.


Sean wrote at 2006-12-28 01:13:25
My 8 year old lovebird just started to change color...she used to be solid yellow with just red/orange on her face/throat but she's now speckled with red on her wings, back and tail, so I'm puzzled as well.


Mara wrote at 2008-04-18 23:58:33
Our 9 year old female peachfaced lovebird has just started to turn orange as well.  We switched to Harrisons high potency pellets about a year ago, but there have been no other major changes.


Chrys wrote at 2008-04-25 14:45:55
I recommend all of you with peach-faced lovies that are turning orange either contact a lovie breeder and ask if this is typical of peach faces when they reach a certain age bracket, etc., or consult with an avian veterinarian to see if there may be some health reason for this.


beth wrote at 2009-02-03 13:46:36
Hi My lovebird is also turning orange on her back. She is approx the same age and in good health. I believe it is just as she gets older her color changes somewhat.


blah wrote at 2009-03-03 21:02:18
My peach faced lovebird is doing the same thing! She is a female bird and is 8 years old.  The back of her head is totally orange and now it is spreading down her stomach to her legs.


josie wrote at 2009-04-03 17:10:46
I have 2 lovebirds,  about 3 years old and when I looked in yesterday I noticed what looked like red speckles all over them, worried it was blood somehow I took a closer look but it seems like little red feathers growing in all over. They have had no major changes to their lifestyle and seem perfectly happy and healthy.


josie wrote at 2009-04-03 17:10:48
I have 2 lovebirds,  about 3 years old and when I looked in yesterday I noticed what looked like red speckles all over them, worried it was blood somehow I took a closer look but it seems like little red feathers growing in all over. They have had no major changes to their lifestyle and seem perfectly happy and healthy.


Stephanie wrote at 2010-01-02 23:39:55
My peach face love bird is doing the same thing. I do not know the age of the bird it was given to me by a previous owner. She is also female and has been trying to lay eggs with not success.  


Debra wrote at 2010-10-16 15:36:39
I have a peach faced lovebird who is 7 this week.  We have noticed that her feathers are changing colour some of them are turning yellow/orange.  This has never happened before.  She has several patches of them and this has happened after a recent moult.


Kim wrote at 2010-11-28 10:17:58
I have two lovebirds and I noticed today that my female bird has several red splotches on her back, she is about 5 years old.  She appears healthy, and is behaving normally.  So strange! It must be an age thing?  


Jasper's Aviary wrote at 2012-11-18 01:20:25
At older ages Lovebirds can mutate there feathers just like people get grey hair.

I breed Lovebirds for a living and currently have an 8 year old Green Male who is now moulting in Yellow feathers.  


Mn wrote at 2015-10-13 19:19:41
Our peach faced lovebird has also been seen with red feathers starting to grow in patches on its back. Our bird is just over 16 years old however, so I think this may be a sign of aging.


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I`ve been raising/breeding/handfeeding/selling parrots for over 20 years (parakeets/budgies, cockatiels, 6 subspecies of conures, parrotlets, amazons, lovebirds, etc.). I've been published in "Budgies" and "Cockatiels" offered by Bow Tie Productions, and have written avian articles for publication in England. I can provide advice in raising healthy birds, handfeeding/weaning babies, some health problems (although I'm NOT an avian veterinarian), nail/beak/wing clipping, general husbandry, etc. I also have experience with racing/showing homing pigeons. I cannot diagnose specific illness over this website. If you suspect your bird is ill or if you have an emergency, contact an avian veterinarian or emergency pet clinic ASAP.

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Experience: Over 20 years raising parrots and over 13 years raising pigeons. Organizations: Currently, American Racing Pigeon Union and American Federation of Aviculture. Prior member Miami Valley Bird Club, Southern Ohio Pigeon Association, National Cockatiel Society, Miami Valley Sportsman's Club, others. Publications: Monthly newsletters of bird clubs.

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I've been published in "Budgies" and "Cockatiels" offered by Bow Tie Productions, and have written avian articles for publication in England.

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American Federation of Aviculture, completed Level I course, Fundamentals of Aviculture. Keeping/breeding parrots and other birds for over 20 years.

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