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Lovebirds

Quick Information

Pet Status:
Good
Talkability:
Poor
Noise Level:
Medium
Native to:
Africa and Madagascar
Matures:
1 year
Lifespan:
15 - 20 yrs


There are nine different species of Lovebird, with the most common being the Peach Faced Lovebird. Inquisitive and intelligent, they have a knack for getting into trouble. Quite happy being kept as a single pet, despite rumors to the contrary, as they tend to enjoy being the center of attention. 

An absolutely loving, affectionate companion when hand reared, though difficult to tame if parent reared. Very, very active they will need quite a few toys with variety. They enjoy chewing on bird safe twigs and branches, and enjoy showers. Not known for their talking ability. May be manipulative or nippy if allowed. Enjoy cuddling and pick up tricks very easily

DIET: Diet consists of a pelleted blend, veggies, fruits, nuts, and seeds as treats. A small amount of white meat, such as chicken is occasionally welcomed as well, as is completely cooked egg.