Although a lovebird is one of the smaller parrot species that can be kept as a companion pet, this bird is inquisitive and appears to be constantly on the move. As their name suggests, lovebirds are known for the loving, attentive bond that they form with their partners when they are together.
Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow
Up to 20 years
Taking Good Care of and Feeding
Lovebirds, like most birds, enjoy physical activity and require the largest cage that your budget and available space will allow. The neurotic behavior of lovebirds who are confined to a small cage and denied any opportunity for freedom is common, and they can develop self-mutilating habits. Toys are an absolute must for these boisterous parrots. It’s important to remember that lovebirds are strong chewers, so choose toys that can withstand their chewing without becoming dangerous. A lovebird can live between 12 and 15 years, or even longer if given the proper care and a well-balanced diet.
For lovebirds, as with most birds, proper nutrition is all about maintaining a healthy balance. A well-balanced diet contains the essential nutrients in the following categories: water, protein, carbohydrates and fiber, lipids, minerals, and vitamins, among others. A diet consisting solely of seeds is a surefire recipe for malnutrition, and malnutrition is the root cause of many nutrition-related ailments. It is best to feed a lovebird a formulated diet that contains all of the essential nutrients and does not allow the bird to pick through the food and eat only the bits he prefers. Variety is also important for birds, so supplementing formulated diets with bird-safe vegetables, fruit, and even healthy table foods can help to ensure that they get the nutrition they need (minus any sauces or seasoning). Learn which foods to avoid feeding your lovebird, and always consult your veterinarian before feeding your lovebird any new foods if you have any concerns.
Nutri-Berries and Avi-Cakes from Lafeber Nutrition are excellent ways to provide balanced nutrition while also increasing interaction with food for children. Nutritional foraging helps to improve both physical and mental health by providing nutrients to the body.
Personality and behavior are two aspects of a person’s personality.
Lovebirds may be small, but they are fearless, inquisitive, and curious, and they are always up to something. Lovebirds are frequently photographed cuddling up against one another, which leads many people to believe that they are always in a relationship. Without a doubt, a lovebird frequently develops a strong attachment to another lovebird. Potential owners should be aware, however, that a lovebird pair may choose not to interact with other people because they will be completely absorbed in their relationship with one another. Having a single lovebird companion requires a great deal of social interaction with the people in his or her life, as well as a great deal of busywork in the form of toys and other safe items to chew up and destroy. A female lovebird can become extremely territorial and protective of her territory (cage).
Speech and sound are two different things.
All-day long, lovebirds can be found singing and whistling to each other’s delight. Take a look at this YouTube video by Relax With Nature, which captures an hour’s worth of lovebirds in flight. Lovebirds are especially vocal in the early morning and late evening.
With all of the vocalizing, you might think that lovebirds are able to communicate. Generally speaking, lovebirds do not communicate in the manner that you would expect. They converse with one another, but they do not converse with other people. Despite the fact that they are not known for their ability to communicate verbally, their song is pleasant, more so than the songs of many other companion parrots. Obviously, the greater number of lovebirds you have (and it’s difficult to buy just one), the noisier they will become. In the wild, they congregate in large groups and enjoy conversing with one another.
Health & Common Illnesses & Diseases
Lovebirds are susceptible to chlamydiosis, self-mutilation, and nutritional deficiencies as a result of an inadequate diet, which is especially true if they are fed a diet consisting primarily of seeds.