Length 5-7 inches
Weight: 35-45 grams
Life span 10-15 years
Incubation: 19 days
Age at weaning 7 weeks
Age at maturity 8-12 months
Country of origin: Central and Southern Afrira
Natural habitat: Sparsley wooded savannas and trees along riverbanks.
Description The normal color is green with a peach to red face and a bright blue rump; many color variations exist.
Temperament These tiny parrots are agile, acrobatic, and have boundless energy. They have cheerful personalities and love to play. Lovebirds are confident , assertive birds and although many are quite cuddly, others are very independent and not enjoy much petting. They are also chewers and must be closely supervised when out of the cage. Some have been known to talk, but in general they are not good talkers. Many people have been successful at teaching them tricks such as jumping through hoops, laying on it's back, or standing on it's head. These birds are also quite fearless and may challenge other birds and other pets, especially cats, in the househoid.
Talking ability Poor
Noise level Low
Cage requirements 18" x 18 with 1/2" tp 5/8" bar spacing
Interesting facts Contrary to popular belief, lovebirds will not die if not kept in pairs. Lovebirds are not called lovebirds because of their need for an avian companion, but because of their habit of huddling closely together. In fact, lovebirds kept in pairs can be quite intractable and difficult to tame. Therefore single lovebirds make the best pets.