Lovebirds for sale
Lovebirds for sale,Lovebirds are active, cheerful and beautifully decorative. These petite ‘pocket’ parrots are very intriguing! Lovebirds come from the drier regions of Africa. Because they evolved from a very harsh environment, they are very suited to captivity. Not only do they have a good disposition, these charming, brilliantly colored little pets are very hardy and easy to care for. They can also provide you with a successful breeding experience.
They will often bond with a mate for life and show fierce loyalty and affection to their family. If you can earn there affections as young birds, you will receive that same fierce loyalty from your little friends. They are very social with both their keepers and their mate.
The rewards of keeping a single lovebird can be astonishing. The amazingly determined spirit of a pet lovebird can far surpass other small parrots, both in their ability to learn tricks and to show affection. But because of their strong devotion, a lovebird kept singly will require vast amounts of time and affection in return in order to thrive.
Lovebirds also won’t easily switch loyalties from one companion to another, whether it is to another bird or to another human. On the other hand, unless they are very attached to their keeper, lovebirds are not going to learn a lot of tricks or necessarily want to have a lot of handling.
Social Behaviors of Lovebirds
Lovebirds as pets, as well as in the wild, are very social birds. If keeping a single lovebird, you must provide the necessary social interaction that it is missing from another bird. These birds develop fierce loyalties to their keeper or their mate.
Aside from their social nature toward you or their mate, lovebirds can be extremely aggressive towards other birds. You must be certain that all pairs get along together, and that they are true “pairs”, not mismatched. Bonded pairs constantly groom each other and will feed each other from the crop during breeding season and all year round.
These little birds will chatter all day long. They will hide in their nest box if they are startled by a sudden noise, if they spot a potential predator, or if it gets cold and windy.
Care and Feeding
Lovebirds, like other birds, enjoy exercise and require the largest cage that your money and room allow. Lovebirds who are confined to a small cage and never given any freedom develop neuroses and may acquire self-mutilating habits. Toys are essential for these energetic parrots. Keep in mind that lovebirds are voracious chewers, so choose toys that can withstand gnawing without becoming a choking hazard. A lovebird can survive for 12 to 15 years or more if properly cared for and fed a well-balanced diet.
Balance is the key to good nutrition for lovebirds, as it is for most birds. A well-balanced diet includes the following nutritional classes: water, protein, carbs and fiber, fats, minerals, and vitamins. A diet based solely on seeds is a prescription for malnutrition, and malnutrition is the root cause of many nutrition-related diseases.