Dec 05 , 2019
Valentine’s Day is that special time of the year where couples express their love by going all out with candy, flowers, lavish gifts, and expensive meals. Lovebirds is a term meaning two people who are very much in love with each other. But did you know actual Lovebirds are not always best kept in pairs?
Here are five facts you didn’t know about Lovebirds:
#1: Lovebirds are not always best kept in pairs. They are social birds who thrive on interaction; however, depending of the owner, owning one Lovebird might be enough. These birds breed readily in captivity, and some owners may not be able to take care of an entire family of parrots. Also, birds kept in pairs tend to bond with each other and are not as receptive to human interaction, human hands, playing/socializing, etc.
#2: Lovebirds are one of the smallest members of the parrot family. On average, they range in size of 5 to 7 inches.
#3: Lovebirds have nine sub-species. They are the Masked Lovebird, the Black-Cheeked Lovebird, the Fischer’s Lovebird, the Nyasa Lovebird, the Swindern’s Lovebird, the Red-Faced Lovebird, the Abyssinian Lovebird, the Madagascar Lovebird, and the Peach-Faced Lovebird.
#4: Lovebirds don’t normally talk, but can learn….if taught at a very early age. Most often Lovebirds will mimic sounds, like whistles or doorbells, rather than the spoken word.
#5: Lovebirds are very active. When owning a Lovebird, or a pair of Lovebirds, be prepared to give them several hours of play time outside of their cage each day.