Love Is In The Air
The season of love has arrived for those who celebrate Valentine’s Day. For those in the north, plans probably involve mittens, cold red noses, and a cup of hot chocolate. In places where the sun shines all year, Valentine’s Day could be a walk passing small boutiques, sitting at a coffee shop together and glancing up at each other while doing work, or eagerly awaiting the end of the workday to see someone special. In our age of instant messaging, the younger generations will probably send each other memes of cute animals hugging, cuddling, or holding hands, like cute otters who hold hands in the water or peach-faced lovebirds perched together with their heads intertwined in a snuggle. The special thing about lovebirds is that they really do love their partners and, as a pet bird, adore their owners as well.
Living With Lovebirds: Behavior and Training
Pet birds bring liveliness to a room with the flutter of their wings or morning chirps, and these peach-faced birds do just that. Rather than choosing a large exotic bird like an African Grey or a Cockatoo, who also can make great lifelong friends, many choose the small, beautiful, and intelligent lovebird. Lovebirds can be as cuddly as your average pup with lots of attention or can be snappish when neglected.
Whether you get one or two, buying a lovebird is the equivalent of having a big parrot in a little bird body. Unlike some of their parrot relatives who tend to be more talkative, lovebirds do not make as much noise. Your home may be filled with the whistles of a lovebird, but don’t expect them to speak full sentences like their African Grey relatives. They love attention and need a lot of quality time spent with you or you may have a tiny bird with a snappy attitude. Personalities differ from females and males and when you find baby lovebirds for sale, you can decide between the spunkier female or gentle and reserved male.
Lovebirds Don’t Need Another Lovebird
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to get another lovebird for your pet bird. Although adorable and sweet to observe, lovebirds tend to pay attention to each other as a bonded pair and shun any human interaction. They also live up to their names in more than the one way, and you may find many little lovebird eggs in bird cages when you put two together. You could end up with an unmanageable population of baby lovebirds as bird breeding with these birds follow the likes of rabbits.
Lovebird Variations & Pet Care
“Normal” lovebirds, are known for their green bodies and yellow chests and peach-faced. However, there are other colored types of lovebirds like black-masked lovebirds or even blue peach-faced love birds. These differently masked lovebirds are a result of mutations and these lovebirds for sale may be a bit more expensive than “normal” colored ones.
Lovebirds need a highly nutritious diet and eat fruits and vegetables along with their lovebird food. Bird cages should be large enough for them to fly around, but they also need out-of-cage time for proper exercise. These small but bold pet birds love to pass their time tearing bird toys or paper apart with their beaks,or disappearing with their excellent hiding skills. One bird or two birds, female or male, is up to your sole discretion and once you choose your lovebird, your home can be filled with much more love and life.