Description: Peach-Faced or Rosy-Cheeked Lovebirds (Agapornis roseicollis) are an affectionate small parrot for sale and are widely regarded as one of the most beautiful lovebird species. Their name stems from the parrots' strong, monogamous pair bonding and the long periods which paired birds spend sitting together. Provided with adequate space, a stimulating environment, and appropriate nutrition, a lovebird can become a cherished companion parrot. They love to snuggle and often preen their favorite people. Establishing a bond with gentle handling is important. There are two subspecies of A. roseicollis; these are A. roseicollis roseicollis, and A. roseicollis catumbella. Agapornis roseicollis catumbella can be recognized by its brighter colors. The throat is much redder with a touch of lavender. The green color is much deeper, and the rump is more purple than blue. The beak is also much different than that described above; it is white with green dots.
Geography: Peach-faced lovebirds have a range centered on the south-western portion of Africa. They inhabit the north-west corner of South Africa, through the western half of Namibia, and into the southwest corner of Angola. The area around Lake Ngami is quickly becoming populated by A. roseicollis due to natural range expansion. This species is kept as a cage bird in many parts of the world, including the United States and Japan. Agapornis roseicollis catumbella is less common than A. roseicollis roseicollis, and it typically inhabits the small region of Benguela, an area of Angola.
Song / Call: Click here to hear Peach-Faced Lovebird
Size / Weight: 15 cm long / weigh 55 g. The average wingspans for males and females are 99.6 and 102.6 mm, respectively.
Sexing: Monomorphic (visually difficult to sex). DNA testing is available to ensure desired gender.
If there is not a gender option listed for this bird on our website, that particular species is 'monomorphic', which means we’re unable to determine gender without DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $99 per bird to be tested. If you want us to do our best without DNA testing, just make a note in the comment section of your order letting us know your preference. Please note that if no DNA testing is ordered, we are unable to guarantee a preferred gender but will do our best. See our FAQs for more info.
Temperament: Agapornis roseicollis is a very social and affectionate bird. It tends to move around in flocks of at least 5, with typical groups sizes ranging between 5 and 20 birds. At times, usually when grass seeds ripen in their natural environment, groups of about 100 are not uncommon.
Breeding: The Peach-Faced Lovebird has been observed to be a seasonal breeder in the wild, but in captivity can breed year-round.
Lifespan: The typical lifespan in captivity of a Peach-Faced Lovebird is 15 to 25 years. It is not known what limits the lifespan of this species. It is also not known what the typical lifespan in the wild is, although it is likely to be shorter than that seen in captivity.
Diet: Lovebird Seed, Oat Groats, Cuttlefish Bone, Dried Egg Food, Veggies, Fruits.
**DO NOT HOUSE WITH ANY OTHER LOVEBIRD MUTATION!**
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