The sight of a pair of lovebirds softens the hardest heart and these birds are pure love! In today’s article, you’ll get all the information about their care and needs to keep them happy and healthy. Lovebirds are birds that need an attentive owner who is just as loving as they are. So follow the tips below to care properly for your lovebirds and provide them the best habitat they can have. Enjoy!
What Are Lovebirds?
Originating from the African continent, lovebirds belong to the parrot family. There is a total of 9 different species, which differ from each other by the color of their plumage.
Character and Temperament of Lovebirds
Lovebirds tend to trust humans and are very easy birds to tame. They can even be taught fun little tricks. They are also a type of bird that is dependent and sociable and bond better when they receive good care and attention. It is a kind and curious bird that loves to fly as well.
– Lovebirds are also known for being inseparable. And that’s because, besides the fact that its name etymologically means love bird, these birds like to live accompanied by another bird of the same species. It doesn’t matter if the partner is of the same sex, they just want to feel accompanied as equals. You will love to see how they look at each other with deep love and affection. This is the main characteristic of this happy bird, so it is very important that you take it into account.
– Another quality of the lovebirds is that they are noisy birds in moments of alarm or excitement. Although they are not singers, their chirps, calls and laughter create a very special music of their own. In addition, they love to “chat and talk” with each other.
– To establish a relationship with your birds, it is important that they receive constant recognition from you and that you create a sense of security in them. This requires frequent contact and a lot of perseverance. Eventually they will give you kisses!
– And for those times when you can’t pay attention, give these idle birds toys to play with and burn off their energy.
Can Lovebirds Talk?
Although they won’t learn to talk like a person, you can teach them single words that they’ll repeat once they learn them. All it takes is a little time each day and consistency with the word you want them to learn. They will surprise you when you least expect it and when they want to get your attention, and although the enunciation of the word may not be completely clear, the tone and rhythm will be similar to what you taught them.
What Do Lovebirds Eat?
The beak of the lovebird is strong and has a curved shape that allows it to feed on nuts and seeds. In order not to lack nutrients in its diet, it is necessary to include a daily portion of fresh vegetables:
- – Beets
- – Green or red peppers
- – Broccoli
- – Plantain
- – Celery
- – Carrots
- – Spinach
It is important to remember to remove the fresh food leftovers at the end of the day. And it is also necessary to vary the seeds:
- – Black and white millet
- – Flax
- – Peas
- – Oatmeal
You can also add a mix for parakeets in its feeder. From time to time, it wouldn’t hurt to add lovebird food supplements to ensure amino acids are present in their diet. Never offer apple seeds, avocado or rhubarb leaves, as these are toxic foods for them, so make a note of this and put it on a no-food list.
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