Lovebird Information

What are Lovebirds?

Lovebirds are among the smallest Parrots in the world. Before Parrotlets made their way into the pet market, Lovebirds were considered to be "Pocket Parrots." Of course, since Parrotlets were introduced into the pet market, Lovebirds are no longer the smallest Parrotlet in captivity. However, there are 9 species of Lovebirds. Some like the Madagascar Lovebirds are very tiny. Want to know more?.

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The most commonly bred Lovebirds in captivity are the Peachfaces. Some people called them as "Rosies." However, the Peachface are commonly known as Roseicollis as their scientific name. The other one is Fischer or Fisscheri. And the third one is the Blackmasked aka Personata. These 3 species are the commonly bred for pets. Out of the 3, Peachfaces are the most kept as pets and for breeding.

Lovebird as pets

Lovebirds are among the most kept bird as pets. With their intelligence to learn tricks, they are so much fun to have as pets. The Peachface is by far the top bird that are kept as pets. Lovebirds can learn how to talk as well. Want ot know more?

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Pellets or Seed Diet for your Lovebirds

I know that lots of Avian Vets recommended that Lovebirds and most birds should be converted to pellets. However, I do doubt that pellets are a complete source of foods for them. At my aviary, I feed a mix of different seeds, dried fruits, dried vegetables, and mix of pellets. We live in Southern California and all that are fresh cannot stay in the cage long. However, you can make up your own decision on what you want to feed your Lovebirds.

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Lovebird common diseases and behaviors

To own a Lovebird or any bird, you also need to be awared that there are a lot of diseases that they can get. And there are many different disorders they can have as well. And knowing the diseases and the disorders as well the symptoms associated with them, you will be able to intervene early and get the proper treatment for them.

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Breeding Lovebirds

Lovebirds are among the easier species to breed. Among that is the Peachface (Roseicollis), they are probably the easiest to breed among the Lovebirds. Of course, you start breeding them, you need to know a few things. Want to know?

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Why eggs don't hatch?

When breeding any bird, we expect all fertile eggs to hatch. However, a lot of those fertile eggs do not hatch. Why?

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Lovebird Mutations

Lovebirds have so many colors and so many mutations to work with. With that said, that is why breeding for combination mutation for Lovebirds can be fun. But for most, it's very difficult. And most people get frustrated trying to figure out what to do. This is something that most if not everyone has to go through when getting into Lovebirds. This is something that even explaining the mutations and how to breed for them is not easy either. My recommendation is just to do as much research as possible. By knowing the mutations and some of the basic will help a lot. And the most important is to know the right name to call the mutation. Without knowing the right name and the right name of the mutation, it's not easy to communicate with other breeders. What to know more?

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Household Products that are dangerous to parrotlets

There are a lot of things that can be dangerous to Lovbirds.

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Foods that are dangerous to Lovebirds

We know if it's not good for us, it's probably not good for Lovebirds. However, not all common foods are that are safe to us are safe for Lovebirds. In fact, there are a few things that Lovebirds should not be eating.

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Grits are not necessary for Lovebirds. In fact, grits can be dangerous to all members of the Parrot family.

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Taming Lovebirds

Many people have their own ways to tame birds. And there are a lot of information out there. You can start by going to YouTube and do a search. However, if you want to see how I tame my birds, you are welcome to visit my YouTube Channel.

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All birds can eat cuttlebone. It's a great supplement that provide birds with calcium.

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Oyster Shells

While normal grits can be dangerous for Lovebirds, crushed oyster shells can be a great way to add more calcium to your Parrotlets.

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Vitamins and mineral supplements

To keep your pet Lovebirds in top conditon and health, vitamins and mineral supplements are necesarry for that.

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Whatever birds you are keeping as pets, knowing and having the right cage is important. Lovebirds are small parrots. Therefore, the bar spacing should be small as well.

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Feeding Lovebirds

Don't just feed them seeds or just pellets. It's always good to provide as many different varieties of foods for you Lovebirds as possible.

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Clipping their wings

There are debates on both sides of the spectrum. Some owners like to clip the birds wings and some do not. You can listen to the expert.

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unsafe bird toys

There are a lot of unsafe bird toys out in the market. Though, some toy makers may not know, but as bird owner, you need to know as much as you can. See what toys are not safe.

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Need help?

If you need general help with the birds you got from me, there are a lot of resources available Facebook.  There are a lot of forums that are dedicated to certain species of birds.  You can join these forums and it will help you on some of your questions.  Whether you want to know if htere are breeders in your area or breeding, there are other breeders in there that can help you.  You can get different opinions on different subjects.   These forums can get you started.  Here is a list of the forums on Lovebirds you can join :