Lovebirds Make Great Pets
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Lovebirds Make Great Pets

Lovebirds are great pet birds for families with children. They love attention and can be taught simple tricks. They are not great talkers like other parrots. When they do talk they are hard to understand. They are small and do not require a lot of room. Some people think they need to be kept in pairs but this is not true. If you keep one Lovebird by himself you will need to give him a lot of attention.

Lovebirds make very good pet birds.  They are intelligent and are not that destructive like some of the parrots. They like love to hide in anything they can find.  They do not talk that much and care hard to understand when they do.  Lovebirds can be taught simple tricks.  If you only have one Lovebird, he will be quiet and can be loveable.  Adult birds can have a tendency to nip, as they are territorial.  Lovebirds do not require a lot of space because they are a small bird.

Female and male Lovebirds loop pretty much the same.  Lovebird offspring are easy to hand raise.  Hand raised Lovebirds are calm and adapt well to new surroundings.

When Lovebirds are kept, alone they will bond with the human that cares for them.  They need a lot of attention when they are kept alone.  When they are kept in pairs, they entertain each other.  Simple toys will keep them happy.  They love to chew so their toys must be made of non toxic materials.  They will need chew toys and you can give them branches from non-toxic trees.

It is recommended their wings be clipped.  You must give your Lovebird a lot of attention.  Feed your Lovebird a fresh, high quality and toxin free diet.  Give them small amounts of chopped pesticide free fruits and vegetables.  Feeding them grit is not necessary.  They will need clean, fresh uncontaminated water at all times.  Their food and water should be replaced twice a day.  Provide them with a bowl for bath water or mist them at least once a week.  Never spray insecticides inside the house as this will harm them.

Your Lovebird cage should be as large as possible.  It should be kept clean, secure and safe.  It should be constructed out of a durable and non-toxic material.  It should have different sized perches.  Put food and water containers at opposite ends of the cage.  Do not put perches over the food and water containers.

Give your bird toys and change them every week so he does not get bored with them.  You can put your Lovebird outdoors occasionally so he can get fresh air.  Do not put the cage in direct sun. Lovebirds are very curious so make sure there is nothing around that can hurt them.

Lovebirds are very colorful small parrots and the ones usually seen in captivity are peach-faced, masked and Fischer’s Lovebirds.  The smallest of the Lovebirds kept as pets is the peach-faced.   The masked and Fischer’s Lovebird are the gentlest with pleasant personalities. 

Your Lovebird should visit a veterinarian for check ups at least once a year.  If you Lovebird gets check ups and the proper nutrition, he will be happy and healthy and give you many years of enjoyment.

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