Lovebird

Growth Size

Lovebirds grow to a length of about 17cm, and can weigh up to 60g.

Lifespan

10 – 15 years.

Temperament

Lovebirds are affectionate and playful birds. They thrive on social interaction, so it's important to give them plenty of attention.

Training Difficulty

Undesirable behaviour can be stopped with a bit of persistence. It is rate for a Lovebird to learn to speak or mimic sounds.

Recommended Owners

Lovebirds make great pets for anyone. However, they demand a lot of attention if kept singly.

Origin

Originally from Africa, these birds have been kept in captivity since the 1800s. In the 1950s, complicated and expensive quarantine restrictions were brought in which stopped the birds being imported. Today all Lovebirds available in Australia are locally bred.

Diet

A commercial Parrot food supplemented with fresh fruit and vegetables.

Please note! The dietary guidelines specified above are only a guide and feeding may vary based on your pet's size, activity level, and metabolism.

Grooming

You will need to provide your Lovebird with the weekly opportunity to bathe. This ensures the feathers are kept clean, and the bird's skin remains free from dander.

Comments

Lovebirds are keen breeders. A single pair can produce three clutches of eggs per year. Each clutch can contain anywhere between three and seven eggs, and takes an average of 23 days to incubate.