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Handfed Peach-Faced Lovebirds

BORN
&
RAISED
IN
CANADA

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PRICED FROM

$110.00

Meet Our Feathered Friend:

Peach Faced Lovebird

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Overview

Common Name: Peach-Faced Lovebird

Latin Name: Agapornis Roseicollis

Native Region: Africa

Average Lifespan: 10-15 Years

Average Length: 17cm (6.5 inches)

Average Weight: 50 to 60 grams

Song Type: Chirp, Short Whistle, Chatter

Interaction: Social

> There are currently nine species of lovebirds in the world, and all belong to the genus Agapornis. 
> Lovebirds get their name from their strong bonds and affectionate nature. 
> Lovebirds have short, blunt tail feathers, and a stocky stature. 
> Lovebirds can come in various colour mutations which are produced by selective breeding to bring out specialty colour traits.  

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Pet Profile

Our lovebirds are hand raised and socialized daily by adults and youth here at Lilly's Feathered Friends. Lovebirds may be small but they are bold, inquisitive, curious, and always on the go! Lovebirds make fantastic family pets and love to socialize and play. These are busy little birds who need space to move, interact, and play! 

 

NOTE: Many people believe that lovebirds must be kept in pairs. This is not true. If you are looking to keep your lovebird as a companion bird to socialize and bond with, we recommend keeping one per cage. If you house multiple handfed birds together in the same cage, they may start to bond more with other birds than with you and your family. A single birds flock is their human companions!  

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Common Health Conditions

Lovebirds are susceptible to chlamydiosis, self-mutilation and nutritional deficiencies.

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Diet

Lovebirds should be fed a pellet-based diet supplemented with lots of fresh fruit and veggies. Seeds and tree-nuts can be used as treats, but should be fed in moderation. Cooked sweet potato cooled to room temperature is a great way to provide extra Vitamin A. 

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Housing

A Lovebirds cage needs to meet the minimum cage requirements of 24" x 24" x 24" with maximum wire spacing of 1/2".  Proper toys and perches must be present in the cage. Each cage should have multiple perches with a variety of textures, materials, and diameters to ensure the feet of your lovebird are well exercised and prevent bumblefoot and severe arthritis as your bird ages. Lovebirds are active birds and strong chewers who love to shred their toys. Your cage should have a variety of toys which can include enrichment, shredding, foraging, natural, wooden, metal, and plastic toys. DO NOT put a mirror or fake bird toy in your cage as these have been shown to do more harm than good. We generally recommend housing handfed birds one per cage. If you house multiple handfed birds in the same cage, it is possible for the birds to remain friendly, but this requires a lot more time spent with each bird by their owners. 

NOTE: Although the minimum cage size requirements are listed above, like with most birds, the more space the better.  Keeping in mind the wire spacing requirements, we suggest acquiring the largest cage your budget and space can afford.

Noise Level & Talking Ability

In the wild, Lovebirds are flocking birds who love to talk to one another. They are a chatty bunch who love to sing, chirp, and whistle and are especially chatty at dusk and dawn. The more Lovebirds you have, the chattier they will be.  Although Lovebirds aren’t generally known to have the ability to talk, this doesn’t mean they may not repeat a word or two. Lovebirds are known more for their playful, loving personalities rather than their talking abilities. Check out this YouTube video by Relax With Nature that captured an hour of lovebird sounds!

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