A Guide To The Lovebird
A Guide To The Lovebird
When buying lovebirds, there are many things to keep in mind. They are noisy, sociable birds that do best in pairs or more. Always check with your local pet store if you have any questions.
So, here's a guide for your lovebirds. Lovebirds are a type of parakeet, not quite a parrot so they won't mimic you back. They're more to look at and value their beauty rather than to be handled or obviously, to mimic you like a parrot would.
They should have a nice, great big cage, enough for them to spread their wings and to be able to fly. Ideally, you want them to be outside the cage most of the time and the cage be used to go there, to get their food, to obviously have their bath, and obviously to go to the toilet and for them to sleep in. Now, in general, lovebirds are quite timid, quite scared birds.
Keep the cage out of direct sunlight in a room temperature room away from windows and obviously any electrical appliances. Obviously, make sure the room is bird-proof. Obviously, wires, they like to gnaw on things so make sure there are no wires or anything that could harm the bird.
They live around about 10 to 15 years so make sure, when buying your lovebird, make sure you're aware of the care and responsibilities involved and also cost because it can be quite expensive. Not just the birds themselves but the cage and all the bits to go with it. In general, lovebirds are one of the noisiest birds and can really screech loud.
That's the way they express themselves and it does show that they're happy so just bear in mind for anyone who lives in your household, neighbours, obviously pay their consideration because they can be quite noisy. In their diet, they should have plenty of seeds, fruit, nuts, vegetables, egg, chillies, all different types of things in their diet. The one that we advise is the Beaphar Xtravital food.
It has 30 different seeds, fruit, nuts, vegetables, egg, a lot. It has absolutely everything in there for them. Obviously, we don't want to be feeding them just that.
Obviously, it can get quite boring for them so make sure you add plenty of different treats like bumper bells, different fruit and nuts and heartily mix them together to prevent boredom is a great treat for them. It's good for them and obviously gets them to gnaw on something. Fruit and veg, I'd try to stay away from watery fruit and vegetables.
They can be quite acidic and obviously, the water content can cause diarrhea. Make sure you're aware of the correct fresh fruit and veg to give them. If you're unsure, consult your nearest pet shop or your vet.
Lovebirds are happier in pairs or more so, if you can, try to prevent keeping them from just the one. You may find, if it has been kept by itself for a long period of time, sometimes they can get territorial and like to be alone but majority of the time, you do want to keep them in pairs or more because they are sociable birds and you will find, they will pair up hence the name lovebird. And that's your guide to your lovebirds.
Good luck with your feathered friends. For more information, call or pop in the store. .