Last Updated on by Mitch Rezman
Lovebirds are called because of their monogamous pair bonding. Paired Lovebirds will sit beside each other for hours on end. In the wild, Lovebirds live in small flocks. They will typically live from 10 to 15 years.
Ironically lovebirds can live a happy solo life as long as human socialization is involved on a regular basis.
There are nine subspecies of Lovebirds:
Peach-faced Lovebird, Masked Lovebird, Fischer’s Lovebird, Lilian’s Lovebird, Black Cheeked Lovebird, Abyssinian Lovebird, Red-faced Lovebird, Madagascar Lovebird, Black-collared Lovebird
Because Lovebirds like to bond they can have long and strong relationships with humans. They’re snugglers and may even preen you. They’re not good talkers but can have a loud voice for a little bird. Lovebirds lake to bathe and sun themselves.
Lovebirds like different foods like pellets recommended, fruits (sweetcorn, apple, pomegranate, strawberries, etc.), and vegetables (broccoli, carrot, mustard seed, watercress, squash, etc.) and seed (a mix of 14 varieties is recommended, plus wild seeding grasses, sesame seed, etc.).
These colorful small birds are inquisitive, playful, active and smart They range in size from 5 – 6 inches in length and from about 40 to 60 grams in weight.. They love to chew (with precision) and will hang when playing with toys. They can be vocal especially early in the morning