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Lovebirds originally come from the highlands, lowlands and savannah woodlands of
Africa and Madagascar. They are generally 5 to 6 ½ inches and come in a variety
of colors including blue, green, and yellow.
Given the right
conditions, they can live up to 12 years. Lovebirds are playful, energetic, and
acrobatic. While you may expect them to be loving little birds, these active
little parrots can be aggressive toward other birds and people. They require
daily handling to retain their sweet pet qualities.
Lovebirds love to chew and tear things; one of their favorite things to rip is
paper. Some species like to shred paper and tuck it into their rump feathers. Be
sure to give your lovebird plenty of chewable toys in its cage to satisfy its
chewing needs. Despite their small size, lovebirds need a spacious cage in which
to burn off their high energy by climbing and exercising.
quality diet should include pellets supplemented with fresh fruits and
vegetables. Offer small chunks of fruit or shredded carrots and ripped lettuce
leaves for easy access while eating.