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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.


A good 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.

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