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    Pet Birds: Lovebirds

    ArticleParrot AdviceTuesday 15 February 2011
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    A guide to lovebirds
    If you are looking at birds for sale and have ever wanted a colourful, affectionate and playful pet, then you may want to consider looking at lovebirds for sale.

    Lovebirds are amongst the smallest of the
    parrot family growing to between 5 – 7 inches in length. Although unlike parrots they are not known to talk or mimic very often. Colourful in appearance and nature there are nine species of lovebird, which are:

     
    Peach Faced lovebirds;
    Red Faced lovebirds;
    Madagascar lovebirds;
    Abyssinian lovebirds;
    Nyasa lovebirds;
    Swindern’s lovebirds;
    Masked lovebirds;
    Black Cheeked lovebirds;
    Fischer’s lovebirds.


    Due to their high levels of intelligence and affection, lovebirds are very popular birds for sale amongst owners.
     
    These charming and captivating creatures thrive on social interaction and are well suited to owners who can spend time with them. As a result they often develop strong bonds with their owners, so they are only for those who intend to keep them for life. If you are unable to spend extended periods of time with your bird then it is advised that you get them a mate. Although beware, lovebirds reproduce readily and can produce up to 3 clutches of eggs per year.

    Lovebirds require open space in which to move and socialise. For this reason it is suggested that they have an adequately sized cage or aviary which is at least 1m x lm x lm per bird.

    You will often observe lovebirds with cuttlebone in their cage, this is because their beaks are made of keratin which grows continuously and the cuttlebone helps to keep the beak trim.

    It’s also recommended that lovebirds have plenty of toys to keep them occupied, as lack of activity, companionship and stimulation can lead to boredom and psychological issues such as depression.

    Why not search
    lovebirds for sale on Bird Trader.
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