sp. - There are 9 species; 3 of which are commonly found in the bird
hobby. Peachfaced Lovebird
(Agapornis roseicollis), Masked
Lovebird (Agapornis personata) and Fischer's Lovebird
Size: Five to
up to 25 years.
lovebirds a seed or pellet mix specifically designed for them and for
other small parrots such as cockatiels. They should also recieve fresh
vegetables and fruits. Cuttlebone is also recommended for calcium, as
well as fresh clean water everyday.
to large-sized cage with half inch bar spacing.
or Female?: Lovebirds
are not sexually dimorphic, a DNA test from an avian veterinarian may
be necessary to tell male from female.
of their propensity toward breeding, lovebirds are one of the most
popular of all captive breeding parrots. They usually lay 3-5 eggs,
with hatching occurring in 21-22 days. The chicks fledge in five to six
weeks. Adult plumage is attained at approximately four months, with
sexual maturity occurring between 8 and 12 months.
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