8 Facts about Lovebirds

Smart, beautiful and charming – it’s no surprise that lovebirds are such a popular pet.

We take a look at 8 interesting lovebird facts:

  1. Lovebirds originated in Africa, specifically the forests of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar.
  2. There are nine different lovebird species; the peach-faced lovebird is the most popular.
  3. Averaging 12 to 17 centimetres, the lovebird is classified as one of the smallest members of the parrot family.
  4. Lovebirds are monogamous, meaning they bond with their mate for life.
  5. Some love birds are androgynous, meaning that it is very hard to tell whether they are male or female.
  6. They can live up to 15 years.
  7. They love to eat seeds, fruits, vegetables, leafy greens and berries. Some even eat figs and insects.
  8. Lovebirds make their homes in holes of trees, rocks or shrubs in the wild. Peach-faced lovebirds in Phoenix Arizona USA sometimes make their homes in cacti.

Lovebirds are a truly unique and amazing bird. If you’re planning to get lovebirds of your own, make sure you get a bonded male/female pair. And always do your research!

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