CHOOSING A LOVEBIRD

General Information

Purchasing a Lovebird

Veterinary Care

Colour

depends on the species; predominantly green with orange, yellow, blue, black, white or grey markings, usually more dominant on the head, neck and rump

similar to the adult

Sexing

no external sex differences

females weigh slightly more than the males

surgical sexing or blood testing methods must be employed to differentiate between the sexes

no external sex differences

Weight

average 40 - 60 grams

Size

average 13 - 16.5 cm in length

Life span

6 -12 years (maximum 25 years)

Diet

Pelleted food and fresh foods and vegetables

Breeding

sexual maturity - 8-12 months

prolific breeders in captivity

Brood Size

3 - 7 whitish eggs hatch in 18 - 24 days, young leave the nest in 5-6 weeks

Cage

minimum 2 ft x 2 ft x 3 ft (60 cm x 60 cm x 90 cm)

 

 

 

 

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