Many Varieties of Lovebirds
Royal Wings Aviary, proud host of the Michiana Elite Bird Fair, has many varieties of lovebirds. We have peachface, pied peachface, blue black masked and dilute masked lovebirds. All of our babies are handfed and socialized.
Lovebirds are the clowns of the bird world. They are entertaining to watch. They like to hang upside down and do all kinds of acrobatics. One time I had young lovebirds in a cage with a small swing in it. They formed a pyramid on the swing, the outside birds hanging on using their toes like hands. I never saw so many birds on one swing.
One or Two?
People often ask if they should get two lovebirds, as they have heard that you should always have a pair of lovebirds. If you just want companions to watch and talk to, you should get two. However, if you want a pet that bonds to you, you only want one.
Lovebirds Are Aggressive
Regardless of their name, lovebirds are aggressive birds. We socialize our birds, but when a lovebird wants a certain position on a ladder or toy, he will nip the other bird’s toes. People often ask if they can house lovebirds with their other birds. We normally advise not to put them with budgies, canaries, cockatiels, grass parakeets, bourkes–any of the less aggressive birds. We also recommend not having more than two lovebirds in a cage. Three is a crowd with lovebirds.