Love Birds, free pictures with information

Love-birds are the smallest of all parrots and are native to dense forests to arid regions of  Africa and Madagascar. Wild love birds are mainly green with different colors on the upper half of their body. Those kept in captivity are seen in different colors, since they are selectively bred for different colors for commercial purposes. The name love-bird comes from the fact that these parrots stay with their partners for longer time and have a strong bonding with each other. If you see them together, the way they adore each other you can easily make out the justification in their name.

smiling love bird
RG119- Smiling Love Bird

lonely love bird
RG120- lonely love bird

little birdie sleeping while other love birds in action
RG121- Love Birds-one sleeps while others in Action

A love bird normally grows up to 12-15 cm in length and may weigh up to 50 grams. It has a large beak when compared to its body size, is robust with a short blunt tail.
Some of the common species are Fischer’s love bird, Peach faced love bird, Yellow collared love-bird or masked love bird, Black cheeked love bird etc.

Love-birds generally live in pairs and large flocks. They do not have great talking ability, although they can mimic sounds. They make great pets and love to spend their time playing with toys and require soft cozy areas in their cage. When in wild they make their nest in tree cavities. The female lays 4-6 eggs and the incubation period is around 22 days. The average life span of a love bird is around 15 years.

Love birds feed on seeds, fruits, vegetables and some of them on insects. Love birds usually prefer to live in pairs, although a single love bird can be tamed and kept provided ample time is given to the bird. Since they are very sociable and emotional birds, they seek the attention of their owner and may screech loudly to draw their attention.

So, if you are planning to buy a pair then make sure the cage is large enough for them to play around, take a few lessons regarding their diet etc, provide them toys which are not sharp and are safe to play with. Above all, love them and they are simply love seeking love birds !! Do let me know, if you have any experience with these cute little birds.

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