African Lovebirds Make Fantastic Pets
I have a real love for birds as you can probably tell and I recently acquired a pair of lovebirds. I have had several breeds of birds as pets over the years but never lovebirds. The two lovebirds above are George and Martha and they are a proven pair of breeders. In the following post I’m going to go over some of the love birds basic care requirements. They make great pet birds and don’t take up a lot of space.
Our Pair of Lovebirds
Caging Requirements for Pet Lovebirds
Lovebirds require at least a 18x24x24 cage. Bigger is better if you can afford the cost and space. It’s also very important to provide a lot of toys and materials for them to chew on. Mine love to shred up paper and chew on wooden sticks.
Lovebirds really enjoy climbing around so provide ladders and swings and lots of perches. It’s a good idea to place newspaper on the cage floor because lovebirds are messy eaters and knock a lot of seed on the ground.
It’s also important to let your lovebirds out of the cage as much as possible. This not only gives them exercise but it relieves stress and it’s a great way for you to interact with your birds. It’s best not to feed them before you let them out. This makes it easier to get them back into the cage if they aren’t hand tamed. Just put there food in there cage and they will eventually go back in.
Our Whole Family Of Lovebirds
What to Feed Your Lovebirds
I feed my Lovebirds a parakeet and canary mix that you can buy at any Walmart or pet shop. They really like the small seeds like millet and canary seed. I have bought the mix for lovebirds and cockatiels but they seem to pick through it and only eat the small seeds and so much would go to waste.