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Lovebirds are beautiful and intelligent, one of the most beloved types of African parrot for over 100 years. However, there is a lot of misinformation widely circulated about lovebirds' needs and keeping them as pets. Read on to discover some basic facts about these fiesty little birds.

Name Lovebird, Agapornis
Origin Africa and Madagascar
Size 7" (18cm)
Color There are many different color varieties to choose from. The peach-faced lovebird is green with a pinkish-peach-colored face.
Lifespan About 20 years
Personality Curious, energetic, need to be well-socialized.
Diet Seeds should only be a small part of a lovebird's diet. As with other small parrots, leafy green vegetables, orange vegetables such as yams and carrots, and occassional fruit are good to give the bird. Lovebirds may also enjoy small amounts of cooked scrambled egg or whole grain pasta. However, a bird's stomach is not evolved to eat dairy or cheese.
Supplies Needed Lovebirds need a cage at least 18" tall and 22" wide. You will need a larger cage for more than one. They should also have at least two perches of different thicknesses, two or three playthings, and fresh water at all times.