A lovebird is probably one of the smaller parrot kind existing as a buddy pet, but this bird is prying and always on the go. As their name advises, lovebirds are known for the affectionate, attentive bond they tend to form with their buddies.
Lovebirds are from Africa.
Lovebirds are native to the forests and savannas of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. Fossils of ancient lovebird species have been unearthed in South Africa, dating to as far back as 1.9 million years ago.
Most pet stores carry either the Peach-faced Lovebird, the Masked Lovebird, also known as the Yellow-collared Lovebird, or the Fischer’s Lovebird.
If you are considering for a lovebird a little more out of the regular, you may want to consider one of the following types:
● 1.Black–collared Lovebird,
● 2.Black–cheeked Lovebird,
●3. Black–winged Lovebird.
● 4.Grey-headed Lovebird,
● 5.Redheaded Lovebird,
●6. Lilian’s Lovebird,
With today’s busy routines, you may not be able to apply as much time as you like with your feathered friend.
· If you have two love birds in the cage, they will keep each other company and spend their time cleaning, hugging, and playing.
· If buying a pair of love birds is costly or isn’t budget-friendly then the caretaker can keep a mirror inside the cage so that the single love bird can visualize himself and can develop a sense of companion or a mate.
They can learn to spend some worthy time with themselves and learn some lively actions.
· When the love birds are alone, they tend to spend more time with their caretakers and can communicate with them and can imitate their language easily.
· If we assign a sweet and a dedicated name to the love bird then can also introduce their names to young parrots or other family members.
· The trust of budgies can be obtained by nice behavior and food offered by the owner. Birds take time to trust their owners and caretakers as we Humans usually do.
To gain the trust of love birds stop doing the following things:
# 1 Avoid faults
-Like holding them in your hands or pressurizing their neck or throat area.
-Don’t force them to wash and let them relish their individual space.
#2 Hear your Budgie’s physique language
-Know whether your bird is annoyed, cheerful, or down at the moment,
-Annoyed bird: they shall bite the creature just to defend themselves
-If they sense them to be a predator.
-Nervous birds: they will have watery eyes, straight feathers and they will start inhaling rapidly. Panting is an additional indication that the bird is feeling anxious at the moment
#3 Cheerful bird: A happy bird will chirp and nod its head to show it as a gesture and its feelings. Sometimes they lift their one foot and try to balance their body structure accordingly and they fluff their head when they are happy and contented.
-Beak-crushing hums also specify their contentment and cheerful temper.
#4 Adapting in: If your bird is new, allow it to adapt to the environment and culture and new people out there so that they can feel more involved or engaged towards the new habitat.
-The bird will start singing or buzzing new songs and will get involved with other birds inside the cage effortlessly.
#5 The hand offered is bird’s new friend
-Converse to the bird with a peaceful and soothing voice while changing food or water.
-It will indirectly indicate that your hand which is offering the food is something that feeds them and such allocation of the meal is a way of showing love and affection towards them in the bird group.
-By keeping a hand on the roof of the cage or placing it below the cage, makes them feel safe and they can easily feed onto cabbage leaves, cucumber, zucchini.
-Millet is their favorite meal and frequently the owner should give them such treats as millet.
-Such fodder can be placed on their toys or can be hanged inside the cage with the help of a clothespin.
#6 Practice set up the command
-Show your birds to learn and sit on sticks and when they will be acquainted with the stick, they will easily trust the owner’s finger to sit upon.
Things that you should avoid doing to your bird
#1 Never cook with your bird inside the pantry
As accidents can certainly happen to such tiny creatures, we should avoid taking them to such cooking areas.
Even food cooked in nonstick utensils can kill a bird by their flames emitted in the air.
#2 Never clean with your bird adjacent
Birds have a very delicate breathing arrangement and can harm them as such cleaning products comprise numerous deadly elements.
#3 Never smoke in front of the bird
Cigarette smoke can bring various breathing problems and infections.
#4 Never let your bird chew a nail paint
It can be toxic to them
#5 Never hold the bird in your hand
#6 Never touch tails, wings, neck, and feet
#7 Never blow on your budgie
Birds might interpret as if the owner is being violent to them.
#8 Never clip bird’s wings
It entirely bounds their capability to fly high in the sky. Clipping their feathers can cause them annoyance.
#9 Not keeping their cage clean
At least once in a week, their cage needs to be cleaned, if the cage isn’t properly washed then the bird can die or can fall ill about the atmosphere
If you take a trip to your local pet store, there is a good chance that they will have lovebirds available
Lovebirds Price in India between $50-$200 on average. (INR 300- 14,000 approx.)
Price variant of different species of the love bird:
1. Peach-faced lovebird: Rs 1500-2000 per pair
2. Lutino Lovebird: Rs. 2000-3000 per pair
3. Fisher’s Lovebird: Rs 2000-3000 per pair
4. Yellow-collared lovebird: Rs 3000-4000 per pair
5. Blue Masked Lovebird: Rs 3000-4000 per pair
6. Lutino Opaline lovebird: Rs. 4000-5000 per pair
7. Violet Fisher Lovebird: Rs 6000-8000 per pair
8. Green Opaline Lovebird: Rs 8000-9000 per pair
9. Spangle Black Cheek Lovebird: Rs 9000-12000 per pair
10. Orange Face Opaline Green Lovebird: Rs 13000-15000 per pair
11. Blue Edge Opaline Lovebird: Rs 15000-17000 per pair
12. Agapornis Fisher Opaline lovebird: Rs 18000-20000 per pair
The price of the bird varies from region to region and their demand in your country. It also depends on the country where you are importing and regarding the size variants and some distinctive capabilities.
With the purchase of love birds there comes different costs and expenses along with them regarding:
· Their diet and food
With proper care and a well-balanced diet, a lovebird can live between 12 and 15 or more years.
· Cleanliness cost
They are to be kept under a clean and hygienic cage and the environment with accessible ventilation.
· Proper shelter to reside (large cage)
Lovebirds that are cooped up in a small cage and never given any freedom tend to become neurotic and can develop self-mutilating habits.
Keep in mind that lovebirds are strong chewers, so choose toys that can stand up to chewing without causing a hazard.