Also known as the rosy faced lovebird to Peach faced lovebird is native to southern and western regions of Africa and also the Namib desert. The small birds as their name suggests are extremely social and require companionship. They make excellent pets as they are affordable to purchase and look after their needs are easily met and they are very affectionate.

Peach faced lovebirds which a height on average of 18 to 22 cm they are most often green and blue rump that yellow and mainly blue varieties exist. In all of these colour varieties the vast majority maintain the red/pink cheeked colouration from which they derive their name.

In general the females tend to be slightly larger darker and greener, but the males in smaller and brighter.

Lovebirds are extremely social and live in colonies where they make a constant chirping and chattering noise. The name lovebird was most likely coined after observing their sleeping behaviour whereby to pared lovebirds will sleep side by side with their faces turning towards each other

Peach-face Lovebird’s Behaviour and temperament
in the wild Peach faced lovebirds Jerry live in dry open country of them may also be found in forests deserts and mountain regions. They tend to congregate around a permanent water source.

They are highly adaptable birds and in areas where they have become popular as domestic birds you tend to find feral populations mainly due to domesticated birds escaping.

Unsurprisingly Peach faced lovebirds when Domestically do best if they are kept as a pair. A single lovebird will in many cases treat their human as their bonded companion – and this may not be as attractive as you think. Such a bird will require all your attention.

Peach faced lovebirds that have been angry at and socialised early will happily interact with people they will sit on your shoulder and interact playfully.  As with all animals expect your Peach faced lovebirds to have different personalities some will be more inquisitive and bold than others. When paired expect Peach faced lovebirds to be more interested in each other than you.

in the wild they died consists mainly of high protein sources such as seeds and nuts and is supplemented with fruits and vegetables – your pet shop should be supply an excellent feature them specially made to Peach faced lovebirds. Supplement this feed with fresh fruit and vegetables and avoid giving them avocado rhubarb or strawberries as these are poisonous to them. They will delight in eating fruits and vegetables such as grapes corn and beans.

Peach-face Lovebird Housing
you can keep your Peach faced lovebirds in either and a very outdoors or a cage inside. In both cases they will require multiple purchase and toys to play with. If you opt for an indoor cage decay should be at least 50 centimetres square and 70 cm high with multiple perches. I would never recommend keeping alone lovebird by itself in an outdoor aviary as they will pine



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A London based Veterinary surgeon, Sanja is also an avid writer and pet advocate.