The Lovebirds

The Lovebirds
Perfect Pairs

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Mutation of Peach Faced Lovebirds

There are great many mutations of this species. In fact, the mutations are so popular that is difficult finding a bird with purely natural plumage.

One of the most recent and also very colorful and attractive color mutations is the orange head variety. There are also light, dark, olive, and (light and dark) sea green colored birds, often in combination with white mask, cinnamon or isabel characterisitics.

Lastly there are also (light) yellow birds with dark eyes, lutinos (yellow with red eyes) and pied birds.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Social Characteristics of Fischer's Lovebird

As you know very well Fischer's lovebirds are native of Northern Tanzania. Both the sexes have identical coloring. The females are often slightly larger than the males, but this is not always the case. An experienced enthusiast can feel the difference between the pelvic bones which are wider apart in the case of the females of the species.

You can keep the birds as a pair but also in a small group. Although skirmishes may occur in the group these will not have serious consequences in a spacious aviary.

A pair of Fischer's lovebirds can also be kept in a cage in the living room without any problems occurring. You should purchase a pair simultaneously however, since a solitary Fischer lovebird may not readily accept an intruder, something which could have catastrophic consequences.