The Lovebirds

The Lovebirds
Perfect Pairs

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Can you Keep Only One Love Bird?

There is a myth that the love birds should be kept as pairs only. This is absurd. The love birds can be kept as single bird, there are no qualms. But one has to definitely spare sufficient time with that lovely creature, else you are bound to have so many issues like behavioral problems, health problems etc. just like any other pet, the love birds too require constant attention, companionship, love etc. These little creatures certainly deserve the owner’s attention and time, is it not?

If not sufficient attention is provided, there can be several problems such as aggressive behavior, frequent screeching, excessive plucking of feathers, depression etc. if you are busy most of the time, then the best solution is providing a companion for these lovely little creatures.

The companion should be nothing but another love bird. It is good to have a love bird of the same species. Mixing up the species in love birds is not at all advisable. Match the peach faced love bird with the same variety but not with any other variety such as black masked love bird species. The reason is very simple; the love birds are very aggressive to other species and will never get along well.

Besides the love birds reproduce very often. The pet owner should be well prepared for that. It is not easy to find out the sex of the love birds by the physical appearance. DNA testing is the answer to the sex identification. All one has to do is sending the few feathers of the love bird to the near by veterinary hospital which has DNA analysis facility. It is always better to have love birds of opposite sex so that you will be benefited by the constant increase in the stock size.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Love birds – an Overview

Love birds are birds that one must fall in love with. It is hard to resist the temptation of loving these birds. These parrot species have Africa as their origin and these love birds are slowly but steadily becoming the house hold pets of late. In America love bird petting started in 20 Th century.

Many are of the opinion that the love birds have to be kept in pairs rather than solitary bird. In fact that belief is not right. But one should ensure sufficient time is allotted to the love bird if they are kept as solitary birds. There are so many love bird varieties are available at present. Peach faced love bird is the most popular love bird.

The love birds are fun to watch. If you are not in good mood, all you have to do is just sit near the love bird and watch them play with you for few minutes. I am sure you will get back you lost energy and joy. The love birds love to travel around you by sitting in the shoulder. They will even try to play hide and seek game with you.

The love birds are very intelligent creatures and they shower lot of love and affection on you. The love birds can be trained to perform so many tricks. The love birds can be trained to kiss the owner .the love birds can talk and even whistle if trained properly. The speech of the love bird will be clear and distinct.

The love birds are very sensitive creatures and hence never behave harsh with them. Let the love birds not be underestimated by its size. Though these creatures are small, the temperament of the love birds is very big. Many people prefer love birds because of two important reasons. They are intelligent and these creatures can be trained with ease.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Pros and cons of owning a pet love birds

Many are not aware why love birds are named so. It is because these birds are monogamous in nature and spend lot of time sitting on a tree along with his partner. Love birds are creatures with some personality and these birds are compared with parrot because parrots and love birds are similar looking. But there are definitely few differences between them. One should keep this in mind before making the final decision.

The brightly colored love birds are preferred by many as they look like mini parrots and can be domesticated easier than most of the other birds. Though these love birds are small, the energy level and the curiosity are much more. These love birds enjoy playing with a ball. These love birds will peck any block or bells kept in the cage or hanging from the cage. It is better to provide toys or balls made up of metal or wood because the beak of the love bird is very strong. The toys of other material would be damaged very fast.

The love birds do not talk like parrot but at the same time these birds are not silent either. If you are one who wants to enjoy the bird mimicking the sounds you produce, then you should think of parrots not love birds. The love birds will chirp to the owner as well as to their partner. Mostly these sounds are high pitched chatter and only occasionally a melodious.

Though the love birds are very affectionate and communicable with their partner, they are not so social with other birds. If you want to house all the birds of different species together in the cage, then better do not buy love birds. This is because the love fight with the other birds and at times the fight will end in death of the birds. But one should not get discouraged because of this as the lover birds are excellent stress busters and can bring in loads of joy to your family. Just try sitting near them and watching their play and chirping, the worries will vanish as early as possible.

The love birds will not be just sitting in the cage. They will be flying here and there in the cage. The cage need not be very big, love birds will enjoy even in the limited space available in the cage. If there is a swing, they will swing in it and play with the ball provided and their energy levels are awe some.

As the name suggests the love birds are not only love their partner but also their owner. It is true that the love bird take little time in developing the bond with the owner, but once the bond is developed they will play with the owner like anything. They will come and sit in the finger. They will fly around the house but will not fly out of the house. If you teach few tricks, the love birds will love to perform the same to the owner in order to amuse him.