The Lovebirds

The Lovebirds
Perfect Pairs

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.

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