As is evident from the name, African lovebirds
are originally from Madagascar and Africa. Nine different
species of African love birds are
known to exist. These parrots are small but simply
gorgeous. They caught man's attention in the middle
of the nineteenth century and have since been captivated
by man in both his imagination and reality.
The African lovebirds are stout bundle
of mind-blowing colors with little rounded tails.
These lovebirds are highly social in nature and are
characteristically noisy. Noise symbolizes contentment.
African love birds are intelligent and they are better
off alone or in pairs. These birds do not usually
live in colonies because they tend to fight with each
other if they do not get enough space for themselves.
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Among the African lovebirds, the Peachfaced
lovebirds seem to be the most popular. They also tend
to be more noisy and aggressive than the other eight
species that are known as the African love birds. As
an owner of African lovebirds for the
last twenty years, I am certain of one thing. You better
be very careful about their cages.
These cute little birds are excellent at flying away
from the cage. And, believe me, it is mighty tough to
get them back into their cages. I wasn't so fortunate
in the beginning and I cried buckets when I lost two
Life Expectancy: about 15-30 years
Size: about 6 inches (16 cm.)
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