Lovebirds are known as sweet and they will die if they don’t have any mate if locked in the cage, but little did you know that lovebirds are also stubborn and they tend to nip the people they love and bite hard strangers that they don’t trust. Compared to parrots that can talk, lovebirds can make a lovely but high-pitched song that sometimes become irritateul for others who don’t appreciate the things that lovebirds can do.
Moreover there are 9 species of them and here are the different species as follows:
- Madagascar Lovebird
It is also known as the Agapornis cana and they are indeed located and can be found in the island of Madagascar, part of the Malagasy Republic. Madagascar do exist in reality, not just in the animated movie where wild animals can talk nor travel.
- Abyssinian Lovebird
Famous for its scientific name Agapornis Taranta. This type of lovebird species can be found both in central and eastern Ethiopia and Southern Eritrea. They are fond of living in high altitudes and it’s not a big deal for them.
- Red-Faced Lovebird
Agapornis pullaria is the scientific name of this type of lovebirds, it has several homes in the Africa, Sierra Leone up to Lake Albert in Uganda.
- Peach-face Lovebird
Perfectly living in Angola and it comes with its scientific name; Agapornis Roseicollis.
- Fischer’s Lovebird
From the northwestern Tanzania up to south of Lake Victoria, Fisher’s Lovebird or Agapornis nigrigenis can be found.
- Swinder’s Lovebird
It is believed that there are at least three of this lovebird living in Liberia, Zaire and Camaroons. One of the hardest species of lovebirds to be found and be capture.
- Masked Lovebird
While the Fischer’s Lovebird is located at the north western Tanzania, Masked lovebird or also known as the Agapornis Personata is located in north east Tanzania.
- Nyasa Lovebird
Two countries are blessed with Nyasa Lovebird mainly in Zambia Malawai and Rhodesia.
- Black-checked Lovebird
This can be found in Zimbabwe and it is also known as the Agapornis nigrigenis.
Now that you are aware of these 9 species of lovebirds, let us go through the steps on how to take care of lovebirds at home.
- Do not try to mix different species of lovebirds in just one cage, as this will lead them to have serious fight to each other.
- Find a pet store in case an illness occurs, this is to prevent them to die.
- Include plenty of toys inside of the cage, lovebirds are really playful and being alone can cause them to die. You may include swings or ladders as these are there most favourite things to play while lock in the cage.
- Lovebirds are usually awake during at dawn, make sure that you leave them with food to eat and water to drink. Don’t let them to feel hungry, they can easily be stress.
While parrots are territorial, lovebirds are jealous, so make it a time to play with them everyday.