As popular as they are cute, peach-faced lovebirds owe their “animal magnetism” as much to their clown-like personalities and stunning plumage as to their tendency to breed like bunnies. They are wonderful pets, in pairs or as a single bird, brightening any home with pleasant chattering and entertaining antics.
The peach-faced lovebird is approximately 6 inches long, and comes in an artist’s palate array of colors. The nominate, or “normal” bird, is green with a shiny blue rump and rosy-peach face-hence the name. Other colors, or “mutations,” range from creamy white to almost black, and everything in between-all shades of green, blue, yellow, violet, and pied-with different colored faces to match!
Native Region / Natural Habitat
The peach-faced lovebird is native to Africa mainland.
Care & Feeding
Peach-faced lovebirds live about 12 to 15 years or more if well cared for. They are prone to nutritional disorders, so be sure to offer a highly nutritious diet, including fruits and vegetables. Since the females will lay eggs, even without a male around, there is the danger of calcium deficiency or egg binding. Talk to your veterinarian if you notice any signs of lethargy or unusual behavior. Nutri-Berries, Avi-Cakes, Premium Daily Diet and other parrot foods from Lafeber all provide balanced nutrition. The shape, textures, and ingredients in Nutri-Berries and Avi-Cakes encourage increased interaction with food, which results in nutritious foraging.
The peach-faced lovebird is perfect for the apartment dweller who wants a “big parrot in a little bird’s body.” However, Peachies love to flock, so the homeowner with space for an aviary will do well with more than one pair, though they will bicker and fight if crowded. Lovebirds are attention seekers, so be aware that you will have to spend quality time every day with your bird. Housing for these active birds should be as large as your space and your budget can afford-the smaller the cage, the more out-of-cage time your lovebird will need.