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    Lovebird Care

    Lovebirds make extremely outstanding and affectionate pets.



    Their small size makes them easy to keep happy and active. Lovebirds have a very cheerful demeanor and gorgeous coloring. This makes them a favorite among pet owners. Breeding love birds can be a very interesting hobby, it will surely keep you occupied. You need to know the pros and cons of love bird care if you plan to keep it as your pet.



    First and foremost you must be able to select a proper cage for love bird care. Love birds enjoy a lot of exercise. Thus the cage you pick for them must have ample of space for them to play around.

    For appropriate love birds care you must be aware of the kind of food that they eat. They can be given fresh greens, fruits and vegetables.



    This should be given to them on a daily basis. Love birds also can be given seeds or pellets. Love birds also love fresh corn on the cob. Make sure you change any food which is moistened to prevent spoilage. Love birds drink a lot of water, so they will need fresh drinking water everyday. Love birds will themselves maintain their nails and beaks on their own through chewing and climbing. Lovebirds love to eat fruits, fresh vegetables, different types of grasses and varieties of seeds. Black-winged Lovebirds also eat worms and figs, while a special type of lovebirds known as the Black-collared Lovebirds need a special diet comprising of native figs, that makes them difficult to keep in captivity.

    A very important aspect of love bird care is maintenance or hygiene. It is important that you keep the bird house and accessories clean and in good shape. Basic cage care requires daily cleaning of water and the food dishes. You must disinfect the cage on a weekly basis. You need to wash and dry the perches whenever they become soiled. Improper handling of the love birds can result in plucking, moody and ill –trained love birds at home. Love birds are highly social creatures. It is generally thought that they are healthier and happier when they are kept in pairs. Caring for lovebird is not as difficult as it seems. Once you are aware of the kind of care lovebirds need, you will be able to understand how to take care of lovebirds effectively. Love birds are very loving and cute, they are fun to watch. They will chatter all day long, they will hide in a box if they get startled by a sudden noise. Love bird training is best accomplished with a very young bird. Make sure you gather all the information about the specific breed of love bird you purchased from your breeder.

     
      Submitted on July 16, 2010