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Lovebirds Information:

Before you get a Lovebird or any other pet, do get clued up about pet health care and pet health issues.

You can surf the net, read books or speak to a vet and garner enough pet health information. Lovebirds are a smaller and stockier version of parrots, and have a large, hooked upper beak. These lively birds make for energetic pets.

Lovebirds are available in various colors and are boisterous birds. These birds need owners who are willing to lavish some time on them and can care for the birds. If your lovebirds do not get enough attention from you, they can develop some behavioral problems.

They also have a tendency to pick on their feathers if they are bored.

Physical characteristics: They are very small parrots and are about 5-7.5 inches in length and weigh about 40-70 grams. Do keep in mind that if you are planning to get a Lovebird, then pay attention to its weight. Weight is generally a good indicator of health problems and pet health issues. Once you get a Lovebird, keep checking its weight regularly and make this part of your pet health care regimen. If there are any problems with the weight, then tell your vet about it.

Lovebirds are small in size and have a blunt tail. They have a large beak. Lovebirds are generally green but these birds can be of several different colors.

Other characteristics: Lovebirds are noisy birds and have a lifespan of about 15 years. They enjoy eating fruits and seeds.

Lovebirds as Pets:

They are fun to have as pets and also more manageable as they are small in size. They are very affectionate towards their ‘mate.’ And a mate can even be the owner. They are very loyal and devoted towards their owners. However, these birds tend to be jealous towards other birds or pets in the family and will clamor for the owner’s attention. They also can attack other pets or birds in the house if they feel that the other pets are getting more attention.

Lovebirds have a clownish personality and enjoy hopping onto the owner’s shoulder and hanging from branches or toys. Do remember if your pet lovebird gets bored, it can chew on things, especially clothes and jewelry. So keep your jewelry in boxes and cupboards so that someday, the bird does not gulp some jewelry, which can cause pet health issues.

  Submitted on May 7, 2010