Chirper : African Love Bird

The African Love Bird originates from South Africa and makes a lively and energetic pet bird. They are available in a variety of colours and are playful and often boisterous birds. African Love Birds require an owner that is equally energetic and is willing to provide the care and attention this animated bird adores. Birds that do not receive this attention become prone to behavioural problems, including feather picking.

The best breeding results for African Love Birds are achieved when kept in a colony system. A group of five or six pairs requires an aviary a minimum of three metres long and one metre wide. African Love birds may also be bred successfully using the cabinet system, where cabinets no less than 80x50x50cm are recommended. Hens build a substantial nest and will gather twigs and other nest building materials from their surrounds.

African Love Bird
Size : 19cm in length
Pet Status : Excellent
Talking Ability : Poor
Noise Level : High
Lifespan : Up to 15 years
Breeding Ability : Excellent
Number of Eggs : 3-6 eggs
Incubation : 21-23 days
Compatibility with other species : Not Recommended
Feeding : Seed and Fruit Eaters
Sexing : Surgical or DNA sexing is required. Females are generally larger than males.