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If possible get a certificate of health from breeder or pet shop guaranteeing that a replacement will be made if lovebird becomes sick or won't breed.
Lovebirds are not rare, there are a lot of them around to choose from. So take your time and select only birds that you really like coloring and personality of.
Keeping Lovebirds as Pets
Lovebirds should be kept in pairs, one female and one male. They very much enjoy each others company, although don't be alarmed if they have occasional spats with each other.
If a pair of lovebirds constantly fight, then it's best to find each of them another mate. If you're buying birds from a breeder, make sure breeder will exchange birds if they are not compatable.
As a general rule, only one pair of birds should be kept per cage. Keep one or more cages far enough apart from each other so they do not allow birds to be able to peck at each other.
When introducing new birds to a home with pre-existing birds, new birds may not always be welcomed readily.
Lovebirds need exercise out of their cages daily.
Remember: Birds Love to Fly
Being cooped up in a cage all time is not healthy for them, physically or emotionally. Birds kept in a cage will often sit on a perch and flap their wings incessantly.
Lovebirds need between 10 to 12 hours of rest a night. Do not keep your birds in rooms with televisions or other noisy devices when it's time for birds to roost. Total darkness is not advised either, use a small 7 watt bulb in room to provide enough night light for bird to find it's perch and drink or feed if needed.
Keep all electrical wires, extension cords, etc, completely hidden and unavailable to birds.
Never use Kerosene or similar type heaters that give off fumes. Coal and wood stoves are no nos. No matter how hard you may' try, a wood burner will emit fumes and smoke into your home that may kill your lovebird. If you have a home with a wood burner completely isolate a room only for your birds and use an infrared or electric heater.
A fairly constant 80 degrees Farenheit temperature is about right for lovebirds.
It's not a good idea to keep finches, cockatiels, rosellas, or budgies with lovebirds
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