for your pet Lovebird
loving, lovebirds (aka parrotlets) make great pets. You'll never be
bored around these creatures, with their chirping skills and their
wonderfully bubbly personality. These pets are preferred over many
others because of their small size and easy maintenance. They also tend
to be healthier than other birds. Here's how to care for them.
Preparing the lovebird's housing
Purchase a cage.
It should be at least twenty-four to thirty inches wide with two or more
perches. The perches should to be small enough to hold the bird's feet.
Prepare at least
three perches of different widths.
of toys, for enrichment. Switch the toys every three or four days (use
them in a rotation).
swings are favorites as well as bamboo rings.
Always make sure
that any toys you add are especially made for birds, as many things are
toxic to birds. Take note that lovebirds love to chew!
Keep the cage
clean at all times. Clean it at least once a week. Change the water
lovebird. A recommended food is a seed mix that states it is recommended
foods. To stay healthy, for every meal, a lovebird needs something
nutritional. Give it fresh food treats three to four times a week.
Lovebirds enjoy fruits and vegetables such as apples, carrots, broccoli,
cabbage and spinach. Wholegrain breads are okay, but avoid anything
containing high levels of fat, salt and sugar.
Always get rid
of any uneaten food from the cage, within 12 hours.
Maintaining the lovebird's health
Take your birds
to the vet annually. Lovebirds should have checkups at the vet once a
year. Follow the vet's advice on any health issues.