Lifespan: 10-15 years
Size: 6” with tail
- Cockatiel seed/pellet mix
- 50% cockatiel seed
- 50% cockatiel pellet
- Fresh greens (refer to the bird diets sheet for a complete listing)
- Fresh fruits (refer to the bird diets sheet for a complete listing)
- Spray Millet
- Treats may consist of:
- Prepackaged bird treats
- Avoid these foods:
- Chocolate & other candy
Caging & Environment
- Lovebirds can be housed in any cage that features 3/4” bar spacing, but also need enough surface area to extend their wings.
- They should have several perches , preferably made of different materials – wood, rope, etc. with varying diameters.
- Provide a water cup, seed cup, and fresh food cup as well as a cuttlebone.
- Toys from each category should be provided: destructible, communication, enrichment, and exercise (see Bird Toy Pie sheet for more information).
- Lovebirds are one of the smallest of the parrots. They get their name from their strong monogamous bonding behavior.
- Although generally not talkers, lovebirds can learn to mimic human sounds if taught at a young age.
- Lovebirds can be kept singly if their owner is willing to spend a lot of time interacting with them.
- A mirror and lots of exercising toys will make a lovebird one happy critter!