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    How to Look After Lovebirds

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Lovebirds make lovely pets as they are affectionate and beautiful. They have unique personalities and entertain you with their bubbly and exuberant nature. They are small in size and quite hardy which means that they are easier to care for than parrots. They are highly resistant to disease which is another benefit to having lovebirds. This guide will help you to learn the best way of looking after lovebirds.
     

    Caring for Lovebirds


    • First you must choose a lovebird breeder or a pet shop that sells love birds. The peach faced lovebirds on the whole are tamer and sweeter in nature than the more beautiful varieties.

    • Make sure when you buy the lovebird that you have a good health guarantee.

    • You will need a cage of at least 24 to 30 inches wide with 2 perches. When getting perches make sure that they are small enough for your bird’s feet.

    • It is essential when looking after lovebirds that you keep their cage clean. When you get new birds you should place them in a quiet location to acclimatise.

    • Kit out the cage with ladders and swings that your lovebirds can play on to keep them entertained.

    • Lovebirds food is easy to manage all you need to do is buy a seed mix that is recommended for lovebirds. The feed you buy should contain nutrient supplements to keep them healthy. You can supplement your lovebird’s food with fresh treats about 3 or 4 times a week. Some ideas for fresh treats are apples, carrots, broccoli, cabbage and spinach.

    • If your lovebirds leave any food then you should remove it from the cage.

    • Make sure that your birds have cuttlefish in their cage as a food supplement.

    • When you buy a new bird make sure you take it to the vet to get an initial check over.


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