Common name: Peach Face Lovebird
Latin name: Agapornis roseicollis
Length: 16.5 cms / 6.5 inches
Weight: 43 – 63 grams
Life Span: 4 – 12 years
Origin: South-western Africa
Noise Level: A shrill, staccato shriek!
They are intelligent, gregarious and playful. They do enjoy and require interaction with other lovebirds and/or family members.
Fair; not known as a talker, but they do enjoy learning tricks!
Although it is not as common in these lovebirds to feather pluck, it does still happen. They do require daily mental stimulation.
Housing for your Peach Face Lovebird
- As a rule the cage should be a minimum of 36″ H x 24″ L x 24″ W for one or a pair. The larger, the better.
- Some may require some supervised time out of their cage each day.
Feeding Peach Face Lovebird
- They are not known to be fussy eaters.
- Provide 65-80% of a high-quality commercial pellet diet. The rest of the diet should consist of 15-30% vegetables and 5% fresh fruits. Use many varieties of fruits and vegetables, washed thoroughly.
- Provide large amounts of fresh water (they do enjoy bathing in this too!).
In summarising, lovebirds do love to huddle together, leading to the popular but erroneous belief that they must have mates to survive. A lovebird kept singly and given plenty of attention can make a great pet. They do not get along well with other species and are best kept only with other lovebirds. This is a very spirited bird, often considered “feisty.”