Lovebirds, a species of parrot, are affectionate and love living in pairs, but they don’t really mind being on their own either. The famous myth about lovebirds getting depressed in solitude is just that – a myth, but it stuck around for a long time because of the romantic story behind it.
What are some other interesting facts about lovebirds?
There are 9 Subspecies
Not all lovebirds are the same. 8 out of 9 subspecies originated in Africa, while the remaining one is native to the island of Madagascar. Only three out of these 9 subspecies are suitable to be pets: Fischer’s lovebirds, black-masked lovebirds, and peach-faced lovebirds. These three subspecies, as well as the other lovebirds, are rather small, ranging from 5 to 6.5 inches, which is a lot smaller than an average parrot.
They are Active
Lovebirds don’t like to be bored. When in a cage, they will make plenty of noise by eating, drinking, and singing. It’s good to let them free at least once every day to explore the room (with closed doors and windows).
They are Not Talkers
Unlike other parrots, lovebirds aren’t good at mimicking speech, but they like to chatter.