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Sayings lovebirds parrots, the Agapornis they are the proof that there really is a love that is valid forever. Maybe not between human beings, but between living beings, yes. These parrots actually make steady pairs and theirs too original name Agapornis, from the Greek, means birds that love each other.
There are various species of inseparable parrots, in most cases it depends a lot on the area of origin which is the reason for their diversity. There are those who arrive from Madagascar (Agapornis canus) or from Abyssinia (Agapornis taranta) for example. Even some physical characteristics that make them special are worth mentioning.
There are in fact also the inseparable a black face (Agapornis nigrigenis), masked ones (Agapornis personata), red-faced ones (Agapornis pullarius), or from rose neck (Agapornis roseicollis) and finally from the black collar (Agapornis swindernianus). Proper name of person, for Fischer's inseparable parrots (Agapornis fischeri) and for those of Shelley or Nyassa (Agapornis lilianae).
Lovebirds parrots: characteristics
They are part of the Psittaciformes family and are very small budgies, measure a maximum of 16 cm in length and weigh approx 50 grams or so. They have a plumage of very varied colors, the legs are always small and four-fingered, very useful for clinging to the branches and also remain upside down.
THE lovebirds parrots their heads are disproportionate to the body, and their eyes are very lateral, they make a little impression but are used to have better peripheral vision. Big and robust, the beak works well when it comes to cracking the seed shells.
From a character point of view, i lovebirds parrots they are very sociable, large families even of 20 specimens live. They live for about ten years, on average, and keep up well, paying attention to the hygiene of both the feathers and the beak.
Lovebirds parrots: do they speak?
They don't speak, i inseparable parrots, they are sociable but with each other, not with humans. They are not volatiles that strike up a conversation, this does not mean that they do not want to interact, but we must not imagine being able to have long speeches with them demanding verbal answers.
What they focus on is the couple bond: chosen the partner, the males never leave her again and pamper her a lot, the females like this love so evident and couples last a lifetime. In the true sense of the word, because almost always when one of the two inseparable parrots dies, even the companion or the companion, little survive.
Cages for inseparable parrots
Not being huge, i lovebirds parrots they don't need particularly huge spaces but that doesn't mean we can force them into tiny cages. To give us an idea, the standard cages are 90 cm in length, 50 in height and 40 in depth. In nature live in Africa, in the central and southern areas, in the steppes and savannahs, near waterholes and acacia woods, getting ready nests made of straw and leaves.
Not being able to offer them an African landscape, we take one cage that is comfortable. On Amazon there are many models, the one I recommend also has a convenient support and costs 58 euros.
Lovebirds parrots: feeding
The menu of lovebirds is often based on seeds, fresh fruits and vegetables. Let's not overdo it with sunflower seeds because they are very fat. During the hatching period, the female is good that she can eat a good food for breeding so that it stays in shape, for the beak instead, all the specimens must have a cuttlefish bone.
Lovebirds parrots: reproduction
Around six months of age i lovebirds parrots they reach the age for reproduction. The females begin to prepare the nest that will guard the eggs, when mating takes place, it will lay 4 or 5 eggs hatching them about three weeks. When the small inseparable parrots are born, the male takes care of feeding them until weaning, six to seven weeks after birth.
THE chicks are blind, hairless and only after a month and a half can they fly alone. We can also see 4 broods a year if the inseparable pair is particularly inseparable.
Lovebirds parrots: price
Give her 10 to 20 euros single specimen, so from 20 euros upwards they can cost the inseparable parrots in pairs. It depends on the age and also on the subspecies we have mentioned. It goes without saying that the rarest, or the most delicate, cost more. We can also find ourselves in front of prices higher than 100 euros. In the total cost, however, the price of the cage and that of the feed.
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