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Training lovebirds
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Lovebird Mutations
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Is a lovebird right for you?





There are many factors you must think about before you choose a lovebird or lovebirds and these are a few of them.

Cost

Before you choose a lovebird you have to make sure you have enough money to feed your lovebird and to have enough money to have the right size and type of cage for your lovebird or your lovebird will die.
You will also need money to buy cage accessories such as seed containers, perches ect.
The cost of lovebirds varies from pet store to petstore and generally the more colorful the lovebird and the more tame the lovebird is; the more you will end up paying for it.

Lovebirds don't talk, they fly.... you can talk, can you fly?

training your birds

Some people buy parrots just because they want a talking bird, never ever buy a parrot just because you would like it to talk because some times just like in the case lovebirds they don't mimic talking or they only rarely mimic talking.
Many experts agree that lovebirds cannot talk but I beg to differ, I have personally heard a lovebird mimic talking before; the lovebird I heard talk was a Fischers lovebird sex unknown.
Although lovebirds only mimic once in a blue moon they do mimic whistles such as a wolf whistle which my hand-raised peach faced lovebird "Peach" can do.
Peach is a female and it has been said before that female lovebirds are more inclined than male lovebirds to mimic sounds such as words or whistles.

Aggressiveness

Before you choose a lovebird you must remember that in the wild lovebirds are a very small creature in a big bad world filled with other big bad creatures that want to eat them for dinner.
Lovebirds have survived by becoming a very aggressive little bird and will attack and kill other species including larger species of birds.
You should NEVER add a lovebird to a group of birds that are a different species other wise your lovebird will be the only bird left after it attacks and kills the rest.

Noise level

Although lovebirds do not make as much noise as a larger type parrot would make, you still have to consider if you (and the people you live with) can handle the noise a lovebird will make.
Lovebirds chatter to one another and to their human friends in a high pitched sound; experts agree that the most annoying call is made by the peach faced lovebird.


Size is an issue

Parrots come in many different sizes, lovebirds just happen to be at the bottom of the size chart which makes them ideal pets for a flat (apartment) or house as the larger bird the louder the bird.
Cages are also relatively inexpensive and easy to find.