Lovebird Behavior

The lovebird’s inquisitive, playful nature and small size make them ideal pets.

Lovebirds are active and talkative. They are not known for their singing abilities like a canary or a finch, but chirping, tweeting, and even clucking. Once you have built a bond with your lovebird, he/she will sit on your shoulder for hours, seemingly having a conversation with you. Lovebirds tend to ‘talk back’ as well, which is why it is important not to yell at them. Also, once to get to know your lovebird, you will recognize what each sound means and be able to respond to it. Like “I want attention,” I am scared or upset,” and “I am quite content.”

One behavior of a lovebird that worries some people is beak grinding. It sounds a lot like teeth grinding, but I assure you it doesn’t mean the same thing! It simply means he/she is happy, content and most likely ready to fall asleep. Lovebirds enjoy being a part of everything, as they are nosy little creatures! If they hear a bag crumple or see you reaching for something, they are alert, not wanting to miss it. If you are eating, your lovie will make his/her way over to check it out, (Please do not feed your lovebird whatever you are eating. You can read more on this in General Lovebird Care.) If you are writing, believe it or not, a pen is a very fun toy, and paper is great to chew up! Love birds also like to show off. They become little clowns when they are trying to get your attention. Twirling upside down, bobbing their head around and ringing bells on their toys. Try not to ignore your lovebird when he/she is trying to ‘play’ or get your attention as this could cause your lovie
to become anti-social. Even if you just talk to them, they are happy to listen and chatter back!