How much do lovebirds grow?

Lovebirds range in size from just over 5 inches to just over 6½ inches, which makes them among the smaller parrot species. Lovebirds have short, blunt tail feathers, unlike budgies (“parakeets”), which have long pointed tails, and lovebirds are also stockier.

Is there such a thing as a Dutch Blue Lovebird?

Dutch Blue lovebirds take about a full year to reach their jewel-like bluish green coloring. These are not “true blue” birds like you get with Fischer’s – for this reason you won’t get an albino peachfaced lovebird (which is a blue-based bird) but you can get albino Fischer’s lovebirds.

What are some interesting facts about a Lovebird?

The parrots are territorial, and are known to get along poorly with birds of another species. Within their own kind, lovebirds can also become jealous or hormonal during mating season. In captivity, they’ve been known to attach both other bird species and other lovebirds, with peach-faced lovebirds the most notorious for aggressive behavior.

How old do you have to be to breed a Lovebird?

Breeding lovebirds can be a rewarding, educational and overall challenging experience — but it’s EASY to get started. Provided you have a true and mature pair (at least 10months or older), they will go down to the business of breeding pretty quickly.

When does a Lovebird become a monogamous bird?

1. Lovebirds mate for life. The monogamous birds reach sexual maturity when they’re about ten months old. Mating begins with courtship behavior, and can continue throughout their roughly 15-year lifespans. Monogamy is essential to the social stability of flocks and underlies much of their social behavior.

How long does it take for a Dutch blue lovebird to grow?

Baby Blue is a tame beastie of mine, full-grown sibling to the lovebird babies shown below. Dutch Blue lovebirds take about a full year to reach their jewel-like bluish green coloring.

Is the Dutch blue lovebird a good pet?

The Dutch Blue Lovebirds are very social and love companionship. Their natural behavior is to live closely with a companion so are often kept with another lovebird. Though they make a very fine and affectionate pet when hand-raised, they will need a lot of attention if kept singly.

What kind of bird is a blue lovebird?

The Dutch Blue Lovebird is a beautiful blue mutation of the Peach-faced Lovebird, and runs a close second in popularity to the lovely Lutino Lovebird, a yellow mutation of the Peach-faced.

What kind of color does a peachfaced lovebird have?

The wild-type coloring of peachfaced lovebirds is green. Blue is the “ground color” mutation – you can have many mutations that vary based on whether the bird is “green” or “blue”.