Size: 16 cm / 6 inches
Life Expectancy: 15 - 30 years
About Peachface Lovebird
The Peachfaced Lovebird has been described as a large parrot in a little body. It possesses many of the wonderful personality traits of the larger parrots. Many possess the ability to mimic and will imitate noises and whistles. They do not, however possess the great ability to speak like many of the other parrot species.
The Peachfaced Lovebird has green plumage and a peach colored face. The peach color lightens as it approaches the bill and darkness towards the crown. They have blue rumps, gray feet and a horn colored bill.
Origin of Peachface Lovebird
The Peach Faced Lovebird was officially recognized in 1817, but was discovered in the late 1700's. For several years it was considered a subspecies of the Red Faced variety. They were first imported to Europe in the mud 1800's. The Peach Faced Lovebird originates in Africa, and is commonly seen in the southwest regions in large flocks of 20 to 30. They seem to prefer the dry savannah but do not stay too far away from water.
Highly active, social creatures, the other features of Peachface Lovebirds are:
- Generally active by nature, these sweet creatures are fond of playing.
- Simple wooden spools are a delight for them.
- Small cages are best for them since they don't need much space for exercise.
- Their voices are very pleasant to hear.
The Peachface Lovebird is easier to tame than many of the other lovebirds. Its intelligence is equivalent to that of a larger bird such as a macaw. If kept alone, they will bond to the owner, especially if hand-fed.
Peachface Lovebird As A Pet
It is a pleasure to own a Peachface Lovebirds. The Peachface Lovebirds are of colorful and pleasant personalities. Most pet stores have these birds since its quite easy to breed them in as pets. These Lovebirds are so intelligent that they quickly learn to open the latch of their cages. Peachface Lovebirds are very witty and inquisitive.
Never underestimate their size. Their personalities are as colorful and interesting as their larger cousins. The Peachface Lovebirds can easily manipulate situations. All in all, these birds are simply delightful. Own one today to bring about a drastic change in your life!
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