8 Facts About African Love Birds

African love birds are great companion pets, which are always on the go. They are incredibly loving and attentive birds. African love bird colors include colors like blue, green, orange, yellow. They are small in size, between 5-6.5 inches. African love bird’s life span is 10-15 years and with proper care, can extend up to 20 years, on average.

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About African love birds

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There are nine species of lovebirds and are typically available as pet birds. Although they are small, they are still parrots, who belong to Psittaciformes. Some African love birds are available in color mutation, which is produced by selective breeding. They live in small flocks in the wild, and they have fruits, vegetables, as grasses as food. They originate from Africa.



Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow





Life Span

Up to 20 years




African love birds variety is something that people love. There are a lot of types of African love birds. They include:

  1. Masked lovebird or Yellow-collared lovebirds: African love bird’s black masks is yellow and green and have blue tail feathers
  2. Fischer’s lovebird: have an orange upper body and head and is mostly green.
  3. Nyasa lovebird or Lillian’s lovebirds: have a greenback and a green rump and an orange head.
  4. Black-cheeked lovebirds: have black-brown cheeks and throat.
  5. Peach-faced lovebirds or Rosy-faced lovebirds: are mostly green with an orange face.
  6. Black-winged lovebird or Abyssinian lovebirds: have a red beak and black feathers.
  7. Red-headed lovebirds or Red-faced lovebirds: are primarily green and red on the upper neck.
  8. Grey-headed lovebirds or Madagascar lovebirds: have dark greenback with a pale grey beak.
  9. Black-collared lovebirds or Swindern’s lovebirds: have a brown collar with dark grey/black beak.


  1. The scientific name of African love birds, Agapornis, literally means love birds.
  2. Lovebirds feed each other, just like couples do!
  3. They live in holes.
  4. They typically don’t talk, but if trained, they can.
  5. They are one of the smallest parrot species. 
  6. They love chit-chatting and whistling and singing throughout the day.
  7. They are a curious species and are always on the go.
  8. They are also called “pocket parrots.”


African love bird

African lovebirds are extremely active species and make great companions. They are readily available in most countries. Additionally, they are not very expensive parrots either. Although it is advisable only to keep a single lovebird when paired with another one, they often like interacting among themselves rather than with humans. Along with this, they need various toys to play with and things that they can chew on and destroy. Furthermore, they love to exercise and generally require as much space as possible for you to provide them with. They require quite some attention from their owners, and hence you must be willing to give them the proper care, attention, space, and nutrition.

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