Fact Sheet: Lovebirds

FOUR SPECIES GENERALLY AVAILABLE

No licence required.

NameMutations/Colours
Fischer'sYellow, Blue, Lime, Pied, Lutino
MaskedBlue, Yellow
NyasaLutino
Peach FacedParblue, Yellow, Pied, Olive, Cinnamon

Othes mutations/colours may become available at times.

These species cannot be sexed by outward appearance.

FEEDING

DRY SEED MIXTURE: comprising millets and plain canary seed. Plus small amounts of grey sunflower and Hulled Oats.

FRESH WATER: for drinking and bathing

REGULAR GREENS: such as milk thistle, endive, dandelion, seeding grasses, etc.

CUTTLEFISH, SHELLGRIT, CHARCOAL.

VARIETY FOODS: Apple, corn on cob, capsicum.

HOUSING

AVIARIES*: minimum height 60cm; 7200 sq.cm. first bird, add 3600sq.cm. per extra bird

CAGES*: minimum height 34cm; 1600 sq.cm. first bird, add 800 sq.cm. per extra bird

PLANTS: will chew the plants in the aviary. Beware of toxic plants

MIXING: Often bred in a colony. Not tolerant of any other species. Extreme care should be taken when introducing new birds into an established colony. Each species should be housed separately as hybridization will occur.

*In Victoria, a Code of Practice for the housing of caged birds applies to the keeping of birds in captivity and requires you to provide adequate space, food, water, etc. for your birds. These codes are available from Agriculture Victoria.

 

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(NOTE: ALL LICENCING INFORMATION RELATES TO VICTORIA ONLY)

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