Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Peachface Lovebirds can be nice!

Lately I've often read that Peachface (PF) lovebirds have a bad reputation.

Like any other parrot, if you don't manipulate/handle/socialize a lovebird enough, it might revert to a less human-friendly stage. Daily interaction is key for keeping an adorable lovable lovebird.

With that said, I've also read a lot in the last few months that eyering lovebirds (masked and fishers) are "better" pets than PF lovebirds. True? Not sure...I'm not saying that PF are better, but I don't believe they are any worse either.

Example #1, my little Piper.
She would be happiest spending her whole day on me. She loves giving kisses, she loves rubbing her beak all over your face, she loves head scratches and doesn't bite. I mean if that is not a perfect lovebird, I don't know what is.

Here is a little video of her lying on my hand, getting her head scratched and slowly falling asleep.

Example #2, Bijou, a PF lovebird which my mom has kept while her owners were away.
This bird did not meet me before this video was taken; it was happy to get some attention, even from a stranger and even started to "vibrate".

Here is a video of Bijou on her back in my hands (talk about trust), enjoying a head scratch (again, I did no know this bird for more than 10 minutes before this was taken).

Finally, #3 is Arthur, a PF lovebird who actually got less and less attention from his former owners. They actually decided it would be best to find Arthur a new loving home and trusted my mom to do so. When I went to visit, all he wanted to do was to be on people. Loved kisses and not once did he bite.

Here is a picture of little Arthur.

PF lovebirds can make great pets; they love to love you and love getting attention back.

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