Origin: Southwestern Africa
Scientific Name: Agapornis roseicollis
The lovebird’s name comes from their strong, monogamous pair bonding and the long periods which paired birds spend sitting together.
Lovebirds are loud and constant chirpers. They are renowned for their sleep position in which they sit side-by-side and turn their faces in towards each other.
The females tear raw materials into long strips, “twisty-tie” them onto their backs, and fly substantial distances back to make a nest.
A typical lovebird clutch will have 4 to 6 eggs.
Lovebirds typically live from 10 to 15 years but may reach up to 20 years domestically.