Lovebird – Agapornis
Lovebird – Agapornis species
A lovebird is one of nine species of the genus Agapornis . Eight species are native to the African continent and the grey-headed lovebird is native to Madagascar.
Their name stems from the strong and monogamous parrots pair bonding and the long periods which paired birds spend sitting together. For example, according to the beliefs if one bird dies, the other is left to die, but in practice it survives very well and is recovering in a relationship with another partner. Its name means “bird lovers”
Lovebirds live in small flocks and eat fruit, vegetables, grasses and seed.
Some species are kept as pets and several color mutations were selectively bred in aviculture.
Their average lifespan is 10 to 15 years.