Hand-fed Lovebirds make good companions, while parent-raised birds are unfriendly and are not recommended.
Lovebirds, contrary to popular belief, do not need to be kept in pairs if they are socialized for at least one hour a day and taken out of the cage frequently. As a general rule, males are much friendlier than females. Females can make good pets as well, but they require a little more know-how and a lot more patience.
Physical Description: Lovebirds come in a variety of colors – from green to blue, violet, yellow, or even albino and everything in between. Their beaks look like they are too big for their tiny heads and their eyes are large as well. This gives them quite the endearing appearance.
Average Lifespan: 10 – 15 years
Sexing: You cannot determine the sex just by looking at a Lovebird. The only sure-fire way to figure out the sex is to do a DNA test. However, most Lovebirds can be sexed based on their behavior. Males are typically very laid back and loving, while females can be very hyper, inquisitive and slightly aggressive.
Trainability: Hand-fed Lovebirds make wonderful pets, but parent-raised Lovebirds can be very difficult to tame. Males tend to make better pets than females because they are less “nesty.” During breeding season, females may become aggressive and attempt to make a nest. They will choose an area to nest in and defend it with all their might. During this time, they are usually unhandleable. Lovebirds can be trained to fly to you on command, and follow simple commands such as “turn around.” They enjoy bathing and appreciate shallow bowls of water.
Loudness: Lovebirds are fairly quiet birds. They are quite vocal and seem to speak their mind very well. You will come to understand your Lovebird’s vocalizations. They have a different noise for when they are happy, angry, or excited, etc. They make great apartment birds.
Health Guarantee of Our Birds
We have the strongest bird guarantee in the country, and more importantly, we stand behind our guarantee. The guarantee is simple: We guarantee that we are selling you a perfectly healthy bird. To verify that guarantee, within five days you need to go to an Avian Vet and get any and all testing you prefer to do on your bird, at your expense. We can guide you as to the tests we suggest. If the results are not perfect but the bird can be easily treated, then we pay for all medications and all treatment. If the results are unacceptable then we either replace your bird or refund 100% of the purchase price of your bird, at our option.
Bird Guarantee only lasts for the first five days
Since we have 100% control over the bird's environment at our store, but have no control over the bird once it leaves, we can only guarantee the bird for the first five days. We guarantee that when the bird leaves the store that it has been properly socialized, and that it is 100% healthy. Your new bird has been given an excellent start here at Golden Cockatoo, and it is now your responsibility to properly care for your bird. We are always here to help you take the best care of your bird with the biggest variety and best quality bird products available in the world.
Lifetime Guarantee on our Birds
We guarantee that if during your lifetime, you are no longer able to properly care for your bird, or give your bird the attention it need's, we will accept the bird back on consignment and will find another great home for your bird. We do take a 40% commission and charge a nominal daily fee to feed and clean, but you can rest assured that you always have a place for your bird should the need arise. We are the only store in Florida to offer this guarantee as of the year 2000.