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Black-Cheeked Lovebirds

Black-Cheeked Lovebird Bird Species
Black-Cheeked Lovebird Stats
Scientific Name:  Agapornis nigrigenis
Size:  5 to 5.5 inches
Native Region:  Southwest Zambia
Life Expectancy:  10 to 15 years, although not well documented in captivity
Noise Level:  Loud
Talk/Trick Ability:  Low talking ability; may learn some tricks



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Black-Cheeked Lovebird Species Profile
Traits:  The black-cheeked lovebird has distinctive markings, including mainly green plumage, an orange patch on the breast, a brown head and black face, and a white ring around the eye. This species is a fairly small bird. While the black-cheeked lovebird is not commonly kept as a pet, in general, lovebirds are active, social birds that can be well-socialized. They are uncommon in aviculture and currently are uncommonly kept as pets.

Behavior/Health Concerns:  Lovebirds seem to love tearing up paper, and when kept indoors and the mating season is year-round, their desire to tear up paper can be constant. Providing safe shredding materials allows a good outlet for them. They can be quite vocal. Fruits and vegetables should be a part of their diet.

Expert Advice
"What they lack in size, they make up for with their sweet and loving personalities."

Carolyn Punola, Parrot Addiction Aviary LLC, Flanders, New Jersey
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