If you have any questions or concerns, take a look at the answers to our FAQ. If none of the answers addresses your concern, feel free to email us at lovebirdhaven@gmail.com

What are lovebirds?

Lovebirds are medium-sized parrots that originated in the African continent. They are now wide-spread, popular pets all over the world. Out of the genus Agapornis, the specific species we breed is the Roseicollis, peach-faced lovebirds, the most sociable and affectionate of lovebirds.

What are the price ranges for lovebirds?

Lovebird prices vary depending on the colour, genetic rarity, as well as tameness.
Usually, the price ranges from $90 to $130.

Who are you and where are you located?

We are home-based lovebird breeders that reside in Burnaby, B.C, Canada. We do not disclose our home address prior to deposit placement for security and privacy purposes. 

How do we get started with the adoption process?

Email us at lovebirdhaven@gmail.com for more information or simply submit an online form here! Let us know your contact information (phone/email) and the colours of birds you are interested in.

How do I make a reservation on a lovebird I like?

After browsing through our lovebird gallery, you can message us with the colour of the lovebird that you like via email at lovebirdhaven@gmail.com. Unfortunately, not all lovebirds listed are available as some color variations are rare. However, we will do our best to accommodate your preferences. 

How do we make a deposit to confirm a reservation?

It is our policy for owners to leave a $50 non-refundable deposit after they decide on a bird. We will reserve the baby for you until it is old enough to move to a new home, by which we will contact you for pick up.

Do you accept electronic forms of payment for the adoption fee?

Yes! We accept e-transfers and Paypal.

How will I bring the bird home?

We will provide you with a box to take the lovebird home. If you have a carrier cage, then that’s even better. Simply make sure that the cage is covered to prevent the lovebird from getting cold.

What is your pick up policy?

When the baby bird is fully weaned around 8-9 weeks old, we will notify you that the baby bird is available for pick up. From date of notification, you have 7 days to arrange for pick up of the baby bird. If you do not pick up the bird within one week, a boarding fee will apply for each day you do not pick up the bird. If the baby bird is not picked up within 2 weeks of initial date of notification, your deposit and reservation on the bird will be forfeited.

Do you deliver?

Unfortunately, we do not have a delivery service at the moment. This is mainly for the safety of our baby birds as they are young when they are re-homed. If you live within Metro Vancouver, we may be able to deliver depending on the destination. A delivery fee (depending on distance of travel) will apply.

Other common questions:

Why are lovebirds good pets?

Lovebirds are social, loving, and are relatively quiet compared to many other species of birds. They are easy to maintain, and have a long life span of 12-15 years. When hand-fed or hand-tamed, they become very attached to humans and love to interact with them. Depending on how much time the owner devotes to their pets, some lovebirds can even do neat tricks or speak! Though this is not guaranteed since owners need to devote lots of time and patience.

Are lovebirds expensive to upkeep?

No, not at all! As long as you have the proper start-up equipment, such as a well-built cage, water bottle, toys, food, etc, the cost of maintain a lovebird is quite low. Also, purchasing good quality supplies will ensure longer usage periods, thereby reducing your overall costs in the long run.

What types of lovebirds are good for me?

Lovebirds come in many unique colours and varieties. However, their colours do not correlate with their personality and is more a matter of personal preference. To see what colors we have available, please take a look at the Lovebirds For Sale tab above.

Do lovebirds need to be bought in a pair?

No, it is a common misconception that lovebirds cannot live without a mate. In reality, a lovebird can live perfectly by itself, though that also means it needs more attention and care on the owner’s part. If you know you can’t spend much time with your lovebird, buying a pair may be a good option. 

But should I get one lovebird or two? 

It really is a personal decision that depends on your situation. If you want your baby lovebird to be super tame, and have a lot of time to devote to interacting with it, then one bird is completely fine. On the other hand, if you are away from home most of the day, it might be better to buy a pair if you feel that one baby lovebird would be too lonely. 

Are there color variations of lovebirds that are tamer than others?

No, tameness depends on birds’ individual personality and whether they are hand-fed, and are not correlated with their color.

Do you know the gender of the baby birds?

Female and male lovebirds are near identical in appearance, especially baby birds. Therefore, to tell apart their gender with 100% certainty DNA sexing is the best way. We offer a DNA sexing service with a $35 additional fee. However, as the turnaround time for the results may be a few weeks, we only perform this service on birds reserved with a deposit.

Can I get my deposit back if the DNA testing results in a gender I didn’t want?

No. In the event that you want a lovebird baby of a specific gender, we can try our best to accommodate you and do DNA testing on our other available birds. However, while you can pay additional testing fee for more attempts at DNA testing on our other available baby birds, we cannot refund your deposit.

What do we need to buy before getting a lovebird?

A cage (size depends on the quantity of lovebirds; a small or medium sized cage for example is perfect for one bird, a large cage may be preferable for two birds), food (lovebird/cockatiel seeds, millets, etc), water trays (and bottle if you would like to train the bird to use it), toys, perches, cuttlebone (for calcium, which strengthens bones), vitamin supplements (if needed). Please take a look at our How to Prepare page for more information.

Are lovebirds noisy?

Lovebirds do chirp during the daytime, though they are not very noisy birds. They are almost always quiet during nighttime.

Why do some babies have black colouring on their beaks?

Black colouring appears on the beaks of certain variations of baby lovebirds. It indicates their young age and will fade away when they reach about 2 months old.