FAQ

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 $60 to $120.

Who are you and where are you located?

We are home-based lovebird breeders who live in Burnaby, B.C, Canada. Please contact us for a detailed address due to privacy reasons.

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.

Do you deliver?

Unfortunately, we do not have a delivery service at the moment.


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, the 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 would 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.

 

What do we need to buy before getting a lovebird?

A cage (size depends on the quantity of lovebirds; a medium Vision cage for example is perfect for one bird, a large Vision cage may be preferable for two birds), food (lovebird/cockatiel seeds, millets, pellets, 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.