Lovebirds are part of the family, so you’ll want to place their cage in a family room or living area. Stay away from drafty areas and keep the cage out of direct sunlight and close to a window. This will allow them to access natural light and airflow. Avoid placing the cage in a kitchen as fumes from non-stick pans and self-cleaning ovens can be toxic to birds.

Placement

Lovebirds need to feel safe and secure in their home. Keeping the cage in a high traffic area of the house, where they can see family members and interact with them is best. It is important to avoid placing the cage in front of a window, as outside factors like dogs, hawks, and storms can scare them.

The cage needs to be well away from drafty windows and doors as well. Providing the birds with a special place to sleep will also help them feel more comfortable and safe.

Be sure the cage has plenty of access doors for cleaning, removing toys, and feeding purposes. It is also important that the cage locks are durable as Lovebirds are very clever and can open doors easily.

Lovebird Cage Setup : r/parrots

 

Lighting

Lovebirds are quite feisty little creatures, so you’ll want to house them in a cage that’s large enough for them to move around. This cage comes with a stand that puts it at just the right height for viewing and easier maintenance. It also has a removable floor grate so you can more easily clean up the droppings, feathers, and other debris that lovebirds create.

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Lighting is an essential for any bird’s cage setup. Full spectrum lights will simulate natural sunlight and help with the bird’s photoperiod. You should also have a cage cover to offer a safe sleep environment for the bird at night. The covers are available with a timer to ensure that you’re only using the light during daylight hours. You may also need a set of feeders for the birds to use.

Perches

Lovebirds need plenty of perches to hang out on. These can be made of wood branches or ropes. Rope perches are great because they’re soft and comfortable, especially for older or arthritic birds. However, they can easily get tangled or chewed on, and you may need to replace them often.

Another great option is a play stand, which will give your bird a natural place to perch and hang out. Some play stands will have food and water dishes on them, which will help make cleaning your cage much easier.

These also usually have a bottom drop tray, which will keep your bird’s seed from going everywhere and prevent your birds from getting dirty feet from touching the floor. They can be used to hold toys, and many have hooks on the sides so you can hang up a hanging hut or nest box.

Food & Water

Lovebirds are very active birds who need plenty of space to fly around and perch in. They also require toys like seed bells, swings, ladders, mirrors and wooden gnaws. They like platform perches too that provide a rest from clenching on rope or wood and are great for their feet.

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You should also include a cage cover to help your bird feel safe at night. Be sure to purchase one specifically made for bird cages. Be sure not to use towels or bedding since your lovebird can pick at the fibers and possibly choke.

This cage is small enough that you can comfortably fit it in a room and yet spacious enough for a pair of lovebirds to enjoy. It also has multiple doors and a top that can be used as a playtop with perches and a sleeping hut.

Toys

Lovebirds are naturally curious and like to explore their surroundings, so having plenty of toys is important. These toys can include shreddable toys that will fulfill their instinct to chew and pull, as well as foraging toys that encourage their hunting instincts.

They also enjoy toys that offer areas to hide or play peek-a-boo games from like the Super Bird Creations Peekaboo Perch Bird Tent. These types of toys are great for preventing boredom, aggression and loneliness in a cage.

You should rotate the toys in your lovebird’s cage weekly so that he or she always has something new to find. Keeping your bird’s environment interesting will help prevent unwanted behaviors such as biting, screaming and chewing on bars of the cage. Lovebirds are extremely strong and could bend a flimsy bar if given the opportunity.