Black Masked Lovebird for sale,a beautiful bird with clear bright coloration, the Masked Lovebird also referred to as the Black Masked Lovebird, makes every bit as good a pet as the Peach-faced Lovebird. Some even suggest that they may be a bit calmer, though others say they are just as mischievous. Either way, they will make a delightful and enjoyable addition to any household.
This small parrot is an excellent beginners bird being relatively hardy, easy to care for, a willing breeder, and reasonably priced. It is a most playful, intelligent, and amusing little companion.
The Masked Lovebird is very social and loves companionship. Their natural behavior is to live closely with a companion so are often kept with another lovebird. Most are kept in pairs to satisfy their considerable need for constant companionship, mutual preening, and socialization.
Behavior Black Masked Lovebird
The black-masked lovebirds are quite popular as companion birds. They are friendly and sociable – but need the companionship of a mate or partner. Couples can be seen grooming and feeding each other. It’s very endearing and fun to watch.
Younger parrots are easier to tame, but given enough time and attention, the vast majority of adult birds will learn trust and overcome their dread of humans.
The birds can be kept in pairs or on their own in a medium-sized cage. Taming the birds is easier if they are kept alone. A cage must have enough rungs for the birds to move about freely and keep themselves entertained. You can periodically give them willow branches to nibble on to keep them entertained. Because they live in areas surrounded by water in the wild, they require more bathing facilities than other parrots.
Care and feeding
Foods available for Lovebirds include formulated diets, either pelleted or extruded, seed only diets, and small parrot mixes which offer a mixture of both. There are pros and cons to feeding only a formulated diet as well as feeding only a seed diet.
A formulated diet provides a good nutritional base so does not require the addition of vitamins. However it does not contain the phytonutrients (antioxidant pigments) that are found in vegetables, fruits, grains, and seeds. Phytonutrients are believed to boost the immune system, help a body to heal itself, and to prevent some diseases. Also, parrots can become bored with formulated diet due to the lack of variety.
A seed only diet offers much more variety but requires additional vitamin and calcium supplements. Lovebirds need not only nutritional requirements met but also variety for psychological enrichment.
Although they do not speak, these black lovebirds may be trained to undertake a variety of tasks. They make a fantastic pet bird for a first-time bird owner because they are generally easy to train, but keep in mind that even if you train them effectively, they will play up if they don’t get lots of attention. You may train them to fetch and do tricks like spin around and bob their heads if you pay close attention to them.
The masked lovebird can get nippy and start biting other birds and people if it is not properly trained and socialized. They will also chew on almost anything, so train them to stick to their chew toys or hide anything you don’t want them to chew on. Giving them toys they can shred and pieces of paper to keep them occupied is a wonderful approach to train them to stop chewing.