Making Good Lovebird Cages
Lovebirds are one bird that is quite lively, playful, and likes to fly arround. Therefore, endeavored to have a large enough space lovebird cage, ie at least twice the length of wing span. In addition, the lovebird tend to fly toward horizontal rather than vertical. Therefore, try to make a cage that extends laterally rather than extending into the enclosure.
The minimum cage size for a pair of lovebird is length of 80 cm, width 40 cm, and height 40 cm. This cage size is also good enough to serve as a breeding cage for a pair of lovebird. If you want to keep a lot of lovebird in a cage at the same time, of course, needed a bigger cage. Make sure the size is not too cramped for lovebird. Each pair of lovebird takes an average of 0.12 m3 room. As an estimate of the cage length of 2 m, width 1 m, 1.5 m high is enough for about 5 pairs of lovebird.
Lovebird is known as the bird who likes to grind and have a sharp beak. Thus, cultivated cage bars are made of wire and iron. Bars made of wood or bamboo will be easily damaged by lovebird. In addition, a great curiosity is likely to make a lovebird bite objects around it, including the bars of the cage.
In addition, the bars of the cage made of wire or iron is also more secure from attack prey animals such as rats and cats. The distance between the bars about 1 or 2 cm. Put the cage at least about 1 m of soil. This would make a lovebird feel more comfortable because in the wild lovebird more often live on the trees than the ground surface.
In addition, place the cage in the shade but still be exposed to direct sunlight at certain moments, such as early morning. It is useful to keep the humidity inside the cage. Lovebird need sunlight to maintain body condition. Therefore, if placed in the home, try to be moved at any time. It aims to facilitate drying lovebird who was in the cage.
Lovebirds should receive direct sunlight for about two hours a day. If placed outside home, make sure the cage has a roof covering. The roof is useful as a protection from excessive sun exposure and also from the water when it rains. Keep the roof made of protective material such as wood, coconut belt, asbestos, and tile ground. Avoid covering cages derived from zinc because it can cause the temperature of the cage too overheat.