Bird Club of America's
Peachface Species Support Page
By Kathy Greaser, Director
The Peachface Lovebird (Agapornis
roseicollis) is one of nine species of Lovebirds. It is considered
to be in between the sexual dimorphic group and the white eye-ringed
The Peachface lovebird is a sleek looking little bird 6 1/2-7" in length. It has a green body, red orange face, bib, and forehead, horn colored beak, teal rump and black flight feathers with green on the front edge, green with black and a touch of orange tail feathers. The females are generally larger than the males. Average weights for a Peachface range from 45-65 grams.
***NESTING & BREEDING***
These birds breed well in both a colony or cage situation. In a colony always make sure you have at least 1 1/2 times as many boxes as you have pairs, double the amount of boxes is even better. Also always place them at the same height in the flight. I cage breed and their cages are 24" x 24" x 18". The smallest I would put them in is 24" x 16" x 16". I use a box that's 8" x 8" x 9", hung on the outside of the cage with a 2-3" entrance hole. This does get a bit crowded when the female hatches out 6 babies. I would suggest larger if you allow the birds to raise their young. I pull mine for hand feeding between 10-17 days old. I use Carefresh bedding but this species love willow, honeysuckle, and bayberry when I give it to them. The hen sheds strips of paper and puts them in her rump and under her wing feathers to carry to the nest. If given a water bowl she will control the humidity, which is best maintained between 50-65%. Once the babies start to hatch I provide clean material everyday so the pair can replenish the nest. Females should be added to the male's cage. Never vice versa, she will kill him for entering her territory. White eggs are laid every other day for a clutch of 4-6. The eggs begin to hatch 18-23 (mine 23) days after incubation starts. Sometimes a hen will not start incubating till the second or third egg is laid.
Their diet should consist of Pellets, Fruits, Veggies, Greens, Pastas, Beans, Rices, and seed. If you use a pellet as a base, meaning they eat 80% pellets, then they don't need supplemental vitamins. If seed is used as a base then they need the vitamins.
BCA Lovebird Genus Breeding Partnership Coordinator is Wendy Poole
This Species Suport Page of Bird Clubs of America
, is published for its National Forum, and is produced,directed
and mailed with help from Wendy Poole, Raleigh, NC. It is sent
to BCA Alliance Clubs, but may be reproduced with full credits in
other club newsletters. Visit Our Other Lovebird Species Breeding Partnership Sites
and become a Partner:
Fischer's Lovebird Breeding
Madagascar Lovebird Breeding Partnership (under re-construction)
Black-Cheeked Lovebird Breeding Partnership
Bird Clubs of America Lovebird Partnerships
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Fischer's Lovebird Breeding