Masked Lovebird (Agapornis personata) - Wiki
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The Masked Lovebird (Agapornis personata) is a bird species in the parrot family. They are native to northeast Tanzania.
There are two categories of masked lovebirds, the black-masked and the blue-masked (often called cobalt). The head of the black-masked is a dark sooty black with a bright red beak. The wings are a dark green with a lighter underside. The breast and the nape of the neck are yellowish, and the flight feathers are black. Masked lovebirds are known for the large white rings around each of its eyes (which give it the appearance of wearing a mask). The masked lovebird is one of the smaller lovebirds, compared to other species of Lovebirds. Their diet is mainly seed with fresh fruit and vegetables. The best fruit and vegetables to feed them are green and yellow. Do NOT feed them anything salted, or iceberg lettuce, anything with caffene and chocolate. Avocado and other certain fruits can also harm them like the ones contained by the readily available apple. Their average size is about 5-6 inches. You should place at least 3 toys in their cage so your bird won't get bored when you're not with them. If they live in a cage alone they will be more dependent on their owner, if they live with other lovebirds they will tend to ignore you more and pay attention to the other birds. Their cage should be at least 18" x 18"- if it is too small they will feel crowded. Lovebirds can make great pets if their owner is willing to spend time with them specially if acquired hand fed at a verry young age!
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