Meet our baby lovebird

Here’s a baby lovebird just about to be ringed by Head of Birds, Kellie Piper.

dzg_babylovebird_webKellie said: “DZG’s lovebirds are some of our most popular birds and are sited in the upper level adjacent to the orangs so look out for the youngster next time you’re up there.” 

Africa’s most endangered parrot, they are called lovebirds due to the lifelong close bonds they form with their mate – up to 15 years.

Eggs hatch after 14 days and chicks fledge after 42 days. The female undertakes the incubation and will only leave the eggs and nest to feed.