The lutino lovebird is also known as the peachfaced or peach lovebird. It is also known to some as the rosy-faced variety. It belongs to the family of Psittacidae with a scientific name of Agapormis roseicollis. This type of lovebird has a golden yellow plumage with a peachy face, said to be the most stunning of all the species. Among the very famous mutations of the peachfaced lovebirds, it is the lutino is the most famous, strongly followed by the dutch blue lovebird.
The lutino lovebird can be a nice beginner bird or pet as they are comparatively resilient, easy to care for and can gamely breed. Hand-raised lutino lovebirds are amazingly affectionate and are fun buddies. They are relatively intelligent and alert. They can watch their caretaker with curiosity and readily intermingle. Plus, they are extremely brave small birds and should be supervised carefully when they are out of their cage to avoid getting them into trouble.
This specie of the lovebird is very sociable and adores companionship. By nature, the lutino lovebird has to live closely with a cohort that is why they are often kept with another lovebird. Although they are loving when hand-raised, they can still need much attention when kept alone. Thus, most of them are kept in pairs in order to satisfy their great need for steady company, socialization and mutual grooming.
The lutino lovebird can grow to about six to seven inches or 16 to 18 centimeters in length. They are a sex-linked gene mutation. A spacious cage is needed as lovebirds are usually active. Should you have a tame pet which is kept in a smaller cage, it has to be let out for longer periods in order to fly around. Like the other species and birds, the lutino usually enjoy a variety of vegetables, fruits, seeds, commercial pellets. You can read about lutino lovebird care and know the proper way to feed them.
Since the lutino lovebird is sociable, it requires companionship as this is essential for its happiness and good health. In an aviary setting, it can however become more aggressive. Moreover, this lovebird can breed in a single pair or in colonies. Once you provided with a nest box, make sure to also provide them with palm fronds, willow twigs and other necessary nesting materials as they will create a nest of their own within the box.
The interesting thing about the lutino lovebird is that it can carry the nesting materials between their rump feathers and their back. The hen can lay 4 to 5 eggs, incubated for at least 23 days. The very young fledge generally leave the nest around 30 to 38 days but will still be dependent until around 43 days more. As soon as they become independent, you can take out the young towards a new housing where they can stay.