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Blue Masked Lovebird

Agapornis p. personata var.

Family: Psittacidae Pair of Blue Masked LovebirdsAgapornis personataPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy David Brough
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Hi. I have a beautiful blue masked lovebird for adoption. Unfortunately, I don't have enough time to spend with her. Please email me if you're still interested.  Dean

   A pretty little parrot, Blue Masked Lovebird makes an adorable pet. It is a most playful, charming and amusing companion...an excellent bird for the beginner!

   The Blue Masked Lovebird is a favorite color variety of the Masked Lovebird. Though easily bred in captivity, this attractive variation also occurs naturally in the wild.

   Friendly and easy to care for, the Blue Masked Lovebird will make a delightful and enjoyable addition to any household. They are relatively hardy and are easy to breed, making them every bit as good a pet as the Peach-faced Lovebird. Some even suggest that they may be a bit calmer, though others say they are just as mischievous.

   Typical of all the lovebirds, the Blue Masked Lovebird is very social and loves companionship. Their natural behavior is to live closely with a companion so are often kept with another lovebird. Though they make a very fine and affectionate pet when hand-raised, they will need a lot of attention if kept singly. Most are kept in pairs to satisfy their considerable need for constant companionship, mutual preening, and socialization.

For more information and the care of Lovebirds see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Lovebird


Geographic Distribution
Agapornis personata
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  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Genus: Agapornis
  • Species: personata

Scientific Name: Agapornis personata personata var.

Description:    The Blue Masked Lovebird is the best known color mutation of the Masked Lovebird, and this variety occurs naturally in the wild as well as in captivity. It is very attractive with a black head, blue body, and a white collar around the neck and on the upper breast.
   All the Masked Lovebird mutations have a black 'mask' and their names refer to their body coloring, in this case 'blue'. Other color mutations include the Green Masked Lovebird which is also very common, and other more uncommon varieties such as the medium blue (cobalt) and the dark blue (slate).

Size - Weight:    The Blue Masked Lovebird will get up to about 6" (14.5 - 15. 5 cm) in length.

Care and feeding:    A roomy cage is required as lovebirds are very active. If you have a tame pet that is kept in a small cage, it needs to be let out for extended periods to fly about. Your pet they will enjoy a variety of seeds, fruits, vegetables, and commercial pellets.
   See About Lovebirds: Housing and About Lovebirds: Care and Feeding for more information.

Social Behaviors:    A lovebird is a very social bird with it's companion, and it is generally thought to be essential for their good health and happiness that they be kept in pairs rather than singly. They can, however, be aggressive towards other birds in an aviary setting.

Activities:    Loves to fly, climb, and play. Provide lots of room and lots of toys.

Breeding/Reproduction:    The Blue Masked Lovebird is excellent for the beginning breeder. These birds will breed as either single pairs or in colonies, and have the same behaviors as the Masked Lovebird. When you provide them with a nest box be sure to also provide lots of willow twigs, strips of bark, or other nesting materials.
   The hen will lay three to four eggs which are incubated for about 21 to 23 days. The young fledge (leave the nest) in about 44 to 45 days. When they become independent, remove the young to their own housing.
    See About Lovebirds: Breeding/Reproduction for more information on breeding.

Potential Problems:    This bird has a high pitched twittering and though not as loud as some parrots, it can be rather noisy for parts of the day.
   See About Lovebirds: Potential Problems for information on illnesses.

Availability:   The Blue Masked Lovebird is very popular and is readily available.

Author: Clarice Brough, CAS
Lastest Animal Stories on Blue Masked Lovebird


Dean - 2016-09-06
Hi. I have a beautiful blue masked lovebird for adoption. Unfortunately, I don't have enough time to spend with her. Please email me if you're still interested.

  • Saundra S Breeden - 2016-09-08
    where do you live? I'm needing a female blue masked lovebird. $I'm in Oklahoma
  • Lester - 2018-02-07
    Hi--Is your blue masked lovie still available?
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Coolbreese - 2016-12-14
Hi everyone... I bought a pair of Blue masked love bird from a reputable breeder in our country, they were few of them and placed them in a flight age while they were young...after 6 months I noticed 2 of the blue pure blackmasked were bonded..so I removed them from the flight and placed them on a breeding cage...and yes after few months they were able to produced siblings.....so happy and excited when I found out they were 3 little ones...weeks went by and started to noticed 2 out of the 3 siblings are pastel color and only one blue personata like their parents...not disappointed but curious how come they produced such mutations when both parents are pure blckmasked lovebirds? Anyone who knows the answer? Thank you very much..Coolbreese.

  • LaBrenda Henry - 2018-01-27
    Never know what you will end up with! Thought we got two female different clutch (cages). Checked but the pelvic bone had been broken! My Love Birds are on their 4th. clutch. One first clutch looked like dad, but was a girl. 2nd. clutch of 5- one was like mom and the others dad. 3rd. clutch turned out three completely different the either. Peach Faced- Yellow back- light green belly, very beautiful! All in the gene's of what the parents & relatives in the past.
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Kimberly V - 2017-04-03
Looking for a blue masked lovebird, preferably hand-tamed. I live in Calgary, AB. I just want the one, so that I can bond with it.

  • LaBrenda Henry - 2018-01-27
    Have a Blue Masked Male and a Peach faced red beak green female. They have had 3 clutches and are laying on the 4th clutch now. My males pelvic bone was broken, thought both were girls. Took eggs away missed one. One egg hatched. Looks like Blue Masked dad. 2nd. clutch 5 - 4 looked like dad Blue masked and one like mom Green/Peach Faced masked w/ red beak. #ed. clutch turned out three Yellow peach Faced w/ light green belly. Not like mom or dad. Who knows what this clutch will be? Hatch March / April 2018. Still interested e-mail labrendah@aol.com LaBrenda Henry
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gayle gills - 2017-11-09
my finngan (blue masked ) is a real joy to have. he is very independent and lets me know in no uncertain terms if he wants some attention. recently he has started to play 'basketball ' with his plastic balls. he will tossone to the other side of the cage, go and get it and toss it back. then he will pick one up and toss it into his water dish. this is so funnnny to watch and now, I can tell him to go and get his ball and he will.he has a hanging tent and loves it as he can play peek-a-boo.love him dearly and enjoying him immensely

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Dean - 2016-09-06
Hi. I have a beautiful blue masked lovebird for adoption. Unfortunately, I don't have enough time to spend with her. Please email me if you're still interested.

  • Saundra S Breeden - 2016-09-08
    where do you live? I'm needing a female blue masked lovebird. $I'm in Oklahoma
  • Lester - 2018-02-07
    Hi--Is your blue masked lovie still available?
Reply
Kimberly V - 2017-04-03
Looking for a blue masked lovebird, preferably hand-tamed. I live in Calgary, AB. I just want the one, so that I can bond with it.

  • LaBrenda Henry - 2018-01-27
    Have a Blue Masked Male and a Peach faced red beak green female. They have had 3 clutches and are laying on the 4th clutch now. My males pelvic bone was broken, thought both were girls. Took eggs away missed one. One egg hatched. Looks like Blue Masked dad. 2nd. clutch 5 - 4 looked like dad Blue masked and one like mom Green/Peach Faced masked w/ red beak. #ed. clutch turned out three Yellow peach Faced w/ light green belly. Not like mom or dad. Who knows what this clutch will be? Hatch March / April 2018. Still interested e-mail labrendah@aol.com LaBrenda Henry
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Sylvia Hegedus - 2016-08-16
Im looking for a blue masked lovebird

  • Dean - 2016-09-06
    Hi. I have a beautiful blue masked lovebird for adoption. Unfortunately, I don't have enough time to spend with her. If you're still interested, please email me at 4ruchina@gmail.com. Thanks
  • Malini - 2016-09-15
    Do you still have the bird with you?

    Please contact me. I love birds.

    Thank you
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