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Lutino Lovebird

Lutino Peach-faced Lovebird

Family: Psittacidae A pair of Lutino Peach-faced LovebirdsPair of Lutino LovebirdsAgapornis roseicollisPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy David Brough
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An escaped Lutino Lovebird eats at my wild bird feeder & uses the bird bath. I live in PA & it will get cold here; any hints on how to catch it would be... (more)  Adelle Ziemer

   The Lutino Peach-faced Lovebird, with it's golden yellow plumage and it's peachie face, is said by many to be the most beautiful of all lovebirds!

   The most popular mutation of Peach-faced Lovebird is the Lutino Lovebird, followed closely in popularity by the beautiful Dutch Blue Lovebird. Both of these birds have all the wonderful charm and characteristics of the Peach-faced, being active, playful, and amusing. They are intelligent little birds and make a wonderful companion and friend.

   The Lutino Lovebird makes a great beginner bird as they are relatively hardy, easy to care for, and will readily breed. A hand-raised Lutino Lovebird is an incredibly affectionate and fun companion. As they are quite intelligent and aware, even an untamed lovebird will watch it's caretaker with curiosity and readily interact. They are also very brave little birds, and like a child, much be supervised carefully when out of their cage to make sure they don't get themselves into trouble.

   The Lutino Lovebirds are very social and love 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 roseicollis
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  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Genus: Agapornis
  • Species: roseicollis

Scientific Name: Agapornis roseicollis var.

Description:    The Lutino Lovebird, a particularly striking bird with an overall yellow coloring and a bright red face, is a mutation of the Peach-faced Lovebird. The lutino mutation is a sex-linked gene. It acts by removing removing all of the melanin, the dark pigment, from the bird while the pigments of yellow and red are uneffected.
   There are two other sex-linked mutations which work to partially remove or dilute the melanin. They are called cinnamon, or sometimes 'fallow'. The darker of the two is the American cinnamon and can be described as a light green. The other is the Australian cinnamon, which is a very light greenish-yellow.

Size - Weight:    The Lutino Lovebird will get up to about 6" - 7" (16 - 18 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 Lutino Lovebird is excellent for the beginning breeder. These birds will breed well in either colonies or in a single pair, and have the same behaviors as the Peach-faced Lovebird. When you provide them with a nest box, be sure to also provide lots of willow twigs, palm fronds, or other nesting materials as they will build a small nest of their own inside of the nest box. They will carry the nesting materials between their back and rump feathers.
   The hen will lay four to five eggs which are incubated for about 23 days. The young fledge (leave the nest) in about 30 to 38 days but will still be dependent until about 43 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 moderate but metallic shriek and can be somewhat noisy for parts of the day.
   See About Lovebirds: Potential Problems for information on illnesses.

Availability:   The Lutino Lovebird is very popular and is readily available.

Author: Clarice Brough, CAS
Lastest Animal Stories on Lutino Lovebird

Adelle Ziemer - 2016-09-15
An escaped Lutino Lovebird eats at my wild bird feeder & uses the bird bath. I live in PA & it will get cold here; any hints on how to catch it would be appreciated.

Asif - 2016-01-29
I have pair of yellow lutino for sale

  • Denise - 2016-08-11
    Where are you located and how much are you asking for them?
Evelyn - 2015-10-16
Good afternoon. I have a peachface lovebird. I got it from the breeder he is 4 months old. My problem was he is always chirping. Other than that a have 2 parakeets. They are all in one big cage. How to stop Him chirping. Thank you.

  • Thomas - 2016-06-18
    I got two peach faced lovebirds a couple days ago. One of them took to me instantly. The other I'm still working on. When they turn into shrieking terrors I talk to them calmly. It has worked so far. I just talk in a low gentle tone and they quiet down mainly. Chattering and screeching is normal for them though. They are very vocal. I'd suggest trying to see the unique beauty in the metallic screech. Plus they are so cute! Good luck!
NI Cole - 2016-04-24
Can african baby lutinos can leave with out any brother/Sister?Pls reply beacause our peachfaced babies are two ,The one died but the other can live right?but handfeeded

Asif - 2016-01-29
I have pair of yellow lutino for sale

  • Denise - 2016-08-11
    Where are you located and how much are you asking for them?
Samantha - 2016-01-20
I have a 4 week old lutino love bird for sale. 620-295-0953

  • Anonymous - 2016-01-23
    Want to buy the 4wk old baby lation lovebird
Anonymous - 2016-01-22
Im looking for a male lutino any here at brownsville tx 281 3018528

Reply - 2015-12-08
I am looking for a male lutino lovebird to buy prefer an adult no baby.