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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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I'm looking for as many as 100 pairs of lutinos, does anyone have any?  wiwit

   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

wiwit - 2013-02-01
I'm looking for as many as 100 pairs of lutinos, does anyone have any?

  • hasnain - 2015-09-29
    i have 100 pairs of lutino lovebirds .if you interested to buy than text me back. thanx
Muhammad shoaib - 2014-12-08
Madam Clarice nice to see ur advises u give us and million of thanks for that .please give advise that I buy 5 pair of Lutino yellow red face lovebirds .I live in Pakistan and someone said these are imported birds and I see that due to climate change imported birds gets a lot of diseases like eye disease and my all lovebirds suffer from eye disease and yellow fungus coming in there eyes and eye not opening. I tried betnesol -n ; polyfax ointment; gentamicin drops ; rose water and given antibiotic given by vet but not cure please advise

  • Clarice Brough - 2014-12-08
    Hi there, I'm not a veterinarian but am very glad you are seeing a vet. That is your best bet for getting help treating these birds. I really suggest you don't buy any birds that show any signs of illness. You should insist that they are quarantined by the importer until they are healthy and saleable. Birds entering the United States are required to be held in quarantine. I think it's for about 2 months, but I'm not sure of the exact amount of time.
  • Anonymous - 2015-09-16
    My lutino layed eggs on 7/8/2015 now also eggs are not hatched what to do please suggest me
Anne ianno - 2015-08-20
I have a female Lutino and a male Peach faced lovebirds, we had Lutino first for about 6 months, then got the peach faced, The Lutino is fighting with the other bird not sure what to do about this please help

  • Clarice Brough - 2015-08-21
    Lovebirds are very social and do best with a companion. In captivity their cage is their domain and safe place. An established bird that's been kept singly is not going to feel comfortable with a stranger showing up in its home. It's best to have them in separate cages until they are completely comfortable and friendly with each other. There is no guarantee that they will become friends, but their innate desire for a buddy does put the odds in favor of that type of outcome. 
Josi - 2014-12-29
Hi! I have one pair lutino fisher love birds they laying eight eggs and hen hatching 25 days running but the eggs are not fertile what can i do please help me. Best regards Josi.....

  • Clarice Brough - 2014-12-29
    It sounds like the female laid more eggs after a first clutch of 4-5 eggs. This is pretty normal as it takes a pair a time or two to figure out how and what to do. To tell which are the old and which are the new, you can candle the eggs once they are about 14 days old. You will see veins in them if they are fertile. It's good to leave infertile eggs for 25 days as you've done, and then throw them out. That way the female won't just keep laying and possibly run into a calcium deficiency. The female is usually pretty bored with them after that long anyway.
  • Josi - 2014-12-30
    Today I have seen hen threw two eggs out side the nest box.I am confused my birds is two female or real pair.Is that possible one female lutino fisher laying eight eggs?Plese help me.
  • Josi - 2014-12-30
    Today is 26 days running.I have seen hen threw two eggs out side the nest box and now hen incubation six eggs.Other male love birds waiting for out side the nest box.Can you tell me love birds are two female or genuine pair or not?Is the possible one hen lutino fisher laying eight eggs?I am so confused please help me. Best regards Josi
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-12-30
    Sounds like the hen discarded the 2 eggs because they were bad. It is possible that both birds are the same sex. Lovebirds are difficult to sex, even for experienced breeders. Sex can usually be determined by a DNA test done with a blood sample. If they are both female, it's hard to know who is laying.
  • Josi - 2015-01-04
    Clarice nice to see ur advises u give us and million of thanks for that.I ahve Lutino love birds 1st time they laying 3 eggs but they don't incubation.Then I threw the egss. 2nd time laying 1 eggs but they don't incubation. What can i do?Please help me Best regards Josi....
  • Clarice Brough - 2015-01-04
    Josi, if this continues I think you may need to have your birds sexed as it is very possible they are both female. Also make sure your environment is right, see the breeding section on the 'All about Lovebirds' page for some help. (Also on that page, note that your birds fall into the 'intermediate' type of lovebird, and these are the ones that are hard to sex).
  • Fisal - 2015-08-05
    Both are female, so the keep it going and got calcium deficiency problem.
wiwit - 2013-02-01
I'm looking for as many as 100 pairs of lutinos, does anyone have any?

  • hasnain - 2015-09-29
    i have 100 pairs of lutino lovebirds .if you interested to buy than text me back. thanx
Susan Luebke - 2015-02-11
I would like to buy a Lutino Lovebird

shazia rahman - 2014-11-11
I want to buy lutino love bird..