It is a small bird that reaches around 15cm (slightly varying from species to species).
Like all Psittaciformes, is a "noisy" bird (I at least consider their "noise" like a beautiful singing anti-stress). It likes to walk around the cage all day, doing "tricks". If the cage is large, it risks flights between perches, but prefers to walk through the mesh of the cage to reach the perch, real jugglers.
The Lovebirds are distributed mainly in Africa, in relatively dry and wooded areas. It is part of the group of macaws, parrots, parakeets and cockatoos, all of the Psittaciformes family. It has nine species: Cana, Taranta, Pullaria, Swinderiana, Roseicollis and the one wiht a white rim around the eyes - fischeri, personata, lilianae and nigrigenis. Among them, the most popular is the Roseicollis which establishes itself better in captivity and has more colors. Originally it is green, with half of the forehead and chest in shades of red. The fischeri, green with reddish orange forehead and chest, is also highly sought. Their mutations, totaling 10, are relatively recent. Threatened with extinction, may only be marketed banded. The Pullaria is green with bright red forehead and neck with yellow edges and, under the wings, gray (female) or black (male). It is the most sensitive and difficult to breed in captivity. On the other side, the Swinderiana, vivid green, is not bred in captivity because it only eats one type of native fig. The Cana is the smallest, with about 14 cm and has only one mutation. The wild color of the male is green with gray on the neck, head and chat and the female is all green with a black shading on the head. The Taranta, originally green-bottle with a mask and only the male with a red forehead, is the largest reaching 17 cm.