Sunday, August 15, 2010

By Eduardo Gonzalez

Love birds are diminutive but quite aggressive, and they come in eight different breeds. Seven of those breeds are from Africa, and one is native to Madagascar. They measure from five to seven inches in length and weigh as much as one and a half to two and a half ounces.

Don’t be deceived by their smallness--they tiny but can be chubby and are definitely sturdy. Their short beaks are hooked, and their feathers are muted. In the wild, love birds abound in groups.