Last Updated on July 13, 2022 by Ali Shahid
Lutino Lovebirds are the most popular mutations of Peach-faced Lovebirds, followed by the beautiful Dutch Blue Lovebirds. Their charming characteristics include being lively, playful, and amusing, just like the Peach-faced.
Their intelligence makes them wonderful companions. Lutino Lovebirds are considered by many to be the most beautiful lovebirds because of their golden yellow color and peachiness!
With their relative hardiness, easy care, and ability to breed readily, the Lutino Lovebird makes an excellent first bird. Having a hand-reared Lutino Lovebird as a companion is a very enjoyable and affectionate experience.
Due to their intelligence and awareness, an untamed lovebird will look at its caretaker eagerly and readily interact with him. Their courage makes them very dangerous when they are out of their cages, and they should be supervised carefully.
As a potential owner of a Lutino Lovebird, there are several vital details you need to be aware of before getting one.
Lutino Lovebirds Origin
The Lutino Lovebird is a subspecies of the Peach-Faced Lovebird. Their native temperature is hot, so they thrive better in warm climates and aren’t as tolerant of cold ones. Due to their ease of training and breeding, they have become popular pets.
It is now known that these Lutino Lovebirds are sex-linked through the mutations in their genes. This species of bird can be divided into the Cinnamon Lutino Lovebird and the American Cinnamon Lutino Lovebird.
This bird species suits warm and calm environments, damp woodlands, and indoor habitats well because of their background.
As a mutation of the Peach-faced Lovebird, the Lutino Lovebird is an especially striking bird due to its bright red face and overall yellow coloring. It is a sex-related gene that causes the lutino mutation in the affected individual.
It works on the bird by eliminating all the melanin, which is the dark pigment, from the bird while leaving the yellow pigment intact and the red pigment undisturbed.
Two other sex-linked mutations also cause the melanin to be diluted or removed in parts as a result of these mutations.
Oftentimes, they are known as cinnamon or ‘fallow’. The darker of the two is the American cinnamon and can be described as a light green.
Another type of cinnamon is Australian cinnamon, which is a greenish-yellow shade and is a very pale one. As an adult, the Lutino Lovebird can reach a length of about 6″ to 7″ (16 – 18 cm).
Unlike other lovebird species, the Lutino Peach-Faced Lovebird is extremely social, brave, and extremely comfortable around people and other animals, such as birds.
Their affectionate nature, friendly nature, playful nature, curiosity, and activity are also very notable. The social nature of these birds makes them enjoy playing with others, human companions, or mentally stimulating activities.
Pairs of lovebirds are fine. Health and happiness are better when they are in pairs. However, you should watch out for aggressive behavior. Whether a fellow lovebird or human companion, they form strong bonds with their mates.
One of the disadvantages of this approach is that when a mate dies, they may become depressed as a result of their loss. As a result, it is important to socialize with multiple humans to reduce the tendency to become co-dependent.
These little birds with a friendly and loving nature are a great choice for those looking for a sweet and loving pet. Children enjoy the company of these playful animals because they are playful themselves.
Additionally, they are also considered to be among the most peaceful parrots, as well as being very tiny. In this way, you can rest assured that your children will not be harmed in the future.
Lutino lovebirds are a great choice for those who are just starting as breeders. They are capable of breeding either in colonies or in pairs and have the same behavioral characteristics as the Peach-faced Lovebird in regards to breeding.
When providing nest boxes, make sure to give them plenty of willow twigs, palm fronds, or other nesting materials. Nesting materials will be carried between the feathers on their back and their rump as they build their nests.
Incubation of the eggs takes approximately 23 days after the hen lays four to five eggs. A new-fledged bird will leave the nest in about 30 to 38 days, but it will still be dependent on its mother until about 43 days.
Remove the young from their parents’ care when they become independent, so that they can live independently.
Caring for the Lutino Lovebird
In case you decide to get yourself a Lutino Lovebird, here are a few tips that you will need to know to take good care of it.
These birds need to get plenty of exercises to maintain their health. To ensure that the bird is mentally stimulated all the time, you should make sure you provide a spacious cage and lots of toys for it to play with.
The animals also need some natural wooden perches to exercise their feet since they are active. A healthy bird will live a long and happy life if it is exercised properly.
The caretakers need to keep a bathing bowl available at all times for their Lutino Lovebirds because they enjoy bathing. Maintain short nails by trimming them three months a year. Molting occurs twice a year for these birds.
You should keep this bird company in the cage if you want it to be happy. It is however important to keep it occupied by playing and conversing if you keep it as a single bird.
This Lutino Lovebird breed is known for its friendly temperament and affectionate nature, which make them the friendliest of all lovebird breeds. Hence, a strong bond of love and affection develops between them and their companions.
In addition to being playful, they are social birds, so they’ll enjoy being around other birds. Their jealousy can lead to aggression if they don’t receive attention from their mates.
They will likely develop favorites once they have been put together with other birds.
The Peach-faced Lutino Lovebird prefers to stay with a large flock of other birds of the same species. As a result, if they feel isolated when you bring them home for the first time, you may find it difficult to tame them in the future if they feel isolated.
You’ll need to give the bird time to adjust to its new surroundings if you don’t have any other bird species around. It is advantageous to raise these birds because they do not have any significant problems with their behavior.
In addition, they do not like talking as well, so you will not have to work hard to teach them to talk. Although they may seem indifferent to you, they are capable of learning a few words and, as a result, they can be taught easily.
It is also necessary to train these birds not to bite you when they are young. In most birds, it is natural for them to bite. This behavior is used by them as a means of expressing that they dislike something.
It may bite you if it’s not used to being around new and strange people, or if it’s not comfortable in new and strange surroundings. As a result, if your pet bird bites you, you will need to train it not to do so.
Lutino Lovebird Food
There is no difference in the diet of Latino Lovebirds and those of other lovebird species. Seeds, fruits, vegetables, and pellets made from commercial ingredients are all popular with them.
There are times when they can be quite picky and enjoy eating nuts and seeds more than anything else. For this reason, you should make sure that your pet bird gets the maximum amount of nutrients from the seeds that you provide.
You can also give your bird green beans, zucchini, broccoli, bell peppers, and spinach, besides seeds. These little birds require nutrition and a good diet to stay healthy. They can live for a long time as long as they are in good health.
Consult with your vet if you observe any signs of lethargy or any signs of unhealthy behavior in your pet, especially when it comes to food.
A competent Avian Vet can also give you advice on how much food your bird should be eating according to the age and health of your bird.
Considering that birds require variety in their diets, you might want to consider supplementing their formulated diets with some healthy table foods such as spaghetti with no seasoning. Even so, you should consult your veterinarian before feeding your pet these foods to make sure they are safe.
Common Lutino Diseases
The Lutino Lovebird is prone to diseases such as chlamydiosis, self-mutilation, and nutritional deficiencies, especially if fed a diet that consists primarily of seeds as a source of nutrition.
From Where to Get a Lutino Lovebird
A reputable breeder or a bird rescue organization can provide you with a Lutino Lovebird for an affordable price of $80-$250. There may also be a difference in price between breeders depending on the color mutation of the bird and the age of the bird as well.
Consequently, before investing in one of these birds, you should perform a bit of research into where you can get them from. Occasionally, if there is a high demand for a specific color mutation, the price may also increase along with it.
To have a better idea of how the breeder takes care of the birds, I recommend that you visit the breeder’s premises before you decide to adopt a bird from them.
As well as medical documentation, you can obtain information on the health of the bird and its parents. In this way, you can ensure that your bird is healthy.
It is also important to consider the cost of the first supplies you will need for your new bird, which will include cages, toys, and food bowls for your bird.
Ali Shahid is a veterinarian by profession and an animal lover. He loves to give expert opinions about different animals. He has worked in top organization of birds like Bigbird Feed and Poultry Research institute. He loves birds, especially parrots and has great experience in different parrot farms.