Can lovebirds live with other birds?

Table of Content

  • Introduction
  • Start with the basics!
  • Moving on to the next step of introducing the new bird!
  • Observe the birds!
  • Action Time!
  • Conclusion
  • FAQs


Being a parent of a lovebird, you might be concerned about them being lonely and bored. Stop right there! Your lovebirds might not appreciate the thought. Introducing any new bird in that little kingdom of theirs could prove to be a big challenge for you. But do not worry. We’ve got you covered!

First and foremost, if this second bird/s idea is just out of concern for your lovely pets, then don’t bother pals (for real). But if you are the one wanting more birds, in that case, we have got some tips to make the introduction of a second bird easier for the lovebirds coupled with some advice on what species can get along with your existing pet to make this journey of pet keeping easy and fun.

Lovebirds are also called pocket parrots. They make great pets. But great friends with other birds? Not really. Interestingly, your colorful, active lovebirds are only affectionate toward you. The Pocket parrots in question have nine different species discovered globally- out of which three species are the ones that can be pet, naming Rosy-faced lovebirds, Fisher’s lovebirds, and Black-masked lovebirds.

However, if you want to bring in a new bird, try following these cautionary measures, then observe how your pet reacts to that. If they gradually start to like each other and have fun in each other’s company, Bravo! You’ve now got a playful and colorful company of many little feathered ones to enjoy, and you’ve managed to give your bird friends too. That’s a win-win.

Start with the basics!

Find out what bird species are compatible with the personality of lovebirds. The types of birds that usually get along with the lovebirds mentioned above are canaries, budgerigars (also called parakeets), and finches.

Moving on to the next step of introducing the new bird!

The most important thing here is using a different cage for the new bird. However, you should keep it in the same room with the lovebirds to familiarize them without threatening them with their territories since lovebirds are known to be territorial. Gradually reduce the distance between the cages of the birds.

Observe the birds!

Now when the birds are in close proximity, observe their interaction, if any, with each other. If they show aggressive behavior towards each other, it’s better to let them stay in separate cages for a while.

Action Time!

After some time, once the tension starts to cool down, look for a big ass aviary with ample space for each bird species to fly and approach their perches. Meanwhile, to keep the jealousy factor at bay, prioritize your initial pets when taking care of the birds(pro-tip).


Love birds are playful pets. They tend to get along with their owners and get trained effortlessly. But when it comes to other birds staying with them, they often tend to show their aggressive sides. Therefore, we’d recommend following the steps in this article to make it work.


Do my lovebirds feel the need to be with any other bird, given I’m not around much?

Nope, your lovebird does fine on its own. It is a species that does not require company. 

What are the species that we can think of keeping with our lovebirds? 

Lovebirds live with their bonded mates. Try introducing parakeets, finches, and canaries.

What should I do if my lovebird shows aggressive behavior towards other birds? 

You’ll have to remove the other bird immediately. It’s in the nature of these birds, and yours doesn’t seem to get along with the other one.

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