In this article, we bring you differences between Budgies and Lovebirds to make your decision of buying one of them much easier. These are a few interesting facts about them and maybe you are going to be surprised.
We’re going to discuss the pros and cons of each pet bird, so you can have correct information about the pet you want to buy.
Appearance is important for you?
Lovebirds are capable of melting even the hardest hearts, even their name melts your heart. These softly-looking birds are known because of their short tails. They are named this because they are often seen snuggling up together on the perch. Even they appear in a number of color combinations, the most common lovebird is the peach-faced one.
Also, the green lovebird, with a red or orange face may also be seen in a yellow color form on occasion and it is known as “lutino”.
On the other side budgies generally appear with a noticeably longer tail and they are rather more slight. They also have a big variety of colors of their feather, from greens and yellows to blues and whites.
What we all know is the phrase that beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, so when we are talking about their appearance we cannot decide which one is the winner. Just one thing can be crucial and that is the larger range of different colors and patterns.
That might make buying a budgerigar a rather more exciting prospect, especially if children are the ones who are involved in the selection process.
What about noise levels they’re making?
When we are discussing these small pets for example hamsters or gerbils, which rarely make noise, we have on the other side small cage birds which can be surprisingly vocal. You have to know whether they’re excited or scared, budgies and lovebirds are not pets for silent homes. What is interesting, that we can compare even their noise levels.
Anyone would say that, am I right? But how do the noise levels compare?
Compare to lovebirds, budgies have two core sounds which they produce. The first is a gentle rolling “babble” and they are making this noise when they are communicating with you or one another. It is a soothing, softly, and pleasant chirp. Also, it is known that budgies are capable of producing a harsher call, but just when they`re scared or surprised.
Lovebirds most commonly make just one sound, but that sound is a raucous and ear-piercing screech and it can be quite deafening, especially in a small room. This noise is also far more likely to irritate neighbors or other members of the family and you can get many elicit complaints.
While we all know that most pet birds will vocalize from time-to-time, also fact that generally, budgerigars produce lower levels of noise is very important for you. So these round budgerigars are the winners.
Aggression- sensitive topic
The biggest irony is, bearing in mind the lovebirds’ behavior towards its friends, their great relationship with their friends or their soft name, the fact that they can be surprisingly aggressive towards other creatures. So life with other bird species is not a very smart decision.
For example, aviary-owners keep in their mind this fact, so they don`t keep lovebirds with some smaller or more docile species, such as budgies or finches. These aviary-mates are often hampered, leading to stress, their bad decline in health, or lost feathers.
On the other hand, budgies have positive relationships with other species. They always tend to this positive thrive in their behavior towards other birds. They can be with a range of finches, or maybe some larger birds like cockatiels. You can keep them safe with these species.
For the pet owner, one or two birds in a cage can not be a big problem and factor of concern. But you have to thing precisely if you have other birds in the house, or you are considering a mixed aviary. To sum up, about this relationship and interaction between birds, it is likely that budgies are the ones who will fit into the scheme far more.
A very important thing you can`t forget and should always keep in your mind is that many bird owners need to man-handle their pet on occasion. Maybe this includes to clip their wings, apply ointment, or to sort out overgrown claws. Either way, sooner or later you’ll experience this encounter the uncomfortable situation of having to grasp your beloved, trusting pet in your hand as they scream, claw, and bite at you to get away.
You also have to be convinced thoroughly angry about the indignity that has befallen them, and that is the normal part of this situation,
Here it’s worth considering the size of the beak and the strength of their “bite” each of them.
Well, this article is not about considering you to buy budgies but the fact is that lovebirds can give a truly painful bite a very easily draw blood with their larger and more impressive beaks.
While a bite from a budgie isn’t what we might call comfortable, it is far far less painful than a lovebird bite.
In terms of care, and observance, therefore, most owners will find budgies easier to cope with this respect. So also this round is budgies round.
Lifespan of Budgies and Lovebirds
Experts disagree over the exact lifespans of these birds, which is normal because so many factors can come into play. Generally speaking, budgies can be expected to live for 5-10 years, 7-8 are typical, while lovebirds may reach the ripe old age of 15 years.
When we are talking about whether this is a good thing is a personal preference, on the one hand, a longer-lived bird means more responsibility. On the other, once you’ve fallen in love with your pet and built a strong bond with them, you shouldn’t be in any hurry to end with them and you will want to keep them forever.
If the pet bird is for children, the better choice may be that the shorter-lived budgie, because Mum and Dad won’t have to care for it for too long after their little child gets bored and moves on to the next “toy”.
It would be wrong to say that either lovebirds or budgies are better than one another. Both of them are wonderful and loving pets, given the right household, and there are strong opponents on both sides of the argument.
When you make a strong relationship with them you will be ready to do anything fo them and you will want to keep them forever as I mentioned before.
Generally speaking, it would seem that budgies have a slight upper hand, and that is just because of the way of their life. However, it is the best way to talk with your local pet shop and get many pieces of information about both species individually. Then you will truly know which one is the best pet for you.
Whatever your decision we wish you happiness, fun, and love with your new friend!