Relationship: What lovebirds teach us
Lovebird with the common name 'Agapornis' is a small genus of the parrot with many unique, features, characteristics as well behaviours that humans can learn from.
Who hasn't heard about these birds? Their name is so spectacular that it would be hard for one to say they haven't heard about these birds. You might wonder how their name came about
These highly affectionate and social birds derived their name from the parrot's tendency to pair monogamously and bond for long periods. And just as their name suggests, they are a symbol of love.
Many people know little or nothing about these birds asides their name; however, they are one of the most amazing species of birds you'd ever come across.
What lessons can we learn from the lovebirds?
If you have taken your time to watch or study lovebirds, you will find out that they are intriguing species of birds. You'd surely take note of one or two things from their habits and lifestyles. Here are some lessons their relationship and lifestyle can teach us.
Lovebirds teach faithfulness; humans can learn from that
Isn't it funny or rather shameful that mere birds display this virtue even better than humans who are supposed higher specie of living things? You will notice that once a male lovebird pairs with a female partner, it sticks with it.
This should apply to human marriages, relationships. Challenges, of course, will arise in marriage. However, divorce shouldn't always be the way out.
Partners in the marriage institution should make conscious efforts to persevere even when challenges arise. Remember the saying, "It takes two to tango". If the two work out the marital differences and issues, be rest assured that the marriage will last for a lifetime.
Lovebirds show care and are sensitive to each other's needs
It is not rare to see these beautiful creatures sitting side-by-side each other in groups for a long duration of time seemly giving each other attention. They are notably affectionate and friendly too.
Lovebirds are affectionate and are sensitive to each others needs
Since the invention of the internet, mobile phones and other technological devices, we seem to have lost that human-to-human connection. All we are left with now is a human-to-device connection, which is not all so good.
When last did you show affection to your spouse? When last did you two sit, talk, gist, cuddle? Too busy with other life matters that you forgot that the intimacy aspect matters too?
We need to bring back those good old days where people sit, talk, gist, socialize, pay genuine attention to one another without phones getting in the way. This has posed communication problems even in marriages!
Make out time even out of your busy schedule to visit friends, family, loved ones. Plan weekend outings and dates; make efforts to spend more quality time together.
They have fun with one another
Lovebirds love having fun especially wit other birds they share things in common with. You'd see them flying around with other couples. Marriage shouldn't stop couples from going out there to catch fun. Life shouldn't be that hard.
No man is an Island and connecting with other people or couples that share similar goals, and mindset should be encouraged. Encourage yourselves while having fun together, and you will find yourselves wax even stronger.
You might say these are mere birds, but then, this is reality. You's be surprised at the things and situations that are capable of teaching you life lessons. There should be room for learning from everyone and everything because out of learning comes growth.
Fun facts about lovebirds
Lovebirds can be seen in groups: they have fun with one another
Lovebirds make such great pets for pet owners and lovers who are always willing to shower them with love. Here are more fun facts about lovebirds.
- There are nine species of lovebirds with only three considered ideal for pet life because of their charming temperaments- Peach-faced lovebird, Fischer's lovebird and Black-masked lovebird.
- Seven out of the nine species of lovebirds are androgynous (you can't distinguish between the males and the females.
- Lovebirds love being active; running back and forth, rising at first light to eat, drink and explore their environment.
- They love being tucked in at bedtime.
- Lovebirds, unlike other parrot species, are not talkers as they do not typically mimic speech and sounds. However, they like to chirp and chatter.
- They are the fourth most popular companion bird in the United States.
- They are most likely to build their nests in tree hollows or cactuses.