5. Peach-faced lovebird
With a life expectancy of up to 20 years, these lovebirds are challenging to handle and are almost similar to parrots in appearance. They are small birds and measure 6.5 inches long. The peach-faced lovebird comes in various color mutations and is extremely playful. You will always find it in trouble the minute you get your eyes off it. Extremely playful birds, you need to install perches on their cage, ensure regular cleaning and daily one-on-one play time. They are known to be a little bit territorial so you may need to familiarize yourself on how to deal with that.