Treatment Type: Lifestyle Products
Rated for: Peach-faced Lovebird
Mandeville, Louisiana, United States
Posted Jan. 17, 2019
I am not trying to breed my Lovebird, and this Jollyball roost box is supplied strictly as a roost/sleep/nap box. It is not intended to encourage breeding activity.
That said, I love this roost box, and my Lovebird loves it too. As you can see, it's made of a hard plastic Jollyball with some stainless steel hanging chain that would be very difficult for the Lovebird beak to challenge. When she's ready for a snooze, she enters one of the holes so she can sleep inside.
Lovebirds are very clean and don't like to soil their nests, so the interior of this ball stays surprisingly clean. However, she doesn't go far to leave her little gifts. In fact, she leaves them on the exterior of the ball. Therefore, I bought a second one, so I can switch them out every day or so. One nest box is out for cleaning, and the other is already dry and ready to go when she's sleepy.
Super easy. And I feel it's much safer than a fabric hut, especially since I once caught her with a thread wrapped around one of her nails...
You can buy the Lovebird size (six inch) Jollyballs anywhere because they are also a popular dog toy. Now here's the kicker. Finding somebody who drills the extra holes and adds the chains can be a challenge. The first time, I had to order from Canada. The second time, I did find a supplier in the U.S. If you're good with tools, you might be able to do the job yourself, but I wasn't confident of our ability to drill hard plastic.
The photos show one of the Jollyballs from a couple of different angles so you can get the idea. For a lone pet Lovebird who spends most of her time out with you or on her playpen and just needs a box for sleeping at night, these Jollyballs really can't be beat.