Photo Credit: Lauren Banfield

Marley, the Lutino Rosy-faced Lovebird, has won the internet over by showing what happens when you hatch a marshmallow Easter egg.


South Africa (20 April 2022) – Lauren Banfield shared an adorable video on the Parrot Owners South Africa, showing what happened when one of her Marshmallow Eggs hatched. The funny video features her Lovebird Marley.

Lauren got Marley in June of 2021 at just 4-weeks-old. She hand-reared the bird, and they built a strong bond. Marley has developed a funny little personality, and a makes Lauren’s day every day!

“Marley looks like a little angel, but don’t be fooled she sure is a feisty and cheeky lil one. Marley is full of life, she loves the water, dunks her head right in when she baths. I call her my lil king fisher. Loves flying around the house onto my shoulder, if she’s outside her cage and I’m not near her, she gets a bit worried and starts calling for me. Marley loves everything, she’s such a happy little soul.”

While Lauren was rearing Marley, she was convinced she was a little boy bird due to how naughty and destructive she was, but after a DNA test, they learned she was, in fact, a little girl.

“As Marley got older, I would say about 7 months she started paper shredding, and then sticks the bits of paper into her back feathers. She loves shredding ice cream sticks, newspaper and cereal boxes, and of coarse the Easter egg box she climbed into. It keeps them entertained. Marley also has a toy made out of sticks and paper in her cage so she can make a mess with that to. When Marley started her paper shredding, I posted a video on the parrot owner group, and a friend that is part of the group said, Marley might actually be a girl, because the female lovebirds are more likely to do this.”

Marley hops in and out of her Easter egg box, and it brings her so much joy. This wholesome video is just what the world needs right now! We cannot get enough of how cute Marley is. She celebrates her 1st birthday on the 31st of May, and Lauren plans to make it a special one.

Take a look at the video below; it is just the sweetest!

Sources: GTG Interview
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