Maybe a Lorikeet... HELP!
Posted 25 April 2008 - 06:46 AM
Posted 25 April 2008 - 02:10 PM
Posted 25 April 2008 - 05:47 PM
Posted 26 April 2008 - 04:37 AM
In the evenings, the wet nectar is replaced, because it goes off easily. Fresh fruit is given and water is changed again. After dinner she is given any leftovers that are good for her. She's let out to play pretty much whenever I'm home cause lorikeets love interaction. Their poopie is liquid, and can shoot out a foot behind them at most. I find the liquidy poop easier to clean and maintain than my other birds solid poop which dries rock hard. Rainbows can be very noisy, and if you don't enjoy the sound, it can get very irritating. Same as any parrot I guess. Some fo the noises are nice trilling, but there's also a harsher scream that has to be igored and tolerated, or give the birdie something else to do. (play a game?)
You can teach them to talk but they often speak with a cute lisp. You can teach them tricks quite easily as they are so willing to interact. Lorikeets are clowns and will perform for food! I've taught mine to say "flap flap," while flapping her wings, say "hello" and wave her foot, say "wiew wiew wiew!" when I raise her in the air on my hand, say "aww" when I scritch her, shake hands, turn around on the perch, jump to my hand and fly to me. They love to play like a kitten and they roll on their backs by nature and kick with their feet, hold toys in their feet and hop around like a kangaroo. They are very snuggly birds, and Ashling loves nothing better than to cuddle up in bed and have a scritch!
The nectar mixes can be bought from most good pet stores, or bought online. It is adamant that lorikeets are offered both wet and dry mixes all the time, along with plenty of fruits and water. Lots and lots of toys- especially balls and ropes are a must! My girl has a bath every day- lorikeets love water, so that would be another thing!
Anyway, I'd say go for it! What better home for a lonely lorikeet! He'll love to play with your parrotlets- mine holds my budgie with one foot and preens her
Getting my rainbow was the best decision bird decision I ever made! I couldn't imagine life without her now. She is my joy
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