Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:12 AM
Going by darling Abi in this video clip, they would seem to be real charmers!
YouTube - conversation with Abi the lorikeet
Posted 04 September 2009 - 09:33 PM
Brdfvr's Photobucket Bird Album
:i.muroko: Skyy~ 4yo Green Cheek Conure
:i.bousiw: Figaro (Fig) Newton ~ 1yo White Capped Pionus
Posted 05 September 2009 - 06:23 AM
Edited by Ashling, 05 September 2009 - 06:33 AM.
Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:47 PM
I'd also really like a hand-raised black-capped lory, I think they are just beautiful, quite different to the Trichoglossus and Chalcopistta in appearance but definitely a lory personality!
Here's some cute vids of black-caps:
YouTube - Rainbow Lorikeet vs Black-capped Lory
YouTube - "Picasso" - Black Capped Lory - Cuddle Time
Posted 05 September 2009 - 02:59 PM
They are one of the birds on my wishlist, $4000 for a hand raised one in Australia. Much cheaper in the US, I'm guessing (although probably still a bit expensive).
It seems to be a common opinion that they are among the best lories to be kept as pets (the Chattering Lory seems to be the other one).
Here's a good article about Black Lories as pets: As Good As It Gets
In this particular article, the writer notes that they are a gentle and affectionate species, with a poor talking potential.
Ooh Rahni I want to see that video, will have to get around to digging up my computer speakers. >_>
Posted 05 September 2009 - 08:04 PM
They are more prone to iron storage disease which is what he died from and she is experienced in lories - has 5 more of them. They also tend to require more of the actual nectar than other lories do as well as having the dry powder.
As far as personality they are on hundred percent people birds - they love to be with you and interact with you but can get nippy when they get excited.
And don't walk by water of any kind with them on your shoulder or they will be hitting that water for a bath. LOL
They are fantastic little guys and one that I would love to have if I had the space and time. OR the Duyvenbodes.......
Posted 25 April 2011 - 12:26 AM
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