New baby, Red-Collared Lorikeet!!!
Posted 29 May 2010 - 11:06 PM
My friend also had some baby Dusky and Stellas, and I was temped to get one too but my wife would kill me if I got more!
Here are some pics of my new baby. My friend said it was about 4 to 6 weeks old, I think closer to 4 weeks with the amount of down and feathers. What do you guys think?
Posted 30 May 2010 - 12:10 AM
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Posted 30 May 2010 - 04:38 PM
I know a lot of people don't like to buy unweaned birds but the Lories are one of the easiest parrots to wean and plus I really enjoy handfeeding. It gives me time to bond with my own bird.
I'm going to wait a few weeks more before I introduce my Red-Collared to my Rainbow. Hopefully the Red-Collared will be a good companion to Rainbow and help out with his screaming sometimes.
My friend has 2 different types of Dusky Lories, orange and yellow types. The yellow ones had 2 babies that were just about 2 weeks old. I like the orange color ones but they didn't lay any eggs yet. Man, the duskies look so beautiful that its so temping for me to get one too.
I'll post more pics as it matures and feathers out.
Posted 04 June 2010 - 06:14 AM
Posted 13 June 2010 - 02:01 AM
We've come up with 2 names. My wife came up with "Bubbles". I kinda like "Pele" after the Hawaiian Volcano Goddess, the red in the collar and chest reminds me of the red lava on the Big Island of Hawaii. Anyone got any ideas?
Here are the pics I just took today at 6 weeks old.
I just love the bright blue color in the head of the Red-Collareds.
You can now see the dark orange color in the pin feathers in the collar and chest area.
Underneath the wings is bright red and you can see some of it showing in the wings.
Posted 13 June 2010 - 10:45 AM
Posted 23 June 2010 - 07:30 AM
Most of the feathers have opened up on the front.
As you can see there are still some pin feathers coming out at the nape area.
Closeup shot of the head and neck areas.
I also got the test results from Avian Biotech and both of my babies are males. So now my wife wants to name the Red-collared "Sunshine". She says that the chest colors remind her of the sun.
One thing I noticed about this little baby is that he is alot more curious than my Rainbow and not too shy. Rainbow when he was in the brooder would sometimes run and hide from me and even attack my hand when I would reach in to get him.
But with this little fella, Sunshine, would come near the opening of the brooder and wait for me when he saw me. He would open his wings and makes little noises and stick his head up to see me. He never tried to attack my hand and would follow me when I feed him on the counter. When it was time for feeding time, he always stands right at the entrance and waits for me. Also he is very clean in his little 2.5 gallon fish tank brooder. Rainbow would poop all over the sides of the tank but with Sunshine all the poop is on one side of the tank only, far away from where he usually stays and sleeps.
Posted 23 June 2010 - 09:33 AM
Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:25 PM
I'm going to slowly introduce the two when Sunshine is fully feathered out and will see if Rainbow and Sunshine get along side by side in the cage with the divider. I'm hoping both will be happy together so that I can remove the divider.
Down the road, I do want to try to breed the Red-Collared. I'm hoping my friend gets more babies from his Red-collareds but my baby is the only one so far this year from his pairs. I don't know why but Red-Collared Lorikeets are very hard to find here in the US. My friend and Chris in Florida are the only two people that I know breeds them in the USA. It's too bad cause they are very beautiful birds.
Posted 23 June 2010 - 11:34 PM
Posted 27 June 2010 - 07:49 PM
Here are some pics I just took after I gave him a nice bath and he is looking more beautiful now. He just has some small pin feathers on his neck.
I love the multi-colored neck. There are a few green feathers but most its mix of blue and red/orange.
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