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    Lorikeet Guide

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Lorikeets are fantastic birds they bring a splash of bright colour and enthusiasm to anyone’s home. Rainbow Lorikeets are great at learning tricks and performing clownish antics they can also learn to say a few words.

     

    Lorikeet parrots are known as brushed-tongued parrots and are nectarivorous which means they eat nectar. Lorikeets mainly feed on pollen, nectar and fruit juices. It is the diet of the Rainbow Lorikeets that makes them different to other seed eating parrots. The tongue of the Lorikeet is specially designed with a brush like tip so that collecting food like pollen is easier. Lorikeet tongues can reach into flowers so they can reach the pollen and the nectar.

     

    There are several different species of Lorikeets and they come in lots of colours and sizes so each is unique and magnificent. The most popular species to be kept as pets are the Rainbow Lorikeet, the Red Lory and the Blue streaked Lory.

     

    Where Lorikeets Originate

     

    Lorikeets come from a range of tropical and semi tropical climates of Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia and Islands of the South Pacific. Lorikeets are extremely sociable birds which live in flocks.

     

    Lorikeet Breeding

     

    Lorikeet females are mature enough to produce healthy young between 2 and 4 years of age. In order to breed Rainbow Lorikeets you will need to provide them with a spacious living environment. Lorikeets are extremely active so they will need to have lots of space; the more the better. Attaching an L shape breeding box to the outside of the cage works well for Lorikeets.

     

    Female Lorikeets will lay between 2 and 4 eggs and the period of incubation will last approximately 24 days. Baby Lorikeets will start weaning onto fruits and nectar at about 3 to 4 months of age.

     

     

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