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The Rainbow Lorikeet is an active bird that has a sweet nature and a very playful personality. They aren’t shy and will let you know very clearly that they want some attention.

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The Rainbow Lorikeet is an active bird that has a sweet nature and a very playful personality. They aren’t shy and will let you know very clearly that they want some attention.

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Lorikeets – South Wentworthville

Regretfully I am needing to rehome my 2 yr old scarlet breasted lorikeet. He has some special needs as he had chewed off part of most toes and isn’t able to grasp things as he usually would be able to although he can happily perch and climb.

Brittney


Rainbow/Lutino

Two cock rainbow/ lutino. Not hand raised fully weaned.

Paula Shard


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Sf dilute split bluefront $350 Sf bluefront split dilute $450 both dna hens

Shane


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The Ultimate Lorikeet Guide

About Lorikeet

A Rainbow Lorikeet is a type of parrot that is native to Australia, from northern Queensland to Southern Australia. They are brightly colored like a rainbow, with red, blue, and yellow plumage. Their diet consists mainly of fruits, flowers, and nectar. They are active and playful birds that require a lot of attention and stimulation. If they are not given enough attention, they can become bored and destructive.

Lifespan

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20 to 30 years

Weight

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70 to 170 grams

Length

Length

25 to 30 cm

Colour

Colour

Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Orange

Origins

The Rainbow Lorikeet was first sighted in 1770, during James Cook’s expedition to discover the eastern Australian coast. One specimen was actually captured and taken aboard James Cook’s ship, the Endeavour, as a pet. This bird went on to outlive its unnamed owner.

The Rainbow Lorikeet was brought back to England, making it the first bird from eastern Australia to reach England alive. This bird was painted from life by Peter Brown, artist and zoologist attached to Marmaduke Tunstall’s museum, which is now known as the Newcastle Museum.

Today the Rainbow Lorikeet is kept as a pet, but has also become an invasive species in certain parts of Western Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Many fruit orchard owners consider this bird a pest, as they outcompete native birds for food and flocks of Rainbow Lorikeets can completely strip trees of fruit.

Key Characteristics Of Lorikeets

Do Lorikeets Make Good Pet?

Rainbow Lorikeets can make good pets if they are raised from a young age and are well-socialised. They can be very nippy, however, so they are not recommended for homes with small children.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

Lorikeets may suffer from:

Lorikeet paralysis syndrome

Feather plucking

Sour crop

Special Needs

It is important to make sure that the Rainbow Lorikeet has a diet that is high in nectar and pollen, as well as fruits and vegetables. The Rainbow Lorikeet may also need to be supplemented with vitamins and minerals.

Suitable Cage

A Rainbow Lorikeet’s cage should be at least 35”(W) x 20”(D) x 35”(H), with a bar spacing of no more than 1/2″. The cage should have horizontal bars on the sides and front, and vertical bars on the back. There should be at least two perches inside the cage, and the cage should be lined with paper or cloth to provide insulation. The cage should also have a water dish and a food dish, as well as a few toys for the bird to play with.

Other Considerations

  • Most Rainbow Lorikeets enjoy eating mangoes and papayas.
  • ‘Lory’ and ‘Lorikeet’ are related the same way ‘Parrot’ and ‘Parakeet’ are related. Lory generally refers to a bird with a short tail, while Lorikeets have a long tail.
  • Rainbow Lorikeets are known to be escape artists, so make sure your home is bird-proofed before bringing one home.

How can I take good care of my Lorikeet?

Nutrition

In the wild, Rainbow Lorikeets will feed on a variety of different fruits, such as figs, berries and mangoes. They will also drink nectar from flowers. In captivity, they can be fed a diet of homemade nectar mix, supplemented with fruit, flowers and some leafy green vegetables. Avoid citrus fruits, as they can cause stomach upset.

It is important to provide a Rainbow Lorikeet with a varied diet, as this will ensure that they get all the nutrients they need. A lack of vitamins and minerals can lead to health problems, such as anaemia or bone deformities.

Out Of The Cage

Rainbow Lorikeets need to spend time out of their cage on a daily basis to stay healthy and happy. They are very active birds and need room to fly and explore. A large cage or aviary is ideal, but if you do not have one, taking them out for several hours each day will suffice.

Entertainment/Enrichment

Rainbow Lorikeets are playful and curious, so providing them with toys and enrichment activities is important to keep them happy and healthy.

Exercise

A Rainbow Lorikeet needs a large cage or aviary for exercise, as they are very active birds. They need room to fly and climb, and plenty of toys and perches to keep them amused. A Lorikeet will also enjoy bathing, so provide a shallow dish of water for splashing around in. A good way to provide exercise for a Rainbow Lorikeet is to set up a climbing frame with ladders and perches, or to hang toys from the ceiling for them to play with.

This is general information and should not be relied on for adopting or purchasing advice.

Toys

● Lorikeets love to chew, so offering them safe, wooden toys to gnaw on is a great way to keep them amused.

● Foraging toys are also a great way to keep their minds active and engaged. Fill a toy with treats or hidden food items for them to find.

● Swinging perches or ladders are also popular among rainbow lorikeets, as they love to climb and explore.

Enrichment Activities:

● Training sessions are also a great form of enrichment for rainbow lorikeets. Teach them simple tricks or commands using positive reinforcement techniques.

● Providing a variety of foods will also help to enrich their lives. Offer them different fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts to keep them interested and engaged in mealtime.

Most Asked Lorikeet Questions

The only way to reliably tell whether a Rainbow Lorikeet is male or female is through DNA analysis. There is no easily discernible physical difference between males and females.

The natural habitat of the Rainbow Lorikeet is tropical and subtropical rainforests, as well as well-treed urban areas.

If you are searching for Rainbow Lorikeets for sale, it’s important to only deal with reputable breeders. The average cost of a Rainbow Lorikeet for sale will be between AUD $150 and $500. Hand-reared Rainbow Lorikeets will command a higher price.

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