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Lorikeet

  • Nekton Nektar Plus Nectar for Lories Hummers 600 g (21 oz)
    Nekton Nektar Plus Nectar for Lories Hummers 600 g (21 oz)
    Nekton Nektar Plus Nectar for Lories Hummers 600 g (21 oz) SAVES TIME: Pre-mixed formula in powder form -  just add water. COMPLETE FORMULA: Much more important than the time-saving factor of NEKTAR PLUS is the fact that this powder contains all the substances that make up a nectarfeeding bird‘s natural diet. The form of these substances, their balance and blend have been chosen to meet the... Nekton Nektar Plus Nectar for Lories Hummers 600 g (21 oz) SAVES TIME: Pre-mixe...
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  • Nekton R Vitamin for Improved Red Feather 35 g (1.23 oz)
    Nekton R Vitamin for Improved Red Feather 35 g (1.23 oz)
    Nekton R Vitamin for Improved Red Feather 35 g (1.23 oz) Ingredients Vitamins: Vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, thiamine, riboflavin, D-pantothenic acid, niacinamide, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin K3, biotin. Amino Acids: L-alanine / L-arginine / L-aspartic acid / L-cystine / L-glutamine / L-glycine / L-histidine / L-isoleucine /L-leucine / L-lysine / DL-methionine... Nekton R Vitamin for Improved Red Feather 35 g (1.23 oz) Ingredients Vitamins:...
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  • Nekton R Vitamin for Improved Red Feather 750 g (1.65 lb)
    Nekton R Vitamin for Improved Red Feather 750 g (1.65 lb)
    Nekton R Vitamin for Improved Red Feather 750 g (1.65 lb)  Ingredients Vitamins: Vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, thiamine, riboflavin, D-pantothenic acid, niacinamide, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin K3, biotin. Amino Acids: L-alanine / L-arginine / L-aspartic acid / L-cystine / L-glutamine / L-glycine / L-histidine / L-isoleucine /L-leucine / L-lysine / DL-methionine... Nekton R Vitamin for Improved Red Feather 750 g (1.65 lb)  Ingredients Vitami...
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  • Nekton S Multi-vitamin Supplement For Cage Birds 35 g (1.23 oz)
    Nekton S Multi-vitamin Supplement For Cage Birds 35 g (1.23 oz)
    Nekton S Multi-vitamin Supplement For Cage Birds 35 g (1.23 oz) Multivitamin Supplement with Mineral Elements and Amino Acids for all Cage Birds Ingredients: Vitamins: Vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, thiamine, riboflavin, D-pantothenic acid, niacinamide, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitaminB12, vitamin C, vitamin K3, biotin. Macro/Trace Elements: Manganese / zinc / copper / iron / cobalt / iodine... Nekton S Multi-vitamin Supplement For Cage Birds 35 g (1.23 oz) Multivitamin Su...
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  • Nekton Tonic I Booster Insect Eating Birds 1000 g (2.2 lb)
    Nekton Tonic I Booster Insect Eating Birds 1000 g (2.2 lb)
    Nekton Tonic I Booster Insect Eating Birds 1000 g  (2.2 lb) Ingredients: Vitamins: Vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, thiamine, riboflavin, D-pantothenic acid, niacinamide, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin K3, biotin. Amino Acids: L-alanine / L-arginine / L-aspartic acid / L-cystine / L-glutamine / L-glycine / L-histidine / L-isoleucine / L-leucine / L-lysine /... Nekton Tonic I Booster Insect Eating Birds 1000 g  (2.2 lb) Ingredients: Vita...
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  • Nekton Tonic I Booster Insect Eating Birds 200 g (7 oz)
    Nekton Tonic I Booster Insect Eating Birds 200 g (7 oz)
    Nekton Tonic I Booster Insect Eating Birds 200 g (7 oz) Ingredients: Vitamins: Vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, thiamine, riboflavin, D-pantothenic acid, niacinamide, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin K3, biotin. Amino Acids: L-alanine / L-arginine / L-aspartic acid / L-cystine / L-glutamine / L-glycine / L-histidine / L-isoleucine / L-leucine / L-lysine / DL-methionine /... Nekton Tonic I Booster Insect Eating Birds 200 g (7 oz) Ingredients: Vitamins:...
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  • Nekton Tonic K Booster Seed Eating Birds 200 g (7 oz)
    Nekton Tonic K Booster Seed Eating Birds 200 g (7 oz)
    Nekton Tonic K Booster for Seed Eating Birds 200 g (7 oz) Ingredients: Vitamins: Vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, thiamine, riboflavin, D-pantothenic acid, niacinamide, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin K3, biotin. Amino Acids: L-alanine / L-arginine / L-aspartic acid / L-cystine / L-glutamine / L-glycine / L-histidine / L-isoleucine / L-leucine / L-lysine / DL-methionine /... Nekton Tonic K Booster for Seed Eating Birds 200 g (7 oz) Ingredients: Vitamins...
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  • Palm Leaf Shreddable Bird Toy Mini Brush
    Palm Leaf Shreddable Bird Toy Mini Brush
    This is new and so cute. A tiny little 3" brush of natural grasses and Buri palm leaves woven together into a great preening toy for budgies, 'tiels, lovebirds, quakers, even canaries and finches will like this one.   This is new and so cute. A tiny little 3" brush of natural grasses and Buri pal...
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  • Palm Leaf Shreddable Bird Toy Mini Candy
    Palm Leaf Shreddable Bird Toy Mini Candy
    The Teensiest Toy for little parrots lovebirds, canaries, finches, quakers, ringnecks. New tiny 4"  Buri palm leaf bird toy with lots of crunchy munchy appeal for lovebirds, quakers, 'tiels and budgies. Made of natural grasses and  Buri palm leaves. The Teensiest Toy for little parrots lovebirds, canaries, finches, quakers, rin...
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  • Pollys Manu Mineral Perch Small 6"
    Pollys Manu Mineral Perch Small 6"
    Manu Mineral Perch by Polly's Small Approx 6 In (15.2 cm) Long x 1-1/2 In (3.8 cm) Thick  Contains the same 9 minerals found in the natural Peruvian deposits that birds need to stay healthy. Jungle Secret Revealed!  High on the banks of the Manu River, flowing from the foothills of Peru's Andes to the mighty Amazon, wild birds flock to ingest the rivers natural mineral rich clay. Now your bird... Manu Mineral Perch by Polly's Small Approx 6 In (15.2 cm) Long x 1-1/2 In (3.8 ...
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  • Tropical Teasers Toy for Small Parrots - Thread Catcher
    Tropical Teasers Toy for Small Parrots - Thread Catcher
    Prevue Pet Products Bird Activity Toys Thread Catcher This new collection provides lots of shreddable fibers, paper, threads, and materials to pick apart—great for nesting or everyday foraging/seeking instincts Approx: 5" L x 2 1/4" W x 10 1/2" H Delight for a full range of chomping and chewing bird sizes These toys will keep climbing, grabbing, chomping and chewing... Prevue Pet Products Bird Activity Toys Thread Catcher This new collection provi...
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First things first - Lorys have a shorter tail and are bigger than Lorikeets, and Lorikeets have longer tails. Windy City Parrot classifies lorikeets and lorries as medium sized birds. The most popular species of Lorys are the Blue-streaked Lory, the Chattering Lory, the Dusky Lory, the Rainbow Lory, the Green Naped Lorikeet, the Blue Lorikeet, the Red Collared Lorikeet, the Perfect Lorikeet and the Black Winged Lorikeet.

Lorikeets wings taper and their tails are pointed which allows them to fly quite easily and with great agility. Because they have strong feet and legs, they are very active birds and clown-like in nature.

Although they vary in size, to get a sense of how big the bird is - a Rainbow Lorikeet is about 14 inches long and weighs about 5 ounces ( about 133 g). If you're interested in knowing about all the species of lorikeets we've listed them below with links to Wikipedia.

Lorys are also referred to as brush tongue parrots because of the extendable bristles on their tongues. Although they can eat certain seeds and specialized pellets they really like flower nectar and pollen, and grubs and worms if you like digging in your yard. In the wild they can feed from the flowers and something like 5000 different of plants using their tongues to extract nectar.

It's best to feed lorries and lorikeets a nectar replacement diet which makes them candidates for people who have been involved with birds for a while. Fresh vegetables like spinach, which provides calcium should be introduced on a regular basis. They like lots of fruit like pears, apples, corn on the cob berries and grapes ( easy on the grapes because of the high iron content which can cause liver damage), pumpkin, sweet potatoes and citrus fruits once a week. They just love honey which can be used as a treat or as a reward used for training.

Because Lorries eat primarily a liquid diet their poop tends to be more liquid but most birds so they are messy - we actually refer to them as squirters. This means that you should protect the walls and surroundings of your Lorikeets bird cage. Once again we don't recommend lorries as your first bird.

Rainbow lorikeets look very similar to the Eastern Rosella but Lorikeets have a blue head. In general because of their specialized nutritional needs it's best not to mix Lorikeets with other species of birds. Lorries are very sociable and will readily accept food or liquids from strangers and that they can nip you if they get a bit excited.

Because lorikeets are high-energy birds, they require bigger cages, at the very least 30" x 20" and a play top cage is recommended so they have a place to play when outside of the cage.

Until next time
Catherine Tobsing
President, Windy City Parrot
, Inc

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Our list of lorikeets

Beaufort’s Black-capped Lory aka Stresemann's Lory Musk Lorikeet
Black Lory Olive-headed Lorikeet aka Perfect Lorikeet or Yellow-headed Lorikeet
Black-winged Lory Ornate Lory aka Blue-faced Lory
Blue Lorikeet aka Blue Mountain Lorikeet or Swainson’s Lorikeet Palm Lorikeet
Blue-fronted Lorikeet Pohnpei Lorikeet aka Ponape Lory or Cherry Red Lory
Blue-streaked Lory Purple-bellied Lory
Brown Lory aka Duyvenbode's Lory Purple-crowned Lorikeet
Cardinal Lory Purple-naped Lory aka Blue-thighed Lory
Chattering Lory aka Moluccan Lory Rainbow Lorikeet aka Green-naped Lorikeet
Citrine Lorikeet Red Collared Lorikeet
Collared Lory aka Solitary Lory or Ruffled Lory Red-chinned Lorikeet
Conquered Lorikeet (extinct) Scaly-breasted Lorikeet aka Green and Yellow Lorikeet
Goldie's Lorikeet Stephen's Lorikeet aka Henderson’s Lorikeet
Iris Lorikeet Ultramarine LorikeetSinoto's Lorikeet (extinct)
Johnstone's Lorikeet aka Mount Apo Lorikeet Varied Lorikeet
Kuhl's Lorikeet Violet-necked Lory
Little Lorikeet aka Tiny Lorikeet White-naped Lory aka White-necked Lory
Meek's Lorikeet Yellow-bibbed Lory aka Yellow-collared Lory
Mindanao Lorikeet Yellowish-streaked Lory aka Streaked Lory or Carmine Lory

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