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Postby Jlabute » Apr 10th, 2018, 12:12 pm

Hi Everyone.
Just curious if anyone has had a Lorikeet as a pet and how it would differ from say a larger medium sized parrot. I have a chance to buy one from a breeder.
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby mexi cali » Apr 10th, 2018, 3:03 pm

My recollection is that they are smaller varieties but similar in looks to larger parrots. I had a Monk Parrot that was considered a lorikeet and he was great.

I miss having birds but be warned, they are messy and can be very noisy but they are beautiful, smart and affectionate if treated properly.
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Bsuds » Apr 10th, 2018, 4:37 pm

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I miss having birds but be warned, they are messy and can be very noisy but they are beautiful, smart and affectionate if treated properly.


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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Jlabute » Apr 10th, 2018, 9:20 pm

Awww, a Quaker (aka Monk). They are good talkers from what I hear. I had a goffin cockatoo and I understand spending hours every day, without missing a beat, for decades. A lorikeet is smaller than a cockatoo and has very different and specific nutritional needs, eating mostly nectar rather than seeds. Lorikeets are messier too since they need daily baths, and squirt poop I heard (liquids in, liquids out). I’d like to get a handle on how difficult they are to care for compared to larger parrots.
Birds are so loving. When my cockatoo died, I was devastated. They are literally like girlfriends, and faithful ;-)
So why just miss it when you can care for one? Is something stopping you?


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Re: Lorikeet

Postby mexi cali » Apr 12th, 2018, 10:04 am

My wife.
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby mexi cali » Apr 12th, 2018, 10:07 am

At one time, I had a dozen birds of varying varieties. The Monk, a lovebird, mating cockatiels, budgies, a moluccan cockatoo and an umbrella cockatoo, doves and finches and canaries. And this was all at the same time.

A menagerie as it were.

All very unique and all enjoyable.

Hinestly, living in a condo isn't conducive to birds who can be noisy and all of them are messy. But I loved them all.
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Jlabute » Apr 18th, 2018, 8:37 pm

Quite an amazing flock you had. Were you breeding them? I’m sure you miss them. There are fewer breeders today I heard from a Victoria breeder. Pet stores rarely carry larger birds any longer and I suppose birds are not as popular as they once were, or people are wising up to the amount of effort involved. You had cockatoos so you know all about noise. Any other bird is practically silent in comparison, lol. I only know of two in Canada breeding lorikeets.
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Jlabute » May 15th, 2018, 10:19 pm

I have a baby on the way. A yellow bibbed lorikeet.
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Queen K » May 16th, 2018, 10:23 am

AWWWWWW, throwing a bird baby shower?

So happy for you. Lucky birdie, will be showered with love. Post pix of her? :biggrin:
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Jlabute » May 16th, 2018, 10:49 am

Ok, here we go, a baby picture, lol.
I'll know soon if he is a she, or she is a he :-)

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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Queen K » May 16th, 2018, 10:53 am

ooohhh you get to get to baby photos right away. Will so cute when the colours on the feathers develop. Will be a spoiled rotten birdie by you I'll bet. :D
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Jlabute » May 16th, 2018, 11:00 am

Another month or so to go before feathers are prominent. If you look up Yellow Bibbed Lorikeet, you will see what she will look like :-) Fully grown is about 33cm.

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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Catsumi » May 16th, 2018, 7:31 pm

All I can say is WOW ! Ain't Nature grand?
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Jlabute » May 27th, 2018, 10:35 pm

Next baby picture. I went to Victoria this weekend and visit the little baby. He or she is beginning to get some feathers. All she does is eat and sleep at this time. She’s getting squeaky and will soon be talking. The breeder also had an almost featherless African Gray close to 60yo, a whack of Lorikeets, and other birds. Had a good vacation.

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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Queen K » May 28th, 2018, 9:03 am

awwww, thought you were a bit quiet.

You're looking forward to you baby! Wow, nice colours, you will be so happy to teach it how to talk.

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