The term Lorikeet refers to birds in 3 scientific genera; Charmosyna, Phigys, and Vini. There are 55 species of Lorikeets. Lorikeets are also referred to as Lories.
Lorikeets are small to medium size parrots. Most lorikeets are 12 inches in length with a wingspan of 7 inches. Lorrikeets are known for being very brightly colored.
Lorikeets live wildly in Autralia, New Guinea, Polynesia and south east Asia.
Lorkeets enjoy eating fruit, nectar, pollen, and seeds. This diet is quite different from other parrots because these birds eat much less seeds than other birds in nature and in captivity. Because of this Lorikeets have softer stools and create a bit more of a mess than other birds.
Lorikeets are well known for being territorial and agressive towards birds of other species. It is not advised to allow Lorikeets to be around birds of other species.
Lorikeets are known as the clowns of the bird world. Lorikeets are known to be friendly and easily become accustom to human friends. Lorikeets love to play and may become destructive if they are not given enough toys. If they are not played with regularly they may become untame. Check Florida Bird Breeders Aviary to see our Lorikeets for sale, Rainbow Lorikeets for sale as well as other parrots for sale.
Rainbow Lorikeets are absolutely stunning to observe, Their color patterns are simply amazing. These birds are energetic and love to play. This is one of the most popular pet Lorikeets. These birds are considered hardy and live for 10-20 years.
The Red-Collared Lorikeet is a subspecies of Rainbow Lorikeet.
Scaly Breasted Lorikeets can live for ten years or more.
Varied Lorikeets are also called Red Crowned Lorikeets. Varied Lorikeets are considered rare.
Purple Crowned Lorikeets are outgoing and love bathing. The birds usually live up to nine years. As with all Lorikeets Purple Crowned Lorikeets are very playful so it is advised to give these birds more toys and a larger cage then other birds of the same size.
The Little Lorikeet is rarely seen outside of Australia.
The Dusky Lorikeet is also called the Banded Lory and the Dusky. Whereas most Lorikeets are natvie to Autralia, the Dusky Lory is native to New Guinea.
It is rare for Musk Lories to be kept as a pet even in their home country of Australia. However, they are regarded as good pets due to their quieter nature in comparison to other Lories.