Lorikeet

The lory personality is intense, in general. This is not a shy species. The rainbow lory is bubbly and enthusiastic, the “coach” of the bird world, encouraging play whenever its favorite human is around.

Lories, also called lorikeets, are a standout group among parrots. They are among the most colorful parrot species and they have a unique brush-like tongue, which allows them to remove pollen and nectar from flower blossoms. With nectar as a main part of its diet, it’s no surprise that lories are high-energy birds.

Native Region / Natural Habitat

Lories and lorikeets are native to Australasia.

Care & Feeding

Lories consume a mostly liquid diet. This means that they have mainly liquid poop, which they love to shoot great distances. Lories are high-energy birds that need a roomy cage as well as plenty of out-of-cage playtime. This bird is for the more advanced bird keeper, and would do well in a one-bird household.


Lories have a very specific fruit and nectar based diet. They will crack some seed, but should not have too much because seed is not natural to their wild diet, which consists mainly of flowers, nectar, pollen and insects. You can feed them mealworms, which are usually available at your local pet shop. Because of this specific diet, mainly commercial lory nectar and fruit, both of which spoil quickly, it is easy for a lory with an inattentive owner to fall ill from malnutrition or worse. Red lories can live for more than 30 years if cared-for properly.

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