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FEATURED BIRDS: Lories and Lorikeets   Birds

Started 11/3/17 by PennyCC; 409 views.

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FEATURED BIRDS:  Lories & Lorikeets

3 Nov 2017

Life Span: 7-10 years in the wild; 10-15 years in captivity
Age of maturity: 1-3 years, depending on species
Size:  6-15 inches (15-38 cm), depending on species
Weight: .7-10 oz., depending on species

Parrots are known for their bright colors, and some of the most colorful members of the parrot family are lories and lorikeets. Also known as honeyeaters, the many species of this parrot group (subfamily Loriinae) can be found throughout the islands of the South Pacific and Australia.

There are differences between lories and lorikeets, especially if you compare tails. In general, lories are bigger, with tails that are short, rounded, or square. Lorikeets tend to be smaller, with longer, pointed tails. 

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  • Edited November 3, 2017 11:25 pm  by  PennyCC
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Lories and Lorikeets

Beautiful and unique friends

Lories and Lorikeets are special birds that are different from other members of the parrot tribe.

There is no scientific difference between the two names–only that Lories have shorter tails while Lorikeets have longer tails. There are approximately 55 different species of these birds, but only about 12 are kept as pets. The most popular is the Rainbow Lory.

Lories are different from other parrots in that they eat nectar and pollen instead of seed. Because of their specialized diets, Lories don’t make good pets for first-time bird owners.

Lories are very playful, acrobatic, and curious. They can even learn to talk and many have good vocabularies.

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Good Birb - A Well Trained Rainbow Lorikeet

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I am not sure if all pet birds are messy bathers, but Lories are supposed to be real splashers.

Rainbow Lorikeet super excited for bath time

Every bath is a party for Chicão the Rainbow Lorikeet! Who knew parrots love pool time as much as humans do! Source & embed code: