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Feeding Lorikeets

Lorikeet species include Rainbow Lorikeets, Purple Crown Lorikeets & Musk Lorikeets.

Also see:


Natural Foods

Nectar from native flowers, sap from eucalypts & wattles, soft fruit & berries.

Special note... some baby lorikeets will not accept liquid food unless it is made very warm, bordering onto hot (37.7 to 43.3 degrees Centigrade or 100 to 110 Fahrenheit). Feed every 2 - 2 1/2 hours.

Basic recipe

  • 1 Teaspoon Wombaroo Lorikeet & Honey eater mix (or Golden Cob Lorikeet mix)
  • 1 Teaspoon Raw sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baby cereal
  • 1 Teaspoon Egg Biscuit
  • 1 Teaspoon strained baby apple/pear

Mix to a sloppy consistency (like runny custard) and feed baby birds from a small spoon.

Juvenile and older birds will feed from a bowl or feeder tube.

For self-feeding birds supply a small bowl of water and pieces of soft fruit such as pear, apple and banana as well as native blossoms.

In hot weather you can use the Wambaroo Lorikeet Dry Mix sprinkled over fruit as this doesn’t curdle in the heat as the wet mix does.

Adult Lorikeets can be fed the high protein mix as for Adult Nectivores but with the Insectivore left out.

Still supply the wet mix once the day cools down towards evening.

Always supply water, fresh fruit and native blossoms.

 

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