Re: Swainson Lories (Blue Mountain Lory)
Posted by gina on 5/26/04
On 5/26/04, Robin P. wrote:
> On 5/26/04, gina wrote:
>> I just purchased a baby Swainson Lorikeet (Blue Mountain
>> Lory). He is just beautiful. I am hand feeding him right
>> now. I am discovering there is not a whole lot of info.
>> available on these little guys. I do have allot of
>> experience with birds, breeding birds, and hand rearing
>> babies, however this is my first Lory. Any info. on these
>> beautiful creatures would be much appreciated!
> I got into Lories at one time,and found they were not for
> me.One great book I found was "A Guide to Lories and
> Lorikeets".(See link below,or they do sell it at Barnes and
> What kind of diet were you planning on weaning to? I know
> alot of people who have had problems,and I did myself,using
> the pellets,with constipation.When I first got mine,and was
> researching around,the girl at the pet shop honestly told me
> I could feed dried fruits and seeds,as that's the parrot mix
> they were pushing.A good lory breeder,my vet, and 2 books I
> read all agreed a constant seed diet will kill a Lory.The
> dried fruits are pretty much useless,because the main thing
> they do is suck the juice out.
> One thing I can tell you,make sure to go ahead and cover the
> wall behind his cage with contact paper,or plexiglass,make it
> alot easier to clean.You can't even paint over Lory poop,I
> had to strip the wall in here when I moved mine out.
> They are gorgeous,and I'm not trying to scare you,lol,I've
> just found they weren't for me,so I am more kinda on the bad
> side of things,expense in feeding,etc.The ones I had were
> fantastic talkers,and beautiful birds,but the extra mess was
> just too much.One may not be that bad,but before you get any
> more I'd see how you are with them,I had 8 and it was way too
Thank You Robin!!!! I am planning on weaning him on a powder
diet, supplemented with fresh fruit, veggies and lots of fresh
water! I heard they can be messy and really squirt far, however
I was told if kept on a powder diet this almost eliminates that
problem. I first purchased a 9 month old double yellow headed
Amazon, brought her home and found she only liked my husband
and would bite my daughter and I, so I traded her for the baby
Lory. I heard they make good Family pets! I do have 12
cockatiels, with 3 breeding pairs, and 1 lovebird. I used to
have a Blue and Gold Macaw who I hand fed, but after 2 years
had to give him up due to a Divorce. I miss my Blue and Gold,
so I was looking for a good Family Bird that could talk! Any
suggestions????? However, I am keeping my baby no matter how
messy he is, hes just to cute!!! Thanks Again!!!!
Posts on this thread, including this one
- Swainson Lories (Blue Mountain Lory), 5/26/04, by gina.
- Re: Swainson Lories (Blue Mountain Lory), 5/26/04, by Robin P..
- Re: Swainson Lories (Blue Mountain Lory), 5/26/04, by gina.
- Re: Swainson Lories (Blue Mountain Lory), 6/01/04, by Siggi.
- Re: Swainson Lories (Blue Mountain Lory), 6/22/04, by Darla.