Hi my name is Evelyn and I just took in a 4-6 month old rainbow lori. I think i am naming him or her sprite like a fairy not the soda... It is very hard to find good info out there. Can I ask you a few questions. If you have good quality dry nectar and fruit n veggies do you need wet mix? Do males or females seem to make better pets? If socialized evenly can they be family pets or will they choose someone exclusively? When do they start to exhibit possibly nippy or negative hormonal behavior and what do you do about it? Do they all get this way? How do males and female differ during the grumpy mating season behavior wise. Can they have rope toys? My guy was hand fed but then ignored he is not a biter but is hand shy. He lets my daughter rub his head and neck with her nose but not her hands lol. Will heh come around? He is shy and quiet and reserved. Is this just cuz he is new and scared? Does anyone have a fabulous cage idea for catching poop. Yes I know it is part of owning them but we can land on the moon and make and operate iPhones. I refuse to believe no one has invented a good plan of action for liquid bird poop! LOL Thanks very much.