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Hi,

Hope everyone is good, I am looking for some advice for my rainbow lorikeet.
his diet is based on a lori feed (I mix it in with water so it’s wet food for him) of which I attached a picture below and I also cut up some apples for him which he takes a few bites from but usually eats up most of his lori feed.
i was wondering if I should be giving him some other foods too or is there any additional treats or something he may love or need? Thank you very much!
 

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Fruits and vegetables are a healthy addition to a lories' diet, and are something different for them to eat texturally and in terms of taste.
 

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One of our vendors has lorikeets but I can't remember her name. @Mizzely @Shezbug
 

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Sorry, I’m not sure who has one. I know there’s some here though.
 

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Sorry, I’m not sure who has one. I know there’s some here though.
She might have a macaw too... I'm getting so foggy. She posted quite a while ago using silk greenery on a wall as a back drop to her cages / play area. funny how I can remember some stuff.. just not all.
 

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California Bird nerds?
 

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Well I am glad you two seemed to have figured it out.... I still have no clue :laugh:
 

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Also correct me if I’m wrong but you could offer a little bit of Harrison’s lifetime fine, there’s instructions on the back of the bag on how to adapt it for lorikeets plus introduce a larger variety of fruits
 

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Lorikeets should be given a variety diet like any other parrot! Do NOT feed food containing much or any iron.
You can compare their allowed fruits/veggies to a Toucans diet (which is much more studied than Lorikeets). Apples are great.
Wet mix if you can, dry mix is okay if you must but it's preferred to feed them wet mix. I don't know where you're at, but if you can get your hands on Lorynectar.com feed, that would be best. Unsure if they ship internationally, you'll have to check.

Lorys can have flowers and love nectar. They need high sugar as they are very active birds.
 

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Lorikeets should be given a variety diet like any other parrot! Do NOT feed food containing much or any iron.
You can compare their allowed fruits/veggies to a Toucans diet (which is much more studied than Lorikeets). Apples are great.
Wet mix if you can, dry mix is okay if you must but it's preferred to feed them wet mix. I don't know where you're at, but if you can get your hands on Lorynectar.com feed, that would be best. Unsure if they ship internationally, you'll have to check.

Lorys can have flowers and love nectar. They need high sugar as they are very active birds.
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Thank you very much, I will make sure his diet is low in iron that helped me out and everyone else who replied, thank you!
Just wanted your guys opinions on some new foods and spray I bought for my bird as in uk I cannot find much websites who offer different foods for lorikeets. Please do have a look at the pictures and if anything isn’t suitable I’d love to know thank you!
 

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Hello, Check out Bird Tricks resources about preparing vegetables.

Here is a link to the website: BirdTricks | Parrot Training, Taming & Care
Hi,

Hope everyone is good, I am looking for some advice for my rainbow lorikeet.
his diet is based on a lori feed (I mix it in with water so it’s wet food for him) of which I attached a picture below and I also cut up some apples for him which he takes a few bites from but usually eats up most of his lori feed.
i was wondering if I should be giving him some other foods too or is there any additional treats or something he may love or need? Thank you very much!
 

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@Lori_Love5 I wouldn't recommend spending any money on Bird Tricks though.
Can we see some pics of your birdie?
 

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I would return the 2 Johnson sprays. All you really need is water. Occasionally, I add a few drops of Listerine or some aloe vera juice. I'm not a fan of the 2 sticks, either. You're better off providing flowers (if they haven't been treated/sprayed), sprouts, fresh fruits, lory powder, nectar, and veggies.

Why the charcoal?

There are numerous videos on Youtube that detail sprouting and making chop. BirdTricks is a commercial enterprise and has some questionable practices. I wouldn't support them financially.

Can you contact an avian vet and ask if they have any clients with lories/lorikeets who might be willing to share information with about products and process for feeding?

I like that you are trying your best to do right by your bird! Keep it up.
 
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