Fact Sheet: Australian Lorikeets

NameLicence Req?Colours
LittleYes
MuskYesolive
Purple-crownedYes
RainbowNocinnamon, olive, blue-fronted
Red-collaredYes
Scaly-breastedYescinnamon, olive
VariedYes

Other colours may become available at times.
These species cannot be sexed by outward appearance.

FEEDING

COMMERCIAL FOODS: Avione, Elliott’s, Lori-dry and others are available.

DRY MIX: 1 cup each high protein baby cereal, rice flour and egg/biscuit mix. .5 cup glucose.

WET MIX: 1 litre hot water, .5 cup quick oats, .5 cup “wheat bix”, 1 cup high protein baby cereal, 4 dessertspoons raw sugar.

FRESH WATER: for drinking and especially bathing

REGULAR GREENS: such as endive, dandelion, seeding grasses, etc.

CUTTLEFISH.

VARIETY FOODS: Buds and flowers of gums, wattles, grevillias, roses, bottlebrushes.

FRESH FRUIT: apples, pears, grapes, watermelon, etc.

HOUSING

AVIARIES*: minimum height 90cm; 10000 sq.cm. first bird, add 5000sq.cm. per extra bird

CAGES*: minimum height 90cm; 5000 sq.cm. first bird, add 2500 sq.cm. per extra bird

MIXING: One pair to an aviary. Rainbows, Red-collareds, scaly-breasteds and Musks will colony breed. Varieds, Littles and purple-crowneds have been mixed with finches.

*In Victoria, a Code of Practice for the housing of caged birds applies to the keeping of birds in captivity and requires you to provide adequate space, food, water, etc. for your birds. These codes are available from Agriculture Victoria.

FACT SHEETS:
(NOTE: ALL LICENCING INFORMATION RELATES TO VICTORIA ONLY)

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