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Lories and lorikeets have hairs on their tongues to help them feed on nectar and pollen. The diet of all lorikeets is therefore very different from that of most parrots.

Lories are short-tailed parrots and lorikeets are long-tailed parrots that feed on nectar.

There are dozens of species of lorikeets and they live in Australia and South America. In Australia, lorikeet populations are already restricted in some areas because they destroy vineyard crops. Lorikeets are characterised not only by their distinctive tongue but also by their very brightly coloured feathers. It is impossible to distinguish the sex of a lorikeet by its feathers. These parrots live for about 20 years. The beak of young loris is black.

The most popular and commonly bred is the Rainbow lorikeet. Its manner and colours are unmistakable.


The diet of the loris is specific and is not suitable for parrot food or seeds, as the loris in natureThey feed exclusively on nectar and fruit.

Loris require a special food to be given with a variety of fruit. Of course, loris will also eat sunflowers and nuts, but these should be given in very small quantities. If not fed properly, loris become ill quickly, their feathers become ugly and they may start to molt. PSITTACUS is the only one to have such a wide variety of loris foods.

LORI NECTAR is used in combination with LORI GEL in separate containers. Why? Because there are so many species of loris and they all have slightly different needs, so it is up to the parrots to choose which food they need at the time.LORI GEL – this food contains more protein than LORI NECTAR and is consumed by the parrots more at the time of breeding or during the change of feathers.LORI DIET is an intermediate optimal option between NECTAR and GEL.


They are very bold parrots, they can easily take down a parrot bigger than themselves.Loris and lorikeets are very active, they like to play and they need to be constantly busy. This is why thiss parrots are not suitable for people who want a calmer bird that doesn’t need as much attention.These parrots like to jump and play.Because of their acute and bold nature, lories and lorikeets are prone to biting.They can talk quite well, but also like to chatter.They are easy to train, as they like new activities.They may not get along with other parrots.


Lories need to be bathed every day, as they love it very much.The cage must be equipped with a bed, as lories like to lie on their backs.These parrots need a special lory food, such as lory gel, lory nectar or a lory diet.As lories are very active, they need a LOT of toys. Lory breeders recommend buying/making about 20 toys per loris and changing them regularly.Lory faeces are very liquid (due to the nectar they eat). However, LORI GEL, LORI NECTAR; and LORI DIET; can be given dry, so that the faeces are not so liquid. Lories defecate by shooting their faeces horizontally instead of vertically, which means outside the cage. Therefore, if you are determined to keep a loris, be prepared to clean not only the cage but also the floor/walls around the cage every day.

If you are not intimidated by frequent cleaning of the cage/floor/walls and if you are prepared to spend time with an energy bomb, this parrot will bring a lot of joy into your home.

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