Profile of pair of Goldie’s Lorikeets
Credit: © Sam Williams
Care in Captivity
Fairly quiet, may learn to mimic, mostly non-aggressive to other parrots. Appear to be not as messy as other lories and lorikeets.
Enclosure with well drained tile or concrete floor, 1.2m (4 ft) minimum length.
Commercial or homemade nectar, the latter made fresh daily from baby cereal (lactose free), honey and malt extract or molasses, mixed with filtered water and made fresh daily, comprising at least 40 percent of the diet; fruit such as: apple, pear, banana, orange, cactus fruits; vegetables such as: carrot, fresh corn or unsalted tinned sweet corn; dried figs soaked in water for a few hours; spray millet and a small amount of soaked or sprouted sunflower seed and small amount of canary seed and/or oats.
Provide regular baths, provide browse and foliage for playing and hiding in, not chewing; provide swings, ladders and ropes.
Nest Box Size:
Diagonal roosting and nest box 6" x 12" x 6" (15cm x 30.5cm x 15cm).
52g (1.8 oz)
45g (1.6 oz)
Link to Specialist Club:
American Lory Society, Box 490302, Lawrenceville, GA, 30049.
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