Farming of Lorikeet & Lorys

Breed Name: Lorikeets or Lories
Scientific name: Loriini
Higher classification: Loriinae
Grouping: Lorikeets alon with Lories form part a bigger group that is called Loriini, which is characterized by their specialized brush-tipped tongues for feeding on nectar of various blossoms and soft fruits, preferably berries
Red lory: 160 g
Black-capped lory: 180 g
Lifespan: 10-20 years or more
Cage Size required to house Lorikeet:
Single lory need minimum cage size of 36″ H x 48″ L x 24″ W
Pair of Lory need minimum cage size of 36″ H x 60″ L x 36″ W
Reproduction Facts:
Breeding season in Australia is August to January
Female lays 2-3 eggs and incubate for 25 days until hatch
Feeding & Diet:
In wild Loriini group (both Lories and lorikeets) eat nectar and pollens
They will also consume soft foods like fruits, berries, blossoms, and buds but are not really seedeaters in the wild
In captivity, some lories may crack on few seeds but the mainstay of their feed remains on fruits, such as bananas, oranges, melon, apples AND a nectar made from juice with specially formulated and mixed with lory-diet powder
In captivity, they may also eat flowers, such as hibiscus
Lower Classifications / Breeds of Lories:
Black-Capped Lory aka. western black-capped lory or the tricolored lory, is found in New Guinea and adjacent smaller islands. It is a colourful and relatively robust lory
Black Lory aka. rajah lory or red-quilled lory is a medium-sized, blackish coloured with black bill, dark grey feet and long rounded tail. It has yellow and red under-tail. The sexes are similar. It is native to West Papua in Indonesia
Black-Winged Lory aka. Biak red lory is a medium-sized (30 cm long), long-tailed lory. Has a bright red plumage, black shoulder, red iris, an orange red bill and violet ear-patch behind eye. The underwings are red, becoming yellowish with black tips. Both sexes are similar
Blue-Crowned Lorikeet is found in Samoa and Tonga islands and Lau archipelago
Blue-Eared Lory is found only on the island of Seram, Indonesia. The blue-eared lory is the smallest with a length of 24 cm. It has a red body with blue cheeks, chin, and ear-coverts, purple-blue abdomen and undertail coverts, and black streaked wings
Blue-Fronted Lorikeet aka. Buru lorikeet, is found in Indonesian island of Buru
Blue Lorikeet is a small lorikeet from French Polynesia and the Cook Islands. It is aka. Tahiti lorikeet, violet lorikeet, Tahitian lory, blue lory, nunbird, and indigo lory
Blue-Streaked Lory aka. blue-necked lory. It is a medium-sized found on the Tanimbar Islands and Babar in the southern Moluccas
Brown Lory, aka Duyvenbode’s lory, is found in northern New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests
Cardinal Lory lives mainly in the mangrove and the lowland forests of the Solomon Islands, Bougainville Island and easternmost islands of the Bismarck Archipelago
Charmosyna is a genus of parrot which contains the following species:
Duchess lorikeet
Fairy lorikeet
Josephine’s lorikeet
Meek’s lorikeet
Palm lorikeet
Papuan lorikeet
Pygmy lorikeet
Red-chinned lorikeet
Red-flanked lorikeet
Red-fronted lorikeet
Striated lorikeet
Chattering Lory is found in North Maluku, Indonesia. It is considered vulnerable
Coconut Lorikeet
Fairy Lorikeet. Other common names include the little red lorikeet and the little red lory. Found in New Guinea, its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist forests
Goldie’s Lorikeet is found in forest and woodland in New Guinea, primarily at altitudes of 1000–2200 m.a.s.l. It is mostly green with yellowish streaks in the chest area, and a red, blue and purple head
Iris Lorikeet is a small, up to 20 cm long, green lorikeet. The male has a red forehead, yellow nape, purple band back from eye between nape and cheek, and yellowish below. The female almost similar with red-marked green fore-crown and yellowish green cheek
Josephine’s Lorikeet is found in the highlands of New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist forest
Kuhl’s Lorikeet, aka. Rimatara lorikeet, Rimitara lorikeet, Kuhl’s lory, or kura, is found in islands ranging across the South Pacific
Lorius is a genus of lorikeet which contains six species that are distributed from the Moluccas in Indonesia through New Guinea to the Solomon Islands. They have characteristic red plumage with varying amounts of blue, green wings, and in all but one species a black crown
Musk Lorikeet is found in south-central/eastern Australia
New Caledonian Lorikeet is near to extinct lorikeet endemic to the Melanesian island of New Caledonia
Orange-Billed Lorikeet is found in New Guinea
Papuan Lorikeet, aka. Stella’s lorikeet and Mount-Goliath lorikeet is found in New Guinea
Rainbow Lorikeet is found in Australia. It is common along the eastern seaboard, from northern Queensland to South Australia. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas
Red-And-Blue Lory is a small, strikingly-colored parrot found in Indonesia. The species inhabits a single island, Karakelang, in the Indonesian archipelago
Red-Flanked Lorikeet is found in Mollucas, New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago
Red Lory is the second most commonly kept lory in captivity, after the rainbow lorikeet
Red-Throated Lorikeet is an endangered lory having origin in Fiji. It is 18 cm long and is bright green overall, with red cheeks, throat and thighs
Scaly-Breasted Lorikeet is an Australian lorikeet found in woodland in eastern Australia which has yellow breast feathers broadly edged with green that look like scales
Trichoglossus is a genus distributed widely through Australia, Wallacea and Melanesia, with outliers in the Philippines and Micronesia. Members of the genus are characterised by barring, sometimes prominently, on the upper breast
Ultramarine Lorikeet is found in Marquesas Islands
Varied Lorikeet, aka. Psitteuteles versicolor, is found in northern coastal regions of Australia
Vini is a genus of five extant species of these small lorikeets ranging from eastern Fiji, Samoa, French Polynesia, and Henderson Island
Violet-Necked Lory is found in Indonesia, where it is found in the northern Maluku Islands and west Papuan islands. Its natural habitats are tropical moist lowland forests and tropical mangrove forests
Yellow-Billed Lorikeet is found in New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests
Yellowish-Streaked Lory, aka. streaked lory or yellow-streaked lory

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