Rainbow Lorikeet – Parrot pet

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Trichoglossus haematodus includes more than 20 subspecies, very complex to classify and differentiate because they correspond to imperceptible color differences. The best known are Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus, massena, capistratus, forsteni.

Physical description
He is among the most colorful parrots. Indeed, the head is light blue, part of the neck is yellow while the throat is red-blue. The intense green body is covered with yellow “scales”. The beak is orange, the eyes have black iris edged with orange. The legs are light gray.

Cut
26 cm

Lifetime
25 years

Sexing
scientific sexing

Reproduction
It breeds with difficulty in captivity and only in large aviaries. In addition, its reproduction requires an adapted and very specific diet given the fact that it is very fond of nectar and bud.
Incubation: 25 days
Youth flight: 7-8 weeks

Origin
Eastern and Northern Australia, Tasmania and Bali

Behaviour
Cheerful, lively, playful and noisy: it is not very recommended in apartments but filled the aviaries with its joie de vivre and its colors.

Washington Treaty
Appendix II

Food
Nectar, flowers, buds, seeds and fruits

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