Red Lorikeet – Parrot pet

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Physical description
Splendid slender parrot with very bright colors. Its plumage is red with some blue and black spots on the wings and on the pinnae of the undertail region. The eyes are dark, the bill is orange and the legs light gray.

Cut
31 cm

Lifetime
25 years

Sexing
Scientific sexing

Reproduction
Breeds quite easily and gives good results however if the parents peck the chicks it is best to remove them from the nest to rear them artificially.
Incubation: 24 days
Youth flight: 9 weeks

Origin
Indonesia and New Guinea

Behaviour
Very lively and cheerful but very noisy which makes it preferable to breed in an aviary. (Beware of too low temperature). It tames easily.

Washington Treaty
Appendix II

Food
Nectar and fruits

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