Last update: 2017
Availability: We are no longer breeding iris lories.
Iris lorikeets are a small lory species at about 7 inches in length. Their heads have a red crown, with some blue and light green. They have stocky bodies and strong feet and legs. They are rare in aviculture, and have just now started to become available to the pet trade.
Iris lorikeets make cute, outgoing pets. They have all the fun traits of the larger lories (including the bold personality), but in a smaller, easier to manage size. They can learn to talk. Unlike many other lory species, iris lorikeets do not require a liquid nectar diet. Our iris lorikeets eat the same basic diet as our other birds. Pellets, fruit, veggies, sprouts, and a little bit of safflower seed mix. Juveniles receive a small amount of dry lory powder. Healthy fresh foods should be the mainstay of the diet, with the pellets and seed fed to round out the nutritional profile. Because they eat a solid food diet, their droppings are no messier than any other parrot species.
Lories are very intelligent. One of my personal pets is a small lory named Munchkin (he is a red-flanked lory). He lives in my kitchen and oversees all the household activities. He is an excellent talker and uses words appropriately. When guests come over, they notice Munchkin's bright colors right away and ask "what kind of bird is that?" Munchkin loves attention and draws people to his cage by saying "I see you", "whatcha doing" "I love you" and making loud kissing noises. And if that doesn't work (which it almost always does), he starts saying "where's the Munchkin" and banging his toys around. Munchkin loves it when I lightly spritz him with a spray bottle. Then I put him on my shoulder and he'll rub on my shirt to dry off or just hang out while I preen his head feathers for him. He is a sweetie.
Lories are extremely active, curious and playful. They require daily interaction from their people as well as a variety of toys to keep them from getting bored. Lories have an unusual "brush shaped" tongue unique to them. They use their special tongue in the wild to extract pollen and nectar from flowers.
We take a lot of time with our babies, talking to them softly, giving them cuddles and handling them gently from an early age. This early socialization is so important! Our birds are not just hand-fed, they are hand-RAISED. There is a difference! We also encourage independent play and exploration by providing a variety of toys and time out of the cage on our play areas.
Our lory babies are weaned to a commercial diet (zupreem) along with fruit, vegetables, a few sprouts and safflower seed mix. They receive the same foods that are served to our other birds just with a little extra fruit. They wean at approximately 10 weeks. During the weaning process, we send weekly pictures and updates so you can watch your baby grow!
We care about each baby we sell and want the best for them and their new owners. We provide full lifetime support after the sale. Have a question? We are just an email or phone call away.
All of our babies come with a hatch certificate, bird care information and written health guarantee.
We take pride in our birds and it shows! Go to our customer comments page to read what others have to say about our birds.
Go to our customer photos page to see some of our babies enjoying their new homes!
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Want to read more about iris lorikeets? Here are links for more information:
Iris Lorikeets: Lorinae.com