Breeding lorikeets

by Joy
(Kentucky)

I have a Pair of Rainbow Lorikeets.. I would like to set them up for Breeding what Type of Breeding Box would you use?

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Oct 14, 2013
Breeding lorikeets
by: Linda

I'm not sure what to tell you about this, and hopefully someone else with experience with the Lori's will answer your question. Even better would be for you to find breeders of the birds and ask them about their set up. I do know that you will need to be prepared to handfeed the babies using baby parrot handfeeding formula which is a learned skill. Using a syringe for the feedings has to be learned preferably from a Lori breeder. See if you can find a breeder in your area and ask if you can learn how to handfeed babies using a syringe with them. This way, you can also find information about the entire setup including type of breeding cage, box and any other relevant information.

A word of caution is make sure you understand that the parrot/bird markets worldwide are flooded with birds meaning they can end up in some horrible situations in the future. Even if you place your babies at first in what appears to be a good home, they may not stay in that home. Once they start being moved around, it is a matter of time before they can end up in some kind of abusive/neglectful home. I stopped breeding many years' ago because I could not bear the thought of any of my birds ending up in hell holes for their long lives. There's not much money in it either if you are feeding high quality food and having birds regularly checked by an Avian Vet. Taking good care of them eats up most if not all of any profits.

Make sure your breeder birds are examined and cleared before you breed them by a licensed and trained Avian Vet ONLY. Any infections they may have are transferred directly to the babies resulting in sick babies who do not live long with infections or other physical problems.

Breeding any living thing is a great responsibility, so please make sure you understand all aspects of breeding including genetics before doing it. This will benefit the birds you raise and the people who end up with them in their families.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

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