(Perth western australia)
My lorikeets are confusing me! I have what I think are two male lorikeets and a young female. The reason I think this is because the two "male lorikeets" display the same behaviour strutting noises fluffing up feathers etc they talk and are very cheeky. I have seen the male on top of the female mating and they are inseparable.
When I have all three out the single male (I think!) will chase off and be aggressive to the female and then the two males shape up to eachother for a bit and them seem to tolerate one another while the female keeps her distance. the next confusing thing is that the paired male Is scratching around in the nesting box all the time while the female looks on. now he has taken to spending a few nights sleeping in the nesting box and she sleeps alone!
Does this happen? Do I have everything confused. I thought the male dominant behaviour was quite obvious and I was sure I had two males and even a pair because they were mating. the pair are in their own cage and the other male has his. I realise DNA testing could answer all my questions but I would like to hear from others what they think is going on!
The photo is of the paired male in the nesting box