Weird Lorikeet noises

by Hazel Bannister
(Sydney Australia)

Hi I have a beautiful 5 year old rainbow lorikeet, and I have noticed that when he goes to bed (lights out and covered) he makes this weird noise like a small puppy crying to come inside, he will do it for hours - what can it be - is it comfort or is it pain.....
He started doing it about 2 months ago off and on but now its constant. We do not have any other animals.


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Oct 17, 2017
What did you find out? Mine does it too.
by: Jay

Hello, I was wondering if you had any luck understanding the night time noises? My rainbow lorikeet started making noises, almost playing at all hours of the night with no pattern as to why. Always healthy and seems to be a behavioral quirk and it keeps me up every night. I know it's an old post but that just means you've had time to see how things went. Thanks

Nov 19, 2011
by: Hazel Bannister

I am not sure if he is a boy or a girl. I always though he was a boy but could be wrong. He makes these puppy whining noises in the day as well but not sonstantly, the rest of the time he is his normal self chirpy, playful and noisey, so I dont think he is sick. I will take him to the vet during the week for a check up. I will let you know what the outcome is.

Nov 17, 2011
Weird lorikeet noises
by: Anne

I have Cockatiels but the baby I bought used to do the same as yours when I covered them up at night, so although I turned out the lights I would leave the little night light on for him I only had to do this for a week & now he is fine. Worth a try but if this same calling progresses into daytime then a visit to an Avian vet is called for I would say.

Nov 16, 2011
Weird Lorikeet Noises
by: Anonymous

My rough breasted lorrikeet does that around the time she is going to lay an egg. The first time she made the noise I freaked out. Lifted the cover off her cage and an egg was being laid. Is it a female?

Nov 16, 2011
Lory making noises at night
by: Tracie

Since it only happens at night when the lights go off, maybe it isn't ready to sleep yet? You might put a nightlight in the room, so that there is a little light, but not so much that it can't sleep when ready.

If this was happening day and night I would think it was ill, but not if it is only at night. Hopefully another Lory owner will have had this experience and will chime in.

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