Perfect Lorikeet
Trichoglossus euteles

Description: Generally green with olive yellow head and green collar to neck, abdomen and breast is a greenish-yellow, under tail some yellow, yellow band across underside of wing, bill orange, feet grey, eyes orange/red.

Length: 10 inches (25 cm).

Distribution and Status: This bird has now become very rare only occurring in certain localities of Timor. Found in the dense mountain forest. Aviculture: This bird is not a noisy bird and enjoys a colony system.

Breeding: These birds are not difficult to breed, their normal clutches are three-four eggs, possibly two breedings per year with young fledging at eight weeks.

Diet: In the wild they eat pollen and fruits, insects and their larvae. In captivity use a lory diet, there are various commercial diets available. However, many breeders make there own mix for their Lories. Usually including such things as honey, pollen, brewers yeast, oat flakes, vitamins and mineral supplements. Lories love fresh fruit.

As a Pet: They are just as much fun as the bigger lories. All lories will make their presence known by jumping around, burrowing, swinging, climbing and making noise. They are very active, they will greet you first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening they will still be trying to get your attention. We hope more people might consider these wonderful parrots for pets, and enjoy them.

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