Cinnamon Rainbow Lorikeet
The Cinnamon Rainbow Lorikeet is a recessive mutation known in genetic terms as a ” Dilute ” and is not a true Cinnamon which would have had red eyes.
It has only diluted the green feathers of the birds and there for is not a true Dilute either as it should have diluted the yellow and red colourations as well.
Cinnamon Rainbow Lorikeets make great pets due to their intelligence, entertaining personality and stunning beauty. They are affectionate, curious, extroverted and clowny and exhibit some unique behaviour. The make a good beginner’s bird.
Introducing your new bird to existing birds
Once you take your bird home you should keep it in a separate cage and allow the bird to adjust accordingly. Always allow at least 2 weeks before introducing the bird to an existing bird.
When selecting a cage, it is important to select the largest cage you can afford, remember the bigger the cage the happier the bird. Cinnamon Rainbow Lorikeets are very active birds, you will need room for many toys, perches, food/water dishes, as well as sufficient space for them to move around. Depending on the species, will depend on the size of the cage. The bigger the bird you buy the large the cage will need to be for it to bounce around and exercise.
Select toys that make noise, such as bells and that they can climb, such as ropes. You will need to provide them items for chewing and branches from trees, such as eucalypts, bottlebrush, acacias or Grevillia’s. Branches should be washed before placed in the cage.
The cage requires regulars cleaning and old food shouldn’t ‘be allowed to accumulate in the cage, on perches or in feeders. Water should be changed daily basics.
Your bird will need to be wormed in a few weeks to two month after being taken home check with the staff from Birdsville, when purchasing). Worming will need to be done every 6 month.
Lice & Mites
These are the two most common parasites of cage birds and their environment, but are easily controlled with a Mite and Lice spray, available at Birdsville. When using spray, spray bird, entire cage, perches, nesting box and toys, remember to remove all water and
feed and avoid spraying in birds’ eyes.
Cinnamon Rainbow Lorikeet have specialized brush-tipped tongues for feeding on nectar and soft fruits, because of this they don’t eat seed. Pet lorikeets require a nectar replacement diet, which are available at Birdsville. These mixes come in powder form and there are two main types
- Dry mix (Lorri-dry) – with dry, plenty of fresh drinking water needs to be made available for the bird.
- Wet mix (Lorri-wet) – with wet, their requirements for drinking will be reduced, as the feed contains a large amount of water, however fresh drinking water should still be made available.
- be wary of some supermarket brands of lorikeet food, good Quality lorikeet foods include vetafarm forest fusion, wombaroo and vetafarm golden lory rice formula.
Young birds should be feed on both wet and dry mix in separate containers and can later be weaned on to dry mix only.
Cinnamon Rainbow Lorikeet also need their diet supplemented with fresh fruit and vegetables on a daily basis. Spinach or silverbeet leaves are important to provide calcium for your bird and also require vitamin mixed into their water every two to three days. This
is to provide essential nutrients commonly deficient in their diet.
Do not feed your bird (or any other bird) avocado, onion, chocolate, caffeine or alcohol.
This is an important factor of having a well behaved hand raised bird. The bird need to be
handle in a quiet, relxed situation, but don’t over stress your bird in the first few weeks of taking it home. The more time you spend with your bird, the better your bird will become.
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