Rainbow Lorikeets ~
Rainbow lorikeets are small, colorful parrots from rainforests and woodland regions of eastern Australia. Several species were clumped together as one species known as the rainbow lorikeet historically. These are now recognized as separate species. The species that we care for at the Good Zoo is the common rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus).
Rainbow lorikeets feed upon fruit, pollen, and nectar in the wild. Rainbow lorikeets typically occur in breeding pairs that may join large flocks. The rainbow lorikeet is a very common species in Australia and has become an invasive species in portions of Australia where it is not native, outcompeting other bird species and causing crop damage in some orchards.
There are currently 15 lorikeets that are cared for at the zoo. We feed them a parrot diet chow, grapes, apples, bananas, and lorikeet nectar. The lorikeets enjoy interacting with guests and eating nectar, digging holes in the mulch in their exhibit, stripping the bark from fresh grape vines, taking baths, and new shelter or nest boxes.
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