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LORIES and LORIKEETS



LORIES and LORIKEETS

Recommended Harrison’s Bird Foods for lories and lorikeets:

Adults:
HIGH POTENCY FINE or HIGH POTENCY SUPER FINE for 3-6 months then ADULT LIFETIME FINE or ADULT LIFETIME SUPER FINE.

During molts, laying eggs, feeding chicks or recovering from an illness: HIGH POTENCY FINE or HIGH POTENCY SUPER FINE during and for several months following these episodes.

Chicks: 
NEONATE FORMULA for the first three weeks of life; this can be used up to weaning or switch to JUVENILE FORMULA for faster weight gain and fewer feedings.

Lories and lorikeets are brilliantly colored, playful birds with extroverted personalities and entertaining antics. In general, lorikeets may be slightly smaller than lories in size. Lorikeets have pointed tails; lories have rounded tails. Lories are distinguished from other psittacines by their tongues, which have elongated papillae that form brush-like tips adapted for the collection of pollen and nectar. Due to their curious nature, these birds are often subject to traumatic injuries in captivity. Although they have limited talking ability, they can be noisy, making a variety of high-pitched sounds. Because of their high-carbohydrate, liquid diet and relatively loose droppings, lories may be best appreciated in outdoor aviaries in a temperate climate. Because the birds also enjoy frequent baths, this environment provides the opportunity for them to play in light rains.

The primary consideration for the long-term health of lories is their diet. Improper feeding may lead to stress-induced disease. There are many “lory diets” or nectars on the market that are not safe to feed long term. Many are too high in vitamin A (often containing toxic levels) and are deficient in many other nutrients needed by lories. Pets fed dry diets do fine and are not as messy. The primary disorders traditionally seen in lories, including obesity, liver malfunction, fatty tumors, bone disorders, respiratory diseases, and fungal and yeast infections, are significantly reduced when the birds are fed Harrison’s. In addition, the low levels of iron in Harrison’s formulations reduce the risk of iron storage disease, to which lories are particularly prone.



HIGH POTENCY FINE
Harrison's Bird Foods
A premium first-use formula for small to medium birds such as cockatiels, conures, Quakers and lovebirds, etc.


HIGH POTENCY MASH
Harrison's Bird Foods
A Premium First-Use Formula for Small Birds


NEW! HIGH POTENCY PEPPER (Fine)
Harrison's Bird Foods
Spicy first-use formula for small - medium birds such as cockatiels, conures, Quakers and lovebirds, etc.


ADULT LIFETIME SUPER FINE
Harrison's Bird Foods
Daily maintenance formula for small birds such as budgies and finches.


ADULT LIFETIME MASH
Harrison's Bird Foods
Daily maintenance formula for small birds. Low allergen risk.


ADULT LIFETIME FINE
Harrison's Bird Foods
Daily maintenance formula for small-medium birds such at cockatiels, lovebirds Quakers and conures.


HIGH POTENCY SUPER-FINE
Harrison's Bird Foods
A premium first-use formula for small birds such as budgies and finches, etc.