Hi, my name is Dilkara!
I have been waiting
14 DAYS for a home

Learn more about Dilkara

Introducing Dilkara! While Lorikeets are beautiful birds and can make a wonderful family pet, proper care for your lorikeet is important to ensure they live a long and happy life. If being kept as aviary birds, the enclosure should be long enough to allow the birds to fly. Alternatively lorikeets may be kept in a large indoor cage, or housed outside during the day and brought inside overnight. Perches made of natural branches are best to prevent pressure sores and promote natural chewing behaviours, dowel or plastic perches can cause sore feet and should be avoided. Lorikeets are inquisitive, animated and energetic birds. Adequate social interaction (either with people or other birds) and environmental enrichment are important to prevent boredom and associated behavioural and health problems (we want to keep Dilkara's brain and body in tip top shape). Lorikeets can live happily in a single-bird home with specialised care and daily socialisation with the rest of the family. Environmental enrichment is important to keep these energetic birds mentally stimulated. Lorikeets are naturally adapted to swinging and hanging upside down to retrieve nectar and therefore enjoy toys such as swings to mimic these behaviours. Leafy native Australian tree branches also provide good entertainment as well as perch sites. Toys and food can be used to encourage natural foraging behaviour. Lorikeets feed on pollen, nectar and fruit; not seed. It is important to feed the correct diet, to prevent serious health problems. Dilkara's diet should include a high-quality commercial lorikeet mix, fruit and native browse. There are both wet and dry commercial lorikeet feeds such as Wombaroo and Vetafarm. These can even be made into ice cubes for a longer lasting summer snack. Lorikeets readily eat most fruits including apple, pear, grapes, melon, pawpaw and orange. Fruit can also be frozen, wrapped in paper parcels or hung from the cage on skewers. Native browse is important for both nutrition and enrichment. Flowering cuttings from bottlebrush, eucalyptus, grevillea and banksia plants should be given on a daily basis. So if you're comfortable with providing the care that Dilkara needs, please come and visit us today

$100.00

Adoption Fee

My Fast Facts

Animal ID:

126642

Breed:

Lorrikeet

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Unknown

Colour:

Rainbow

Size:

Small

Location:

Gold Coast Rehoming Centre

Shelter Road Coombabah QLD 4216

Phone:

07 5509 9000

Hours:

Tues to Fri 10am-5pm/ Sat & Sun 10am-4pm

My Health Check

  • My health has been checked
  • My worming is up to date

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