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
Gold Coast Rehoming Centre
Shelter Road Coombabah QLD 4216
07 5509 9000
Please visit our Animal Rehoming Centres during opening hours to meet our animals and adopt. No appointment is needed. For select animals, we will require an email application. Where this is the case, instructions will be specified on the animalâ€™s profile.
This website is live and updates frequently. To check if an animal is available, please check their adoption profile. If it is active and hasnâ€™t been marked as â€˜adoptedâ€™, the animal is still here.
Please be aware there is a chance that by the time you arrive at our location, the animal you have an interest in might have been adopted, or another party might be going through the adoption process.