. Goldie's lorikeet|
Level Of Knowledge Required: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced / Specialist Breeders Only.
Government Regulations & By-Laws: Refer to " Government Laws " web page.
Housing Requirements: Refer to " Lorikeets & Lories " web page for general details on the housing of Lorikeets & Lories or read on for specific details for this parrot.
With their rarity in Australian aviaries it would be best to give each pair a large aviary of their own. Not to be housed with other birds due to their aggressive nature. Best kept one pair per aviary due to their aggressive nature.
A suspended cage is popular for these birds. An aviary of about 3 metres (10 feet) long is ideal for these birds. Suspended cage size should be at least 1200mm long, 900mmwide and 1200mm high (4 x 3 x 4 ft). The suspended cage can also be about 3 metres long.
A wide range of bird toys and "bird gyms" can be seen at good retail bird dealers and pet shops. Bird toys and "bird gyms" can be placed in an outdoor aviary not just indoor cages. Most parrots, including Lorikeets, love to play with bird toys and "bird gyms" and it gives them a reason to be active and entertain themselves. Along with the physical activity, it also gives them some mental exercise and mental stimulation i.e. environmental enrichment.
Diet / Feeding: Refer to " Lorikeets & Lories " web page for general details on the feeding of Lorikeets & Lories or read on for specific details for this parrot.
In the wild the natural diet of the Goldie's lorikeet includes fruits and berries, pollen, nectar and flowers. Insects may form a portion of the natural diet.
Nesting: A basic overview only. Dimensions are typical / average and can vary widely, influenced by the owner's preferences and the birds preferences. Parent bird's preferences can also be influenced by the size and type of nest-box / log in which the bird was hatched and reared. If space allows, offering a choice of sizes and types of logs or nest-boxes, and placed in various locations within the aviary, can allow the parent birds to make their own choice. Once a pair has chosen a specific nest-box/log and been successful in it, offer that one to them each breeding season. Try and keep that one for their exclusive use. Once a pair has chosen its log or nest-box, the other ones can generally be removed. If the "spare" boxes are to be removed and moved to another flight, ensure the log / nest-box is cleaned to ensure the receptacle has the minimal contamination of mites, parasites and pathogens.
Nest boxes are easy to clean, cheap
and easy to replace when they become soiled or damaged.
More details on parrot nestboxes/logs and a selection of parrot nestbox/log photos can be found on the "nests", "parrot nests" and "parrot nestbox photos" web pages. Click on "Up" then "Nests" then "parrot nests" and "parrot nestbox photos" in the navigation bars.
Breeding: Egg Colour White. Clutch/s per year 1 or 2. Eggs per nest 2. Incubation approx. 23 - 24 days. Fledge approx. 8 - 9 weeks. Independent approx. another ? weeks.
Artificial incubation and hand rearing or fostering will not be covered on this web site. It is too complex and diverse in nature to be attempted here.
Health Issues: Refer to "Avian Health Issues" web page for information and references.
General References: Refer to references listed on "Book References" web page.