How to Know if Lories and Lorikeets Are Right for You

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Recognize the difference between lories and lorikeets.,
Read information on lories and lorikeets.,
Visit your local zoo or exotic bird rescue.,
Talk to people with experience.,
Foster a lory or lorikeet, if possible.

Lories are large birds with short, blunted tails. They’re usually red with yellow, green, and purple patches. On the other hand, lorikeets are small with long, pointed tails. Their feathers are mostly green with patches of yellow and red., Check your local library for books and/or magazines written by veterinarians and other credible experts. Search Google Scholar, ResearchGate, or scholarly databases for articles from scholarly journals. Read information online from government websites based in Australia and the South Pacific, where lories and lorikeets live in the wild., Many zoos house exotic birds. If yours houses lories and lorikeets, spend some time observing them. Volunteer at an exotic bird rescue to get hands-on experience. Talk to employees with advanced knowledge of lory and lorikeet behavior and needs., Find parents of lories and lorikeets through friends and/or social media. They’ll be able to relate their experiences. Make sure you learn the downsides, as well as the benefits. If you have a local bird society, you should also talk to its members for some insight., Fostering will allow you to determine whether or not bird parenting is for you. Search for an exotic bird rescue in your area. Complete the necessary paperwork and agree to a background check, if necessary. Talk to the staff about how you’ll need to prepare your home. Finally, honor any obligations you sign off on, such as returning the bird within a certain period of time if you choose not to adopt them.

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