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Old 04-04-2014, 10:20 AM
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zupreem lori diet

Can give my Rainbow Lorikeet the zupreem lori diet pellets? This is the only lori food available where I live. The other food option I have is Blessing's Gourmet Lory Nectar which i can buy online. It's the only nectar i can afford(shipping cost are too high) and the only one that I can find online that ships to where I live. Any advise on these foods? Also my baby lorikeet isn't weaned yet so can I offer both the pellets AND the nectar as his main diet?
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Re: zupreem lori diet

I don't have Lories, but will bump this up for you so someone who does can help you
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Re: zupreem lori diet

How old is your Lory? Have you not asked what the breeder feeds? You need to get the nectar for sure! Cut up fresh fruits and veggies then sprinkle a little nectar powder over it. I do that daily for breakfast then in the evening time I make wet nectar as I warm up the water, I use filtered water only, warm not hot water! Mix per instruction on package!
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Re: zupreem lori diet

I've never owned a lorikeet before, but I do know that it's not a good idea to feed pellets to lories. Feeding a pelleted diet can cause the little bristles on their tongues to get rubbed off. Not only that, but if you fed the pelleted diet you speak of, you might end up having your lory shootin' rainbows out the other end!


Please, stick to the nectar diet!
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Re: zupreem lori diet

The breeder told me that he was about 3/4 weeks old when I got it. tomorrow i would have had him for exactly one week. He also told me he feeds his adult lorikeet the zupreem lory diet pellets and fruits. I just checked and the nectar wet mix is too expensive for me but the dry mix is affordable. Can i feed him both the pellets and the dry mix? Here is a picture of my bird so you can tell me exactly how old he is. In one of the pictures you can see a small white dot in the tip of the beak. I think it's an egg tooth but I also think he is too old to have one. Any thoughts?
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Re: zupreem lori diet

you can mix the dry powder with water to make nectar pellets should only be as a treat they can block the lorikeets digestive system its not good for them like MikeyTN said nectar, fruits and veggies are what he should have as an adult I know nothing about their diet as babies but I do know you really shouldn't get an unweaned baby there are so many things that can go wrong its dangerous if you haven't done a lot of research. Also haveing any bird is going to be expensive you need to be prepared for that and he needs a dry powder mixed with water to make nectar solution not pellets!and his beak looks normal no egg tooth they loose that right after hatching.
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Re: zupreem lori diet

I HAVE done a lot of research and I know it is better for the to eat nectar mixes I was just wondering if I can give them both because like I said before the Zupreem pellets are the only one easily accessible where I live. The question about the beak is because the small white dot is more like a small bump that's why I thought is was an egg tooth and since the brother doesn't have one I was a bit worried. I haven't had any accidents with him and there won't be any in the future. I am taking good care of him every day.

Seeing the pictures, what age do you think my bird has?
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Re: zupreem lori diet

I'd say he's about 3 weeks old probably. And I wasn't trying to say you hadn't done research sorry if I came off rude I just personally don't beleive in selling babies out of nest its just an unnecesarry risk in my opinion and your breeder should be able to tell you the exact age of your baby.
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Re: zupreem lori diet

Don't worry, I understand. But now that I Have this baby i would like advise about the weaning process. From what I have read, most parrots start weaning at 7-8 weeks of age. I also read lorikeets are easier/faster to wean. I will follow the advice given and sprinkle dry mix on the fruits but at what age should I start the process? In about 4 more weeks? Up to now I have been feeding him formula three times daily. Any advise from personal experience on the weaning process of lorikeets? Thanks again in advance!
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Re: zupreem lori diet

I would say he's about 3-4 weeks old in that picture. But my problem is if this and that was too expensive, why did you get him??? What I told you with the nectar is what they need. If it's too expensive your owning the wrong pet!
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