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Old 12-02-2018, 04:10 PM
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Like a Pixie princess! Does eucalyptus bloom all year? How do you feed these little ones??? Are they ever in the US?
The Crown Princess is currently sitting in the sun preening herself after a quick bath (and basking in all your generous flattery everyone! She knows exactly how pretty she is!) I sneaked over to our local primary school with my trusty secateurs to raid some eucalypt flowers for her this morning - I think they’re actually more beneficial for enrichment than actual food cos she has usually eaten any nectar within the first half hour but she continues to go back and rummage through them on & off all day. For food she gets a commercially prepared dry nectar powder plus fruit and leafy greens, and at least once a day I give her a wet version of the nectar mix but it can only be left out for a couple of hours before it goes off and whatever is left has to be thrown out. That along with the liquid poop that follows is I think what puts a lot of people off owning lorikeets. With tiny little lories like Lilly however, the poop isn’t so much of an issue

Purple crowns are not so easy to find here so I don’t know how you’d go in the USA. They do breed fairly readily though. Years ago we heard an anecdote from a local guy who wanted to start breeding them and bought a pair but he was worried about how long it might take them to breed, getting just the right conditions for them etc. He said he needn’t have worried cos the pair were at it in his car on the drive home, randy little sods!
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:19 PM
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to present....

What do you think of my new hair ornament? Easy enough to get in there, but takes a bit of work to extract!
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:06 PM
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That's the most beautiful hair ornament I have ever seen, I neeeeed one!
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Terry said it!
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to present....

She is so beautifull wow love the colors!
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:58 PM
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to present....

Looks trend setting! What a sweetie,! You can post a pic every day!
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:41 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Laurasea View Post
Looks trend setting! What a sweetie,! You can post a pic every day!
Don’t encourage me cos you know I will!

Here she is yesterday having her midday snooze. Years ago when I had Sludge I took a quick trip to Thailand and while there I bought a little bag made of raw Thai silk to carry my water bottle and various bits around in. When I got home Sludge claimed it as his and loved playing and snoozing in it. Now Crown Princess Lilly has decided she loves it too! It must be a lorikeet thing.

The cuteness continues...
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to present....

I love her colors!!!
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Old 12-12-2018, 04:44 AM
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to present....

Well it's been a few daze since I've bored you all to death with pics of Princess Lilly so here goes.....

Here she is demolishing a bouquet of eucalypt flowers which I risked my life and limb raiding from our local primary school. I get out there at some ungodly hour of the morning with my trusty secateurs in hand before the scary groundskeeper gets there and harvest whatever I can find and beat a hasty retreat (you can just see it now can't you!)

The main flowering seasons for many eucalypt species are winter and spring so I have NO idea what i'm going to do once there's no more blossom available and she gets ravenous - she's a tiny little thing but she's relentless when she wants something!



PS Thanks to Scott I finally worked out how to post BIG pictures... thanx Scott!

PPS Lilly shown here larger than actual size!!!
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to present....

Those colors are amazing. I read they eat the pollen to, definitely a fairy princess!
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