Length: 10 inches
Weight: 100-130 grams
Life span: 25-30 years
Age at Weaning: 12-14 weeks
Age at Maturity: 2-3 years
Country of Origin: Indonesia and various islands
Temperament: Lories are very playful and physical birds. They love to be scratched, wrestled with, and enjoy playing with many toys. Their voices are very high pitched, though relatively not very loud. These birds are incredibly active, and need a large cage to contain their energy.
Talking Ability: Moderate
Noise Level: Moderate
Cage Requirements: 24" x 24"; bar spacing 5/8"
Interesting Facts: Lories have very long tongues with a brush tip on the end. They use this to extract nectar, a large part of their diets, from many different plants. When the bird is in captivity, its normal pelleted diet needs to be supplemented with a dry nectar, of which many commercial brands are available.