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    Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    Hi,
    I recently purchased a Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory. I've been researching my little heart out but have found some conflicting info on different sites. My main concern right now is feeding. I bought the book, PARROTS FOR DUMMIES which I found to be very informative but at the same time there was almost to much information when it came to feeding. Is there anywhere out there that I can find a weekly menu until I get the hang of it? I just want to do everything right and feeding is the only thing that worries me.
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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    Hi Paula, There are a bunch of different lory diets out there to try. Personally I use a lory food called Quiko. It's a powder that you mix with water to make lory nector. I also add in fruit and vegetable baby foods with very low iron because lories are prone to an iron storage disease. I also add in a nector juice called Rubicon or you can used Ceres juice. You can buy these at the grocery store. Just make sure you don't give them apple juices, citrus juices, or anything really acidic. I also give my lory a small dish of pretty bird lory pellets. This seems to be working for him and he loves his food and there is never any left over.



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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    to Tailfeathers Paula, and congratulations on your new addition. Do you have any photos you can share with us?

    I have moved this thread over to the 'Other Parrots' forum so that more parrot owners can see it and respond.

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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    Morgan- I'm sorry, this is off the subject, but I just melted on the spot when I saw that first picture of your sleeping lory. I can't get over it. It couldn't be any cuter. Hi Paula and welcome. I don't know lories.

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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    What kind of lory is yours Morgan? And Paula, I would love to see what yours looks like. I really like all the lories I have met - they seem to really have a sense of humor and be very smart.

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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    He's a black lory.

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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    If it helps any, here are some pictures of a Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory that we took at a pet store we visit on a regular basis. Her name is Tiki.








    Such gorgeous birds, and incredible personalities!

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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    they are very cute i was considering a lory but hubby said he would perfure a lovie lol ohh well maybe one day soon

    Welcome to messmate aviaries
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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    Fabulously gorgeous bird. I love love love those eyes!!!!

    Your bird called. It said, GET OFF THE COMPUTER!!"

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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    Jazzy and me.


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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    paula : when searching the net for info on your bird try just using the name rainbow lorikeet or ( Trichoglossus haematodus ) , you will find more info ..
    tis only in america where they love to call them Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory.. the blue mountain is just a small part of australia in the state of new south wales.. ( NSW )
    i live in adelaide south australia mile and miles away from NSW and i have the same bird in my back yard..


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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    Thanks for clearing that up Matty. I saw the picture of Jazzy then checked your post of the Rainbow Lories in your trees and was wondering what the difference was. Stunning colors.

    Your bird called. It said, GET OFF THE COMPUTER!!"

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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    Morgan, I use the Quiko too. She LOVES it. I'm having a bit of trouble with the Lory pellets though. I even try mixing them with the nector and the bugger just labs up the nector and somehow leaves the pellets. I'm being patient though and know that it's a process to get them to eat them.

    Jennifer, did you take those pictures? That must be some fantastic camera you have. BEAUTIFUL pictures!

    Thanks for the info Matty. It's just amazing to me that these magnificent birds are out there in the wild. Great pic. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    Paula,

    Actually, Peter (Hehot), my boyfriend took those pictures. They are beautiful though, I agree.

    Jazzy looks like a sweety too!

    Jenn

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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    Love your baby, very pretty! My daughter has a Rainbow Lory we absolutely adore. They have such wonderful personalities. I also feed mine fresh fruits and veggies, he loves them.

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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    "Jazzy looks like a sweety" ? This little bugger is making me crazy. She now won't step up on my arm anymore and she is definitely winning the war on foods!

    No pellets, no matter how well I try to hide them in things including her nectar.
    No peaches, pears, cantaloupe, blue berries, all melons, kiwi, grapes, sweet potato, broccoli, carrotscorn, peas, green beans.

    She Loves apples, bananas and oranges.

    I'm not even close to being done with trying new things, since I know there are alot out there, but right now I'm worried about her. I doubt if she can stay healthy with just those 3 fruits and nectar.
    Should I give her the nectar every day since she's not getting much nutrition at this point?

    But, after all this complaining, just let me let you all know that I still, and always will, love her to death. She really makes me smile.
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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    Are you giving her the fruit and veggies baby foods?

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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    That was my next step, though I did try the sweet potatos and that was no go.
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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    gratz on your new bird.

    i also live in ausralia, victoria and here we call them rainbow lorrikeets they are great!
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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    Are you mixing the baby food with water or rubicon/ceres juice?

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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    I'm not mixing the baby food with anything. Wouldn't that be depleting the nutritional value.

    The good news is though that she is now eating pellets
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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    It's not depleting the nutritional value if she's eat all. I mix the quiko with water then add some baby food and then add a bit of the juice.

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    Re: Swainson's Blue Mountain Lory

    No wonder Lories are such poop shooters....LOL That much liquid fruit and I'd be a mess.

    Your bird called. It said, GET OFF THE COMPUTER!!"

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