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    Musk Lorikeet, Barraband Parakeets

    Hi does anyone have any experiences with either of the two?
    what are they like as pets?
    Pros and Cons?

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    Re: Musk Lorikeet, Barraband Parakeets

    I'm sorry, I don't have experiences with either, but both are like in my top 10 parrots to own.
    Apparently the Barraband (Superb) Parrots are sweet and hardy and make fairly good pets but they are relatively new in aviculture and you might have trouble finding one...

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    Re: Musk Lorikeet, Barraband Parakeets

    The barraband I had wasn't tame but, they are quite interesting birds. The noises they make and the spunky nature is unique.

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    Re: Musk Lorikeet, Barraband Parakeets

    I have a female barraband that turned 6 on 5/01/08. She's been here since she was about 14weeks old.

    They're relatively quiet but she has her noisy moments. She will play with toys and she seems happy just hanging around you. Sometimes we can get her to sit on our shoulder for 30 to45 minutes but for the most part she's happy just hanging out and exploring ourside of her cage. Fully supervised, we allow her to climb from her cage and run into the next room where she climbs atop an empty cage (the usual occupants are on a play gym in another room). She loves a daily misting and will let you know when she's had enough - you usually get tired before she will, she loves to get soaked.

    Here she is (LIttle Bird is her name) after getting a shower - http://www.mmadison.com/photogallery...7-13%20004.jpg

    Here she is pigging out on a little platter of fresh food - http://www.mmadison.com/photogallery...7-15%20003.jpg

    They aren't real cuddly birds. They like hanging out near you but don't necessarily want or seek out any direct attention as far as wanting to be held or touched. She'll let us move her from one location to another and sometimes she'll sit on our shoulder but for the most part she just wants to be off doing her own thing. We've seen her happily preening other birds like our female pionus (which hasn't been done now for about 4 years since our female pionus no longer tolerates her companionship) and some of our female cockatiels. She's a real sweet bird.

    It has been said that on a scale of 1 to 5 on being aggressive with 5 as most aggressive, a barraband would be a 0. It is true. The only time she's put any pressure at all on someone was when she was caught in a toy and my husband went to untangle her. He got bit good enough to draw blood. Usually, for Little Bird, if she "means business" all you get is her touching you with her beak. Oooh, she "touched me". <smile> When she gives us that body language though, we respect her and her sweet nature and we never tease her. She's a sweet bird.
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    Re: Musk Lorikeet, Barraband Parakeets

    ok I'm just so interested in them. There are so COOL!

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    Re: Musk Lorikeet, Barraband Parakeets

    Lories are a lot of fun. Very hyper active. Very poopy (LOL). I love my Cosmo girl.

    If you have any specific questions, I'd be happy to try to help.

    Am not familiar with barrabands.
    Mary, Cosmo, Kaylaur, Perry & Tyler, and Spaz (temporary foster). And we can't forget the furry kids Pepper & Chewy!

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    Re: Musk Lorikeet, Barraband Parakeets

    do lories poop regular than cockatiels?

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    Re: Musk Lorikeet, Barraband Parakeets

    Lories have nectar based diets, so their poop is very liquidy.

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    Re: Musk Lorikeet, Barraband Parakeets

    I have heard too the sqirt it quite long distances too. Someone in another thread, I think here said one trashed her house too.

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    Re: Musk Lorikeet, Barraband Parakeets

    my bad let me rephrase it. Do they poop more often than cockatiels?

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    Re: Musk Lorikeet, Barraband Parakeets

    yes they do LOL. If you give my missy indra a chance out with out us it would be like a mini tornado hit the house

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    Re: Musk Lorikeet, Barraband Parakeets

    Well, a collegue of my here has a lorikeet (I think it is a scaley)
    and he even sleeps with her in her bed.
    She even brings him to uni on a aviator and leash.
    She recons he does not poop very often, but I find
    that hard to believe, after I have a cockatiel here
    that is smaller and is on the way to break the world rekord in pooping...
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    Re: Musk Lorikeet, Barraband Parakeets

    I believe lories vary from individual to individual. My Cosmo girl can literally poop every minute or 2! It's amazing how much comes out of her.

    It is very liquidy. And lorikeets CAN aim their poop. I got aimed at (and hit) twice in my 2 years with Cosmo. Both times she was angry with me (coming in extremely late). But it hasn't happened in over a year.

    On the other hand, there is a guy in my club that has the exact kind of lory that I have (green-naped rainbow), and his lory poops much less fequently...

    I also think that I've talked to Shazzles about the frequency of our lory poops, and if I remember right, Indra also doesn't poop as frequently as Cosmo does. I guess I just lucked out with a "poop machine". LOL
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    Re: Musk Lorikeet, Barraband Parakeets

    ok

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    ÷It is not only fine feathers that make up fine birds-Aesop(620-560
    ÷Even small birds are a BIG responsibility.

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    Re: Musk Lorikeet, Barraband Parakeets

    They are heaps of fun to have though. I know a little musk lorikeet called Spike and he is sooo sweet and cute

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