Lorikeets

Lorikeets & Lories are specialised parrots that feed mainly on nectar & pollen from flowering plants. They have brush-tipped tongues for gathering their food and simple digestive tracts for the consumption of this sugar-rich liquid diet. Most species are not adapted to eat large amounts of starch or fibre found in seeds and pelleted foods, and these tend to bind-up the digestive tract.

We make specialised lorikeet foods that can be fed as a complete wet diet (Wombaroo Lorikeet & Honeyeater Food) or as either a wet or dry diet (Passwell Complete Lorikeet), plus a range of other treats and supplements.


  • Complete Lorikeet

    Passwell Complete Lorikeet is a nutritionally balanced, maintenance diet for lorikeets & lories. 
     

    Key Features

    • Specifically formulated to provide lorikeets with all known essential nutrients,vitamins and minerals. 
    • Calorie-controlled feed guidelines to help weight control.
    • Balanced protein content to maintain good feather and body condition.
    • Moderate iron and vitamin A levels to minimise the risk of excessive iron storage.

    Vet Recommendation

    "I have been using Passwell Complete Lorikeet on my pet Rainbow Lorikeet 'Cosmo' for 14 years."  - Dr Colin Walker BvSc MACVSc (Avian Health), Melbourne Bird Vet Clinic.


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    Ingredients

    Ground cereals, sucrose, whey and soy proteins, dextrose, mannan oligosaccharides, β-glucans, lysine, methionine, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (including EPA & DHA), carotenoids, vitamins A, B1,B2,B6, B12,C,D3,E,K, nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium.

     Analysis

     Protein (min) 13%
     Fat (min) 6%
     Carbohydrate (min) 72%
     Fibre (max) 3%
     Calcium 0.7%
     Iron 40mg/kg
     Vitamin A 0.3mg/kg
     Metabolisable Energy (ME)
    16 MJ/kg

    Pack Sizes

     500g, 1kg, 5kg, 10kg & 20kg.

    Directions

    Passwell Complete Lorikeet is a completely balanced maintenance food and may represent upto 80% of a lorikeet's diet. The remainder of the diet should be made up of a variety of fresh fruits & vegetables and as much native blossom as possible.

    Feed Complete Lorikeet dry (recommended), or mix with warm water to a desired consistency. Note that the addition of water will increase the rate of spoilage by micro-organisms.

    Remove soiled or uneaten food daily and replace with fresh food. Some lorikeets will load their drinking water with dry food so always ensure that fresh water is available. 

    Feeding Guide

    Caged birds tend to over-eat and become obese when offered an unlimited supply of food. It is a healthier, and more economical practice to establish your birds' daily food requirement and feed that amount.

     Species Complete Lorikeet powder
    food per day
    (1 level teaspoon = 3g approx.)  
    grams  Level
    teaspoons
    Little & Purple-crowned Lorikeet 

        9     

     3

    Musk & Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

    12 

     4

    Rainbow & Red-collared Lorikeet

    15 

     5

    Red & Dusky Lory

    15 

     5

    Chattering & Black-capped Lory

    24 

     8

    Note that these feeding estimates are for non-breeding birds and can vary depending on the nutritional value of other foods eaten, as well as lorikeet activity levels and daily temperature.

    Breeding Lorikeets

    Feed 30% more than the non-breeding requirement of Complete Lorikeet plus 1 level teaspoon of prepared Passwell Finch Soft Food per bird per day. This provides the additional protein and nutrient requirements for breeding birds.

    Wild Lorikeets

    Limited or short-term feeding of wild lorikeets with a nutritionally balanced food is not necessarily harmful. However, non-resident birds may become dependent on this food source and be at risk of competition and disease if induced to stay in an area where there is little natural food. Resident and breeding birds are at risk of nutritional deficiency if the food offered does not contain all essential nutrients they require. Be aware that birds will source the readily available "hand-outs" at the expense of their natural diet and may be at an increased risk of disease transmission at crowded or unhygienic feed stations. Do not overfeed wild birds. About 1 level teaspoon of Complete Lorikeet per bird per day is plenty.

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