Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Outer Sydney Australia
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Many people don't realize that if you have a pet lorikeet at some stage you are going to lose blood. They play rough with each other and will play rough with you. That being said what your baby is doing is probably more affection, they will 'taste' you
At the age your bird is it probably just doesn't know what fruit is yet, they do take some time to figure it out. And it depends on what fruit. They usually like apple, mango, grapes (but at first you need to break them open or cut them in half), rock or honey dew melon (or cantaloupe if overseas), water melon (making sure you remove all the skin and the white part of the melon, just the flesh), but not a lot as it is mostly water and will make their droppings even more watery. My guys like just about anything including capsicum (bell pepper), celery, pumpkin and much more.
Also you need to provide a bowl for bathing (they will usually use their water bowl). Make sure it is big enough for them to have a good bath in, but not too deep so that they can drown. They just love to bath and everything around them will bath as well. They will bath even in winter. Saying that my young Mustard Scaley has just had a bath and I have just copped water over my back and head, computer screen and just about everything else in about a six foot radius. Luckily it is warm here now so not such a shock as it was in full winter, late at night.