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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-21-2014, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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I have 2 rainbow lorikeets named max and jess, i just bought them 2 weeks ago, the lady seller said they are about 8 and 10 weeks old, about 12 & 14 weeks old now, i feed them with wet powder (i don't know what it is called) twice per day as per the lady seller said. I don't know whether they are male and female because they are not DNA yet. I bought them a large caged, about 5ft tall and 3ft wide. When i first bought them they are very lovely, you put your finger near them and they jump into you quickly, but i noticed when i moved them to large cage they seemed to become aloof, when you try to get them they squeek a lot as if they are gonna be slaughtered, i don't know why, could it be because they are now in a large cage and looks happy together, i also noticed when i try to put one of them in my hand, the other one tried to stop me as it if it is jealous, i also have a cat and dog but my dog is too far away from their house and can only hear it bark, my cat comes near the caged once in a while but doesn't show like a predator to them, what do you think is wrong with them
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I have no lory experience, but I would imagine they are the same as most other parrots, simply when caged together they are developing a bond between them and you are a third wheel... You may want to cage them separately and develop a bond with each of them before allowing them to interact or live together.
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I don't know what happened to your lorikeets, but to me it sounds as if something frightens them.
Where does the cage stand? Is it a quiet place where they can feel safe?
Perhaps they are afraid of the cat, cats are predators.
I would not recommend you to separate them, perhaps we can find out together what made them change their behavior.
I don't have any special knowledge about lorikeets, I keep linnies.
But they are beautiful parrots, can we see a picture?
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Welcome to the forum! Lories and lorikeets make those noises at anything they dislike so have a think about what it could be. Is it that you have your hands in the cage? If you let them come out on their own then they will be a lot happier Also, regarding housing them together, I don't think they will lose their bond with you. Lories and lorikeets (and caiques!) seem to do much better as part of a 'flock'

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