How old is my baby lorikeet?
I picked up a baby lorikeet who was on the ground, had some dried blood under his wings, and had ants eating him up, including on his eyes. It is now a week later and he is doing so well. He had lice but they seem to have disappeared after one spray of mite/lice spray, and he is eating a lot of the nectar formula (and fruit) several times a day.
He cannot fly yet and he spends most of his time in his warm cosy box, wrapped up in my dressing gown, with a hot water bottle underneath. Today he began pruning himself, so I think he is feeling happier. He used to squawk angrily every time someone came near hiam. Now he whines or cheeps or something like that every time someone is near, but it is less angry sounding. It sounds like a cry, not the chatter sounds of adult lorikeets.
I was just wondering how old he might be and when I can expect him to attempt to fly? Also, when do I need to get him a friend? I work full time, and I know how important it will be for him to have company eventually. He has begun to stretch his wings a lot! (He is in my profile picture)