Nectar No-Nos: Why Sharing Is Not Always Caring for Lorikeets

How cool are rainbow lorikeets? You can find them all around our local area, in trees and on balconies. Learn more about this ‘hairy’ tongue bird and what you can do to help keep them healthy and happy. What do lorikeets eat? Lorikeets are fairly unique in the parrot world in that they are primarily nectivorous – feeding on nectar, pollen and flowers and sometimes soft fruits. They use their brush-like tip of their tongue to effectively capture nectar and pollen. They will eat seeds and other hard foods, but too much will hurt the soft bristles on their tongues….

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