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Diet Myths

Our company believes in feeding Lories/Lorikeets correctly. Feeding our birds should never be based off of convenience. 


Pellets vs. Nectar/Powder

Some companies push an all pellet, or all dry powder diet for Lories/Lorikeets. It is a marketing gimmick to convince the customer these will "lessen" the mess they make, as a selling point.  This actually does more harm than good. By nature, lories were designed to consume nectar, with brush like fibers at the tip of their tongue to gather from flowers and palm shoots. This is also why they have projectile droppings. When fed pellets or an all dry powder diet, they cannot flush down the contents through their digestive tract correctly, and in some cases causing impaction. 

What is the Correct Diet?

Lories will thrive longer on a wet nectar diet. Although our company also offers a dry powder mix, we always recommend only feeding the dry powder sprinkled into a fruit mix or "chop". Companies which claim to have formulas that are "complete" are far from.  Lories as well as other parrot species do not have complete diets in the wild. 

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