I have a lorikeet who is 2.5 years old named McEvil. I was fairly certain (or wishful thinking) that he was male, but never had the test done. He does an unusual dance, where his head is down, and wings up slightly and he dances back and forth. I think this may be a mating dance, but not sure. He gets very excited with toes and dances to our feet frequently.
Lately McEvil has been rubbing his hind end on his perch and this morning, when my son uncovered him, my son said that McEvil was rubbing his hind end on his perch and there was a red thing coming from his butt that he was rubbing against the perch, but then it retracted immediatly.
He is our only lorikeet, we have 2 other birds, all in seperate cages, a cockatoo, and a conure. None of them wanna play nice with McEvil, so I keep them seperated, even though McEvil tries to befriend the other birds.
My question is, can McEvil in fact be a sexually frusterated male, or could this be something else entirely?
You're right to be worried. She's going through a hard time. But buying another male won't fix it - she's looking for him in particular, not any male in general. About all you can do is sympathize with her and spend extra time with her. Let her know you miss him, too.
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They get along ok and are all noisy, so I think they keep each other entertained. I'd suggest that if they are in a smaller cage that you introduce them slowly by putting their cages next to each other for a while before you put them in one cage together. Good luck. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111128203849AAxrVq9
Quit allowing these birds to breed! You have not researched this before you started & now are scrambling for help! That is not responsible. Loris are wonderful birds - with many differences than other parrots in their diets & habits. How do you think you can sell these babies to responsible owners if you don't know all the ins & outs of even getting them hatched? Come on people- these are wild animals - not domestic. Would you consider "keeping & breeding" a cheetah?- Same thing. The difference- the cheetah could kill you- the lori can only try & adapt. I'm not sure how to sum this up- I guess- separate your males & females- love them with lots of attention. Give them good lori food (necter style) plus fruits & veggies. If this isn't what you want then- call a local rescue for place them. http://www.zimbio.com/Weight+Loss/articles/rxPLibftbl8/Premium+Raspberry+Ketone+Review+Say+Goodbye