Feeding lorikeets

Diet for lories and even most delicate lorikeets.

I would like to share how I fed my entire collection of lorikeets. Everything I know about keeping, feeding and breeding these wonderful birds. A lot of appreciation to the excellent German breeders who have learned me everything, Dr. Neff Rüdiger and Dr. Bosch Jürgen.

Nectar to 1 liter of lukewarm water

- 30 gr pollen ( human consumption )

- 65 gr haferschleim ( not oatmeal ) (as kölln schmelzflocken which you can find on internet)

- 5 gr yeastpowder ( human consumption )

- 1,5 gr Nekton msa

- 50 gr honey

- 2 drops multivitamin for baby's

- 50ml of carrotjuice

Dry part of the diet - 1kg Dry mix

- 430gr pollen ( mixed, blended)

- 360gr haferschleim

- 50 gr yeastpowder

- 100 gr glucose

- 40 gr fructose

- 20 gr Nekton msa

This diet is for all kinds of loris and lorikeets, there aren't 'Eostrees' or 'Charmosynatrees' in nature.

Some species are specialized like Neopsittacus, T. iris.

Oreopsittacus needs a diet with more carbohydrates.

2/3 of this mixture and 1/3 of Nekton nectarplus, this mixture is only for Oreopsittacus.

All of my loris had next to this diet Nekton lory. This was meant as a backup nectar.

DO NOT add ingredients like spirulina, extra honey, extra pollen or other ingredients. DO NOT mix the Nekton lory with the Neff nectar.

Safe your money and put it in heating and large cages, aviaries.

A day at my place.

6.30 am. Fresh water to drink and to bath (roomtemperature, human consumption)

7.00 am. Neff nectar and Nekton lory ( seperate bowls, not more then 1cm nektar)

Afterwards, fresh chickweed in large amounts

11. am. Second feeding of Neff nectar an Nekton Lory

01.30 pm. Third feeding of Neff nectar and Nekton lory

03.00 pm. Lights go out for one hour, there's plenty of light trough the windows. They take a break in nature too.

05.00 pm. Remove all the nectar.

Then I give a bowl with little pieces of apple ( golden delicious), carrots and grapes with a half of a coffeespoon dry mix above.

When there are chicks I give the drymix unlimited. To learn them to eat, you can put a slice of an apple with drymix on it between the branches.

8.00 pm. Lights go out.

6.30 am. Remove all fruits and give fresh water, etc

This diet has been proved and is used to breed the most difficult species like Charmosyna pulchella, Vini australis, Vini Peruviana and even according to Dr. Neff the most difficult specie Charmosyna multistriata.

I've bred C. multistriata in several generations with 2 to 4 chicks a year.


Anything can be used as documentation or education when names or mentioned.

Dr. Neff R. / Dr.Bosch J. / Dr. Schuchmann / Dr. Vanthuyne D.


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