My Rainbow lories have finally bred this year with 2 eggs and 2 bubs hatching successfully. I have now taken them and been handraising for almost 2 weeks now. They are right royal little pigs when it comes to food. Much easier than IRNs lol.
Here they are from day 1 to present.....
1 day old
7 days old
11 days old
3 weeks 2 days old
and this was taken yesterday at 4 weeks and 4 days old
Also a link to a video I took of them yesterday.....
Unfortunately they already have homes to go to Both people had dibs on the bubs since last year but they didn't breed for me last year. I really, really, REALLY wanted to keep one being my first lorri born but no go. The good thing is they won't be going too far. One is to a guy in the next town, only 40 min drive, the other is going to Shanes' (B/F) mother, so I can definately see him/her when ever I can visit when ever I want!
They are the easiest bird that I have reared....not that I have that many breeds to go on....only handraised IRNs so far lol
aaawwww they are gorgeous!!! i cant view vids on the laptop at the mo got to download updates first - being done as im posting so hopefully can see it in a minute. im so impatient - want to see it right now! lol
This is my first season that these pair bred. I had them for almost 2 years. Not sure why they didn't breed last year for me though.
I have only handreared ringies before and compared to them, these guys are a breeze. Eat food when offered. Although I have found mine like the formula to be on the hot side of the allowable food temps. If the food falls below their "temp limit" they turn their beaks up at it until it is hot again lol. Fussy, spoilt little beggers
well I am totally smitten with them & just gave you your first karma point ..are they quieter than the IRN? I hate to bomb you with oodles of questions, but I am addicted to color & they are so flashy! my mind is twisting & turning with the notion I need me a couple are they a messy bird to clean up after? I used to know several people that had them & at the time I was more informed but now, heck that information I had lol has left me..