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Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)

Our Rainbow lorikeets, Peeki and his first mate, Harli, had no offspring even though they had been together for 10 years. They were always grooming or playing with each other and seemed very much in love. After Harli’s death, we were surprised to learn that the lorikeet was a male! That explained why the couple had not had children! Harli the Second arrived from a rescue group shortly after the original Harli’s death. At first it appeared that Peeki and Harli the Second did not like each other since they rarely interacted. We were, therefore, very pleasantly surprised when they produced two offspring and then an additional baby later. Now we have a family of five lorikeets. Lorikeets are little clowns and this group is no exception. All five hang upside down, hop around their aviary and make a mad dash for the bathing bowl after fresh water has been added.