Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Tennessee, United States
Posted Nov 25, 2012
Lorries have a specialized diet of nectar, fruit, and some vegetables, and will make a total mess when they eat. They are playful and alert, mimicking sounds and songs they hear, but can be aggressive with birds of the same gender.
Because of the playful nature of these birds, many people have them as household pets, but they require a higher level of maintenance that may not be for the faint of heart.
Caden would dance in his cage to people who talked to him, and most types of music, but even this bird was picky. If you played music that was a bit loud, he would sit inn his cage and rock instead of dance. Caden molted when stressed, and would lose all of his plumage about once every four months - which is a bit more than normal for birds of his type.
All in all, birds - if cared for properly - can be great pets. Sometimes, though, they need a shrink, and you'll need a rest.