Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Posted Aug 08, 2012
At first glance, the Black Lory is nothing special, although it is quite a bit larger than the more familiar lorikeet species, such as the Rainbow. Watch them climb and flip, however, and you'll be rewarded with a surprising display of colour on the underside of the tailfeathers! At times insecure, the Black Lory thrives on physical attention; they respond well to trick training and can even be taught to spread wings wide and "hug" their owners! Like all Lorys and Lorikeets, the Black Lory requires a specialized diet and its liquid droppings will require the owner to embrace the practice of daily mopping around the perimeter of the cage.