Rainbow Lorikeet deaths in Melbourne

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ScottTas
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Rainbow Lorikeet deaths in Melbourne

Just thought I'd share some vet information in case it's useful for anyone here:

Note that this is likely RESULTING FROM HAND AND SUPPLEMETARY FEEDING.

see www.ava.com.au/12039 for the full story

Cheers,

Scott.

Woko
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Thanks for that, Scott. Most interesting. I hope that this information can be circulated as widely as possible, especially to the tea rooms.

Holly
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There is a thread in the general section on this as well.

 

I have added a notice about these Rainbow Lorikeet deaths in our BIBY article on feeding birds. We don't suggest that people feed birds but encourage them to wean themselves off it (and provide guidelines for feeding somewhat appropriately whilst they are in this process) and to of course create a bird-friendly garden so birds can forage naturally for food.

Karen
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Actually, I had a sick bird come in with profuse vomiting some time back.  I don't know what it could have eaten to be so sick.  I didn't think she would survive.  She had lost her voice too.  I kept her warm and fed her watery lorikeet food made by the parrot society.  She recovered well, and when I released her, she came in daily for a a year or so.  Her voice never returned though.  She kept making baby squeals, but couldn't call like the adults, even a year later.  She hasn't come in this season, so I can only hope she is OK.

Karen
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