LENGTH: 10 to 12 inches

WEIGHT: 3 to 6 ounces

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Blue plumage on face and belly; green on wings, back, and head; red breast; yellow and orange highlights on sides; red beak; gray feet (rainbow lorikeet)


Lorikeets are generally affectionate birds known for their comical antics. They love to interact with their caretakers and require lots of mental and physical activity to keep them happy and healthy. Because they’re naturally social birds that hang out in large groups in the wild, they have loud voices to be heard over their flock. Their high-pitched calls and frequent chirps might be too noisy for many homes.