Zoe ... a Green Naped Rainbow Lory
Belonged to ... Petra
Zoe was a Green Naped Rainbow Lory (Trichoglossus Haemtodus). Technically
she was a Lorikeet, meaning that they are smaller than lories and have
tail feathers that comprise rather narrow pointed feathers. Lories
have tail feathers that form a square.
The Green Naped Rainbow Lory has large range in the wild. They can be
found anywhere from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands to Australia.
Lories are different from most parrots since they are nectar eaters
rather than seed eaters. They have "brush" tongues. The Green Naped
is about 9 to 10 inches long and weighs between 130 to 140 grams. They
live 25 to 35 years.
Lories are the comedians of the parrot world. Their antics keep their
owners entertained for a long time. They can amuse themselves so they
are good pets, especially if one works outside of the home. They love
to roughhouse. They are very intelligent. Zoe had a vocabulary of
about 150 words, phrases, and complete sentences.
There are actually quite a number of Lories in the Edmonton area;
unfortunately, no other lories have asked their people to join our club.