Varied Lorikeets make great pets and are becoming more popular due to their intelligence, entertaining personality and stunning beauty. They are a good beginner’s bird as they are affectionate, curious, and exhibit some unique behaviour.
Young birds should be socialised to many people and exposed to a variety of situations such as new cages, toys, visits to the veterinarian, handling by friends, and wing clippings to avoid fear of novel situations. These birds are not known for their talking ability, but for their playful personality trails and their behaviour.
These birds are not common and in high demand therefore only available on occasion. A licence is required before the bird is purchased.