This Exhibit is For the Birds!
Feed lorikeets as they land on your head, shoulders, and arms. More than 700 bird species inhabit Australia and its surrounding islands, of which the most visible and conspicuous are the colorful, noisy parrots. Spaulding Lorikeet Landing is an immersion exhibit that encourages visitors to feed and interact with its charismatic residents, more than a dozen different types of parrots, including lorikeets. Lorikeets, also called lories, are small colorful parrots that feed primarily on fruit, nectar and pollen, and have a unique brush-tipped tongue for lapping up nectar.
For a small fee, visitors can purchase cups of nectar from which the lorikeets can feed while in the aviary. Visitors can also purchase seed sticks to feed the other parrots. The birds are not shy when hungry and having several birds land on your head, shoulders, and arms is quite an experience.