Sunday, August 01, 2004

Lorikeets in the Illyarrie trees with the nuts we use in our Yate & Illyarie Rings

The nuts from this tree are large and very hard. Australian cockatoos and parrots love to crack them open to get at the seeds inside. We collect and sun-dry them in the harsh South Australian deserts where many different species of cockatoos, parrots, rosellas & lorikeets live. The sun-drying process hardens them so your bird won’t go through them too quickly. By the time they’re dry the seeds have dropped out but the aroma is still there and the birds are attracted by it. They’ll keep your birds amused for a long time. Many Australian parrots spend a good deal of their lives visiting Illyarie trees.

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