Violet-necked lories are known to enjoy being a part of everything in the family — they like to take part in what is going on. They can be good at mimicking speech as well as sounds in their environment. Violet-necked lories are active pet birds that need sufficient space to exercise as well as plenty of out-of-cage time They are affectionate, easy-to-train and sometimes quite clownish. The violet-necked lory’s entertaining personality endears it to its owner.
Like all lories, violet-necked lories require certain essentials in their diet, including nectar, flowers, pollen and seed. Part of their diet should consist of a good-quality nectar. Part of their diet should consist of good-quality nectar. Violet-necked lories have a tendency to squirt waste matter and because their diets contain nectar, the fairly liquidy waste can make the surrounding areas a challenge to keep clean. Placing plastic sheets on nearby walls and flooring will help with waste management.