This couple get daily visits from a group of wild lorikeet birds – that broke in a year ago and now want to hang out every day.
Georgina Brough and Christian Allen, both 21, had their first visit from the birds in early 2021.
They flew in through their balcony door hoping to score some lunch at the couple’s apartment in Australia.
The birds lived in trees opposite their apartment and the couple often spotted them watching ‘hopefully’ as they would eat lunch outside.
After leaving their door open one summer morning, the birds saw their opportunity and broke in – beginning their daily visits.
Georgina, who is a bartender, and Christian, who is a labourer, said the lorikeets will watch tv with them, sit on their laundry, hang out on their couches and would even explore the apartment all day if they let them.
Georgina said: “I think they come inside searching for the grapes we give them for lunch. We always have some as they are a better substitution for our human lunches.
“They are super friendly birds – we can touch them and hold them – so naturally we love them and they’ve become a welcome part of our everyday routine.”
The couple described that one downside of their visitors is that they are ‘super loud’ and have frequently woken them up to get some grapes.
However, they have now formed close bonds with the birds and they are now a part of their daily life that they’d never want to change.
Georgina said: “We have named a few and have started to recognise which ones are breeding pairs. They bring over their offspring too which is amazing.
“We have one called Limpy – because he has one bad leg – who comes over with his ‘wife’ and baby.
”They all have different personalities and qualities that make them unique, so they are easy to recognise.
“They will let the people they trust near them, so we can touch them and hang out around them.
“They brighten everyone’s day and I love it so much!”