I went to the bird shop today to get some food and as usual I looked in all of the aviaries and talked to the shop birds.... One of the lorikeets in the outside aviaries came straight over to me. I talked to him for a bit, then walked off, then went back again. He was having a bath, but when he finished, he came over to me again. Long story short, I brought him home with me. (sucker! ) I find it hard to think that he's an aviary bird because he's so friendly. He lets me touch his tummy and his beak, and doesn't flit away the way I expect "aviary birds" to behave. Perhaps he was tamed at one time, or handled wherever he was before he came to the bird shop, I don't know. (the bird shop keeps the hand-reared tame birds for sale inside the shop, this bird was out in the aviary section) Anyway, is it realistic to think he could be a tame bird if I work with him? He's out on the patio at the moment, I'll keep him away from my other birds for a quarantine period, but if he could be tamed to be handled, I'll consider bringing him inside after that. What do you think? Can older "wild" birds be tamed?