Magnificent birds. What else can I say. They are reputed to be the best Pet Bird.
Excellent talkers and beautiful plumage. When they are healthy and in good feather; it looks like velvet.
The Eclectus is capable of cognitive behaviour from a very young age, it has an extremely inquisitive nature.
The rainforest canopy is a rich environment requiring heightened visual and audible intellect to master. The Eclectus has develope a complex breeding culture in this crowded vegetative habitat, resulting in communal breeding , where aunts and uncles help rear the young in a creche-like situation.
This sharing a caring feature makes them naturally the perfect pet. When treated in a similarly caring and intelligent way they will quickly learn to communicate cognitively.
Not a decision to be made lightly they will live for over 30 years.
They are mainly fruit eaters and require a varied diet of fruits, nuts, green leafy vegetables, and a variety of seasonally available vegetables are essential in a balanced diet. Dried fruits such as raisins and sultanas can be offered. Almonds are commonly used. Corn-on-the-cob is a parrot favourite. Sprouted or soaked seeds, mung beans and peas if available.
Fruits and vegetables should make up more than 50% of the birds daily food intake. Seasonally available fruits and vegetables as well as thawed frozen vegetables should be offered to the birds each day. Vegetables to include green leafy vegetables. Good quality dry dog food can be offered.
Commercial parrot pellets can form part of a balanced diet.
If you're an allergy sufferer put this one on your short list, Eclectus do not produce feather dust.
Fledge approx. 8 -10 weeks. Independent approx. another 2 - 3 weeks.
the same female at 5 weeks
we went to school for 'show and tell', year 1 and year 3 (Tuesday 7/04)
the kids were very impressed, the teachers had never seen an Eckie before