Are Solomon Island Eclectus Parrots Good for Beginners?


The gorgeous Eclectus parrot should be at the top of the list for anyone who owns a companion bird and places a high value on appearance. The hue of the males can range from emerald to lime green, and the males of all subspecies have a candy-corn beak that is brightly colored with a variety of colors. Females of the Vosmaeri subspecies have a daisy yellow band on the end of their tails in addition to varied hues of red, blue, lavender, and purple on their bodies. Males of this subspecies do not have this band. Beaks of all adult females are completely smooth and jet black in color.

It is generally agreed that Eclectus parrots, in general, have a very low noise level, making them an excellent choice for apartment life. They require the largest cage or aviary that can be accommodated, given the available space and financial resources. Because of the size of their wing span, horizontal space is quite critical. They need to move their bodies every day in order to maintain their happiness and good health. If they are unable to fly in the house or in a large aviary, their cage needs to be wide enough for them to be able to aggressively flap their wings inside of it. If they are going to be confined for an extended period of time, a width of at least three feet is recommended for the cage. Because of this, it is essential to provide them with a parrot tower or tree perch so that they can accompany their owners on their travels.

It is generally agreed that Eclectus parrots are among the top three most talkative species of parrots. Not only are they able to repeat a large number of words and phrases, but some can even learn complete songs. They are on par with talking Amazon parrots and African Greys when it comes to the quality of their speech and the breadth of their vocabulary. They are very skilled at mimicking sounds that they regard to be entertaining.

Eclectus have a voracious appetite! The majority of their diet should be composed of foods that are rich in color, such as fruits, vegetables, sprouts, and greens. They do not require vitamin A injections or supplements, as was originally recommended for them. They take in the vitamin A that they require by consuming foods that are orange, yellow, red, and green in color. Some examples of these foods include pomegranates, mangos, cantaloupe, carrots, red and green bell peppers, kale, collards, dandelion, and other types of greens. When it is available, it is best to feed all parrots produce that was grown using organic methods. Eclectus parrots are relatively simple to care for as long as they are provided with the appropriate nutrition and lots of love. They are very much liked by the people who keep them as pets in their homes as companion birds.

Eclectus parrots, along with Amazons and African greys, are among the finest species for teaching them to communicate. They are fast to pick up on practically everything you tell them. Many people believe them to be calmer than other parrots, making them excellent beginner parrots.

Eclectus Parrots are attractive, placid, peaceful, quiet birds. Their feathers have a delicate, hair-like texture, and they are so stunningly lovely that they don’t often seem to be genuine. They have a lovely disposition and would be amazing companion animals.

Pellets, as well as fresh produce and fruit, make up the majority of their diet. I provide some seeds to my breeders, but I don’t give them to the young. When feeding your Eclectus parrots pellets, you should never use any artificial colors. There have been several reports of health issues, many of which are considered to be related to artificial colors. It is preferable to err on the side of caution when selecting a pelleted diet since there are so many excellent options available now that do not include any artificial colors.

Both male and female Eclectus parrots have the potential to be wonderful companion animals. Because the female Eclectus is the more dominating of the two sexes by design, the females are frequently given a poor reputation. The female has a propensity to be protective, possessive, and aggressive in an area in which breeding is taking place. However, the male is the dominant species in the vast majority of other bird species. However, I have never heard of someone choosing not to have a male cockatoo or Amazon bird because of their domineering nature. A female Eclectus that has been properly socialized and brought up by herself as a pet has the potential to be just as delightful, affectionate, and loving as a male Eclectus.

Eclectus parrots are outstanding talkers. Their articulation is loud and unmistakable, and they are able to mimic human sounds. My breeders speak a lot, despite the fact that they are housed in the bird room and do not have nearly as much connection with humans as a pet bird would. Both the male and the female have an impressive capacity for verbal exchange. In addition, Eclectus parrots are generally quite calm birds that do not have the tendency to squawk or yell at any point in time.

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