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Eclectus Parrots

 

Description: Eclectus parrots are glossy and brilliant birds. The male  parrots are bright green with blue and red patches and the females are crimson with a blue belly.There are two most famous subspecies of eclectus parrot.That  are Vosmaeri and Solomon Island varieties. The large size of  Vosmaeri gives a more elegant look,and the little Solomon Islands eclectus parrots have a "cute" look.

Length: 14 inches

Life span: 40 to 50 years

As a pet:

The ability of the Eclectus to communicate with humans is a result of their extremely inquisitive nature a feature strongly linked to their life in the rainforest canopy. This habitat is a rich environment requiring a heightened visual and audible intellect to master.

Intelligence:  Eclectus parrots are so intelligent creatures that they can  themselves after only one incident of you showing displeasure at being pooped upon. Eclectus parrots arevery  pretty birds as well as they can repeat many words and phrases and also sing songs and talk to both their human and bird companions. Among all birds in the entire parrot family, eclectus parrots rival only the African Grey and the Amazon in their clarity of speech and scope of vocabulary.

Diet:

Eclectus parrots are vegetarians. At sunrise they leave their roosts in pairs or small groups and feed in the tops of tall trees. They eat a wide range of buds  blossoms, seeds, nuts, berries, fruit and nectar.

When kept in captivity eclectus parrots will eat large amounts of green vegetables in addition to fruit and nuts.

Breeding: The eclectus parrot has no regular breeding season. During courtship the male pursues one female and attempts to get her attention by making excited squawking calls. When the female gets ready to mate, she selects a nest site in a hole high up in a tall tree trunk. The entrance is usually about three inches across. She chews up pieces of wood with which to line the nest and makes a soft bed for  eggs.