What to do? Rescue this Eclectus?
Posted 28 November 2010 - 02:02 PM
I guess my concerns are if the sun and the ecky will get along. I will have two cages but when hanging out will most get along ok? what about jealousy? my sun wants to be on me all the time. his wings are clipped so I make him stay on his perch a lot as it was getting too out of control w/ him wanting to be on my shoulders all the time. I am home a lot and my dogs are outside mostly and both are big but afraid of my conure!
I have a spare bedroom that the sun sleeps in and am thinking/ hoping I could put two sleep cages in there and then two living cages in my dining/kitchen area by the window which is where the conure resides now during the day.
I just don't know what to do. I want a Grey really bad too but love what I read about Eckies too. But then don't want to get in over my head so to speak nor ruin the tameness and bond with the sun.
sorry this was long....thanks...
Posted 28 November 2010 - 03:15 PM
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 03:59 PM
It has been my experience that Eclectus, unlike Greys, tend to mimic human speech as opposed to household sounds, but of course not all birds talk. Taking in an adult would mean you would know if he was a talker.
Depending on the Eclectus' temperament, he may have no interest in your Sun, but there is always the chance that any larger bird could hurt a smaller bird, regardless of species, so of course you would need to supervise them when they are out together.
I say meet the bird then take some time to think things over (famous last words!) if you can stand to not take him home with you right then!
Posted 29 November 2010 - 12:13 PM
I think I am going to wait and let someone with more experience get him. It is a five hour drive just to meet him, which I am willing to do but just not sure. I have such a good relationship with my conure and don't want to ruin that. A woman at a bird shop in Rapid said to me '' birds are like popcorn-you just want more, but be careful as you don't want them to just become ''work." I keep thinking about that statement. Thanks.
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