Tell me about Eclectus
Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:41 AM
Posted 26 February 2011 - 06:17 AM
I try to stay away from corn, spirulina, and soy. Ekkies are prone to allergies and reactions like toe-tapping and plucking.
Also, flying seems so much more important to ekkies, I really dont recommend clipping. I also dont suggest buying a clipped baby. They arent allopreeners to the more they are handled as babies will determine how much they will handle as they are older, look for a breeder that harness trains and really socializes them such as pamperedpeeps.
Is he planning on a boy or a girl?
Check out land of vos for more info.
Posted 26 February 2011 - 07:15 PM
There seem to be quite a few people who own CAGs and Eclectus. I've had both but not at the same time. After I lost my CAG my husband began researching and learned that Eclectus have similar traits but are less likely to be one person birds, compared to CAGs. That has definitely been the case here. Although I'm the primary caretaker, our Eclectus are very interested in and willingly interact with other people.
If he feeds his other two pellets he'll have to watch that the Ekkie doesn't steal too many, and if he feeds a colored pellet he'll need to make sure the Eclectus gets NONE. They don't do well on fortified or enriched foods but otherwise can eat the same basic mash diet as his other two species.
I'm not sure why your friend is only considering the SI or Vos subspecies or why he is only interested in a male. I've heard many good things about keeping a female Eclectus with a CAG, so he may want to broaden his search to include females as well as the Red Sided subspecies which will be somewhat larger than a Solomon.
Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:00 AM
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