Hello I'm new and thinkin about an ekkie
Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:10 AM
I have a YC amazon who is a 2 1/2 yo. Bogey has always been very quiet (well the odd session but far and few between), he approaches everything slowly and really looks at people and objects before he goes to them. Every so often we get the whole stereotypical tail flared, head ruffled, eyes pinning zon (I label it his inner zon coming out) but only a few times a week. i was away for a week recently and met a number of YC amazons both leaning towards companion type and aviary birds. What struck me was how outgoing these birds were compared to my guy. Bogey came to me as a wing chewer (all flighted and feathered now thank you very much) and if there's too much going on (renovations last year) he will start chewing again.
ok look I have to apologise, I've gone off on a tangent trying to explain things. In short please keep in mind that even within the same species and sex birds are such individuals.
Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:37 AM
Posted 13 August 2010 - 02:55 AM
Right. I guess I'm gonna just have to try to find a breeder who'll let me meet their birds. I don't want to intrude on anyone but I wouldn't feel comfortable blindly selecting and ending up with a SUPRISE! after the bird gets used to his/her new home, lol.
If you pick the right breeder, s/he will pick the right bird for you, once they understand your household, lifestyle etc. By the time the babies are about 4 months old the breeder will see personality differences. They can tell if a bird is going to do best in an active household or a quieter place. Really. You might have to wait a bit to get the bird that is best for you, but a great breeder will know when they have the baby most likely to meet your needs.
Then, with your breeders advice, you can raise a well balanced bird. There are things you can do early on to discourage masturbation in males and nest-guarding in females so don't start out worrying about that!
You'll know you have found a good breeder if they ask you as many questions (or more) than you ask them. They want a good fit for their babies.
Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:16 PM
Posted 14 August 2010 - 12:16 AM
Even flighted ones arent like goffin cockatoo hyper. But Dewey is active enough to keep you on your toes, "Noooo Dont throw that" "Aah dont land there"
Mine isnt quiet like that, infact the only time he is really quiet or sits still is when he is asleep. When he wants to, he can be LOUD! This right here is why people rehome their unweaned ekkies:
Here are some ekkies playing, see for yoursefl:
YouTube - Cloie (Eclectus) playing with pumpkin
YouTube - Eclectus Flying to Daughter
YouTube - Eclectus Parrot Tricks Tricky Ekkie Toby
YouTube - Maximus the Eclectus goofing around
Edited by loyallyroyal, 14 August 2010 - 12:22 AM.
Posted 14 August 2010 - 03:23 AM
Anyway, thanks for all the help, guys. I don't know if I said it before. xD I think seeing all the birds is making this kind of harder, haha.
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