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Posted 3/3/2012 9:22:30 PM Post #2905
 

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I have always loved and adored the Eclectus. I plan on getting one in the near future, but have heard horror stories about the females feather picking no matter what you do to prevent it. Is it avoidable? I want a female, but I also hear they can be aggressive. I like the males too, but want to hear what others have to say. Can anyone give me their take on these birds? What is a good sub-species to get? I like the red-sided very much. Thank you for any tips and information!
Posted 5/26/2012 3:50:32 PM Post #2997
 

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I love my female, she is young sweet and talks well at 18 months. She was easily potty trained. Then I got a male breeder and was going to try to find a wife for him. He was purchased with a case of pneumonia and money for a wife disappeared with the vet bills. But he was even more sweet than my female. He never bite. And even though eclectus usually don't speak in different voices my male will. He speaks with meaning, calls us all by name. I see so many breeder birds for sale that are plucked but mine haven't had that problem and the males illness was due to a bad diet. I find both the male and female delightful, but this male stole all our hearts immediately.

Janell
Posted 6/4/2012 8:51:42 AM Post #3009
 

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I've had a family Eclectus before, whom never plucked though she was a bit nippy when she didn't get her way, she was not aggressive. Now, my rescue, Reggie, came to me almost naked everywhere but his wings flight feathers and his tail. He's now much better with a proper diet, quiet time to himself, and no rowdy kids. I've never actually met an honestly aggressive eclectus, only afraid. It depends on your bond with them honestly. And if you get them after their sexual maturity, as that is one of the few times they act differently than their normal social selves .

Each new day is a new adventure
Posted 6/7/2012 6:11:34 PM Post #3012
 

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I have a four month old red-sided Eclectus male who is a adorable. He is into 'tasting' me right now and I am teaching him not to use his beak on me. He caught on real quick! He is fun and active and I am having fun with him. I had heard that the females feather plucked. But when I bought Waldo, he was still in the egg. LOL I didn't care what sex, just wanted an Eclectus. I am happy with a boy.

Willagaye
Monroe, VA
Posted 6/23/2014 4:16:03 PM Post #3377
 

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     I have a male and a female Eclectus pair, both purchased young and already bonded.  No problems with feather plucking except once years ago when I inserted the wire panel between them in their large cage -- male started plucking but stopped when I removed the panel.  The female became moody when puberty hit and she is definitely the boss.  The male has always been a sweetheart. 

     For a person who works outside the home, I recommend two together so they're not alone for 9 or 10 hours per day.  They're social, intelligent creatures and I believe no parrot should be left alone for most of its life.

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