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Old 12-18-2008, 05:29 AM
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Some more info from epople who know Eclectus

So I was doing some research on these little guys and all the information I am finding just doesn't match up.. Some say males are sweet and others say both male and females are just nasty and very nippy. Also some sites say their immune system is weak and some say other wise.

Right now I'm thinking of Eclectus or a cherry head conure ..It will be awhile before i choose anything as I just lost my sun conure do to fright from a ice storm and coldness as we where trapped in the house and our generator would not start for us it is a very sad time for us as he was my baby and I couldn't do anymore then what I was doing
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:13 AM
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Re: Some more info from epople who know Eclectus

I'm sorry for your loss. Unfortunately I know little about ekkies, and the little I do know is similar to the contradictory information you have heard.

In a vast majority of cases when someone speaks of significant temperament differences between males and females of the same species they are usually mistaken. But most ekkie aficionados are quick to point out that ekkies are exceptions to many rules.

We do have a few ekkie owners on here, and hopefully they will be able to help out. Unfortunately it's been pretty quiet on this board recently.... I've been having a nice chat with the crickets.
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:54 PM
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Re: Some more info from epople who know Eclectus

I am so sorry to hear that youlost your bird. Even sometimes when we try the hardest there is still nothing we are able to do. Good luck in finding the information that you need. I don't know much about eclectus. just what you have written above.
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Quote: Originally Posted by NJAngel View Post
So I was doing some research on these little guys and all the information I am finding just doesn't match up.. Some say males are sweet and others say both male and females are just nasty and very nippy. Also some sites say their immune system is weak and some say other wise.

Right now I'm thinking of Eclectus or a cherry head conure ..It will be awhile before i choose anything as I just lost my sun conure do to fright from a ice storm and coldness as we where trapped in the house and our generator would not start for us it is a very sad time for us as he was my baby and I couldn't do anymore then what I was doing
Hi, to answer a few things for you

Females have had a bad reputation that unfortunately has stuck with them over the years. Females have been known to be 'bossy' when maturing but with much knowledge it can actually be beatable these days. Basically just arm yourself with as much info as you can on females & how to handle them correctly to avoid such confrontations in the first place. 99% of the 'nasty' females come either from broken homes or the owners do not know how to properly deal with the situation. Of course there is the odd 1% that is just bossy no matter what you do. These girls aren't as common as people think they are & make awesome aviary birds. I don't own a female but I know quite a few that do & they all say their females are sweet as......

I do own a male & guess what? He's a little over 3 years old & a right #%*$& ATM with mood swings. So i can tell you for a fact that male ekkies can get these awful mood swings as well as females can when they come into maturity.

If it's hormones, all you can do is a lot of sucking up to them to keep the piece, avoid allowing them to favour a particular spot in the house or cage (this makes their attitudes worse as they pick this place as their 'nesting' spot), learn to read their body language. They're a VERY easy bird to read & you can often tell just by their eyes the kind of mood they're in. ALL of this goes for both males & females.

Immune systems in ekkies should NOT be weak. They're highly sensitive to the environment & the foods they eat but if they were to have weak immune systems they would not live beyond a couple of years....

Ekkies are highly sensitive to food & environment, as I just said. This means they require a 'special' diet. They are a great deal healthier on natural soft healthy human foods such as herbs, sprouts, cooked foods, fruit & veg. Many do poorly on pellet diets & many can become seed addicts. Any incorrect diet on an ekkie eventually impacts their health.
There's more on their diets here:
http://www.eclectusparrots.net/diets.html

Basically if your ekkie was reared, bought healthy & robust & you keep them on a healthy large variety of food diet they will remain very healthy birds for life. Offering a variety of fresh soft foods daily is actually not so hard to do either.

I hope this has cleared a few things up for you
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Females have had a bad reputation that unfortunately has stuck with them over the years. Females have been known to be 'bossy' when maturing but with much knowledge it can actually be beatable these days. Basically just arm yourself with as much info as you can on females & how to handle them correctly to avoid such confrontations in the first place. 99% of the 'nasty' females come either from broken homes or the owners do not know how to properly deal with the situation. Of course there is the odd 1% that is just bossy no matter what you do. These girls aren't as common as people think they are & make awesome aviary birds. I don't own a female but I know quite a few that do & they all say their females are sweet as......

I hope this has cleared a few things up for you
Is this still about parrots?
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Re: Some more info from epople who know Eclectus

What do you mean is this still about parrots? That's about female Eclectus parrots....what else am I talking about?
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Re: Some more info from epople who know Eclectus

"Females have had a bad reputation"

You didn't specify that you meant female PARROTS. It sounded like it all applied pretty well to all females p
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LMAO well I didn't know I needed to specify since it was in a parrot forum & I wouldn't say something like that about myself anyway
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Re: Some more info from epople who know Eclectus

I agree with Kim, I own a 2yo male eclectus and he is the sweetest thing with so much patience (we have 8 people in our house). he has actually become quite sexist, especially where beards are involved. always favouring girls.

I think the thing is with eclectus that they are usually quite passive animals so some can remain quite calm past the point you would expect from many other types of parrots, and others allow themselves to quietly stress themselves out to a point and then just burst and attack all out without you even knowing there was a warning signal that they had almost had enough.

I have also heard bad things about female ekkies on heat, but cant really speak from experience.
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