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Old 06-19-2016, 10:21 PM
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My Male Eclectus seems scared of my new female Eclectus

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My Male Eclectus seems scared of my new female Eclectus. they don't attack each other, i bought her 2 weeks ago and kept them separate. my boy Stan is 3 in October and my girls Stella will be 1 in December.

I have let them out at different times then together as days went on they have checked each other out. now the last two days they are both together in an extra large cadge inside. he keeps his distance and when i open the door to the cadge he gets out quick like thank god! what should I do?

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Old 06-20-2016, 12:48 AM
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Re: My Male Eclectus seems scared of my new female Eclectus

Hi Sandra,

I think you should seperate them. It's making your boy anxious from the sounds of it. Introduce them slowly. So give them time together for a set amount of time, and slowly make it longer. It can take a while for two eccys to get along.
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Re: My Male Eclectus seems scared of my new female Eclectus

I agree, slow down the introductory period before putting them in the same cage. It sounds like Stan is not ready for that level of socialization with Stella.

BTW - love the names - Stellaaaaaaa!!!!!!!
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I am sure that Stephen, Anansi will come online soon and will be a valuable source of info to add to the above.

My thoughts are definitely give the poor guy some space, forcing a female on him is no joke!
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:57 AM
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Re: My Male Eclectus seems scared of my new female Eclectus

Congrats on your new girl. Eclectus do not pair bond in the same way as other parrots and your female is very young. It is always best to have the male be older because females can become really bossy and dominate a younger male. That said it is much too soon to have them sharing a cage. Just go back to having them in their own space and let your boy become comfortable with her in his own time.
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Re: My Male Eclectus seems scared of my new female Eclectus

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Congrats on your new girl. Eclectus do not pair bond in the same way as other parrots and your female is very young. It is always best to have the male be older because females can become really bossy and dominate a younger male. That said it is much too soon to have them sharing a cage. Just go back to having them in their own space and let your boy become comfortable with her in his own time.
No kidding! My female Liesl (4 months) just flew onto Wrangler's (7yrs) cage with the express intent of inciting a fight--which she succeeded in doing. Granted, he started it several days ago by climbing on top of her cage and annoying her, but that is more because he's curious than anything else. She's only 4 months and is already showing her bossy side! I have a hole in my finger from breaking up Saturdays fight---she can be a real pill at times--totally adorable, but very determined when she wants to be. Im just hoping over time they can be friendlier so I can have them both out of their cages at the same time instead of turns. Fortnately he's a big night owl and she goes to sleep at 8, so his out of cage time is in the evenings until 10, and hers is in the mornings. They are totally running my life now
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I am sure that Stephen, Anansi will come online soon and will be a valuable source of info to add to the above.

My thoughts are definitely give the poor guy some space, forcing a female on him is no joke!
Unfortunately, I'd actually missed this one. But I agree with all of the advice given. Your two ekkies should be separately housed for now, if not indefinitely. Squabbles over territory can turn deadly if the pair have not come to adequately accept one another.

Any updates since you last posted, Sandra?
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