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Plucking... need Female Mate for my MARCO

Have a Rescue Male Eclectus... plucking very badly... need advice reference that... also, need female as a mate for MARCO. Does anyone know of a FM up for adoption... NOT A PLUCKER...! I cannot afford to pay retail $2000 to $3000. But desperately need a tame female... FAST...!
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Re: Plucking... need Female Mate for my MARCO

Hi there! Perhaps you could share why you think Marco needs a mate? Has an avian vet cleared whether or not his plucking is due to illness or habit?

When speaking with my friends who breeds eclectus parrots, sometimes having a breeding mate can trigger plucking or exacerbate it.

In addition, perhaps you are already aware, eclectus parrots are not like other parrots who live in flocks and/or monogamous. The males have multiple females across several kilometres, and the females have several males visiting their nests. This also means that domesticated female eclectus parrots have killed introduced males before, and male eclectus parrots can be so territorial to attack new parrots, regardless of gender.
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Re: Plucking... need Female Mate for my MARCO

Hi there!

What happens if you get a female, and your male and her do NOT get along??

It's never good to get another bird to be a mate for your existing bird, as there is absolutely NO guarantee they will even like each other, in fact they may even HATE each other, and then what do you do??

Only get a bird because you want one. Sounds like your ekkie males has some issues of his own he needs worked out, and a new bird could work or could go horribly wrong.

If you do acquire a new female, be sure to keep them in separate cages for a while. Just because they are the same species does not automatically mean they will even get along, or the females will even solve his plucking problems.

I'm not sure if you are looking for the right thing for your bird -- better to address the plucking behavior instead of bringing a new bird with a potential whole wnew set of problems into your life.

My advice....you do not need a female! You need to address the plucking behavior with your male ekkie with a certified avian vet. Without the funds to pay for one too you will either be left with adopting another rescue (with problems of her own) or not finding one at all. Put your funds towards help for your male to get better.
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