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Old 01-11-2021, 12:03 PM
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Re: Rescued Female Eclectus

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Oh my goodness, she's beautiful! As sensitive as Ekkies are, and given her background, I'm actually kind of surprised to see her fully feathered. You hit the jackpot, and clearly so did she! I think we're in for a beautiful ride here. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures
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Old 01-11-2021, 12:07 PM
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Re: Rescued Female Eclectus

Yeah, both me and her did!!!

The “chunky” picture is from just now and she was grinding her beak, honking and clicking at me - which I find super cute

I can see how desperately she wants to be loved, it’s written all over her but she just doesn’t know/is scared to do the right reactions once she gets it!


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Old 01-11-2021, 01:54 PM
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Yeah, both me and her did!!!

The “chunky” picture is from just now and she was grinding her beak, honking and clicking at me - which I find super cute

I can see how desperately she wants to be loved, it’s written all over her but she just doesn’t know/is scared to do the right reactions once she gets it!


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That will come with time, as you get to know and trust each other. You're already way ahead of the game. So happy for you!
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:51 AM
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Re: Rescued Female Eclectus

Stacey, you are doing wonders with beautiful Dolly. I will affirm female cage aggression is quite natural. Just let her come out on her own, attend cage cleaning and food changes when she is at her play stand etc to continue this positive trend that you are on. My Ellie was through 4 homes before she came home with us at maybe 3 1/2 yo we guess. We can't eliminate the past but we can sure move forward in heaps and bounds into the NEW better life.



Just a note on a couple of cage items in the lovely pics: the pumice stone perch may be rough on her pads; I use a pumice perch with a smooth center so that the rough edges are on claws only (for your consideration of course); also, my fellas will destroy balsa wood and shredder toys (pinatas; rainbow shredder ribbons; plain cardboard) but a lot of the other wooden toys they don't bother with since the wood is a bit too hard for the Ekkie.



You'll need to make sure that you have perches of medium to large diameter (see those big feet on that little gal!) for optimum 'foot health'. Smooth perches are totally out as Ekkies have poor grip. When Bertie first came home I slept next to his cage at night. I heard him fall off his perch (came with the adoption) twice the first night. Next day hubby used a wood file rasp on his wooden swing perch (his favourite) and the rough wood solved the problem. He continues to rest on his favourite swing but no longer falls off.
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Re: Rescued Female Eclectus

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Stacey, you are doing wonders with beautiful Dolly. I will affirm female cage aggression is quite natural. Just let her come out on her own, attend cage cleaning and food changes when she is at her play stand etc to continue this positive trend that you are on. My Ellie was through 4 homes before she came home with us at maybe 3 1/2 yo we guess. We can't eliminate the past but we can sure move forward in heaps and bounds into the NEW better life.



Just a note on a couple of cage items in the lovely pics: the pumice stone perch may be rough on her pads; I use a pumice perch with a smooth center so that the rough edges are on claws only (for your consideration of course); also, my fellas will destroy balsa wood and shredder toys (pinatas; rainbow shredder ribbons; plain cardboard) but a lot of the other wooden toys they don't bother with since the wood is a bit too hard for the Ekkie.



You'll need to make sure that you have perches of medium to large diameter (see those big feet on that little gal!) for optimum 'foot health'. Smooth perches are totally out as Ekkies have poor grip. When Bertie first came home I slept next to his cage at night. I heard him fall off his perch (came with the adoption) twice the first night. Next day hubby used a wood file rasp on his wooden swing perch (his favourite) and the rough wood solved the problem. He continues to rest on his favourite swing but no longer falls off.

Thank you for all the advice!

Pretty much everything in those pictures (apart from a couple of toys/perches) are the ones she came with!

Today I got delivery of her brand new cage and lots of toys, perches, swings etc

I got her a selection of perches - a twisty one, a calcium one, a natural wood corner, the pumice and the wooden one that came with cage. Plus she has a large double rope swing and an arch rope swing.

She love to hang out on top of the cage so I made sure to get her a cage that has a play top, and I got her lots of foot toys, and a couple of foraging toys.

Plus (yes I know I’ve spoiled her) I got her a window perch and some toys for window area.

She seems to really like her new cage - she’s been honking, talking and blowing kisses since she got in there!!

Here’s some pictures- but any hints/tips/advice as to best things are welcome!






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Re: Rescued Female Eclectus

Considering everything she has been through, she’s beautiful! Such a touching story. If you listen to those giving the advice here, eventually you and her bond will strengthen. Congrats!!!


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Re: Rescued Female Eclectus

Wow...a beautiful Dolly in her new surrounds. I'm sure that she is going to have heaps of fun exploring inside, around and her new window play area. Wonderful job Stacey. I would suggest moving the dowel perches and replacing with a larger diameter, non-smooth perch, as the 'higher' perch is usually the prime hangout spot. She needs an appropriate perch size so that her foot fits about 75% of the diameter. Here are a couple of links for you to read regarding Eclectus perches. Keep up the GREAT care of precious Dolly.
https://birdsupplies.com/pages/choos...t-parrot-perch
https://beakcraze.com/are-dowel-perches-bad-for-birds/
https://lafeber.com/vet/basic-inform...lectus-parrot/
https://www.greatcompanions.com/prod...for-your-bird/
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Re: Rescued Female Eclectus

Hi Stacey...I liked the new wooden perches in the pics that you posted in the other thread. I would dump the dowel perches as aforementioned (too small and too smooth). The larger wooden perch would be main (highest and most used location), the medium in another lower location next to a pinata or other chew toy. Not sure from the photos if the perch wood is smooth but textured (not sandpaper) is best for Eclectus grip. The Manu mineral perch would be a lower type of perch and out of poop zone as it is meant to be eaten. Ellie destroyed her large Manu perch within an hour. Bertie's is barely nibbled. That's the difference between my too messy monkey's, Destructo Mouse and Brainy Smurf LOL. And, regarding heating, I'd go with Laurasea's recommended heater.
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Re: Rescued Female Eclectus

Just as an FYI: Assure that she can fully stretch her wings out when on the central perch!

Toys can also be placed along the outside of the cage to free up space inside while acting as a shelter (limited viewing) from the outside (hiding place).
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