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Old 01-12-2021, 12:06 AM
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Dolly is stunningly gorgeous!
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:21 AM
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Re: Rescued Eclectus Parrot (female)

Honoured to have you on board Stacey. You are Dolly's provider and protector from here on. A huge but WORTHY commitment. I'll follow your thread in the Eclectus section.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:14 PM
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Re: Rescued Eclectus Parrot (female)

Aww....thank you all for your kind comments! She is stunning (not biased)
Yep - she does match the decor, but it didnít even click for me until someone said

I have managed to get Dolly a new cage (the old one was from the rescue and was far too big and it was old and a bit rusty) I got her a selection of perches new toys etc - she has been honking and talking away in it since she got in! So Iím guessing she likes it!!



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Old 01-13-2021, 05:52 PM
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Re: Rescued Eclectus Parrot (female)

I'm always talking perch size. Her dowel is to small a circumference for it to be her main spot to sit. A wider perch will support the foot and distribute weight better. Preventing arthritis later in life, and any pressure point Bumble foot issues. The toes shouldn't be curled mostly around the perch like that. Make an ok with your hand and spread it apart about an inch, that probably an ideal size for your bird. I see you have other sizes, but because the cage us kinda smaller abd tge way you have set up, she is going to prefer to perch in that spot. So put the most supportive per h in that spot.

Sorry to go on, its just such a common problem for older medium and large parrots to have joint and foot issues and pain from to small of perches. Since it chronic it takes time fir this to happen, so people don't realize they can prevent it.

Ok such a pretty girl, such a happy storyline
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Re: Rescued Eclectus Parrot (female)

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I'm always talking perch size. Her dowel is to small a circumference for it to be her main spot to sit. A wider perch will support the foot and distribute weight better. Preventing arthritis later in life, and any pressure point Bumble foot issues. The toes shouldn't be curled mostly around the perch like that. Make an ok with your hand and spread it apart about an inch, that probably an ideal size for your bird. I see you have other sizes, but because the cage us kinda smaller abd tge way you have set up, she is going to prefer to perch in that spot. So put the most supportive per h in that spot.

Sorry to go on, its just such a common problem for older medium and large parrots to have joint and foot issues and pain from to small of perches. Since it chronic it takes time fir this to happen, so people don't realize they can prevent it.

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Hi Stacey, I'm confirming what Laura said about perch size. I posted my comments earlier in your Eclectus thread....you are doing great!
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:57 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Laurasea View Post
I'm always talking perch size. Her dowel is to small a circumference for it to be her main spot to sit. A wider perch will support the foot and distribute weight better. Preventing arthritis later in life, and any pressure point Bumble foot issues. The toes shouldn't be curled mostly around the perch like that. Make an ok with your hand and spread it apart about an inch, that probably an ideal size for your bird. I see you have other sizes, but because the cage us kinda smaller abd tge way you have set up, she is going to prefer to perch in that spot. So put the most supportive per h in that spot.

Sorry to go on, its just such a common problem for older medium and large parrots to have joint and foot issues and pain from to small of perches. Since it chronic it takes time fir this to happen, so people don't realize they can prevent it.

Ok such a pretty girl, such a happy storyline

Hi, thank you for the advice!!

Iím looking at perches now, Iíll add pictures of what I was thinking of and would love everyoneís feedback on which ones I should get! Also, do I take the dowel out?

Also (sorry) has anyone used heated perches? My house is really old so we have cavities under the floor and in the walls for ďair flowĒ so it can get chilly. I cover her at night to try and keep her warm, but I was thinking of getting a heated perch to keep her cosy! Iíll add a picture of this too - Iím not going to order anything until I hear back from you guys!

I really want to do right by her and (although my funds are limited) Iím willing to get her anything to make her happy and healthy


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I donít seem to be able to add pictures!! Anyone know why? Iíll keep trying


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Here they are!!!! Finally


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Old 01-14-2021, 09:42 AM
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Re: Rescued Eclectus Parrot (female)

Flat is ok off to one side but nit as main per h. I like the one with holes. I have thst one, forget what its called, but its nice and a good size.

I use a sweeter heater sold on Amazon, tgey are marketed fir chickens. So you can find something similar. Its a radiant heat or infrared heat, not a light. Smallest available, and you still might have set back inches from cage. Works great., I got mine when I lived up north, and just git one fir my freind a couple if years ago even tho we live in Florida. I font have experience with the other heat sources, so I can't advise.

Sorry when I re read my per h post I thought I came off harsh. I just talk blunt, I hate that it can come of harsh. So sorry about that , its just how I share information.
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:36 PM
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I don’t seem to be able to add pictures!! Anyone know why? I’ll keep trying


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I see you were able to ad pics! Was the problem cured by using links or did you try to add additional images from your computer? If so, problem may be very limited storage space allocated to each member.
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