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Old 06-11-2013, 07:54 PM
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female eclectus vs male CAG

These are my two choices, need help trying to decide. ...
My bird club is doing more educational venues and well Remington is not a bird that I can allow others to hold, so I contacted a friend who is unfortunately rehoming most of his rescued birds due to the fact that he can no longer afford to care for them, and asked him if he had anything that might work for me. These were the 2 he suggested. The Grey he has is flighted, steps up to anyone, but is more of a "home" bird, also doesn't care to be pet, which is fine with me, also this is my dream bird. . The eclectus is used to going out into the public, steps up well, but get very hormonal this time of year. So my questions are~ 1. How long do you think it would take for a once flighted bird, once it has been clipped, which I would have to do, won't wear a harness had tried many times, to realize it can't fly? 2. Is the cry of an eclectus reason enough not to consider? Does anyone have one that doesn't do the high pitch cry?
Sorry this is so long but I really can't decide, I'm tried of borrowing birds to take to these functions and would like one of my own, hubby says only one more bird, and I'm thankful for that, just need to make a decision. If you can think of anything I might have forgotten please tell me!
Also the birds are 12 hours away so I can't interact with them prior to this, but I trust my friend with his choices.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:08 PM
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Re: female eclectus vs male CAG

Oh also concerned about egg laying with a female, but was told in the 4 years he had had the bird, no eggs
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:50 PM
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Re: female eclectus vs male CAG

I love my Eclectus'! All three of mine make different calls so I don't really understand this "high pitched" cry? ?? My girls get really hormonal but only one lays eggs ever. The other just gets more loving.

That being said, if you can only have ONE more bird, choose the Grey. If it were me and I took the Ekkie I would still pine for a Grey some day. *i only say this because the grey was MY dream bird. I got one and it didn't work out for me. He hated me and I learned that he hated all females after the fact. I also had problems with the feather dust. I think of my Ekkies as non-dusty Greys. They are awesum birds.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:01 PM
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Re: female eclectus vs male CAG

If it was me I would go with the gray, although I love Eclectus their diets are a bit high maintenance.
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Re: female eclectus vs male CAG

If you have to clip the Grey, don't do it. A bird who has always been flighted will not be happy being clipped.

I've owned both birds. Well, female CAG -- not male -- but a CAG nevertheless. She was a lot less willing to be fawned over than my girlie Eclectus are. They LOVE attention from strangers. I'm serious.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:41 PM
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Re: female eclectus vs male CAG

There, i knew it would come out !! Kathy is bias.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:00 PM
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Re: female eclectus vs male CAG

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There, i knew it would come out !! Kathy is bias.
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Re: female eclectus vs male CAG



I would never have guessed!!
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Re: female eclectus vs male CAG

It depends on your after all. If you're ready to spend like 5 to 6 hours with your bird, get the grey. If you're ready for the specific diet, get the Eclectus.
Greys are easily bored, and they get depessed and start feather plucking easily.
The Eclectus is my dream bird.
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