At Tiki Room Aviaries we raise three sub-species of Eclectus parrots; the Solomon Island, the Vosmaeri and
the Grand. Please check our availability to see our current babies.
Eclectus Parrots have become a favorite of bird lovers because of their laid back personality, uncanny
ability to read moods and bond with people, soft voice and striking beauty. The soft hair-like plumage
around the head and vivid coloration gives these birds an impressive artistic look. They are less
demanding than most parrots and can readily amuse themselves.
The Eclectus Parrot is a wonderful pet with excellent talking abilities. They are generally classified among
the top three parrots for talking ability. They are very tidy parrots and do not throw their food out of their
bowls. Eclectus can be easily potty traned. If you have allergies, the Eclectus parrot will most likely not
affect you like some other birds might since they don't produce feather dust.
The two sexes of this species, unlike those of any other parrot, differ dramatically in color. The females,
depending on the variety, are a spectacular combination of red, purple, maroon, blue and yellow; the males
are almost entirely green, with red under the wings.
Eclectus do well when provided with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Their diet should be comprised of 75
to 80 percent fruits and vegetables and beans (see our Healthy Parrot Mash). The remainder of the diet
should be comprised of species specific pellets, high quality unfortified seed mix, nuts, and sprouts.
Treats may be given in small amounts especially as rewards for good behavior. Fresh clean water must be
provided every day. Vitamin supplements are not needed.
An Eclectus cage must accommodate a medium parrot. Provide the largest bird cage possible. An Eclectus
must be able to fully extend its wings without touching the sides of the cage. They must also be able to
move freely between two perches. A playpen is ideal for playtime outside of the cage. It is a basically a
large, free-standing perch with food and water bowls, and places to hang toys from. Commercially made
parrot playpens usually have a tray under them as well, to catch anything dropped to the floor.
Playthings can be such things as climbing ropes, chains, bells, parrot swings and wooden or other bird
toys. Destructable toys are good because they are "interactive" so help relieve boredom, yet
non-destructable toys will last longer.
At Tiki Room Aviaries we are always available to answer any questions or concerns you might have.
|Tiki Room Aviaries
Fort Worth, Texas
Kim Forrest (817) 266-5207
|"Making people happy one parrot at a time"