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    How To Look After Eclectus

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    The Eclectus breed is one of the most distinctive of all the parrot family, from the striking green plumage of the male to the red, purple and blue feathers of the female parrot. However, a lot of time and work is needed to successfully raise these pets, as they can live for over thirty years. To learn more about looking after Eclectus, read the information below.
     

    Caring For Eclectus – A Guide

    • It’s important to purchase a large cage or an aviary to accommodate these wonderful birds – they can be very active and playful, so they will need plenty of space to satisfy their natural curiosity.

    • As with most parrots, providing adequate entertainment should be at the top of your priority list. Inside the Eclectus cage you’ll need to provide plenty of toys, puzzles and challenges to keep the bird occupied. If left to their own devices, these parrots can prove pretty destructive, so make sure they are never left wanting for something to play with.

    • It’s essential to get into the routine of allowing your Eclectus plenty of time away from the cage. In an ideal world, it’s best to put at least an hour a day aside for physical activity away from the cage, but if this proves unattainable, make sure the parrot is allowed out of the cage at least a couple of times a week. The more you handle your Eclectus, the easier it will become to allow him time out of the cage.

    • This parrot breed has a very delicate digestive system, so take some care when you are providing Eclectus food. Although it’s important to integrate supplements and vitamins into the weekly diet, try and maintain the feeding routine as much as possible to avoid dietary upset.

    • Eclectus parrots are one of the best in the species for speech recognition. The talkative nature of these animals is one of the delights of looking after Eclectus parrots, so take the time to concentrate on speech techniques.
       
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