Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
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Tell me about your Eclectus'.
As some of you know, I lost my Alexandrine Parakeet baby, Coby, to a respiratory infection just recently. I miss him, a lot more than I can say, and I didn’t want to be quick to add another fid to the flock, but at the same time, it wouldn’t be replacing Coby either, more so to help me heal.
I was debating on getting another Alexandrine Parakeet, but, the more I thought about it, the more I wasn’t sure if I could cope with the same species just recently having lost one already. An Alexandrine Parakeet was top of the list of my dream birds, and they such an amazing species, until you meet one, you can’t help but fall in love with them, and their big beak!
An Eclectus is also top of the list of my dream birds, I had been deciding between an Alexandrine Parakeet and Eclectus before I got Coby, and when the chance came up, I went for it and got my Alexandrine Parakeet baby. (Eclectus’ aren’t the easiest birds to get in my area…)
Soo, after emailing and phoning, I found someone with Eclectus babies, and I have decided to get a female Eclectus — my name has been put down, and she will be ready in about 12 weeks time!
Edit: I remember making a thread awhile back about wanting an Eclectus, I have done research (and continue to, there is never not enough), asked questions on everything including: cage, diet, behavior, toys, etc, and got opinions about them in a family home with other birds and such.
For those that have an Eclectus, can you tell me about yours?! I am looking to get more information about them from people that own Eclectus’, and I am going to be doing further research for the next 12 weeks.