Eclectus parrot for sale look like they are straight out of a Dr. Seuss book! Their feathers have a fur-like appearance and their colors are bright red for females, and bright green with a ‘candy corn’ colored beak for males. Aside from their mesmerizing appearance, these parrots can also be great companions. Joseph Forshaw, in his book Parrots of the World, noted that the first European ornithologists to see Eclectus Parrots thought they were of two distinct species. Large populations of this parrot remain, and they are sometimes considered pests for eating fruit off trees. Some populations restricted to relatively small islands are comparably rare. Their bright feathers are also used by native tribespeople in New Guinea as decorations. A little harder to find than some of the other parrots of this size, the Solomon is easily recognizable once you do find one — you can’t miss an Eclectus!
- spacious accommodation (ideally also an outdoor flight),
- a playground or two outside the cage (in areas where humans usually hang out)
- lots of chewing toys (wood toys, leather strips, and shredding toys are usually Eclectus favorites); and
- plenty of out-of-cage activities to prevent boredom and depression.
If their needs are not met, these intelligent creatures can develop serious behavioural problems.
Eclectus parrots are among the top three “talking” parrots. They rival the talented African Grey and Amazon parrots in terms of clarity of speech and vocabulary. Some even learned entire songs. Eclectus usually have sweet, female, or childlike voices. Even though the talent varies, most Eclectus do learn at least a few words.