The Eclectus

                                                                                                                                 About The Eclectus Parrot

                     

             Above is a picture of male and female new Guinea Eclectus it is also known as The Red-sided Eclectus (Eclectus roratus polychloros) – also known as New Guinea Eclectus Parrot – these are the Eclectus I breed.

               The Eclectus parrot is one of the well-know parrot family. The Eclectus male and female have different colours. They also have stocky short tail. The parrot measures approximately 35 cm which is approximately 14 in.
The male Eclectus parrot is characterized by bright green colour. Also, the male’s head is yellow-tinge in colour...

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Caring for your parrot

                                      Being a good parrot teacher.

Parrots are the most sort after bird when it comes to a family wanting a pet bird because they are beautiful,colorful creatures and most species can talk some speak as clear as humans do. They only mimic in other words they only repeat words they are taught to say by their trainer, some birds have been known to have a very large vocabulary of hundreds of words, but you should know if bad language is used frequently and your bird can hear this most likely this is the language your bird will use and at times this can be embarrassing.

                                                 About Body language.

I think the first thing you need to learn about your parrot is body language for the good of the bird and your safety special...

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A Parrots Life.

Life Stages of A Parrot

Parrots, which are one of the most common types of exotic birds is the name given to approximately 372 species in 86 genera. Common characteristics of parrots include a strong curved beak, an upright stance and zygodactyls feet. This means that each foot of the parrot has four toes; two pointing forwards and two pointing backwards.

Parrots can have longevity

Parrots have a very long life. Some species can live as long as humans providing they get the right care and attention . Sadly many times a parrot will outlive its owner. And because of their long life span that also means they have different stages throughout their lives. We can break their life stages into seven parts...

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Training your parrot

It’s not the end of the world if you think you have a bird that’s crazy. You can train any parrot or any bird, you just have to have a little patience. Just remember that birds are naturally loud because that’s how they relate to each other.
                                                  Parrot training
This is simply the process of getting to know your bird and developing a relationship whereby your bird knows who’s the boss. Maintaining dominance over your bird is very important if you want to gain the trust and love you want from him.Although young birds are easier to train you have to watch out and not allow them to develop a biting mentality. As young birds are weaned and discover the power of their beaks they will start nipping and biting down...

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Ways to tame your Parrot

Five Ways To A Tame Parrot

The biggest problems people have when they begin the journey of parrot ownership is dealing with some unwanted and aggressive behavior. Parrots are not quite as easy to handle the domesticated lifestyle as dogs and cats are. They require certain and specific things to make them happy and content within your home. And when they don’t get it they begin to act out by screeching and biting and self mutilating such as feather plucking. All hope is not lost though. You can use these simple tips to help tame your aggressive parrot .

First you will need to figure out why your parrot is acting out, in particular biting. A parrot will bite for 4 reasons...

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The Lorikeet

The Lorikeet.

There are around 40 different different species of lorikeet  they originated in the warm climate of Indonesia New Guinea and islands around also Australia

Temperament 

The lorikeet is one of the most naturally playful parrots that any one can have as a pet they can act like a clown, yes they have to be trained same as any other parrot but when trained properly they know not to bite and that you are the leader of the flock and you still need to maintain this position to have a good relationship with your feathered friend.

These days there is several different mutations resulting in different colours and different prices and all of them have a very playful personality when hand raised, handled lots and trained correctly they are a bundle of joy to the person that has them on...

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The Macaw

There are approximately 17 species and several of them are on the endangered species list.
The Macaw comes in a variety colors on their feathers each will be discussed in
more detail later. The approximate size of the Macaw parrots range anywhere from
11.8 inches to 39.5 inches. Macaw parrots are a very social bird and they usually
live in flocks anywhere from 10 to 30 birds in each flock. Some of the species
can mimic human speaking and or learning words and tricks.
The different types of
Macaw parrots include: scarlet macaws, greenwing macaws, blue and gold macaws,
yellow collared macaw, severe macaws, red bellied macaws and the shoulder red macaw.
Unless otherwise noted by a separate section the same material applies to all macaw
parrots.
Sometimes the parrots no matter the species shou...

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Parrots I Am Handraising.

These are the lorikeets I am hand raising at the minute

The top two pictures are of the same bird.The bottom two are of the other lorikeet they have the same parents   the could be around another month before they are weaned.

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Humans and parrot diseases

You will find there are human lung diseases directly related to chronic exposure to bird dander. They’re called Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis and Extrinsic Alveolitis. The terminology for such diseases within the avian bird culture is termed pigeon breeder’s lung, bird breeder’s lung and bird fanciers lung. These diseases that effect the birds, bird owners and breeders may well be debilitating if it isn’t controlled.
Chlamydia Psittaci
Birds can have a latent infection. “Latent” means they appear healthy and do not show any symptoms now but they can show symptoms later. These infected birds carrying the Chlamydia psittaci bacteria may shed the organism intermittently or sometimes continuously for weeks or months...

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Parrots and grit

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Should I give my parrot grit

I’ll reveal to you exactly what I’ve learnt from my personal experience and my research on this subject.There’s lots written about whether parrots require grit or otherwise. I’ve read opinions some say it ought to be provided plus I have read that it’s harmful. Parrots, unlike softbills which can include canaries and finches, take off the husk from their seeds and consume only the nutritious kernel inside.

I’ve never seen the large or medium parrot eat grit. Within the wild, no scientists have seen large parrots eating sand or small gravel. Large parrots and small ones have most certainly been seen, in captivity at my residence eating mineral blocks but not grit.I’ve never witnessed a large or medium parrot eating grit...

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