Eclectus Parrots

 

The Eclectus Parrot is native to the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and Northeastern Australia. Eclectus Parrots are sexually dimorphic (meaning males and females are colored differently). The males of the species are bright green, having bright candy corn colored upper mandibles and black lower mandibles, and blue or red tail and wing feathers. The females are red headed and blue to purple breasted, with black beaks. Because their differences are so extreme, people thought they were two different species.

Eclectus should be fed a diet high in vegetables, fruits, and grains. The brilliant plumage colors of Eclectus reflect the diet they are fed. Vegetables such as carrots, squashes, sweet potatoes, yams, broccoli, kale, and chard are full of natural carotenes and are recommended for Eclectus. We do not recommend processed food (i.e. pelleted diet) for Eclectus parrots.

Fun Facts

Before figuring out males are green and females are red, people thought they were two different species of parrots!!

Cost/Pricing

Pricing for a Hand-Fed Baby

$2000 - $2500

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