|What is their temperament like? Each bird is different as
each has it's own personality. Generally speaking they are
very sweet. If you are gentle with them, they will be gentle
|Are they really loud? We don't think so. This of
course is a subjective question. The Eclectus are
quieter than the Quaker we have. The Quaker vocalizes the most
often. The Eclectus does have a loud screach. The
Eclectus only use it as a warning call, which is not very often.
They also acclimatize themselves to the noise level around them.
If they are in a loud environment they will become loud.|
|Do they chew lots? The Eclectus do not chew much at all. |
|Do they bite lots? Biting is a learned behavior. Every
bird will bite at some time. We recommend reading "The
Beak Book" by Sally Blanchard. She explains why birds
bite and what to do to prevent it.|
|What is their talking ability like? The Eclectus have good
talking ability. Although not every bird will choose to talk.
|Do they travel well? Yes, with the proper equipment.|
|How are they with children? We do not recommend Congo Greys
for children. Eclectus are generally ok. I would never
leave any bird unsupervised with children. |
|What are some good books to read? Check out our Products
page for a list of good books.|
|Can we come and see your birds? No. We do not put our
birds at risk for disease. Also, having strangers around
disturbs the adult birds and can cause them to harm the eggs or
babies that may be in the nest. However, we do allow the
purchaser of a baby to come and see that baby.|
|What is the cost involved in owning a bird? First is the
cost of the bird, then the shipping and annual medical expenses.
You will need a cage (the larger the better) and toys. Lots of
toys. Rotating toys is best. Food is another monthly
|What is a good environment for a baby bird? Birds like a
quiet environment that feels safe and secure.|
|How much time does a bird require? They need at least 2
hours of your time each day.|
|How much sleep does a bird require? 10 - 12 hours each
|What is the waiting time, more or less for a baby bird?
Usually 6 months to a year.|
|How do they get along with other birds? It depends on all
the birds involved.|
|Do you sell internationally? Not at this time.|
|Do you sell adult birds? Or re-home birds?
Occasionally. We may know of someone who is needing to sell a
bird that we could refer you to.|
|Do you ship? Yes, anywhere in Canada. However, we do
not ship when it is below +5 and above 28 degrees.|
|Where are you located? Manitoba, Canada|
|Do you have any pictures? Yes. We e-mail photos of the
babies along with updates to the new owners. We can also
e-mail photos of the parents.|
|What about hormones? It is a part of any birds life.
Properly training your bird will help a lot. Read up on it and
prepare for that time. They grow out of it much like
adolescence and if they were handled properly during that time they
become very nice adult pets. |
|Do Eclectus like to be cuddled? They like to be with you,
watching you and close by. Some enjoy being cuddled.
Many do not like to be pet.|
|At what point do you require the down payment? When the baby
is older and we have settled on the sale. This is after our
questions have been answered and we feel it is a good home for this
|How do I proceed to purchase a baby bird from you? The first
step is to go on a waiting list. When we have an available
baby we will contact you. At that time we will ask some
questions and proceed from there.|
|At what age do they have their first moult? Around 6 - 9
|Is there a difference between the male and female Eclectus?
Both are sweet. Each baby has it's own personality. Some
females may be a bit more headstrong. Some males may get into a bit
more trouble as they may explore more. In the wild the males
forage for food and then bring the food to the nest to feed the
female. The males may be louder as they sound the warning call
in the wild. Both are relational and enjoy being with you. |
|What are the differences between the Eclectus sub species?
Many people feel the Solomon Island makes the best pet as many
people feel the Solomon Island has a better temperament. The
Solomon Island Eclectus is one of the smaller sub-species.|