Ask any owner of an Eclectus parrot and they will probably tell you that their pet bird is the most special species of parrot around. The truth is that they may very well be right. The Eclectus parrot is one of the most popular choices of pet parrots today. Some people will argue that they are in fact the most popular.
There are many reasons to support the claims of Eclectus lovers everywhere…
The Eclectus parrot is a strikingly beautiful bird. They are some of the most vibrantly colored birds of the parrot family. However, it is not only their beauty that sets them apart.
The Eclectus is a highly social bird. They are a lot like humans and actually become great companions. They are really tuned into the moods and feelings of their owners, especially once they get to know and trust them. They actually develop a strong bond with their human caretakers.
The Eclectus parrot has superb talking abilities. In fact, many people believe that they have the clearest speech patterns of any of the other talking parrots. Some even claim that they are capable of learning the most varied vocabulary of all other talking birds as well.
Eclectus parrots have the ability to…
- say words
- repeat phrases
- make sound effects
- imitate running water
- imitate microwave beeps
- imitate door bells
- imitate telephone rings
- copy sneezing sounds
- even sing opera
- some even laugh out loud
This unique talking ability of the Eclectus parrot seem to provide them with more personality than other parrot species. What is even more unique it when you realize that male Eclectus parrots actually have a male sounding voice while the female Eclectus sounds so much like a female.
In spite of the amazing talking abilities, the Eclectus is one of the least noisy parrot. There won’t be a lot of squawking and screaming from an Eclectus parrot. That is unless you are not providing them with enough attention and mental activities.
Eclectus parrots are extremely intelligent. They can be trained to follow various commands. They can even be trained to “go potty”. The limitations on what they can learn largely depends on what their owners teach them and how much practice time they actually get.
You may really think of neatness as a parrot quality, but if you have ever owned any type of pet bird you will understand how messy they can really be.
Well, the Eclectus is considered to be one of the neatest parrots. They don’t toss their food around like some other birds.
The Eclectus parrot does not produce feather dust. This will be a welcome relief to any allergy sufferers who would really like to own a pet bird.
They have an oil gland instead of a dust gland. You can, in a sense, consider them hypoallergenic birds.
Eclectus parrots are always interested in seeing what their owners are doing. They will watch all their movements carefully, observing everything. They want to be a part of what is going on at all times.
If you ask any owner of an Eclectus parrot what they love most about their pet and they will probably say that such a question is difficult to answer. They may even tell you that there is so much to love that they cannot just pick one thing.
Eclectus parrots are some of the most docile and loveable birds that you can own. With proper care and attention they can be your loyal companions for years and years.