Read the ultimate guide to eclectus parrots online by kirsten. The eclectus parrot, unlike many other parrot species, has a longer digestive tract. Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, ipad, iphone and. Our book the ultimate guide to eclectus parrots provides detailed information about companion eclectus. Download the free parrotcare book pdf take the risk out of buying a pet parrot. She provides information and advice based on over a decade of experience keeping and breeding companion eclectus parrots. There are a few different subspecies of eclectus that differ in size and. The eclectus parrot is one of the most beautiful birds in the world. Generally, eclectus parrots do best in a temperature range between 65 and 80 degrees fahrenheit. For example, the author mentions the importance of having the right size and type of perch but never really says what that is specifically. Younger birds that are more active and burn more fat may need 12% of fat in their diet.
The tail feathers are almost black with yellow tips. During this period i was inspired to write this book on parrots. Eclectus parrots should never be exposed to temperatures colder than 40 or hotter than 90 degrees fahrenheit. In 2003 i wrote the book eclectus parrots an experience which was a great success. Eclectus parrots need more fruits vegetables than other parrots. Their feathers have a furlike appearance and their colors are bright red for. The time and attention the breeder shows helps shape the young eckie, preparing them for life as a companion parrot. An eclectus parrot in a new environment with new people is likely to be quite worried and possibly stressed and fearful. Parrotcare specialist breeders of african grey babies. Intense sexual dimorphism is quite unusual with the parrot species. The book is an attempt to help you understand all the nuances of eclectus parrot care. The redsided eclectus parrot is native to the island of new guinea and is considered to be one of the most intelligent birds in the world. The eclectus requires a diet high in beta carotene and vegetable protein, and reduced fat compared to other parrot species. This species of parrots is known for the sexually d.
That will help you decide if you can provide for the parrot or not. Mcelroy covers them in detail in an easy to follow and entertaining way. Written by long time australian bird breeder, graham taylor, this book is a must have for all eclectus parrot owners. If you found these eclectus parrot care tips helpful, please pass them along on your favorite social media platform. The eclectus is a native of australia, indonesia, papua new guinea, andor the solomon islands. An eclectus book unlike any other the ultimate guide to eclectus parrots is the first comprehensive ebook dedicated to assisting companion eclectus owners. Blue and gold macaws, the complete owners guide on how to care for. New kindle version eclectus parrots the eclectus parrot. Nov 12, 2015 the eclectus parrot, unlike many other parrot species, has a longer digestive tract. Eclectus parrot facts, diet, pet, care, feather, breeding. Jul 19, 2019 the eclectus parrot new kindle version by gtaylor published july 19, 2019 updated july 19, 2019 the eclectus parrot. The eclectus parrot has been bred at birdworld consistently over the last 10 years and considerable work has been carried out into its incubation and neonatal care. The ultimate guide to eclectus parrots is a comprehensive ebook dedicated to assisting companion eclectus owners. The information contained within these pages give both the novice and the serious breeder necessary and informative information on the health problems and management of.
Written by long time australian bird breeder, graham taylor, this book is. Your parrots health will suffer if it is exposed to temperatures outside this range for long periods of time. Browse the amazon editors picks for the best books of 2019, featuring our favorite reads in more than a dozen categories. Male eclectus the male eclectus is brilliant green on top, has yellowishgreen wing coverts, and has red patches on the breast and under the wings. It is unusual in the parrot family for its extreme sexual dimorphism of the colours of the plumage. There is a lot of information covering parrots as a whole on the web and many books that do not apply to the eclectus, and in fact could cause harm or even kill your beauty. Jan 02, 2014 the ultimate guide to eclectus parrots is a comprehensive ebook dedicated to assisting companion eclectus owners. The ultimate guide to eclectus parrots ebook by kirsten badham. Wild populations can also be found in northeastern australia, indonesian, the moluccas, and new guinea. Originating in the solomon islands, this bird is prized for its stunning appearance and great pet quality.
Penned by an eclectus specialist and self confessed parrot addict, the author writes in a friendly easy to read manner. In his book parrots of the earth, the author joseph forshaw mentioned that the very first european ornithologists who watch eclectus parrots, though they were of two different species. Nov, 2016 the redsided eclectus parrot is native to the island of new guinea and is considered to be one of the most intelligent birds in the world. Published by australian birdkeeper, a highly respected publisher of avian books and magazines. The contrast between the brilliant emerald green plumage of the male and the deep redpurple plumage of the female is so marked that the two birds were, until the early 20th century, considered to be different species. Big thanks to our masterclass students for allowing us to film their experiences and share them with the world to learn from. Amazons african greys eclectus adding the smaller senegals meyers jardines and conures. You will also get a break up of the financial requirements of the parrot. Please feel free to post, comment, like, and share. Many eclectus parrots suffer times of hardship and loneliness at the hand of eclectus parrot breeders who are not sensitive to proper care.
It is vital that pet eclectus are raised by a caring and professional aviculturist. Originating in the solomon islands, this bird is prized for. Fear is shown by the bird raising the feathers on its upper back, possibly opening its beak, and backing away. Eckie lovers everywhere can feel confident knowing they are providing their eclectus with the best care possible.
This beautiful parrot may be the worlds smartest bird. Nook book ebook of the the ultimate guide to eclectus parrots by. Ekkies need a variety of fresh fruits, veggies, grains, and sprouted or germinated. While there are 10 subspecies of the eclectus parrots. The complete guide to subspecies, breeding, diet, selling, owning and mating. With 27 years experience, parrotcare have been breeding and hand rearing parrot babies we specialised in happy, healthy, stress free pet parrots that make the perfect companion bird. For people interested in the eclectus parrot species. The book does not go into much detail about things. Eclectus parrots are among the most beautiful parrots in the world. Smashwords the ultimate guide to eclectus parrots a book. She provides information and advice based on over a decade.
In their native monsoon forests, eclectus nest high up in the trees. Finally, immediately after adopting a eclectus parrot find a local veterinarian who can give the eclectus parrot checkups, and diagnose any major issues. Eclectus parrots 2nd edition by kim forster paperback lulu. The ultimate guide to eclectus parrots by kirsten badham nook. Eclectus parrots look like they are straight out of a dr. A good book on the management, caring and breeding of eclectus. This 8 12 x 11 book has a lot of wonderful photos, detailed information on eclectus subspecies and detailed information on the diet and care of eclectus parrots. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, maintaining health care, housing, proper feeding, and where applicable, grooming and.
It is a smart, friendly, and caring species that loves attention and. The ultimate guide to eclectus parrots on apple books. She has spent over a decade breeding and working with companion eclectus. Our focus is to share the knowledge we have gleaned from over a decade experience keeping, breeding, hand raising and working with companion eclectus. The ultimate guide to eclectus parrots by kirsten badham. Eclectus parrots come in a variety of subspecies, including the grand eclectus, the vosmaeri, and the solomon island eclectus eclectus roratus solomonensis which is the most commonly found eclectus in captivity. Supplement any eclectus parrot bird food diet with a huge variety of organic vegetables, fruits grains and nuts.
With over 380 pages of content, 245 full color photos, 14 videos and 40 illustrations. The ultimate guide to eclectus parrots is the first comprehensive ebook dedicated to assisting companion eclectus owners. Eclectus are a unique species of parrot and require specialized care. This ebook provides detailed information and teaches owners how to confidently care for their parrot. It does not have extensive information on identifying subspecies. The ultimate ebook containing information and advice on eclectus parrots from. The eclectus parrot new kindle version eclectus parrots. Eclectus parrot full profile, history, and care the spruce pets. Whether you are buying your first eclectus, or have owned. She has spent over a decade keeping, breeding and working with companion eclectus and has devoted much of her life to caring for and. Jan, 2020 big thanks to our masterclass students for allowing us to film their experiences and share them with the world to learn from. This book was the first book on eclectus parrots i bought and i refer back to it often. Visit our parrot picture gallery to learn more about owning a parrotcare baby parrot. The eclectus parrot lives in tropical rainforests and originated in the solomon islands.
The eclectus parrot is the most sexually dimorphic of all the parrot species. The ultimate guide to eclectus parrots information and. While the title of this book says basic care and need, i think kim has gone beyond basic and written a very informative book covering feeding, housing, personalities, behaviors, body language and so much more. The male is a bright green and the female is a bright red. The males are predominantly green and the females are mostly red. For those owners, or potential owners, interested in the eclectus parrot, we sell a great book called a guide to eclectus parrots, their management, care and breeding. Eclectus parrot breeders, companion parrot specialists. The ultimate guide to eclectus parrots ebook by kirsten. Read the ultimate guide to eclectus parrots by kirsten badham for free with a 30 day free trial. About eclectus parrots information and advice from a. The eclectus parrot eclectus roratus is a parrot native to the solomon islands, sumba, new guinea and nearby islands, northeastern australia, and the maluku islands moluccas. The ultimate guide to eclectus parrots is currently the largest and most comprehensive companion eclectus ebook. In the simple words, its the visual physical differences between the genders. Ekkies need a variety of fresh fruits, veggies, grains, and sprouted or germinated seeds.
Eclectus parrots originate from the solomon islands, sumba, new guinea as well as parts of northeastern australia. There are nine known subspecies of the eclectus parrot and all nine. The contrast between the brilliant emerald green plumage of the cock and the deep redpurple plumage of the hen is so marked that the two birds were, until the early 20th century, considered to be different species. Our website is devoted to helping eckie owners from around the world, confidently care for their parrots.
The diet of the adult eclectus should consist of 6% fat. The eclectus parrot new kindle version by gtaylor published july 19, 2019 updated july 19, 2019 the eclectus parrot. The eclectus has unique and actually very simple dietary requirements and ms. Smashwords the ultimate guide to eclectus parrots a. Eclectus parrot keeping, pros and cons, care, housing, diet and health. Parrot food originating in the solomon islands, this bird is prized for its stunning appearance and great pet quality. The book provides some good and useful information about eclectus parrots but not enough to justify the price of the book. They are beautiful birds that can make fantastic pets.
This beautiful parrot may be the worlds smartest bird youtube. Because of this, eclectus parrots do not do well on an allpellet diet and especially not a seed diet no parrot does well on an exclusively seed diet. Eclectus care laurella desboroughs eclectus centre. Eclectus parrots an experience by graham taylor, published in 2014 is a welcome update and revision of his book first published in 2003. This book covers enough information to get the new eclectus caregiver started. While at birdworld success was achieved with a wide diversity of species, including parrots, softbills, pheasants, ratites, penguins, spoonbills, wading birds and birds of prey. An eclectus parrot is a brilliantly colored bird that makes a fantastic pet. They usually manage to find a deep nest hole in a tree where they can lay their eggs. The complete guide to subspecies, breeding, diet, selling, owning and mating 204 pages. Eclectus parrots have an extremely large range, and the international union for conservation of nature iucn lists their conservation status as least concern. The ultimate guide to eclectus parrots information and advice on.1353 644 722 26 1026 1133 1246 903 1088 1285 1382 1234 576 404 54 811 1253 874 527 906 806 661 33 672 1561 1249 936 28 1303 1544 107 927 693 53 604 262 11 953 918 786 1077 296 289 238