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melissa - 2012-09-09
I have just purchased a 4-6 mth old rainbow lorikeet when do I start to train him

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-09
    You would start now.  Keep training session short - 10 - 15 minutes but you can do them 2 -3 times a day. 
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Bree - 2012-09-03
I have an African Senegal named Senebell (I named her when I was about 5). She does everything with me from taking showers, to riding in the car. She is very attached to me. If anyone comes over, she gets very defensive because whoever it is that comes over is stealing my attention. She is just now learning how to navigate the house. Every now and again, I'll find her in the kitchen looking for me. This used to be a bad thing because she could run into a window and potentially break her neck, but she has gotten better at flying in the past year. I call her the homing pigeon because she normally flies back to her cage. She loves her toys including bells (hence Senebell) which she rings when she wants attention. She also loves to chew things. Chairs, towels, newspaper, books, really anything she can get to. She has started to try to create nests, so I stopped by the pet store and got her one of those little nests for the side of her cage, but she has become very fond of those square tissue boxes. She is a very loud little bird. If anyone enters/exits the room, she screeches at the top of her lungs. She also 'eeeps' and whistles when she's looking for me.I think that she is the best pet that I could ever have. If you are looking for a pet that will be forever attached to you, I highly suggest getting an African Senegal.

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Tambra Paredes - 2012-08-24
The bird with toe tapping and wing flapping I have heard to give them a hard boiled egg 3 times a week.

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Robert - 2012-04-24
I am about to purchase a female eclectus I am told she is approx 13 months and appears to be a Vosmaeri, however she has no yellow in her tail feathers , would she be hybrid any help would be appreciated. as I am a beginner.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-25
    A Vosmaeri Eclectus at 13 months would have yellow in her tail. She would have already molted and have her adult coloring (which may even get more yellow by 3 years). However, she would definitely have the yellow coloring in her tail. She is not Vosmaeri. Question. Can you handle and hold this bird? Can you pick her up and have her sit on your finger? Can you move her from one place to another? Does she 'step up'? Can you pet her? If the answers to any of these questions are NO, then do not buy this bird. A female eclectus in the wild is a very agressive bird, fighting to the death if she has to in order to protect her nest. Many people have female eclectus that are just wonderful poets, but they are not a great first bird. They are independent, tempermental and their bite is just horrible. Body language is difficult to read. If you can pick her up, hold her, pet her - then fine - if you can't do not buy the bird. You would not buy a puppy or a kitten that you couldn't hold - same is true for a parrot.
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Abi Leonard Al Omari - 2012-07-24
I am looking for parrot rescue organizations in Indiana. I have a female ecelectus and would love to get a male. I wouldn't mind having another female but I am worried that they would fight since females are so territorial in the wild.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-24
    Go to www.bing.com and type in Indianna Parrot sanctuaries and there are several.  A place to start and you ar right two females will not likely get along.  They have beenknown to fight to the death in the wild over a nesting spot.  Females can be quite agressive.  Males are easier going.
  • Michel - 2012-08-21
    My mom used to volunteer for a recsue and would adopt/find homes for cockatoos. We have one citron thats over 40 years old and was thrown away into a dumpster where someone found him. He picked and he started biting the flesh off his chest and left a huge wound. He's better now but still picks and has to wear a jacket when he gets really bad. They do extreme things when they're upset and it's hard or sometimes impossible for them to fully recover. It's irritating to see all these rude comments
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Stephanie Valentin - 2012-08-12
I just got a meyers parrot a few weeks ago, it was hand raised and I was there through the whole thing but its very nasty towards me and bite through my skin. What do I do?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-12
    If the parrot was truly hand raised, it would not be biting you unless you are torturing it (which I doubt).  The seller didn't give you the whole truth and it is doubtful you know the age.  I'd take the bird back.  I would go to a reputable breeder and purchase a parrot that you can hold, kiss, cuddle and just love on.  You would not excpect a puppy or a cat to bite you and a hand fed baby bird does not either.  If you want to keep him, then you will have to buy a book on how to tame him.  Me, I would take it back and I would write all over the Internet and this breeders page as to what she said and how this bird behaves so others do not purchase from her.
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Tyler - 2012-04-28
Hi! I know the last comments here are from a long time ago but....I have meyers parrot and she/he has been masturbating all the time. It's really gross. What can I do to stop it?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-29
    If that is what he is doig seems odd but try letting him out to play and more activity and attention.
  • cheryl sawyer - 2012-08-08
    it may sound strange but you are stimulating the birds reproduction instincts. You need to not encourage that behavior. Do not rub down its back or at the base of the tail just pet its head. You can also try shortening daylight hours to get out of breeding cycle. Breeding cycle may happen once a year or could happen more often.
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Kylie - 2012-05-20
I have a 4 month old eclectus male. Every now and then he stretches one leg out straight behind his body and lifts corresponding wing. He then does the same to other leg. When he stretches his leg back he extends all his toes. Is this normal . He has a large cage and does this likely every hour...?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-20
    Yes, it is normal. You don't have him on doll rods - correct. Should be using a actual wood perch like fruitwood, cholla, sanded manzanita).
  • Abi Leonard Al Omari - 2012-07-24
    Remember that birds have relatation body language just like humans and dogs. Preening and streching is a sign your pet bird is happy and comfortable in you presence.
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Freddie Forrest - 2012-07-24
I have an elderly Meyer's Parrot (maybe she is 20). Her husband died in 2003 and this morning, 24 July, 2012, she laid an egg in her seed dish? How is that possible and will we ever have a 'baby'? She is ever so proud and cleaning herself and eats like 10 parrots? Incredible surprise for me.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-24
    She isn't old - she is prime.  The life expectancy of a meyers is usually around 30 years but they have been known to live in captivity to up to 50 years old.  So she is just in her prime.  I am sorry about her husband - she could be a cougar....   A female can lay eggs without a male.  They will just lay the egg.  It is not fertile.  Let her have he egg in a little bowl for 30 days or so or until she gets bored with it.  She may or may not sit it for a couple of days and there is probably going to be one or two more.  She is having fun and the maternal drive kicked in.  Might want to get her a couple new toys in 2 weeks or so.
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Alex - 2012-07-08
I have a 6 month old male eclectus that is super tame but was thinking of getting a baby female as well and put them in the same cage. I want to keep them as companion pets. Was wondering if putting them together would change the males friendly personality. If anyone could give us tips or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Would also like to hear if anyone has two eclectus parrots in the same cage as companion pets. Thanks..

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-08
    Two birds have a tendency to pair bond when in the same cage and essentially leave the human out.  Two birds that are the same species will develop a strong pair bond and normally no longer be companion birds.  The female eclectus is a very agressive and territorial bird that will protect her territory (in the wild) to the death if she has to.  The male is more submissive and easy going.  Having had them, I'd say the chances of you being able to put a female with your male and have human companions would be extremely unlikely once they achieve sexual maturity.  Breeeders will frequently put two males in a cage with one female as she will even become agressive with them.  If you would like them as aviary birds, to enjoy their beautiful color and possibly have babies - then get a female but otherwise I would not advise it. 
  • Alex - 2012-07-08
    Thanks for your reply.. What would be your opinion of having them in separate cages but they can spend a couple of hours a day on a play stand together. Also would it be ok if separate cages were in the same room. Thanks again!!!
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-08
    In the wild the female sits in front of the nesting area up to 11 months out of the year.  Various males will feed her (as well as feeding other females) in hopes of being the mate.  If another female tries to move into her territory, they will fight - fight to the death on occasion.  They will breed as early as 3 years of age.  The female is just not going to paly.  The males will and many make excellent pets.  Sometimes the females will but that is not the norm.  In any case you will have a female extremely protective and territorial of that male.  Again, they are beautiful and there are many cages that are beautiful and the male/female eclectus make excellent aviary pets - you just may not be able to really pet them.  They (as a pair) might just be for being beautiful and to have babies.  To every rule, there is always an exception. 
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