eclectus parrots

Eclectus Parrots

Eclectus Parrots are strikingly attractive parrots that are known for their minimal chewing and generally quiet manner. They are among the most distinctive of all parrots, with their bold brilliant colors and unique feather texture. They are unique in their extreme sexual dimorphism. Males are predominantly green, and females are predominantly red.


Eclectus parrots, have the speaking ability close to that of an African Grey. Their vocabularies are often extensive, and their voice quality is quite human. The male eclectus parrots makes an excellent family pet even with small children while the female in many cases can be somewhat aggressive and we do not recommend females for a family that has young children.


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Cockatoos are similar to dogs in that they thrive on affection and touch but usually do not develop extensive vocabularies. African Greys, noted for their great talking ability, fall between these two personality categories, having traits of both. Greys tend to be more individualistic, so it depends on the Grey as to the kind of personality it may have.



Macaws do not make ideal apartment pets because of their twice-daily screaming sessions, at sunrise and sunset, and their ability to dismantle anything they can easily reach, such as the apartment building! However, for those who have a suitable environment, macaws make great pets and can develop pretty good vocabularies and fascinating antics.


What to Look For.

Look for a bird that is interactive and interested in sights and sounds. Look for a baby that expresses interest and attention by puffing out its head and neck feathers, stretching its wings (singly with a leg out or both shoulders stretched straight up), bobbing its head up and down solicitously or quickly wagging its tail from side to side.

These easily observable happiness behaviors are indications that the bird is interested in what is going on.


For a private appointment contact Carole and Rob Court.



Milkwood Aviaries

224 Sandford Side Road (Durham 11)

Mount Albert, Ontario


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