Parrot biak eclectus | Facts & Information

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In the natural environment Biak Eclectus lives in forests where it builds its nest in tall trees, the nest having the form of a canopy.


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The name of this parrot comes on the one hand from the area from which it originates, Biak Island and, on the other hand, from the species of parrots from gare is part, namely Eclectus.

Biak Eclectus Food

Biak Eclectus feeds on many fresh fruits and vegetables and also a wide variety of seeds. In the cage they must have pieces of soft wood at their disposal to peck, it is a way to chop their beak.

Having a longer intestinal tract than other parrots, they need as much fresh fruit as possible.

The diet of this parrot in captivity should consist of: fruits, nuts, seeds (figs, bananas, melon, peaches, grapes, pears, apples, grated carrot, corn on the cob, spinach, dandelion leaves, etc.).

Although he loves to consume various types of food, you should not give him chocolate, cakes, pasta or fast food or food with additives, because you can cause him allergies.

Eclectus is prone to fattening, which is another reason why it should be encouraged to eat more vegetables (vegetables, green plants) and fewer oily seeds. It is recommended that from time to time to provide him with a calcium bar, as a dietary supplement, very necessary for him.

Many individuals of this species enjoy taking a shower or bath occasionally. The shower does not imply a complication for the master – hold the parrot in one hand, the hose in the other and sprinkle (with gentle jet) the bird, using warm water. For a full bath it is recommended a large ceramic bowl (25-30 cm), placed inside the cage, or another container mounted outside the cage, letting the parrot bathe at will.

Features Biak Eclectus

Biak Eclectus is a small parrot in size and is considered one of the most distinctive parrots Eclectus because of its intense color, especially in shades of red.

In captivity they do not feel well when kept apart from their pair, so it is better to parry a pair of parrots than a single one.

They need natural light and like water very much. At maturity it measures between 32 and 35 centimeters. The wingspan reaches maturity up to 25 cm.

They are quite difficult to care for parrots but not impossible, the main problems they raise are: plucking feathers (they pluck their own feathers) and diet.

In order not to pluck their feathers themselves make sure that they have enough toys and pieces of wood to peck and make sure that the place where they are locked is large enough to move freely. The habit of plucking feathers can also occur as a result of stress, a change in diet or a change in climate.

The Eclectus parrot is considered a good talker, rivaling the African Grey and the Amazonian. He can not only repeat the sounds heard, but even learn to sing a song with words and everything. It is present in the homes of bird lovers both for its Pleasant Company and for its decorative appearance.

Eclectus roratus - the Grand Eclectus

Eclectus roratus vosmaeri – the Vosmaer's Eclectus or Vos Eclectus

Eclectus roratus cornelia – the Sumba Island Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus roratus riedeli-the Tanimbar Islands Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus roratus polychloros – The New Guinea Red-sided Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus roratus macgillivrayi-the Australian Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus roratus solomonensis-the Solomon Island Eclectus Parrot

Breeding Biak Eclectus

Biak Eclectus multiply once a year, around the age of 2-3 years reach sexual maturity. Around the time of mating, the female can become very aggressive even with her master or mate.

Before laying the eggs, the female will spend almost all her time arranging the nest to be as comfortable as possible for her and future chicks.

On average the female lays 2 eggs, because it will stay almost all the time to hatch the eggs and will not move away from the nest there is thus the risk of accidentally breaking them, it is advisable that The Shape of the Nest be L-shaped, for the bird to have room to move and the eggs to be safe all this time.

The female will hatch her eggs for 4 weeks, the newly born chicks will stay near the nest for about 75 days after which they can feed and care for themselves.

The life span of these parrots is 60-70 years under normal conditions.

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