This is "George" - a male
Red Sided Eclectus. He's stunning, isn't he?
he's got a great personality. Sweet, personable, and
loving. And talk? Oh, boy... does he ever talk!
used to think that "ekkies" were sedentary birds - prone
to sitting around and being little "perch potatoes".
Not this little guy.
He's not quite as caffeinated as our
macaw, but he's far from a slouch. He's a skilled flier (he's
full feathered and we have no plans to clip or trim him) and
enjoys cruising around our lounge room. When he's in his cage,
he bounces around and loves to swing from his "boing" and
the 2 swings hanging from the cage top. I haven't noticed him
chewing on any of the wood toys yet, but that may be just because I
haven't given him any that he particularly likes yet.
I'm learning a lot about this type of
parrot - a species I previously knew nothing about.
had our "ups and downs", but George and I are working
things out (with a lot of support from some very experienced