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Solomon Island Eclectus


Solomon Island Eclectus


Eclectus are dimorphic, meaning that there are visual distinctions between the sexes. Males are a bright green and have a horn-colored beak, with a splash of bright blue on the wing and a bright red underwing. The females are a stunning red with a deep violet belly and a black beak. In fact, because of these differences, these birds were not bred successfully for many years because breeders were putting males with males and hens with hens! It wasn’t until a couple of decades ago that someone realized that the green birds were male and the red birds were female.



Solomon island eclectus parrot for sale

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Beautiful Solomon island eclectus parrot for sale also known as Solomon Island Eclectus Parrots
Solomon Island Eclectus Smaller than the New Guinea Eclectus, the Solomon Island Eclectus are 12 inches (32cm) in length,occur naturally throughout the Solomon Islands east of mainland New Guinea and northeast of Australia in the Pacific Ocean; these islands include New Georgia, Malaita, Santa Isabel, Guadalcanal, San Cristobal and Choiseul.

They are also native to Bougainville, New Britain, New Ireland, the Admiralty Islands and throughout the Bismark Archipelago.

Throughout their natural range, they are mostly common but they are impacted by deforestation within their range and political unrest on some of these islands. Therefore, their future is uncertain.

These regal, colorful parrots are also very popular in captivity as pets.

Male Solomon Eclectus Parrots have yellow-tinted green feathering over the majority of their bodies. Their primary wing-coverts and primary flight feathers are a dark blue color, edged in green. The upper side of the Solomon Eclectus male’s tail is green. The underside of the tail is black, edged with a thin band of pale yellow stretching for about ten millimeters. The iris is a reddish orange color.

Female Solomon Eclectus Parrots have stunning red plumage with dark blue under-wing coverts. They also have a band running to the nape that is dark blue. Females have dark blue, green-edged primary coverts and primary flight feathers like the male, as well. Their irises are a light yellow-white color. Unlike the hens of other eclectus sub-species, the Solomon female has no visible yellow or orange coloration – only red and blue, with some undercolors of green which are not normally visible.


Caring for a Solomon Eclectus Parrot

Most eclectus birds can live in a multiple bird household, but some have jealous tendencies. Make sure to give an eclectus your undivided time and attention when introducing it or any new bird or your aviary.

An eclectus lives best in an aviary—11 feet long by 3 foot wide and 7 feet high— especially if you keep a pair. These birds like to fly, climb, and stay busy. If you do not have room for an aviary, then make sure the cage you provide is at the minimum 2 feet long by 3 feet wide and 4 feet tall.

This species can be a good fit for households with children as it has a gentle nature. However, they don’t like to be startled and prefer a calm environment. They are not big fans of constant loud noises like barking, crying, or screaming. Thus, it’s essential to consider if your family dynamic is a good match for the bird.

Diet and Nutrition

When kept as a pet, their diet must include fresh fruits, vegetables, and carbohydrates. Cooked pasta or grain bake—a homemade casserole just for birds—will ensure they get all the necessary carbs.

The Solomon eclectus parrot has a specialized digestive tract that is different from many other bird species. This bird needs to be fed a diet high in fiber and low in fat. It’s also best to avoid too many vitamin and mineral supplements, which could lead to digestive tumors or abnormal behavior.

Avoid feeding parrot mixes that contain artificial dyes, flavorings, or preservatives. These additives could cause your pet to lose its beautiful color and may even be toxic for this sensitive species.

A Solomon eclectus parrot daily meal should be about 80 percent fruits and vegetables—the rest can be parrot pellets. Give seeds and nuts as occasional treats. Feed this bird twice a day, once upon rising, and 1 to 2 hours before bedtime. Offer 1 cup of fruits and vegetables and 1/3 cup of parrot mix at each feeding.