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Eclectus Parrot  (Eclectus roratus)

Also Known As: Kalanga, Grand Eclectus Parrot, King Parrot, Red-sided Eclectus Parrot (E.r. polychloros)
 
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Eclectus parrot male (Eclectus roratus) foraging

Credit: © Jonker/Innemee Araproject | http://www.araproject.nl

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Care in Captivity
Pet Suitability:
Fun-loving, loves to mimic, needs lots to do, but not generally demanding.

Captive Status:
3 of subspecies common in aviculture: E.r roratus, E.r. vosmaeri, E.r. polychloros; other races rare.

Longevity:
50+ years

Housing:
Aviary or suspended cage, minimum length 3m (9.8 ft).

Diet:
Fruit, any type but especially apple, pear, orange, cactus fruits, pomegranate, banana, forming about 30 percent of diet; fresh vegetables especially carrot, celery, green peas, beans, fresh corn and green leaves. Cooked/sprouted beans or pulses. Spray millet, mix of small seeds (canary, millet, small amounts of oats, buckwheat, safflower, limited sunflower); cubes of hard cheese, complete kibble.

Enrichment:
Destructive toys, branches, puzzle toys, bathing, peek-a-boo games, swings, ropes.

Nest Box Size:
30cm (11.7") square and 1.2m (4 ft) high, or 12"x 12"x 24" (30.5cm x 30.5cm x 61cm) vertical box.

Clutch Size:
2

Incubation Time:
28-30 days

Fledging Age:
11 weeks

Hatch Weight:
16g (0.6 oz)

Peak Weight:
355-500g (12.4-17.5 oz)

Weaning Weight:
332-468g (11.6-16.4 oz)

More Info Sites:
http://www.birdsnways.com/wisdom/ww7eiv.htm