baby eclectus gender

how do i know if its a boy or girl

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Feb 23, 2010
baby eclectus gender explained!
by: Anonymous

About 3 - 4 weeks of age you can tell the sex of an eclectus but are you referring to earlier than this age?

Usually an eclectus will lay 2 eggs, one female, one male.

Occasionally they will lay 3 eggs & occasionally they will hatch 2 eggs, both male or both female but these are not usually common.

Before the age of 3 to 4 weeks of age eclectus babies have grey dander. Females are said to have darker grey dander & the males are said to have lighter grey dander.

Once they reach 3 to 4 weeks of age you will start to see pin feathers coming through which will indicate which they are. Green ecelctus are male, red & blue eclectus are female.

www.eclectusparrots.net

Feb 19, 2010
baby eclectus gender
by: Anonymous

a female eclectus will have red plumage with blue tipped wings and a blue underside, females have black beaks. a male eclectus has green feathers, males have "candy corn" beak.

Feb 19, 2010
baby eclectus gender
by: Linda

Anyone getting an Eclectus should already know the answer to that question. If you have not already bought one, then I suggest you do your homework and learn all about them first as they may not be the parrot for you. Male Eclectus are Green, and the Hens are Red and Purple and Blue with Crimson Red being basic color.

Before buying ANY bird, you are required to find out all the information about caring for a parrot. This includes cage sizes and types, types of comfortable perches, best kind of food which is organic pellets, appropriately sized and safe toys, and on and on.

There are books here on this site, and a wealth of information on the internet. Do not get a bird until you KNOW all about that particular kind and then do not get him/her until you have a large enough cage. Parrots need 2-3 times as large a cage as the manufacturer or seller indicates is "minimum". Bird needs to be able to spread wings out and flap without hitting toys or sides of cage. An Amazon size cage would be appropriate for one Eclectus and one with a playtop would be ideal for when he/she comes out to play.

So, BEFORE BUYING ANY BIRD, DO YOUR HOMEWORK BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST STEP TO BEING A BIRD GUARDIAN. I say Guardian instead of owner, because we are supposed to take the best care of them that is possible, more like a guardian than owner. Birds are not pieces of furniture.

After you have done all your study and decide on a bird and have everything set up for him at home, make sure he/she is taken for an exam by an Avian Vet. Birds tend to get sick when being moved around, and so take bird to Avian Vet to be checked for infections, weighed and checked for other physical problems. Make sure you also know how to handfeed a baby bird. Even if babies are supposedly weaned, they usually revert back to begging for food for a while as the move traumatizes them to some degree. Lots to learn here!

So get busy with your study and then you'll feel more comfortable about bringing a bird into your home and life.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

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