Solomon Electus doing leg biting

by Sonja

Hi I have a 5 year old female solomon Electus that rejected her 8 year old male companion and a month later she has started biting her legs is this a deficiency or stress? Is there anything that I can do to aid her?

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Aug 31, 2011
Electus biting leg
by: The Avian Vet

This can be a disease process, a behavior problem, or a combination of both. I recommend that you have her seen by an avian veterinarian to be sure that this is not a disease process such as dermatitis or other illness. Find an Avian Vet

Eclectus are notorious for female mate aggression and for feather damaging behaviors, often related to sexual or reproductive problems. As for the deficiency, it is possible that is a contributing factor. The ONLY way to prevent nutritional deficiencies is to feed a pellet diet. Eclectus should eat approximately 65-70% pellets and the rest should be fresh fruits and vegetables and other healthy treats. (Eclectus "experts" will tell you differently, but they are not avian vets.) Harrison's are what I recommend.

Dr B

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