So I'm getting a new baby this week! She isn't really a baby, but she is going to be my baby. She's an 8 month old female eclectus. I am getting her from a rescue. They said she was probably hand fed, but then just left in a cage. She is working on learning how to step-up, but she seems really unsure of what she is actually supposed to be doing. I am sure that with a little TLC and one on one attention, she is going to be a wonderful bird. She is gorgeous!
Her tail is a little rough still, it probably will be until she moults, but the rest of her feathers seem to be readjusting well compared to the pictures the rescue showed me from when she first arrived. They were just all torn up, as though she was not in a good cage and was constantly brushing the bars. I'll be sure to post pictures when I bring her home. I can't wait! An eclectus has always been my dream "big bird".
I got my baby home on Thursday. We decided to name her Aria. She is already settling in nicely. So nicely, she is already working on how to open her cage, so we had to get one step ahead of her. Hopefully she doesn't figure out how to twist open the toy hooks that are currently holding her cage door shut.
Your Aria is a beauty!
When compared to budgies, there is a steep learning curve especially when it comes to the level of commitment and increased daily attention given to a larger parrot.
I'm wishing you the very best of luck with little Aria.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.