Parrot Myths

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When you start thinking about adopting an Eclectus parrot, and you start talking to various people about the prospect, there is a very good chance that you will hear many myths, and absolute misinformation, concerning these very special birds. Here are the most common myths that you will likely hear:

When people first consider the possibility of owning an Eclectus parrot they hear so many good things about these birds that they begin to wonder if it’s all really true. well, I’m here to tell you that it is true because these are really wonderful pets to own.

Some people will tell you that Eclectus parrots only live for about eight to ten years. This is only true if the bird is not well cared for. A well cared for bird, on the other hand, lives to be between the ages of thirty and fifty.

Because Eclectus parrots were grossly malnourished when they were first brought to the United States – largely because nobody understood their dietary needs – these creatures were deemed as boring and stupid. This isn’t true. If the bird is well nourished, he is quite active and interesting.

Some people have also said that Eclectus parrots are an unhealthy type of bird, but once again this comes down to proper feeding. Give them the right food, in the right quantities, and you will have a most healthy pet in your family.

Still today, some owners of Eclectus parrots do not realise that these bird require much more than just bird seed and pellets. They need a balanced diet of fruits, grains, vegetables as well as seeds.

You will hear reports of Eclectus parrots that have very bad behavior. In almost all instances of bad behavior, the bad behavior is due to negligence or improper nutrition. When the bird is well attended to, he is one of the easiest of all birds to keep as a pet.

Many people mistakenly think that Eclectus parrots do not talk, or do not talk very well. This is a complete myth that only becomes true when the bird is not sufficiently worked with. Eclectus parrots are actually considered the best talkers. They can learn an extensive vocabulary of words and phrases, and will even sing songs and make sound effects. Furthermore, the males sound very masculine, and the females sound very feminine.

Next time that you hear anything bad about Eclectus parrots make sure that you check out the information and dont just take it as being true. One of the best sources of information is a long standing breeder.

Did you find this article helpful? If you did then take a look at Eclectus Parrot Care.

I have written a previous article specifically on how to keep your Eclectus Parrot healthy. If you have not seen this article, and you would like a copy, please send me an email through my website and I will be more than pleased to send you a copy, quite free of charge of course. Your beautiful bird deserves all the attention it can get.

If you found this article helpful then please take a look at my website on Parrot Care where you will find more things of interest.

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