Baby Eclectus Parrot

Baby Eclectus Parrot

It’s the time of year when i have to hand rear bubs from my communal aviary (and for others who need it)
This is the first bub to get in my brooder! His dad bit off half of his left toe, went to the vet but they couldnt save it. So now he is with me 🙂
He’s like a little penguin! very cute.
Male and Female Eclectus parrots are pretty unique in this world due to looking completely different in colouration, females being red/blue/purple and males being mostly green with some red and blue on the wings 🙂

Eclectus parrot chicks grow up

Eclectus parrot chicks grow up

Jack and Jill, the eclectus chicks grow from hatchlings through to fledging.
Jill is the red one and Jack is green.
Eclectus chicks are sexually dichromic. The girls are red and blue and the boys are green and yellow.
In the wild the boys collect food for their girl who hides in a hollow with the eggs. They need to be able to find her so they can see the flash of red while she’s waiting at the hollow for him to bring her something to eat, and something for the chicks.
The boys need to be invisible to predators while they’re foraging for food, so they’re green like the leaves.

GALIFF STREET BIRD MARKET KOLKATA || WHITE YELLOW BLUE PARROT || JUNE 2017 VISIT

GALIFF STREET BIRD MARKET KOLKATA  || WHITE YELLOW BLUE PARROT  || JUNE 2017 VISIT

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Galiff Street Pet Market is a pet lover’s paradise. Located in North Kolkata at stone’s throw distance from the Shyambazar 5 point crossing
Hobbyists can find various species including rare verities of dogs, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, pigeon, fish, aquatic mammals, plants and flowers. .
Pet store in Kolkata, India
Address: Gallif St, Ghosh Bagan, Baghbazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700003
Hours: EVERY SUNDAY · 10AM–7PM
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