Behavioural Problems in Randy Eclectus Parrot #2 220710

Behavioural Problems in Randy Eclectus Parrot #2 220710

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With holistic vet and bird specialist vet Dr Ross Perry brings you video #2 in a series about a randy young male Eclectus Parrot that was regurgitating food frequently as well as masturbating on his human companion. In this video Dr Ross Perry shares his perspectives on hormonal treatment options and explains why he rarely recommends them.

Meet Turko. He is a Solomon Island Eclectus Parrot.

Meet Turko.  He is a Solomon Island Eclectus Parrot.

Meet Turko. He’s 14 years old. He came to our family unexpectedly about six months ago. Turko’s owner passed away at 77 yrs old. Unfortunately, the guy didn’t have any family or friends to take ownership of the bird. My good friend and neighbor asked me if I wanted another bird like Capt Rodi. I said we could go and check him out and I’d see if he could fit in our family. When we arrived at Turko’s house, it turned into a rescue mission. My friend and I knew we couldn’t leave without him. Turko was aggressive and afraid (which we understood). Turko had been living with two huge dogs and someone would come in everyday and feed them. The executor of the estate asked us to please take Turko. She wanted him to find a good home. Little did I know at the time, Turko’s owner passed away six weeks earlier. Turko had been living with those two big dogs; hence his aggressiveness. He was just living in survival mode! Long story short, Turko has found a loving home and extended family. Our goal is to honor Turko’s previous owner by making sure Turko is cared and loved everyday just as we believe he was before his owner passed away.

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.