Introducing a second Eclectus parrot

The Ultimate Guide to Eclectus Parrots

Introducing a second Eclectus parrot to the family

Eclectus are incredibly addictive. As a self-confessed Eckie-a-holic I know all too well the power these gorgeous birds can have over you. It’s almost impossible to stop at one Eckie. Take me for example. What started out as a pair of pet Eclectus parrots has now grown to 25 green and red-feathered kids, not to mention all the babies born here at Parrot Haven. Many of my clients can attest to this as they inevitably succumb to the Eckie addiction.

Will they still love me?

This is always the first question I’m asked when people consider adding a second Eckie to their family. It’s a valid concern as many other species of parrots pair bond strongly sometimes to the point of excluding their beloved owner. This certainly doesn’t apply to Eckies. The bond you share with your feathered friend is special and unique. This will continue to develop and flourish over the years even if you do add a second Eckie to your family. Like every good relationship you need to invest time and love into it. However the bond that you share doesn’t need to change, it will just evolve to incorporate two gorgeous kids.

Double the trouble and twice the fun

Many of our clients are proud parents of two Eckies and our Parrot Chatter forum is filled with stories about how owning a pair really is twice the fun. Naturally, it takes time for the two parrots to get to know each other. There is often a settling in process, but being flock birds, we’ve found Eckies will take the introduction of a new companion in their stride. Eckies love companionship and you’ll have peace-of-mind knowing they have a friend to keep them company when you aren’t home.
It’s in their genes
In the wild, Eclectus are social birds. They live in small flocks consisting of siblings and extended family. Eckies stay within the family group until he or she reaches sexual maturity, only leaving to find his or her mate. This natural flocking instinct helps owners in a captive setting for Eckies naturally desire companionship. Because of this, they will more readily adapt to a multi-parrot environment. However, before you rush out and buy your second Eckie, there are a great many things to take into consideration.

The bond you share with your first Eckie is vital

The last thing you want to do is bring home a second Eckie before you have properly bonded with your first. Even though Eclectus parrots adapt well to a companion, you are likely to run into difficulties from time-to-time. This will only be exacerbated if you haven’t formed a solid bond with your first parrot. Over the years, several of our clients were so besotted with their feathered friend that they wanted to buy a second kid almost immediately. This concerned me because their first Eckie had just settled in. They were still getting to know each other and bonding was in its early stages. Adding a second Eckie too early will only delay the bonding process. You shouldn’t rush into adding a second Eckie into your family until you have bonded with your first. We advise our clients to wait 6-8 months before they consider buying their second Eckie. This enables them to bond with their first Eckie and learn their personality. Understanding your first Eckie’s personality will assist you when it comes time to choose your second kid.

This is a small excerpt from our book: The Ultimate Guide to Eclectus Parrots. This chapter provides step by step instructions on how to introduce a second Eclectus. Our technique has been used by many Eclectus owners and it works!

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Included in this chapter

* Will they still love me
* Twice the mess?
* Double trouble and twice the fun
* It’s in their genes
* The bond you share with your first Eckie is vital
* Finding the perfect match
* Buying an unrelated pair
* Pairing two Eckies from different breeders
* Younger Eclectus
* Mature Eclectus
* Taking on an Eckie with an abusive past
* Finding a companion for a disabled Eckie
* Choosing the gender
* Introducing a different species
* Size difference
* Vocalization
* Cage setup
* Perches, toys, food bowls
* Cage placement
* First introductions
* Preventing the green eyed monster
* Slow introductions
* Out of cage time for your new kid
* Out of cage time together
* For those in a multi parent home
* Single parents
* Misplaced aggression
* Toe biting and eye fascination
* Let your kids set the pace
* It will happen

 

Eclectus Parrot babies for sale from a breeder with the best reputation!

Meet Red & Sprouts new baby boys!

 

Eclectus parrot babies from a top breeder

These beautiful Eclectus parrot babies will be available soon!

We have earned one of the best reputations for the quality of our Eclectus babies as well as the care we give each of our breeding parrots. These three baby boys pictured above come from Red & Sprout – our top breeding pair here at Parrot Haven. Red has the classic tenacity that Eclectus hens are known for and she is one of our best talkers. Red will talk to you in context and is probably our smartest Eccy – she is simply stunning! Sprout is a gorgeous dad. He cares extremely well for Red when she’s on eggs and he too is talkative. He’s very friendly – having made excellent friendships with his flight-mates. Red & Sprout’s babies are known for their gorgeous personalities, exceptional talking ability and confident nature.

All babies sold are been born here at Parrot Haven, we know the personalities of each of our babies parents, this is very important when purchasing a companion parrot. We are a closed aviary and we do not take in outside eclectus and raise them as our own.

If you are interested in become a Parrot Haven baby owner, please email me to organise a time to chat over the phone. I match all my kids with the perfect homes as every one of my kids is different and care needs to be taken so both our parrots and clients are 100% happy with their new baby.

info@eclectusparrotbreeders.com

We stand apart from so many parrot breeders in the way we provide quality care for our breeding parrots, parrot babies and our clients. We offer follow-up service to help all of our clients through the different developmental stages that all Eclectus Parrots go through – we much prefer our clients get proper accurate advice than trying to find answers on the internet where there is an abundance of absolutely false information out there – even from ‘respected’ sources. For this reason, we even setup our own Parrot Forum so that our clients and others can come together and share tips and tricks that they have discovered. Join our forum to meet other Parrot Haven baby owners, chat to them about what its like to own an Eclectus Parrot and see our Testimonial Page on our website to hear our success stories. Feel confident buying a fully-weaned, hand-raised Eclectus Parrot baby from a breeder with a top reputation!

Beautiful hand-raised Eclectus Parrot baby for sale from a top breeder

We are pleased to announce that we have some beautiful baby Eclectus Parrots available for sale!

 

Healthy, Hand-raised Baby Eclectus Parrot

This little guy is awaiting his new home too!

We’ve been breeding hand-raised Eclectus Parrots for over 11 years now and have built a solid reputation for extremely healthy parrots with vibrant personalities. This baby boy pictured above is a baby of Cletus and Lez – two extremely gorgeous Eccy’s! Lez is extremely sweet. She is quieter than some of our other hens, but very friendly and very gentle. Cletus is our ‘velcro bird’ – he is super cuddly and super outgoing! Cletus and Lez’s babies are very happy and kind but very curious too. They typically have their dad’s prankster personality married with their mum’s super smart and super sweet charm.

All babies sold are been born here at Parrot Haven, we know the personalities of each of our babies parents, this is very important when purchasing a companion parrot. We are a closed aviary and we do not take in outside eclectus and raise them as our own.

If you are interested in become a Parrot Haven baby owner, please email me to organise a time to chat over the phone. I match all my kids with the perfect homes as every one of my kids is different and care needs to be taken so both our parrots and clients are 100% happy with their new baby.

info@eclectusparrotbreeders.com

Join our forum to meet other Parrot Haven baby owners, chat to them about what its like to own an Eclectus Parrot and see our Testimonial Page on our website to hear our success stories. We have earned a top reputation because of the quality of our babies as well as the care we provide all of our breeding parrots. They are given the best diet and this helps produce beautiful, healthy and strong babies! We offer follow-up service for all of our babies and we take great care to educate all of our clients on the best way to raise and live with these beautiful parrots! Feel confident is purchasing a baby Eclectus parrot from us!

Adorable hand-raised Eclectus Parrot baby for sale from a top breeder

We are pleased to announce that we have some beautiful baby Eclectus Parrots for available sale!

Eclectus Parrot Baby Male

The adorable Eclectus baby is awaiting his new home!

 

At Parrot Haven, we’ve been breeding Eclectus Parrots for over 11 years now and have built a reputation for hand-raising gorgeous natured, extremely healthy parrots with vibrant personalities. This baby boy pictured above is a baby of Pink and Aiden – two extremely smart Eccy’s. Pink is a beautiful Eccy hen that loves to be near you. She’s exceptionally smart and very gentle natured. Aiden is a very confident Eccy male. He takes excellent care of Pink and Essy (his other mate) and together they produce absolutely loveable babies. Their babies are very smart, very confident and quieter than their siblings.

All babies sold are been born here at Parrot Haven, we know the personalities of each of our babies parents, this is very important when purchasing a companion parrot. We are a closed aviary and we do not take in outside eclectus and raise them as our own.

If you are interested in become a Parrot Haven baby owner, please email me to organise a time to chat over the phone. I match all my kids with the perfect homes as every one of my kids is different and care needs to be taken so both our parrots and clients are 100% happy with their new baby.

info@eclectusparrotbreeders.com

Join our forum to meet other Parrot Haven baby owners, chat to them about what its like to own an Eclectus Parrot and see our Testimonial Page on our website to hear our success stories. We have earned a top reputation because of the quality of our babies as well as the care we provide all of our breeding parrots. They are given the best diet and this helps produce beautiful, healthy and strong babies! We offer follow-up service for all of our babies and we take great care to educate all of our clients on the best way to raise and live with these beautiful parrots! Feel confident is purchasing a baby Eclectus parrot from us!

Gorgeous hand-raised Eclectus Parrot baby for sale

Our Eclectus parents have been busy this past couple of months and as a result we have some beautiful baby Eclectus Parrots for available sale.

Eclectus baby parrot

This gorgeous baby Eclectus is awaiting his new home!

At Parrot Haven, we’ve been breeding Eclectus Parrots for over 11 years now and have built a reputation for hand-raising gorgeous natured, extremely healthy parrots with vibrant personalities. This baby boy pictured above is a baby of Cletus and Lez – two very sweet natured Eccy’s. Cletus is a very curious, very funny, talkative male Eclectus that loves to be with you. He earned the nickname ‘velcro bird’ very early and all of Cletus’s boys have the same loveable nature. Lez, is a beautiful Eccy hen with a loving personality. She’s extremely smart and an excellent mum. Balanced with Cletus’s personality, their babies have the reputation for being absolutely loveable and goofy – especially their baby boys!

All babies sold are been born here at Parrot Haven, we know the personalities of each of our babies parents, this is very important when purchasing a companion parrot. We are a closed aviary and we do not take in outside eclectus and raise them as our own.

If you are interested in become a Parrot Haven baby owner, please email me to organise a time to chat over the phone. I match all my kids with the perfect homes as every one of my kids is different and care needs to be taken so both our parrots and clients are 100% happy with their new baby.

info@eclectusparrotbreeders.com

Join our forum to meet other Parrot Haven baby owners, chat to them about what its like to own an Eclectus Parrot and see our Testimonial Page on our website to hear our success stories.

Feel confident in buying an eclectus from the Top Eclectus Parrot breeder in Australia. See our testimonials and join our forum to meet many happy Parrot Haven clients.

Hand Raised Eclectus Parrots – Fantastic Reputation

Meet Parrot Havens latest babies !

We do have babies available but they are going fast! 

Available for Adoption

2 stunning Hens

1 gorgeous Boy left

We currently have 8 gorgeous baby Eclectus Parrots we are hand raising which is keeping us very busy but I must admit I have one of the best jobs in the world, playing and snuggling with our little bundles of joy every day makes life that much more fun!!!

Today meet our second oldest girl

Eclectus parrots for sale - Fantastic reputation

Meet Red and Sprouts second oldest hen!

Red and Sprout have been busy lately producing a clutch of 3 healthy and very large babies. She raised them incredibly well for almost 3 weeks when we pulled them for hand rearing.

This little girl is yet another stunner, super confident personality and is going to really give her new owners a run for their money as she is smart as a whip! Already perching and eating really well, she has decided that she wants to be a big birdie quite early on, mind you she loves her baby formula that she still gets 3 times a day.

At 2 months old she is perching really well and loves to sing along to music, she is going to be a real little talker this girl. All our kids love their showers especially Red and Sprouts kids and this little hen is no exception.

Here at Parrot Haven, all our babies are raised in a loving family environment, spoon fed and spend hours socialising and playing with us.

We pride ourselves in raising healthy, confident and top quality Eclectus Parrots who are hand raised specifically to become a lifelong member of your family.

We have our own forum dedicated to everything eclectus with a special focus on Parrot Haven Kids, we update photos of your babies regularly and are in contact with our clients on almost a daily basis, helping when needed, sharing the successes of our birds in their new homes and chatting about our gorgeous parrots.

Our website and blog is filled with all the information you need to know about these magnificent parrots so please take the time to read through my articles as becoming a parrot owner is a lifelong commitment and we only sell to the very best homes.

If you are interested in become a Parrot Haven baby owner, please email me to organise a time to chat over the phone. I match all my babies with the perfect homes as every one of my kids is different and care needs to be taken so both our parrots and clients are 100% happy with their new baby.

info@eclectusparrotbreeders.com

Join our forum to meet other Parrot Haven baby owners, chat to them about what its like to own an Eclectus Parrot and see our Testimonial Page on our website to hear our success stories.

Feel confident in buying an eclectus from the Top Eclectus Parrot breeder in Australia. See our testimonials and join our forum to meet many happy Parrot Haven clients.

Hand Raised Eclectus Parrots – Fantastic Reptuation

Meet Parrot Havens latest babies !

Our oldest baby boy is Sold!

Hand Raised Eclectus Babies for sale at Parrot Haven

This gorgeous little man is going to be living with another Parrot Haven baby!

Lauren bought Stella from us just over a year ago and has decided she wants a companion for her gorgeous girl! Stella was actually born the day cyclone Yasi hit, her mum Peggy was brought inside still in her nest box where she stayed during the cyclone and raised the most gorgeous eccy hen, we took Stella at 3 weeks of age and hand raised her from there. 

Parrot Haven baby Stella at one year old!

She has grown to be a typical Parrot Haven baby, confident, super intelligent, full of life and always very affectionate. We are always so proud of our Parrot Haven kids and love it when our clients come back for a second baby from us

We currently have 8 gorgeous baby Eclectus Parrots we are hand raising which is keeping us very busy.  We finally have caught up on our wait list so

We do have babies available with 2 babies recently sold!

Available for Adoption

2 stunning Hens

1 gorgeous Boy

Here at Parrot Haven, all our babies are raised in a loving family environment, spoon fed and spend hours socialising and playing with us.

We pride ourselves in raising healthy, confident and top quality Eclectus Parrots who are hand raised specifically to become a lifelong member of your family.

We have our own forum dedicated to everything eclectus with a special focus on Parrot Haven Kids, we update photos of your babies regularly and are in contact with our clients on almost a daily basis, helping when needed, sharing the successes of our birds in their new homes and chatting about our gorgeous parrots.

Our website and blog is filled with all the information you need to know about these magnificent parrots so please take the time to read through my articles as becoming a parrot owner is a lifelong commitment and we only sell to the very best homes.

If you are interested in become a Parrot Haven baby owner, please email me to organise a time to chat over the phone. I match all my babies with the perfect homes as every one of my kids is different and care needs to be taken so both our parrots and clients are 100% happy with their new baby.

info@eclectusparrotbreeders.com

Join our forum to meet other Parrot Haven baby owners, chat to them about what its like to own an Eclectus Parrot and see our Testimonial Page on our website to hear our success stories.

Feel confident in buying an eclectus from the Top Eclectus Parrot breeder in Australia. See our testimonials and join our forum to meet many happy Parrot Haven clients.

Hand Raised Eclectus Parrots – Fantastic Reputation

Meet Parrot Havens latest babies !

We currently have 8 gorgeous baby Eclectus Parrots we are hand raising which is keeping us very busy.  We finally have caught up on our wait list so

We do have babies available!

Available for Adoption

3 stunning Hens

2 gorgeous Boys

Today meet our oldest baby boy

Hand Raised Eclectus Babies for sale at Parrot Haven

Meet Red and Sprouts oldest baby boy!

This gorgeous little man is such a confident little boy, mind you growing up with two sisters will do that to our eccy boys. He has the spunky personality of his mum shining through already and is going to be a little cuddler just like his dad.

He is reminding us a lot of his older sister Tilly who recently flew over to Karratha to like with Amanda and Josh, a stunning baby who settled into her new home amazingly easily. He is going to be a very big boy having grown a large amount since this photo and is going to make the most wonderful companion parrot for the perfect home.

Here at Parrot Haven, all our babies are raised in a loving family environment, spoon fed and spend hours socialising and playing with us.

We pride ourselves in raising healthy, confident and top quality Eclectus Parrots who are hand raised specifically to become a lifelong member of your family.

We have our own forum dedicated to everything eclectus with a special focus on Parrot Haven Kids, we update photos of your babies regularly and are in contact with our clients on almost a daily basis, helping when needed, sharing the successes of our birds in their new homes and chatting about our gorgeous parrots.

Our website and blog is filled with all the information you need to know about these magnificent parrots so please take the time to read through my articles as becoming a parrot owner is a lifelong commitment and we only sell to the very best homes.

If you are interested in become a Parrot Haven baby owner, please email me to organise a time to chat over the phone. I match all my babies with the perfect homes as every one of my kids is different and care needs to be taken so both our parrots and clients are 100% happy with their new baby.

info@eclectusparrotbreeders.com

Join our forum to meet other Parrot Haven baby owners, chat to them about what its like to own an Eclectus Parrot and see our Testimonial Page on our website to hear our success stories.

Feel confident in buying an eclectus from the Top Eclectus Parrot breeder in Australia. See our testimonials and join our forum to meet many happy Parrot Haven clients.