||One and a half years old|
was hatched on May 3, 2000 in Fredrikshavn, Denmark. She came
to live with me in March, 2001. Soledad is special because she is
incredibly independent, strong-willed and full of love. She loves to
shower, play pranks on other family members and play, play, play.
I have two other Eclectus parrots at home at the moment. One other
Redsided Eclectus male,
is Soledad's partner. I also recently adopted a 14-year-old Vosmaeri
Eclectus named Lucas. Soledad is more the independent type. She does
not like close physical contact like the other two do. However, she
likes to sit on my shoulder or be in the same room.
Her favorite activity is showering. She gets absolutely crazy every
morning when I turn on the shower and there is no way I can shower
alone unless I close the door. I haven't taught her any tricks, but
she says Yeeeees and Nooooo and she can whistle some short tunes. She
also loves to play with different toys. She's not particularly
difficult to take care of, however, like all Eclectus parrots you have
to pay close attention to their diet. They require lots of fresh
fruits and vegetables.
When the weather permits, Soledad loves to be outside. I go bike
riding or rollerblading with Soledad and her partner Manuel. People
can hardly believe it's true when they see me coming down a hill with
a parrot on each shoulder, holding on to my ears so they don't fall
off. Now with a third parrot I'm not sure what I'm going to do. :-)
She is also great around other people, especially kids.
I have had Eclectus since 1992 and to spread information and help
others I have a home page where
you can find lots more pics of Soledad and Manuel there.
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