The lovely Eclectus Parrot is available in a few varieties; one of these is the striking Aru Red Sided Eclectus Parrot.
incredible birds have vastly different and
very beautiful coloration between one sex and
the other, and amazing personalities.
In the wild, Aru Red Sided Eclectus nest high in the forest canopy.
Pairs will usually dominate a group, with other parrots in the group helping the dominant pair to raise their young.
The Aru Red Sided Eclectus kept in captivity may be fed plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables along with a good basic pellet diet or seed mix. The majority of the seeds should be soaked to make them softer.
Plenty of branches or wood should be provided
for chewing. When kept outdoors, a four and a half-meter by one and a fifth meter by two-meter aviary in a sheltered area, will suffice for a pair. These birds are quite loud, but they can make good pets for people who will tolerate the noise. Aru
Red Sided Eclectus Parrots can be taught to
imitate noises and talk quite well.
this Eclectus Parrot can reach about 37 centimeters in
length. The feathering of Eclectus Parrots has a strange texture, and has been described as "hair-like". Males have light yellow-green feathering over the majority of their bodies. Their primary wing coverts and primary flight feathers are a dark blue color, edged in green. The upper side of the Aru Red Sided Eclectus male's tail is green and the tips of the feathers have yellow edging. The underside of the tail is black, edged with a broad band of pale yellow. These edges are quite well defined. The iris is a reddish orange color. Female Aru Red Sided Eclectus Parrots have light red plumage with dark blue under wing coverts. They also have a band running to the nape that is dark blue. Females have dark blue, green-edged primary coverts and primary flight feathers like the male, as well. The tips of their red tails have pale edging, and their irises are a light, yellow-white color.
Red Sided Eclectus Parrots come from New
Solomon and Sumba Islands. This species is
possibly a subspecies one of the most commonly
kept species of Australian Eclectus Parrot in
captivity, the Red Sided Eclectus. Gray first
noted it in 1858. Eclectus Parrot pairs are
often mistaken for two birds of different
species, since their coloration is so vastly