Length of a body of an eklektus — from 35 to 40 cm, weight — to 450 гр.
Males and females strongly differ on a color.
Primary color of males — green, under wings and on tops of wings — a blue reflected light, at the edges wings dark blue-light blue, sides and subwings the red, covering tail feathers — flavovirent. The top part of a beak a brilliant, red, lower jaw — black, a tip — yellow. Gray legs. Iris of the eye of eyes orange.
Primary color of plumage of a female — cerise. A stomach, the lower part of a breast and edge of wings — violet-blue. The red tail is edged by a strip of yellow color. Subwings and podkhvostya red. Eyes are surrounded with a blue ring. The iris of eyes has a yellowish shade. Black beak. Bluish legs.
Because of these differences ornithologists long enough considered that females and males treat different types.
Life expectancy of a noble parrot — up to 50 years.
the AREA of DWELLING AND LIFE IN the NATURE
prefer to live in dense tropical forests at the height of 600 — 1000 meters above sea level. Usually these birds live one by one, but sometimes form packs. Eat nectar, flowers, juicy kidneys, seeds and fruit.
Noble parrots choose
as housing of a hollow of high trees (20 — 30 meters from the earth). The breeding female never leaves the vicinity of a nested tree. And approximately in 1 month prior to a laying gets into a hollow and sits the most part of time there. Outside only the top part of a trunk or only the bright red head sticks out.
the Female lays 2 eggs and hatches them 26 days. The male spends much time, collecting a forage for the spouse, and then and for younger generation. But do not let in a hollow of a male. The female takes away from him food and itself feeds baby birds.
CONTENTS IN HOUSE CONDITIONS
Character and temperament
If is correct to look after and address with eklektusy, he will become incredibly open, tender, devoted and loving pet. And over time you appreciate their intelligence, goodwill and sociability.
They are allocated with quiet and balanced character and can just sit on a pole. Unlike macaw or a cockatoo, they do not need constant puzzles and games.
at the same time noble parrots are phenomenally clever, you will be struck with their abilities. For example, they quickly learn several words and insert them into the necessary moments. The bird can return the fallen forage to a feeding trough or collect the scattered toys.
you will not call Eklektus's
the one-woman man so if you get a male and a female and you expect from them marriage for the rest of life, the disappointment can comprehend you. Perhaps, they will not be pleasant each other at all. Perceive pets just as two different birds, and the fair and competent relation of you will provide them peaceful co-existence.
Maintenance and leaving
cannot live without sunlight, a scope and heat. Optimum air temperature indoors where they live, is +20 degrees.
categorically does not suit the Noble parrot a close cage. If you have couple of birds, the small open-air cage (length of 2 m, height of 2 m, width of 90 cm) will please them.
That eklektusa did not miss, every week change something in the conditions of a cage.
Surely give to the feathery friend the chance to fly in the safe room. It is necessary that the bird correctly developed.
Daily you clean a drinking bowl and a feeding trough. If necessary wash toys and poles. Weekly disinfect a cage, monthly — the open-air cage. The bottom of a cage is cleaned daily, half of the open-air cage — 2 times a week.
adore bathing, in a cage place a kupalka or spray the pet from a spray.
If you add camomile solution to "bathtub", plumage will be more brilliant and soft.
Feeding of an eklektus can represent complexity. Digestion of these birds has features: their digestive tract is longer, than at other parrots therefore they eat more often.
Main food of a noble parrot: fruit and vegetables. In a diet of an eklektus there has to be a lot of cellulose, in the habitat they eat, generally greens and fresh fruits, and eat seeds only when there is not enough habitual food. And it is forbidden to give only firm dry feeds.
during adaptation give to
an eklektusa only soft forages: fruit, germinated seeds, boiled rice. Then include fresh salad and carrot, peas and corn, boiled haricot in the menu. It is necessary to accustom to firm sterns gradually.