Re: female eclectus verses male eclectus
Posted by Jean G. on 3/04/08
I would add that a major decision for me in the male vs. female
Ekkie debate is that many Ekkies tend to get hormonal past age
5. With males this is lots of horniness and fixation towards
things to mount or regurgitate on, and with females I've heard
its about looking for places to 'nest' and defend, so you have
to then keep them away from cupboards, pillows on the couch,
drawers, off the floor, etc. But a big one is they are prone to
getting eggbound. For me, that's scary. I have been on several
eclectus lists for years now, and there are always a percentage
of females who get eggbound over and over, have to have Lupron
shots, even one who went through the controversial experience of
getting 'spayed' after repeated life-threatening pregnancies. A
horny male may be a bit of a pain, but he's not going to die
over it. I have two males, and one is very hormonal and the
other is not. I dearly love them both, it helps my hormonal male
to get more exercise (he's fully flighted), get daily showers,
and have THINGS TO DO to distract him and dissipate some of that
Btw, out of my greys, Eclectus, Patagonian Conure and my two
Poicephs, my favorite is my Lesser Jardine's. I love love love
ekkies (and my greys! and my Patti!) but if I could have just
one or two birds, they'd be Jardine's. I love Capes too and have
interacted with one a lot, but I love the J's the most. And my
Meyer's is a DOLL, but she thinks she can pick fights with all
the bigger birds. My J doesn't do that.
Posts on this thread, including this one
- female eclectus verses male eclectus, 12/12/07, by Diane.
- Re: female eclectus verses male eclectus, 12/16/07, by Dale.
- Re: female eclectus verses male eclectus, 1/11/08, by BETSY.
- Re: female eclectus verses male eclectus, 1/16/08, by Ash.
- Re: female eclectus verses male eclectus, 3/03/08, by Cody LaComb.
- Re: female eclectus verses male eclectus, 3/04/08, by Jean G..