- spacious accommodation (ideally also an outdoor flight),
- a playground or two outside the cage (in areas where humans usually hang out)
- lots of chewing toys (wood toys, leather strips, and shredding toys are usually Eclectus favorites); and
- plenty of out-of-cage activities to prevent boredom and depression.
If their needs are not met, these intelligent creatures can develop serious behavioral problems.
Eclectus parrots are among the top three “talking” parrots. They rival the talented African Grey and Amazon parrots in terms of clarity of speech and vocabulary. Some even learned entire songs. Eclectus usually have sweet, female, or childlike voices. Even though the talent varies, most Eclectus do learn at least a few words.