|Our Eclectus parrot Phoenix just after ruffling her feathers scratching - Photo by sufw|
Which Eclectus Do You Want?
Eclectus parrot prices differ according to the Eclectus you want.
The Eclectus belongs to the genus Eclectus and the species Roratus. There are 7 to 9 subspecies within the species. The three most popular are:
1. The Red-sided Eclectus from New Guinea, to the north of Australia. It is the most popular Eclectus in Australia, and highly popular in other lands as well. With plumage that seems to be hair rather than feathers, the male sports emerald green with blue in the bend of his wings When he flies, red flashes from beneath the wings. The female has a red head, maroon body, deep blue to purple breast feathers, and a tail that ends in a pale red-pink to orange.
2. The Solomon Eclectus native to Bismarck and the Solomon Islands, north of Australia. Males have yellow-tinted green bodies with dark blue wings, edged in green. The upper side of the tail is green with yellow edging. The underside of the tail is black, edged with a thin band of pale yellow. Females have stunning red plumage, with dark blue under-wings and a band of dark blue running to the nape. Wings are the same as the male – red-tails have pale edging.
3. The Vosmaeri Eclectus native to Moluccas, Indonesia. Males have a bright green body, with oval patches of bright red on upper thighs, widening across the body when wings open. The tail is blackish blue, tipped with pale yellow. Females have bright lavender breasts, with red bodies and heads. The nape of the neck, upper mantle, and wing bend show deep lavender. The wings are deep red, tails cadmium-yellow beneath, dark red on top, and a band of yellow.
Eclectus parrot prices usually range from the Solomon Eclectus at the low end to the Vosmaeri at the high end.
Breeder Eclectus Parrot Prices
As of the writing of this article (February 2007), Eclectus parrot prices ranged from $800 to $1,200 each. Sample Eclectus parrot prices are listed here:
1. Solomon Eclectus: $800, male or female2. Red-sided Eclectus: $845, male or female3. Vosmaeri Eclectus: $1,000 for a male, $1,200 for a female
All Eclectus parrot prices given are U.S. breeders, U.S. dollars.
“Bargain” Eclectus Parrot Prices
When is a bargain a bargain? Eclectus parrot prices can be lower on eBay or other online auction sites. You can also find lower Eclectus parrot prices in local newspaper classified ads. These carry no guarantee, of course, and the parrots may not be healthy.
Whatever the Eclectus parrot prices you find, you will want to be more careful than the buyer in this bit of humor.
The Multilingual Eclectus
A man passing a pet shop sees 3 beautiful Solomon Eclectus priced at $1,500.
He goes into the shop and asks, “Why such high Eclectus parrot prices?”
“Each of them speaks five languages,” says the salesman.
“Five languages!” exclaims the man. “Do they speak Yiddish?”
“Sure,” says the salesman.
The man looks at the Eclectus again. “My mother lives all alone in the Bronx,” he says, “and a bird would be good company for her,” He pays the $1,500, asks to have a parrot delivered to his mother, and goes on his way.
The next day, he calls his mother and asks, “Mom, how did you like the Eclectus parrot I sent you?”
“Oh son, it was delicious!” she says.
“What do you mean delicious?”
“I made soup out of it – came out great!”
“But mom, that parrot spoke five languages!”
“So, why didn't he say something?”
Hidden Eclectus Parrot Prices
Before you purchase, you should consider the fact that Eclectus parrot prices are only the beginning. You will also have the costs of a large cage, toys, food, and other needs. Hidden Eclectus parrot prices can mount swiftly.