The Eclectus Parrot – New Kindle Version

The Eclectus Parrot: The Complete Guide to Subspecies, Breeding, Diet, Selling, Owning and Mating – 204 Pages

By Graham Taylor – 60 Year #1 International Eclectus Expert

Table of Contents:



Chapter 1 Genus Eclectus

1. The Grand Eclectus Eclectus roratus roratus
2. Vosmaeri Eclectus Eclectus roratus vosmaeri
3. Tanimbar Island Eclectus Eclectus roratus riedeli
4. Cornelia Eclectus Eclectus roratus cornelia
5. Aru Island Eclectus Eclectus roratus aruensis
6. Biak Island Eclectus Eclectus roratus biaki
7. New Guinea Eclectus Eclectus roratus polychloros
8. Solomon Island Eclectus Eclectus roratus solomonensis
9. The Australian Eclectus Eclectus roratus macgillivrayi

Chapter 2 The 1968 Expedition To Cape York

Chapter 3 Collecting From The Wild

Chapter 4 The Captive Breeding Of Eclectus Parrots

4.1 Purchasing an Eclectus parrot
4.2 Housing
4.3 Diet for Eclectus parrots
4.4 Nesting requirements
4.5 Catching and moving

Chapter 5 The Removal of Chicks, And Handfeeding

5.1 When to remove them
5.2 Brooders
5.3 The Intensive care unit
5.4 Handfeeding
5.5 Fledglings, when to remove them
5.6 Sale, permits, boxing and shipping

Chapter 6 Keeping Eclectus Parrots Healthy

Chapter 7 Companion Eclectus In The United States Of America

Chapter 8 The Importance Of Keeping Records


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About Graham Taylor
My name is Graham Taylor and I was born in Grafton, NSW Australia, in 1940. I now live at Bonville, NSW just South of Coffs Harbour. I have been interested in bird keeping and breeding since the age of 15. I first started keeping native parrots, then when I got married I concentrated on the Australian Black Cockatoo’s. In 1971 I was credited with the first breeding of the White-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus latirostis). In 1972 my family and I moved from NSW to far North Queensland to develop a bird-park. Our plan was to display and breed as many of our native Australian species of parrots and cockatoos, many species were bred here over the next few years.

We later sold the bird park and returned to NSW. In 1986 I was offered a position as Bird Curator at the new Pearl Coast Zoological Gardens, in Broome Western Australia. This Zoo was owned by The Lord McAlpine of West Green, London, United Kingdom. In 1989 I was made Manager of the zoo and was responsible for 39 staff 200 mammals and 1500 birds.

In 1993 after the zoo closed due to the health of its owner, my family and I returned to NSW, I purchased most of the bird collection and shipped them all back to their new home in NSW.

In 2003 I wrote the book “Eclectus Parrots An Experience” which was a great success. Then in 2013 I release an updated digital e book edition which is available via my web page

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3 Responses

  1. Gail says:

    I have an Eclectus Male Parrot who appears to be on heat all the time. As I am the only person in the house he is very fond of me. (I am his girl friend). Regurgitates food on me all the time (not very pleasant) and, of course, continually tries to hump me.. what can I do?

  2. Graham Taylor says:

    Hi Gail, sorry for the long delay in getting back to you.This is very normal for single pet male Eclectus, and the only thing you can do is get him a female about the same age as he is, sorry. Regards, Graham.

  3. Vicky and Jimmie says:

    Hi Graham, I just took ownership of our family’s 20 year old female eclectus. She been in our family her whole life (brother and mom), and 6 weeks ago, she traveled 1100 miles (by plane with me) to become a member of my family. She seems comfortable and is settling in, but frequently, It sounds like she’s grinding her beak (like a person grinding teeth). Is this something we need to be concerned about?
    She’s also laying eggs frequently, 3 eggs in the last 2 weeks. the first one I left in for a week. the 2nd I took out right away, and she laid another egg 2 days later. I am learning this can cause stress. What can we do to provide a comfortable space without encouraging laying? She’s laid eggs with and with out a box in her cage (1m x 60cm x 1m30cm).
    Thank you for being a resource and helping us get our Queen B (bird) on track.

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