Posted Jun 08, 2015
Angel was raised from birth by a friend - bottle fed and everything. Despite being told by the breeder that females are more difficult, she wanted a female bird.
Angel is very difficult with everyone. She snaps at everyone, and she yells constantly. Some days it's impossible to get her to step up.
Due to a change in food - the family decided to switch to a cheaper brand - Angel developed the nervous habit of plucking herself. It started just as an anxiety from her change in food, but now it's like nail-biting. She cannot stop. The breeder we got her from has told us so on several occasions. Her once beautiful feathers now never grow out. Her entire body, aside from her head and wings, is nothing but skin.
An Eclectus should never be your first parrot.