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I was sitting around with my boys on either arm today and realized just how much they love to get kisses from me. If they had it their way, they'd put their whole beaks in my mouth. Of course, I don't let them get closer than a peck on the very top of their beak but I've heard from my other Eclectus-having friends that their Ekkies are also nuts about the human mouth and love to get kisses as if in fascination. Does your Eclectus do this?
It is definitely molting time. Simon has molted a whole himself and I'm sure if I took the time, I'd be able to construct another Simon out of all the feathers he's dropped. At first I tend to get nervous seeing all those feathers on the floor of his cage and all around (he was just sitting on top of the office door and dropped a good six feathers out of nowhere) but then I realize that he is molting and he's never exhibited any plucking tendencies, never a feather pulled (counting my blessings there). Kiwi is also molting, especially that crazy head molt around the back of his head, on his "cheeks" and the back of his neck. Are your Ekkies molting right now too? What do you do to ease their time through it? I like to give my guys a steam shower a few times a week and I continue to give them AviX Sunshine Factor to help condition their skin and feathers.
Well, we recently moved and the boys did a fantastic job adjusting. In fact, they absolutely LOVE their new home. The new sun room is filled with windows and light and they visibly enjoy all the new space and surroundings of the outside. The sky is huge and the greenery is attractive and they love the natural breeze coming through all around them. Have you ever had to move your Ekkies and how did they take the move? I am actually really surprised just how well it went for us.
Last Friday, the lady that first rescued Kiwi brought her Eclectus boy over for a visit. It was a blast! Here are a few photos for your viewing pleasure:
Yay! It was definitely Ekkie overload. I'm sure we will do it again soon. Have a great night everyone!
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