Eclectus Parrots are fine looking birds with vibrant colored feathers. The two of the most well known subspecies are Vosmaeri and Solomon Island varieties. The Eclectus Parrot is a beautiful bird both physically and temperamentally. This particular Psittacine family member has been characterized as talkative, chatty, highly animated, curious, affectionate and playful.Range in size from about 35 cm to about 13.5 inches.With proper care, Eclectus can be expected to live for about 50 years to 75 years or more.It is easy to distinguish a male Eclectus Parrot from its female counterpart. The male Eclectus Parrots are vivid green in color with blue and red splashes on their wings, tails and sides. The males also have bright candy-corn-colored upper mandibles and black lower mandibles. The females on the other hand have red heads and blue to purple breasts, with black beaks.Our Parrots are extremely intelligent creatures.Sometimes they train themselves after only one incident of you showing displeasure at being pooped upon.The Eclectus Parrots are extraordinary birds and ideally suited as a pet. When taught properly, they are capable of cognitive behavior from a very young age. The ability of the Eclectus Parrot to communicate with humans is a result of their extremely inquisitive nature.