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How affectionate is an eclectus parrot? I have a lorikeet and was looking to upgrade to a bigger bird. Preferably it will be hand-raised.
As much as I'd love another bird with the playfulness and fearlessness of the lorikeet, I feel like I would be hard pressed unless I just got another lorikeet. Or a caique, which are $1200.
I'd like to hear from people that own these guys as pets (and I'd like to know if there are any major differences personality-wise between genders, the females are so much prettier but I've heard they're a bit more independent.)