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Eclectus Parrot | Meet Petrie!

Cairns ZOOM is home to many feathery friends and the youngest (and one of the nosiest) of all is Petrie the Eclectus Parrot! This adorable little guy has oodles of personality and loves cuddles and pats from our wildlife keeper. Oddly enough, this adorable Eclectus Parrot likes being groomed with a clean mascara wand! This […]

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Eclectus Parrots – opposites attract!

Eclectus Parrots are strikingly bright and beautiful birds, found in the Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea and nearby islands, northeastern Australia and the Maluku Islands (Moluccas). For a long time, people believed the male and the female to be two separate bird species due to their vastly different appearance. In fact, they are the same species and […]