Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Meet One of My Parrots 2

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I took this picture this morning to share with you;


Female Solomon Islands Eclectus parrot, Eclectus roratus solomonensis, April 2008.

Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

Not only did I not handfeed this bird, but this is the one bird I live with who is a “used parrot”: she spent her formative years with someone else before she came home with me. She unfortunately has a bad wing so she cannot fly as well as I wish she could, even though I leave her fully flighted (I do not clip her primaries). She is approximately 4 years old and is a delightful pet who is highly intelligent. She also talks quite well, and thus, loves to tell me what to do. Her nickname is “the Princess.”


  1. #1 Karen
    April 29, 2008

    She’s lovely in her natural blue eyeshadow.

  2. #2 biosparite
    April 29, 2008

    Wow! What a beauty! And excellent photo, too, G/S. That beak looks well enabled to bite holes in your clothes and possessions.

  3. #3 Tziporah
    April 30, 2008

    Thank you! Ms. Elektra is a lovely lady. Please share more pictures of your flock.

  4. #4 Tex
    April 30, 2008

    What beautiful red plumage!

    What is orange and sounds like a parrot?

    A carrot.

  5. #5 jennifer
    May 18, 2009

    omg i love this bird its so cute i wish i had it oh yea nice pic love it own it rent it can i be it lmao..

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