Elmo (Solomon Island Eclectus)

Get to know Elmo

Elmo was hatched on July 14th, 2012, and is a male Solomon Island Eclectus. He’s been a huge life changer and has taught me a lot about parrots, just from caring for him over the past few years together (he was adopted on November 7th, 2016). He was my first larger bird after caring for multiple cockatiels and we’ve been through a lot together. He loves to go on car rides in his Celltei Pak O Bird Carrier or walks through the park on warm days in his Aviator Harness. He’s well known at our local PetSmart, Pet Valu, and Kent Building Supplies, and always loves to interact with everyone he meets.

Elmo loves his daily chop which consists of a frozen microwaved veggie mix (broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots) plus added cooked sweet potato, honey crisp apples, and whatever other bird-safe fresh fruits or veggies are kicking around. One of his favorite things to do is dance and squawk at the Canada day fireworks at the park every year. All the other birds hate the loud noise and bright lights but he absolutely loves it! Must be the chaos of exploding fireworks that he enjoys lol.