Eclectus parrots are pretty quiet, as parrots go. However, as pets in general go, Eclectus parrots do have a couple of very loud calls which some may find difficult to cope with. But if you can put up with a bit of a loud call from time to time, you’ll have no problem.
Parrots are, generally speaking, pretty loud pets.
Compared with most other common household pets, they are among the loudest of them all.
That said, some parrot species are much louder than others.
Eclectus parrots are a great choice for those willing to put up with some noise.
How loud is an Eclectus parrot?
For the most part, Eclectus parrots are pretty quiet.
In terms just of the amount of time they spend making noise, as parrots go, they are among the quieter species.
While this can depend quite a lot on the individual in question, they tend only to make a variety of quieter chirps and whistles.
However, as I mentioned, they do also have a particularly loud natural call which you’re going to hear multiple times a day no matter what.
This call can be quite loud, and certainly too loud for some people.
So, it’s worth doing some research to get accustomed to the loudest noises an Eclectus parrot might make.
In terms of a decibel measurement, Eclectus parrots have a potential noise level of around 115 decibels.
They won’t be this loud most of the day—it will just be quieter chirps and cheeps, but again, you’ll need to be prepared for the very loud calls.
It’s also worth mentioning that parrots can be highly individual creatures.
Any one individual may be much louder than the general population.
It’s important to keep this in mind.
If you’ve never owned a parrot before, then it’s always important to be aware of what you are getting into on every level before going ahead.
Eclectus parrots are not loud in parrot terms, but they certainly are in terms of household pets in general.
For some, their screeches are simply too loud, even though they spend the rest of the day only quietly singing away.
When it comes to something like noise, the only way you can truly prepare yourself for it is by experiencing it first-hand.
A common question about parrot noise level is whether they are louder during a particular time of the day.
Let’s find out.
Are Eclectus parrots loud at night?
No, Eclectus parrots really should not make much noise at night.
In a domestic environment, this is largely down to you, and how you get them used to a proper bedtime schedule.
It’s vitally important that you put them to bed at the same time each night, and once you’ve put them to bed, you don’t disturb them again until morning.
Make sure all lights are switched off and, again, are not switched back on again until morning.
Make sure that there isn’t excessive noise in the room they sleep in, whether from outside or any other source.
Many like to throw a blanket over their parrot’s cage at night.
This can help with the light level, as well as giving the parrot a greater sense of security and safety.
This will help it sleep better.
If you tick all of these boxes, then your Eclectus parrot should sleep through the night and thus will not make any noise.
As a good rule of thumb, any Eclectus part that is making a lot of noise at night is because there is something making it restless.
Address that, and they should quieten down.
Are Eclectus parrots loud during the day?
During the day, Eclectus parrots will make a fair amount of noise.
As we’ve said, they are pretty quiet comparatively speaking, but they will make all of their noise during the day.
This will mostly just be gentle singing, whistling, and melodic chirping, especially from the females.
What you’ll have to contend with is their louder, more occasional calls.
Again, making these during the day is a natural part of their behavior. Parrots are highly social animals, and Eclectus parrots are no exception.
One of the main ways they communicate with one another in large flocks in the wild is by these loud, sometimes piercing screeches and alarm calls.
Owning a parrot means putting up with this loud noise during the day!
Do Eclectus parrots scream?
You might call some of the noises an Eclectus makes a scream.
I touched on their alarm call, which is probably the louder of the noises they will make.
This might very well sound like screaming to you.
Screaming is, to an extent, a natural part of their behavior, too, then.
However, at the same time, screaming could also be a way that the parrot is trying to get your attention.
They are, as I’ve said, highly social animals, and so they’ll want to spend a lot of time with you.
If they feel they are being neglected, or are simply bored and want some attention or interaction, then they might scream to get your attention.
This is an important point to remember.
The amount of noise they make will depend on how well they are cared for, so the best way to keep your Eclectus parrot as quiet as possible is to make sure you are tending to all its needs.
But, yes, even the happiest Eclectus parrot will scream from time to time.
Do Eclectus parrots talk a lot?
Eclectus parrots are indeed quite good talkers, yes.
Again, though, the amount that any one Eclectus actually talks just depends on the individual.
Some are much more talkative than others, and will be more inclined to mimic a wider range of words and phrases and more frequently.
Some would consider them among the best talkers of all parrots, though this is generally judged by the clarity of their voice rather than the amount that they talk.
If you just talk naturally around your Eclectus parrot, likelihood is it will pick up some words.
However, the best Eclectus talkers have usually been trained to talk.
How do I teach my Eclectus parrots to talk?
There are a couple of basic methods for teaching an Eclectus to talk.
The simplest is just a very basic positive reinforcement method.
Use treats, praise, and perhaps a clicker.
Speak clearly to your parrot with the words or phrases you want it to learn.
When it talks or tries to talk, praise it and give it a reward.
Do this while otherwise playing with it, so that it doesn’t just get bored of the lesson.
This will take time and patience, but not as much as you might expect.
Again, though, it is worth mentioning that not all Eclectus parrots will want to talk.
Most will, but parrots are highly individual and some just might not.
How many words can Eclectus parrots learn?
So, again, it really depends on the parrot.
Some will learn dozens of words and phrases, talking clearly and enthusiastically.
Others might be more reserved, learning a handful of words and preferring to mimic other noises they hear, too.
It’s hard to put a number to it, really.
With proper training from the earliest possible point, your Eclectus will be better set up to learn as many words as it possibly can.
How do I keep my Eclectus parrot quiet?
If your Eclectus parrot seems to be excessively loud, then there is likely something to be addressed in their day-to-day life.
It could be that they are bored of the food they are eating.
Be sure to get them a variety of fun treats on top of their regular feed.
It could be their night time arrangements and that they are not getting enough sleep.
This will make them, for want of a better word, grumpy, in the same way it would for you.
This will make them louder and more frequent in their calling and screeching.
But if you’ve addressed every possible reason, seen a vet, and the parrot still is making too much noise for you, then there’s not really a whole lot you can do beyond get used to it.
Eclectus parrots may not be as loud as other species, but they’re still very loud when it comes down to it.
Be sure you know what you’re getting into.
Eclectus parrots are definitely one of the quieter choices, then, but you’ve still got to be prepared for a fair amount of pretty loud screeching.
No parrot is truly quiet, at least when we compare them with other common household pets.
If you’ve never owned a parrot before, it’s certainly a good idea to get well acquainted with the kind of noise level you should expect.