There are several species of Eclectus Parrot, the most common being the Solomon Island Eclectus. They have an unusual amount of sexual dimorphism for a parrot; it is not at all hard to tell the vivid green males apart from the deep red females (though the differences are so great, at first, it was thought males and females were different species!). As pets, they are calm and can coexist well with children who have been taught proper respect, though they notorious for not liking frenetic activity and being overstimulated with new objects or events. They are playful and do best with a large cage (with lots of outside time) and numerous toys. Their do well on a pelleted diet supplemented with fresh fruit and vegetables, with an emphasis on fruit and veggies that have a high Vitamin A content. Their lifespan is estimated to be around 30 years old.