I only have first-hand experience with ladies, but overall diet is the hardest part !!! I know everyone says that but I have to get my girl TOPs and TOPs only or she starts toe tapping and wing flipping. they also arent very affectionate birds, if you want a bird that wants to be pet or handled a lot ekkies are not for you ! they like to sit and watch or perch next to you or just do their own thing in the room they are almost solitary in the wild and this translates to the home as well. most ekkies have a pretty low training drive (and due to their more aloof nature are terrible free flight candidates if that's something you're interested in), so any tricks or really anything past stepping up, recall, and stationing can be challenging. usually ekkies are pretty quiet but when they want to be loud they are /loud/ my girl is one of the loudest birds I've met and if I'm late feeding her dinner or we have to be in a car for more than half an hour she is non stop screaming so make sure that's something you can handle, videos do not do their screams justice lol idk what it is but its very different hearing it in person. female ekkies also tend to be pretty territorial, my girl has even taken over my friends bird's cage when he was watching her for a week and tried to kick my friend's cockatoo out ! they are definitely more so one bird at a time birds unless you have a ton of time for that specific socialization on top of regular desensitization and socialization training.I have done a lot of research (binge watching YouTube and reading all the eclectus threads).Give me all the reasons not to get an eclectus. I’m thinking on getting one but I need to know why not .