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sue makin - 2012-03-25
I have a green cheeked conure parrot, donot know the sex, it is 18 weeks old and is bonding with me very easily, when I give it a scratch around its his head and neck it of course loves it, then I will stop for a minute and sometimes it will turn around and kinda push its bottom (I suppose you call it that) right up against my hand which is resting on the table and its tail feathers are up above my hand and then it gives a little wiggle and shakes its little wings, kinda like a little flutter and then a little wiggle again, do you know what it is doing?

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  • Brandi - 2012-06-16
    You might want to check with a vet and make sure the bird isn't using you to masturbate. I know that is gross and the first thing you think is ewe...no. Birds need to get theirs too. You want to be the 'mommy' or 'daddy' but not the significant other. They will attach to one person, and that person becomes their 'mate' their 'better half' their 'bonding partner' and even new owners to a great bird will never have that relationship as the first one established. That's why you arent suppose to put a mirror in conures cages. Next to cockatoos they are the second most affectinate bird on the market. You want your bird to love you and look up to you and be your best friend...but not is lover. Im not saying that's what it IS doing...but I am saying be careful what kind of relationship you establish.
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Randy Frito - 2010-06-24
I have had a "patti" for about two years. His name is Squeakers. He is loud and very protective of his cage. He seems to be in love with one of my amazon parrots. I love him so much but he does not like to be with me. He will bite if I try to take him from his very large cage. I live in Mexico and I want to buy him a mate. These birds are not common here in Mexico so it could be awhile before I find one. Everyday I sit by his cage while working on my computer. I tell him how beautiful he is and how much I love him. He just sits there and screams but it doesn't bother me because he is one of my best friends. I don't know what I would do if I lost him.

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  • Ann - 2012-06-06
    It's wonderful you love your bird so much. Try using a perch for him to step up so he can still come out, clipping his wings might help too. Good luck and many years of happiness for you and your birds! :)
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Brian - 2006-06-21
We are proud to be owned by three Queen of Bavaria conures: one pet & a pair of actively producing, breeding; 7 year olds. I'll leave the breeders story for another time BUT, our pet Queen, is the most spoiled of all our birds. She has a limited vocabulary and often says words like: "C'mon Schwettie, Goldie! Come here!, Here baby"... and other simple phrases. When my wife opens the front door to come home the first thing we hear (in a FRANTIC, DESPERATE, voice) is... the Queen screaming: "MAMA! MAMA! MAMA!" She will also go up to our African Grey's face (almost beak-to-beak) and scream at them: "GO! GO!" Of course, meaning: "move-on Buster! This is MY Mom!!". To take a bath she, dunks her head in a bowl full of water and then shakes like a dog to wet the rest of her body until she's thoughly drenched. Then she is wrapped-up in a receiving blanket like a little baby cocoon and... whisked-off down the hallway, to the bathroom, as my wife sings to her "little-baby-bumpkin- wrapped-like-a-pumpkin... little-baby-bumpkin - wrapped-like-a-pumpkin..." etc., etc. Our Queen (and my wife) think the bird is a human, I guess. That's all I have for now.

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  • cesar - 2011-06-26
    Hello! I have a pair of queen of bavaria conures and I would like to know how to reproduce them. I would like to know how to prepare a reproduction area for them. I appreciate if you can help me. Please contact me. Thanks! cesar.gonzalez@ibstg.com
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-27
    I bred 2 pairs of Queens in their own 4 x 4 x 6 foot flight cages using a boot box nest box. I used the boot box from China Prarie farm. The Queens were all my pets and I had hand fed them initially. When they were 3 years old I set them up in their own flight cages with the boot box nest box. I used care fresh (about 3 - 4 inches) on the bottom of the nest box. They were on the porch. I went out and the one pair was going totally nuts flying back and forth from the feeding dish to the nesting box and I knew they wanted me to look. I did and there were little eggs in there - just 2 but they turned out to be fertile and they did feed and I could pet the babies in the nest box. The second pair didn't reproduce till the following year. So in short I used a flight cage and a boot box nest box and fed them well. Good luck.
  • Yohana Forte - 2011-09-07
    Hello, I am new to this site. I loved your story about your Queen of Bavaria. I was wondering if you knew of where I could get one? I am aware they are on the endangered list and in some cases permits are necessary but I would definitely love to help the breed. They are absolutely gorgeous.

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Yohana
  • ann - 2011-11-13
    you can buy them in florida at golden cockatoo of you have a license but im not sure if they ship out of state but its worth taking a look at. heres the link:
    Golden Cockatoo just copy and paste it in the search bar or google "golden cockatoo"
    hope this helped and good luck :)
  • cathy - 2011-11-14
    lmao
  • sahil ismail - 2012-05-29
    i m reaal happy to hear about breeding of golden conurs i have put 2prs for breeding with all my other conurs but ofcource all r in individual cages is it true box shld be in darker side ,pl advice thanks
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LaShelle - 2012-05-16
I bought my GCC about a month from a local pet store, but he is exactly one year old. My GCC name is Jessie, he is a lover, nosey, and greedy bird. I can't do anything without him stalking me. Jessie loves his attention he would do anything to get his attention from such as making noises, bobbing his head up and down or anything else. One thing I could said is he loves to bite me when I touched his red bowl anything else he won't bite me. Jessie loves to cuddle with me while watching television or want to take a nap with me. I consider Jessie as my child I do anything for him to make him happy, and he does things to make me happy by trying to help me with my homework on my laptop by pressing the keys with his beak and he loves to play mancala with me on my touch screen phone by using his tongue. GCC is a great bird to have. If you dislike kids don't get GCC because they act like a child; they demand attention, won't leave your side, make loud noises, make huge mess, and sometimes they bite hard. If you decided to get a GCC do your research first before buying a GCC, because GCC is not for everyone.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-17
    A Green Cheek may not be for everyone but there are just a few who wouldn't get attached to this velcro bird with its antics and affection.
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Tim Nava - 2012-03-30
I have a 1 month old and 2 week old Jenday Conure. It has been weaned but it's a miracle that it's eating and drinking and pooping. Of course his name is Sonny but I have a question. Is it ok if I take him out to petstores like petsmart or pet fun or should I wait he's really tame but young.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-30
    Never ever in a gillion years take your bird to a pet store unless extremely reputable parrot store and there are very few of those. Pet chains get birds from wherever they can get them at the cheapest prices from whatever breeder. Disease, poor health and sick birds are common and a person is just downright lucky if they get a bird and it is healthy. They sure can't really know the age. P{eople write in all the time about buying from these chains and bird dies a week later or they can't handle the bird, bird bites or cage bound so never ever take a bird to a pet chain. You can take him anywhere else (not bird shows though either). If you go to a bird show or handle a bird at a store make sure you throughly wash your hands before picking your little guy up. Weaned --- seeems a little early - not to early to be eating on his own but a little early to not have someone giving him food. Why don't you try giving him some baby sweet potatoes or apricots with a spoon or from your finger before he goes to bed to make sure belly full. Yeah - I am one of those moms. No pet stores. This little fella should be so tame you can kiss his beak, tickle his feet and cuddle him all you want - might still be having balance problems with the 'UP' so make sure you hold him but start the 'UP' but just gently hold his back as he steps 'UP'
  • Krystal - 2012-05-16
    I had bought a conure from a pet store, but the problem is I cannot figure out what type he is he looks most like the Jenday (way to green for the sun) but he looks a little different and little less yellow on top of his head. Is this normal? He has been hand raised and is like our little baby. As I am typing this he is nestled up in my hair on the side of my neck making it difficult to type lol. Does he look a little different because he is a baby?
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-16
    Conures do not get their adult coloring until after their first major molt. So your little fella won't have his colors till around October of this year. First major molt occurs at the end of the summer.
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Pat Johnson - 2012-05-10
We found a Nanday Conure after a storm in the neighbors tree 4 years ago. For no particular reason, we assumed it was male. I have been putting the bird out on the patio this spring in the cage, and today the bird laid an egg. Does the bird have to be fertilized with a male bird to produce eggs??? Or could another bird breed my conure from outside her cage??? We are extrememely puzzled and she is very fussy around her cage today, she is inside now. This is bizarre to me and my husband.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-11
    A female doesn't need a male to produce eggs. Sometimes they just lay an egg. If she wants to sit it, let her as she will probably lay additional eggs (up to 6). She may sit them but they don't usually sit them until the last egg is laid. You can put the egg on some shredded paper towel or sawdust in a bowl or tupperware container and just let her sit them until she gets bored - or just throw them out after 20 days. You don't want her to just keep laying eggs cuz calcium defienciency. Think of chickens. A female parrot laying eggs without a male is not all that unusual. Just happens sometimes.
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Rebecca Myrtle - 2012-02-19
We have a nine month old or so (just about finished with his first molt) Jenday named Puggles. I was wondering if it was safe to have a cockatiel at the same time? Will the conure hurt the other bird? He's not aggressive and is very loving but I know he hasn't hit puberty yet either. Obviously, they wouldn't be in the same cage, but would they get along together?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-19
    Conures are very social and non-agressive. I don't know why they wouldn't get along - but yes, you keep them in separate cages. If they want to play together when out, they will do it. They don't know not to get along.
  • Rebecca - 2012-02-24
    Thanks. We just didn't want to bring home what 'we' thought a as a buddy to have the poor thing attacked or have Puggles get depressed and feel unloved. We wanted to make sure everyone was happy before we made a move of that magnitude. Again Thanks
  • Robin Gantt - 2012-03-15
    We kept a Jenday Conure and a parakeet in the same cage. They got along very well and we never had any problems. The Jenday was allowed out of the cage more often than the parakeet because the Jenday would stay and play and was not hard to put back into the cage at the end of the day.
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yolanda - 2012-04-30
please call me if you know who will sell me a red masked conure
541-292-7538 ask for tito.

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yolanda - 2012-04-30
i am very interested in buying a red mask conure.the one i had died and will like to have another one

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Michelle Greene - 2012-04-28
Hi I got a blue crowned conure. I don't know how old he is but by the looks of his feathers he seems a few years old. He wont let me go near him. He'll play peek a boo with me if I'm sitting in the sittingroom. My friend caught him in a tree outside and no one in the area owns one so its a mystery where he came from. Can they talk? I've had him 3 years now. I leave the cage open all the time and everyone in the house talks to him as well he squakes a lot. I try to make him feel as comfortable as I can. How can I find out if it's a boy or a girl? I called him Paulie

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-28
    The only for sure 100% way is to DNA sex the little one. You can puchase a DNA sexing kit run in ads from the back of Bird Talk Magazine or you can have your vet do it. However with about 90% accuracy you can tell by the shape of the head. The males head is flatter and there is a sorta ridge/slant at what would be in the back of the head right before it slopes down to the neck. The females head is a smooth curve from above the eyes, over the top of the head and down to the back of the neck. You can actually feel the heavier SLOPE of the males head. Look at the link attached as they are two male conures and you can see th ehead is flat and the defined slop at the back of the head Two Male Conures
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