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b.m.l. - 2003-07-20
There should be more info on nandays on the web!

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  • G. Williams - 2011-08-11
    Did you find a way to contact Tim Anthony? I am also interested in purchasing a Waterslager from him. Thank you.
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Maura - 2010-12-19
My husband and I just adopted a Blue Crown Conure from our local humane society. We were wondering what to feed her since all our other birds are on a pellet diet? We have tried several things but she really likes her seeds. Can someone help?

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  • Peter Letendre - 2010-12-26
    Our conure loves goldfish (crackers), and eats them daily, in fact as his main food. He also likes peanuts (shelled). He takes a try of any food that we eat, but does not like vegetables, but eats a small piece of chicken or meat.
  • john roberts - 2011-02-07
    I would suggest zepreem conure food supplemented with some what we call wet food ours usually consists of cooked pasta, a few sunflower seeds, fruits usually pineapple apples mango raisin sometimes assorted berrys cooked rice and a variety or veggies. Try not to feed your conures too many seeds or nuts they are high in fat and may cause weight gain in your birds which can be quite unhealthy. We have a wonderful blue crown and three sun conures and a padagonian we love very much and want them to be health and happy.
  • rose wabeke - 2011-06-26
    Try giving it fruits. Also just received one a guy just gave it to me. Didn't like the noise that it made. S0 FAR I am able to pet it. I give mine small chucks of apple, loves it.
  • Stephanie Hastings - 2011-07-31
    Actually a pelleted diet is much healthier. I would supplement that with fresh fruit and veggies and call it good.
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Kirsten - 2011-01-27
My blue crowned Conure has recently started losing some of his tail feathers..should I be concerned?

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  • Stephanie Hastings - 2011-07-31
    I wouldn't be, it sounds like your bird is just shedding his old feathers, new ones will grow back. If he starts plucking his feathers however you should seek the help of an avian vet who can help you find something to help him.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-01
    My birds are all losing their feathers right now. They go through a complete molt and get 100% all new feathers around August/Sept time frame. You can always notice cuz you have large feathers but all thrse little feathers that just fly around. The down (the little white feathers) they grow in the winter - they usually shed that around Feb - they fly all over.
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Chelsea - 2010-11-06
Well when i moved out of my mothers house to live on my own i thought a bird would be the perfect pet since i'm allergic to pet hair. thats when i met the man of my life titto. he is a half moon conure that is only about 4 months old. i've been trying to teach him to talk but all he seems to want to do is screech... all day long from 6:30 in the morning till 10:30 at night. but he is so loveable and spoiled. he loves all of his toys ecspecially the ones with the bellls.
i think the funniest thing about my bird is he can't stand my boyfriend. i truley think it because he's getting jellious. titto has met my whole family as is nice to all of them except my boyfriend. he tries to bite him and yells over him when he tries to talk. i think its so funny and just wanted to share that to everyone that is looking to get one. i wouldn't recomend it if you live in a apartment with grumpy neighbors lol they are pretty loud.

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  • Bunny Gudgeon - 2011-07-22
    Hello darlin.....You have figured out Half Moon conures. They are the best of the best as far as small parrots go. Yes...they can be noisy. But..not if you give them enough attention. And yes....they are jealous and want your attention. So...the best thing for you to do is include your birdies and your boyfriends together in activities. The more they bond with you and your lover...the better. All they want is your happiness. They are incredible bird beings.!!!
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Rosalie Huffington Means - 2011-05-01
I have a baby nanday conure about 6 weeks. When do they start talking and does one male or female talk more?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-02
    Although conures are quite vocal and extremely expressive, they sure don't start talking at 6 weeks. Not that I know of anyway. You should speak to your baby now and use all sorts of words, phrases, sounds "good baby" "I see mama" "I see you" in context. Hold up his wing and say "Peek" etc. He should be trying to talk around 6 months but will always learn but speech is more like above a year or so. In general females talk more than males. Ask any man.
  • Rosalie Huffington Means - 2011-05-22
    Thank you for your reply. I'm having my baby dna sexed next week. This baby is handfed and very sweet. Loves to sit on me.
  • Jenifer - 2011-07-19
    I have 2 Nanday Conures, a female and male. Finally, after almost 6 years of having them and about 3 dozen clutches of eggs, we had our first baby. The female doesn't speak at all, or at least not in anyone's presence. The male says about a dozen phrases. Our baby is also 6 weeks old and hasn't spoken but has found its voice and will shrill when its parents do.
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Lawrence - 2011-07-09
I am a newbie in the bird world and have a singular parakeet that I dearly love and I am positive the feeling is mutual.It does my heart well to see so many people who love their birds as well. I too have cats and one has adopted Sammy and sleeps under his huge cage.The other cat looks at Sammy as a sandwich so I don't dare to let him roam free. I bought him a huge flight cage and filled with toys that I rotate. His cage is cleaned daily and we spend about three hours a day at the minimum interacting. We sing together but he doesn't talk but nevertheless he loves to sing duets. You folks made my day.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-09
    Somec cats are just fine with birds and some aren't. Usually the bigger birds bob the cat in the nose and the at just stays away but you have a little guy. I am glad you love him. I love birds.
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Patti - 2011-05-22
My Sun Conure just laid eggs in her bed (a fuzzy pouch that she had shreaded at the bottom). It is now droopy at the bottom, and hangs from the top of the cage. I am concerned because everything I read talks about a breeding box". This is not, in anyway, a flat bottom sturdy box. What can I do? The male is also in the cage and slept in the pouch. Please Help!
Thank You, Patti

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-22
    Couple of choices here. Get a breeding box (largest one) at the local pet store and attach to the cage. Put a little sawdust or carefresh in the bottom of it - say 2 inches. Take the entire pouch with the egg and place it in the breeding box. The female should have another 2 - 3 eggs. She probably won't sit the eggs until the 3rd or 4th one is laid. Second choice is to take any kind of a heavier box (ie a tupperware container) and hang it somehow in the cage by attaching it to the sides of the cage. Again, put carefresh or sawdust in the bottom of it and then take the pouch and egg and place it on top of the carefresh or sawdust in the tupperware container. The carefresh or sawdust is layered there so as she lays the eggs, they are cushioned so she doesn't accidently break the eggs by crushing them or having them bang together. The pouch is in the cage or tupperware container because that is where they are used to sleeping and it is their safe place and that is where she layed the egg.
  • John - 2011-06-26
    Ok I will try so, now I have a question... I have to go on vacation. I'm going by car for 1000 miles, to stay my parents's. Do you think that is good for Connie to come with me or to get him in a animals shop? I'm afraid that he will be much stressed staying in the car for so much time.
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harry - 2011-06-16
I have birds and one name is sunny she looks just like that bird.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-16
    Then your little one is very beautiful. Enjoy
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sally siling - 2011-06-13
I need help. I have two conures, one is a Sun and the other a Jenday. Our Jenday is a male and when we got our Sun we were told he was also male. Well, Our Sun is a female, she laid 3 eggs, there are only 2 now, now sure what happened to the other one. I have no idea what to do with baby birds if they do hatch. Please I need info. Thank you.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-14
    Surprize surprize. Do not panic and do not be alarmed. The one egg is missing probably because they didn't know what it was and it broke and they ate it. The shell is calcium - no they are not canibals. They don't have parents or a flock so they don't know egg, or sitting, or nesting, or feeding and it will take them awhile to catch on. What you can do is be prepared. Get a nest box (pet store) and if you can't find one then bolt a tuperware container to the side of the cage up high so she can sit the eggs. Put care fresh or saw dust in the bottom of the box so the eggs won't break. If the eggs are fertile they will hatch in about 28 days but chances are they are not. They need to catch on and rarely is the first clutch good. However just in case they are fertile start feeding them soft foods sweet potatoes, squach, scrambed eggs including the shells (all cooked). Buy a bag of Kaytee formula and a small syringe just in case she does hatch the babies but doesn't know how to feed them. If she feeds, you shouldn't have a problem and if she doesn't you will learn to hand feed. You make the formula (instuructions) and then put in syringe and lay the formula on the babies tongue. Start out mixing the formula with Pedialyte (baby dept in grocery store). Do not get upset or concerned - chances are they are not fertile. There is probably a breeder by you and if not I will send you my tel number and will walk you through it. Seriously, chances are they are not fertile but if they are it is very rewarding to see (and hear) those little guys come out of the egg. Enjoy just relax. OK
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eversmileface - 2011-05-16
I've bought a 3 months old jenday conure from a breeder yesterday. Today is the second day for him in this new environment. But he doesn't seem to eat much. I was told he was tamed and handfed but he got pretty scared whenever I tried to touch him or get him out to play. I know it might take sometime for him to settle down but how long is it going to be before he starts eating his food and acts normally?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-16
    Because a parrot is hand fed, it doesn't mean it was hand held, or loved, or cuddled and many breeders tube feed whether with a tube or syringe. It is OK. It will be OK. Now maybe it is nervous and so off seed or you are feeding it a different seed. I hand fed and held and raised with stuff animals a lot of parrot babies. So let's try this OK?
    Go to the grocery store and get some baby applesauce and baby peaches and some rice cereal. Mix the peaches or applesauce with a little rice cereal and just warm a very little. Just so it is not cold. Just place on a spoon and put a little on your finger and let your baby taste or lick from your finger. He will probably lick from the spoon as well. Put cheerios in his bowel or even fruit loops as those are easier for a baby to eat than a seed or pellets. Don't be nervous and just pick him up and hold him close to your chest so he can hear your heart beat. They can hear it. It soothes them. You don't have to squeeze him just hold him close even if you lay down and place him on your chest. Remember the words "step up" "hug" "love you" etc so he starts to understand what it is you are going to do. While he is by your chest, gradually start petting the top of his head or sides of his face. He is just a little baby with a new enviornment, new smells and possibly for the first time someone is actually handling him. He looks grown cuz they actually get big fast but he is 3 months. Think of a human baby at 3 months. Just go slow. The cereal and fruit will help if he is not getting enough to eat and will also help him bond with you. You can also feed him little squished banana - anything soft that you can hold in your fingers. You have plenty of time so just go slow and he will be a very loving, cuddly addition to your home.
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