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eddie mcdaniel - 2011-08-21
I have two raised from babies. Their parents was ginger and spice .... schreech and swauqh is the name of these two brother and sister..I can tell one is wider ....one is slimmer..........about 15 years old.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-22
    It works most of the time when someone sees it and it is pointed out to them as to the differences. Heads and body shapes are usually pretty obvious - but not to the novice.
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rose - 2010-01-02
Mary, I'm looking for an answer to the same question. My husband's friend had a Jenday that was always quite friendly with my husband. The friend ended up giving Kirby to my husband. At first, Kirby was friendly with everyone but after awhile he became attached to me and now attacks my husband. My husband says the bird thinks I'm his "mate" and views my husband as competition...

The bird is still friendly with visitors. Just hates my husband and sons... Sounds crazy but my opinion is these birds easily get their feeling hurt when the one they love starts paying too much attention to someone else (human or feathered) -- and there is no fury like the fury of a Jenday who has perceived (incorrectly) the he/she has been scorned!

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  • Stephen - 2010-06-26
    I have a jenday and she is very jealous if I kiss my wife or pay too much attention to my family she goes insane, and tries to bite, it seems they take you into their flock. Any stranger better be very careful around her, it seems that she needs to get comfortable about them being around.
  • Mary Green - 2010-06-30
    Could be a male or female, I have a sun conure but he is a boy and the way I can tell if the bones are close together on the back end of the bird. The pelvis are close together it mean you have male bird.
    Female are their back end are close or very hard of the back bottom or if a opening space it mean a girl!
  • Anonymous - 2010-08-21
    Rose my mom just got a Jenday and loves her, but she has a tendency to bite her. Is this a normal behavior? If you have any suggestions, please feel free.
    Thank you,
    Brenda
  • David - 2010-10-24
    I had a Jendaya back in 1978, it used to sit on my head and preen my hair. Yes they usually get very close and treat you like there baby. Unfortunately the bird died after only 2 years, Tumor on the brain. Very upsetting. I recently was at petsmart and heard the typical squawk of a Conure and sure enough it was a young Jendaya, they love to squawk and scream, as soon as I came to the cage it quieted down. I almost bought it but i have a Border Collie who is very territorial, don't want to take a chance.
  • tiffany - 2011-04-16
    My Jenday killed my fish and the lady bugs I kept as pets since I played with the fish more. For the record, the fish could jump!
  • RoseMarie - 2011-08-19
    Boy, you've got that right! My Jenday Conure, Zuma, is sweet and loving but don't let one of the other birds, African Grey Temneh & common grey cockatiel, or our Main Coon cat, who is great with the birds, get to close or I get clobbered!
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kylie - 2008-12-02
I bought a blue crown conure only two days ago and he is a hoot! I had been looking every where for the bird that was right for me. It first started when I saw a Sun Conure at a petsmart and I was wowed by how beautiful this bird was! It had been about a month since I started researching the conure and cockatoo species when I was contacted by a man who was selling his Blue Crown Conure. We talked about the conure for a while then I asked if I could swing by and take a look at the bird. It was love at first sight! I took him home that night and got him comfortable. I had two lovebirds before but I now absolutely love my Chewy! He is 6 yrs old and says "hello", "Whatyadoin?", "Pretty Bird", and whistles the Andy Griffith Show Theme song. He is sooo cute! When I walk into the room Chewy wolf whistles at me, I just want to snuggle with him all the time. I am now working on finding a companion for him, but I'm not sure if he has an aggression towards other birds. Chewy and Kylie

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  • Pat - 2011-01-08
    Always remember when we get a bird for our bird, that many times they bond with the other bird and no longer desire our attention as much. They can really change when another bird is brought into the picture. I do have experience. Presently, we have 2 Macaws, 4 conures, 2 parrotlets, 8 cockatiels, and 2 finches. We have been bird people for about the last 12 years. It has been a rare case where a bird stayed sweet, but I did have one. Her friend is not friendly but she remains sweet, but stays bust a lot with her mate. Best wishes to you. From one bird person to another.
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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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