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GT - 2011-03-28
My name is GT and I have a 1 year old Sun Conure that I have had for about 4 months now. His/her name is Screech (go figure). Screech certainly lives up to his name. His cage and playstation are right next to my bed. He is very patient with me and waits until I wake up before he starts into his daily screeching. He/she is quite the demanding little bird. When he wants attention, he has NO problem letting you know. He is not to much for stepping up but prefers to fly over to my bed and land on my head just as I am about to fall asleep for a nap. All-in-all Screech is a funny little bird. So much so that I am going to look at another Sun Conure tomorrow in anticipation of maybe getting him a little friend.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-03-30
    Conures are definitely the most vocal of the bird world. I find them to definitely be one of the most expressive and entertaining. I'd go for it and Sun Conures are beautiful. Good luck and tell us how you are doing with them.
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Darlene - 2009-04-08
Hi all. Well I to just bought a sun conure, he's 1 1/2 yrs of age. His last owner couldn't kept him any more. I took him to the vet to be tested and everything turned out great, his weight was 120 grams. And yes, had an dna test done, he's a boy all right :0). His name is tequila, he's so cute. I only had him 3 weeks and already he shower's with me:) and he share my meals. He has a very huge parrot cage with lots of toys. I leave his cage open all day. He love to nap with me, lol, under the covers he goes. He is trying to talk right now, he just moves his little mouth. He is usually very quiet, but let me tell ya he can be very loud if he wants, and yes he the best guard dog I every had, lol. I have a keyless entrance and when he hears you touching it he yell out very loud. You can here him from the back of the house, lol.
GOD I LOVE THIS LITTLE BOY! He still sometimes bites but he tries to be gentle unless he's mad, then it hurts, but he give me the biggest kisses ever OMG! I am in love with my new little bird and, memee my 15 year cat gets along great with tequila. It is scared of the bird though I think because tequila is nothing he has every seen before. But memee is a good cat. In his life he lived with a dalmation and a bearded dragon. They both pasted last year. The dog was 13yrs and the dragon was 7yrs, so now he got a parrot for a friend, lol.
God bless all these little conures :).

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  • Mary Green - 2011-03-16
    Dear Darlene, I just wanted to let you know that I have three Sun conures and They are spoiled and too smart and I have three of them I know how loud they are but I just got a perfect little boy here he think that I'm his real mommies bird I rescues him from the breeder that she was not taken good care of him I found sick and under fed and His cage was so un-real and so so very and very nasty even I got him that he was so sick I got stuck on the vet bill and I told her that I'm very mad about this she had no idea that he was sick and not been fed when I got him he was nothing but all bone and starving to death so I had fed him every hour around the clock and He now spoil even he wanted to be with me all the time he will not accept no one else that I try to let him been handle by other people no way for him will now he will not sleep in no bird cage but he sleep with me at night time during the day he stay on his perch the i made for him that all he do he is bird free trouble maker and he just stay on his perches all day long then he goes to bed with me the rest of the night he got a spot that he sleep on and I have my spot where his stay right now his on my shoulder he want stay no where even he like to take a car ride with me He goes where ever I go! Even I had to seek him the store with me!
    Some one had ask did you hear that what is that~~ ahuahhhhhhh
    I told them to be quite about that i got a bird with me!! SHHHHHHHHHH

    I hated to see you get rid of your birdies even the are your pet why do you want to get rid of them if you can't keep your bird I'm ll take from you when you get this message from me!! I have all way love birdies and take good care and find them the right home not been neglected or abuse this what happen to my Sunny-boy! He spoil every day and night!!
    He love his mommies!!

    Love Mary G. I hope you will find me on face book!
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Debbie Mitchell - 2011-03-06
We just got our Dusky 2 weeks ago and what a total joy baby he has been so far. He was hand fed. We named him 'Loubert' (parts of me and my husbands middle names combined). I am really anxious to hear Loubert talk (I hope he does). He is so loving and my favorite thing so far is the kisses and snuggles when he gets sleepy at night. We are trying to learn the best ways to train him so any helpful tips would be appreciated.

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Sha - 2011-02-11
I Bought my 1st Green Cheeked Conure on sat and it's 4 months old...and it's just so loving..loves to hide in my hair and giving kisses...but for some reason he's starting to become very forceful wit his beak...I don't wanna say biting ..but it's hard...any suggestions?

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  • Hayley - 2011-03-05
    They are able to bite but if you spend lots of time and give them love they will learn to be nice and not to bite. If you want them to be nice to others then the others must spend time with the Green Cheeked Conure.
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Mack W Womack - 2010-12-02
What's the life span for a Jenday Conure? So far I have had this one for
about 30 years...

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  • Dan Farace - 2011-01-29
    I have read 35-50 years.
  • Amitabh Roy - 2011-03-02
    They live for 30 years but can live for 3/4 years more in captivity if taken care of properly.
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Beakman - 2011-03-01
Nandays are cool I had never seen one before until one day I heard one squawking in the trees. I talked to him and told him to come here and he flew down on my shoulder. I took him inside and gave him water and food he was obviously scared and lost. But he knew he had arrived in bird heaven as he saw our Quaker, Pionus, Patagonian and Bluejay that we found injured and can't fly also several Cockatiels. I suspect he flew the coop from a breeder and was attracted to our home by the constant screeching, since he came in off the street we call him Bo short for hobo if we find out he is a she we can use the first half of hobo for her name. He is very affectionate and has adopted me as his pet as all the other birds have adopted others in the family as their pets. I am glad he came to our home ( we looked and never found the original owner).

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Rosanna Palma - 2010-05-05
My lovely red-masked sweetheart just passed away. We have no idea how old was my baby when he died. We only know he had like 17 years with us. We actually saved him from a man who was selling him and was mistreating him and feeding him badly. He was my dad's best friend I used to call him my lover cause he always love to receive kisses and hugs. It seems it was a heart problem. There is not a part of me that is not thankful for every year he spent with us and all the funny things he used to do.. give kisses.. imitate my laugh my crying my coughing my dogs barking my singing and my whistling.. specially that.. he loved to do that. My heart is sad when he remembers I'm not gonna see him anymore but totally thankful to have had such a beautiful animal for such long time. I'm also proud cause these animals originate from Tumbes Peru my country hehe.. and are so beautiful. Love your parrot very much while you can. My beautiful "Loro" now rests in peace.

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  • fred - 2011-02-28
    Sorry Rosanna about your "loro". I own several conures and one day my Hahns Macaw escaped last year 6/2010. I felt very bad and my Half-Moon conure also was his buddy. They were both 5-6 yrs old. Then I heard about 400 birds confiscated from hoarder and brought to humane society. I decided to do something good and adopt one. I ended up adopting my "Cherry" who was abused but was in good health when I got him or her. He is a lovely Cherry head who is afraid of my fingers most of the time BUT will show affection to my ear or nose. He is a buddy to my Half-Moon conure, also. Don't know how old he is BUT I will love my parrots very much.-----
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regina - 2011-02-26
Hi I have just purchased a green cheek conure I have been told she is female she is a lovely bird tho every now and then nips my fingers sometimes quite hard am I doing something wrong will I need to go to a vet to get her sexed properly and do females talk (if that's what she is)?

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  • Editor's Note - 2011-02-27
    Conures can bite if they feel threatened, if they learn it is an acceptable behavior, or possibly if they have been abused in the past. Do you know her history and how old she is? If she senses you are afraid of her, she may also be more prone to biting. You will need to work with her to teach her biting is not OK. This can take time and patience. Check out this section on Conure Handling and Training.

    You only need to get her sexed if you plan to breed her (or if you just want to know). If she lays an egg, she's a girl! Female conures can learn to talk.
  • regina - 2011-02-27
    I bought as handraised from a pet shop she's 9 weeks old does it take long to train her not to bite?
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Claire - 2009-05-05
My sun conure, charlie is just stunning. He has a very playul personality and loves mummy more than daddy! He dances and clicks along to music and rolls on his back when he wants to play fight. He did have a cockatiel living with him who died, so we are now considering getting another playmate. Unsure how he'll take to that because he's such a mummy's boy and doesn't like to share! However we are struggling to get his screaming under control, especially now we are expecting a baby! But I wouldn't give him up for the world.

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  • claire - 2010-04-28
    Hi Claire, my name is Claire as well, and my eldest beautiful son is Charlie. We have just added a sun conure to our family, not too sure of a fitting name yet for our feathered family member, but we are all very much in love with the little bugger. After reading your comments, we were all sure that the little bird was meant to be with us, thank you. You would have a lovely little baby by now, good luck! Sincerely Claire.
  • Anonymous - 2010-12-15
    I have found that lightly pressing on the top of the beak as you would to break biting works, not all the time but for the most part. It took me a few weeks. Now I have a sun that is pretty quiet.
  • MARY GREEN - 2011-02-13
    Get another Sun conure and he be fine with a male bird not a female that he will turn around without his mommy but male bird will enjoy with other and they love to play on the rope swing and climb to the ceiling too! With a toy wrap around it and foot toy are the best and Get this go to pet smart and get one the these toy it is a Dog toy I have a rope toy that is for a Dog it have a knot on it and ball shape I sun conure have one of these toy he play with and they got a largest parrot bell they go crazy with it they like to play and destroy thing like shredder paper I have the finger paper that you get it at the bird show or party city made have one!
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Kara - 2011-02-12
I heard they like baths...do they?

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  • MARY GREEN - 2011-02-13
    Oh lord yes they do i have three of them and my green cheek love take a kitchen sink and fill with warm water and don"t for get to remove the dishes, they will be in hog heaven with that when you take them out of the sink wrap them in a towel before they get out! Ha ha, they take baths like we do but they love to take a shower with you too! Get a shower perches they love it also! ! My bird take a shower with me and they also get a sink bath too!
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