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mary blevins - 2009-12-26
I have a Jen-dey his name is Noah I got him while my husband was out of town, and he was great and affectionate with me till my husband got home, now he will go to my husband all the time but he will fly off his perch to attack me on purpose, but when I take hime to go out of town to my job and husband not around he's back to his normal self but as soon as I get home he turns into Dr. Jekyl what can I do and why is he doing this I cant sit on my couch without him attacking and biting me.

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  • rj - 2010-12-13
    Put him in his cage when you and your husband are home watching tv or cover him and say nightee-nitenite birdy birdbird.rj
  • Amy Oday - 2010-12-16
    It's jealousy. My jenday attacks my 3yr old when he is in the room. The other one is affectionate to everyone. I do know that Jendays are very jealous birds.
  • Charles Richey - 2011-02-11
    Mary I have had parrots in the past and have studied them via books and internet and talking to other bird owners. You neglected to say whether your bird is male or female. I'd be willing to bet, it's female. I had a female Senegal named Sky who was the dominant female in the room. I couldn't have another woman to my home without the bird going bonkers. What you learn as you read is that birds form attachments to their owners and will act jealous and protective at times. When your husband leaves there is no need for competition. Check out a book on parrot psychology and read what it has to say. It's very interesting.
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Cathy Burchard - 2010-07-29
I am the proud mommy of 2 Sun Conures, Skittles and Sunny. My "boys" (I have no idea what they really are) have got to be the funniest little things I have ever seen. They are both 5 years old, they are a month apart in age, and lately Skittles has a huge obsession with a dresser drawer of mine. I left it empty and have old t-shirts in there and some toys. He will spend hours at a time rearranging things in there and if the drawer is closed, he will hang on the outside of it and yell until I open it for him. I am wondering if he might be a she and is doing some nesting. This is new behavior for him and not quite sure what to do, should I buy a nesting box and see if they got stuff to do? Lol. I have read some of the other posts on here and totally agree with everyone..... I love these little guys more than I could have ever imagined loving a pet. They are constantly doing something goofy and making me laugh, and have to do EVERYTHING with me around the house. Showers are exceptionally fun, they either hide inside the towel on the rack, or join me in the sprinkle of the shower.

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  • John S. Chambers - 2010-10-17
    My wife and i added a baby sun conure to our family last year. We named him giovanni (and we know he is a boy, as we had him dna tested. . . Lol. . . Don't ask), and he is such a wonderful part of our family. We love him so much. He is a fortunate little guy, as my wife works with me and our office is a half a block from our home--- so every work day, we pack him in his traveling case (covered by a flannel shirt and/or down vest, depending upon the weather), and take him and our rottie/shepard to the office. His wings are not clipped, and he enjoys the run of the office. Mostly he loves to be on either on of our shoulders-- he's even landed on our rottie/shepard, romeo, on occassion. He is amazing, and we totally love him. John s. Chambers
  • Kym - 2011-02-02
    It sounds like Skittles is a she. Female conures can sometimes have more red in their face or irises than males. I have been breeding exotic birds for 10 years and you are describing a nesting behavior that I have seen when the female starts getting ready. I would suggest that you remove the items from the drawer otherwise she may end up laying eggs in there and if her diet doesn't support her calcium needs she could become egg bound.
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???????? - 2010-08-14
My nanday conure is scared of me and backs away when I reach my hand out to him, what should I do to get him to like me?

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  • Taja - 2010-10-19
    This is a response for birds in general,

    You have to get them to gain your trust. So instead of taking them out of their cage you have to let them come out by themselves. For my birds, I leave their cage door open for when it's play time and they'll eventually hop out and when they're ready they hop back in.
    You can also sit and talk to them through their cage. After a while he/she will come over and sit and listen to you.
    You can also give them treats, fruit, or veggies.
    Hopefully that helps!
  • kjsacramento - 2011-02-02
    I suggest just being patient, talking and coaxing, sometimes with a toy or food that peaks their interest. They are a smart and curious bird. I found that the height and position of my hand made a difference too. When my hand was at the level of their claws, they were timid and unsure. When it was too high, they were afraid of my hand. For mine, using my pointing finger as the perch at stomach level worked best. Also, I tried different tones in my voice. My female seemed to respond better when I used a more masculine low tone (I am a woman). Once they started to learn it came easy.

    I think letting my Nandays hop in and out of a cage at will was a big mistake that I regret - it is something I did later when I tired of coaxing my moody female. It seemed to give them both the impression they did not have to do what I wanted them to and now it is a struggle to get them to 'step up' on command which makes it difficult to get them IN the cage when I need them to go.
  • kjsacramento - 2011-02-02
    PS - If you are timid or moving a lot, that will make your bird timid. I didn't know at first that they used their beak as a foot to make the first step and so I pulled away when they reached out thinking they were trying to nip me. Give them a confident perch. Some places recommend using a wooden perch for them to step on instead of the hand which might be an option if the beak is unnerving.
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mazza - 2011-01-22
My red masked conure was mistreated before I got her, how can I get her to trust humans again?

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  • Editor's Note - 2011-01-22
    It will probably take a lot of time and patience. Here are some general guidelines on taming conures: Handling and Training Conures
  • Steve - 2011-01-30
    It is possible, I once had a wild caught adult orange wing amazon, who was very frightened of humans, afraid of hands and tended to bite at every opportunity. With love and patience, over a 6 month period, I earned gus's trust and he became an awesome friend and companion. Although he never spoke, he was quick to learn tricks, and love to play hide and seek. Be patient with your bird, go slow, and give him lots of love, and he'll eventually learn to trust you.
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barry kearney - 2010-12-19
Heya I had a breeding pair of jendays and the male suddenly died, I was wondering would my female breed with another male? Thanks for your time.

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  • Dan Farace - 2011-01-29
    Sorry for your loss. Depends on the age of the female. If she was older and had bonded with the male, probably not. Otherwise she probably will. Birds are like people in this regard; each one is different.
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Tod Tucker - 2011-01-28
I am looking for a Nanday Conure. I lost my baby last weekend in a tragic accident. I am having a hard time finding breeders. I bought Archie 12 years ago in Denver. I now live in Tulsa, OK.

Thank you!

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Lauri - 2011-01-21
How to find a good breeder in my area?

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Yvonne - 2011-01-16
How long does this type of conure live under normal circumstances - does this vary even in the best of conditions?

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Ashley - 2010-07-22
We have a nanday and have had him for almost 4 years. He came from an abusive family who just didn't want him anymore. He was extremely afraid of us for a while, but my mom was very persistent. Now he cuddles with her and occasionally lets me pet him. He does not like men!
My boyfriend tried to pet him once and he made him bleed. My dad never tries to pet him since he had to get stitches on his finger. We have tried teaching him to talk but he refuses. I don't know if he has something wrong with him or if he just doesn't want to. We named him after Napoleon(the French guy, not Dynamite.)

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  • Tami - 2010-09-25
    I was in the same boat as you. I have had my Nanday Jazzy for a year now and he is my heart but does not like anyone else. He was fed marijuana seeds and punished with a stick or squirt bottle. He has begun coming out of his shell enough to where he explores the house, checks himself in the mirrors, lol and has a very impressive vocabulary, except when he suddenly remembers swear words his last owners taught him. Please, give him some time as they are not trusting with new people, especially after those experiences.
  • Jacquie - 2011-01-15
    l had a Nanday from an abused situation and he never did warm up to men...but he was good with women. No doubt he was abused by a man! Henry (as l called him) loved to take a bath. l had him for 12 years, but unfortunately he got Cancer of the mouth and l had to make the difficult decision to end his suffering. At the time l had him l also had two Cockatiels, one lived to be 20 years old and the other 25....l loved and enjoyed them all. l hope you have fun with your Nanday.
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Vickie Alber - 2011-01-11
I have had Farley my Patagonian Conure for 25 years. She was a wild caught import. She is very affectionate, talks well and loves her toys. Enjoys playing on the ground and finds mud holes wonderful entertainment. We have 6 other birds, a Scarlett macaw, Military macaw, Blue & gold macaw, Umbrella Cockatoo, African Gray and a Blue front Amazon. Farley gets along will with everyone, however she does put claims to being in charge and is very bossy.

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