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Howard - 2009-08-27
I have a white eyed conure for the past 24 years named Tofuti and he plucked all his breast feathers out. He is very loving towards my wife and will bite me when she is near. He may outlive us since we are senior citizens. May the best of us win.

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  • Gail - 2010-06-02
    I also have a white eyed conure called Billy. When #I got him he was so tame and spent all his time on my shoulder kissing me and drinking my tea. I made the mistake of buying him a large cage where his perches were higher than my sitting position which brought out his bossy side and unfortunately he has now turned aggressive. He has also plucked his chest feathers & looks like a miniature oven ready chicken. I talk & try to play the best I can with him in the hope that he will once again be able to leave his cage....still I wouldn't swap him for the world.
  • Pat - 2010-10-07
    I'm hoping you can help me out here. I have a conure who is green, with grey head, orange chest area and yellow back half of his body. What kind of conure is he? Also, will he learn to talk?
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Steve - 2010-07-04
Is there any way to get these things to shut up? All ours does is emit deafening, ear-splitting shrieks all day long no matter how much attention, food or toys it gets. It bites when we try to approach it. Even our cats won't go near it. It starts screaming with sun up and continues until the end of the day.

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  • Regina P - 2010-07-28
    We have 3 conures...a sun, jenday and sunday...and yes they can really be loud! They will naturally yell in the mornings and evenings, and if anything startles or frightens them (rapid movement, bringing something strange or large in the room, kids running by, coming home from work etc.) When they get going with yelling, I will only talk to them in a whisper until they calm down, which they do relatively quickly. Also, when they scream for attention, I turn my back on them or leave the room until they get quiet. Then I walk at the cage...if they scream again, again I turn my back and walk away. Eventually they get the picture and quiet down. This is much harder with 3 but should be easier with one bird. They need at least an hour out of cage time and just love to be hanging around with you (even mine, although they have each other, still prefer to be with us) so try to keep them with you while doing routine chores around the house as much as possible. Hope this is helpful, sometimes I think we're insane having 3 of these birds, but they each have there own unique personalities and we love them all!
  • zelanna - 2010-08-15
    Maybe he is sick, can you feel his breast bone? Or maybe he needs more attention. I will be glad to take him off your hands.
  • pi - 2010-09-16
    two issues.....

    i too have a sun conure that is noisy ..... very noisy. when i want him to shut upi cover the cage for 10 minutes or so. he is slowly learning to calm down when i cover him.

    i think that there is a reason for this however. my cage is too small. he is bored and he wants attention.

    i have just acquired a cage 3 times the size of the one he is in now along with tons of toys. so that should help a good bit.

    i also put a paper towel tube in his cage which he was afraid of at first. he has since become very fond of his tube and plays a good bit with it.
  • Savanahsirval - 2010-09-20
    Sometimes my bird screams when he wants his bath or to ride on my shoulder, it is almost a process of elimination you have to almost read the little guys mind, when they bobb they want you or what you have, when they screech and look at something it is bothering them so remove it, one day my bird was screaming at the window and looking down I looked down and it was the dogs rope and it was wet from the rain, so I pulled the curtain down and he seemed to quiet down, good luck, sometimes just covering the one side of the cage and giving them a two min time to calm down works but don't ever forget about them or they will not forgive you. They remember!
  • Shelley - 2010-09-24
    I also bought a Sun Conure and it would not stop screaming - (sure that's why it was sold in the first place) I have since bought a Blue Quaker and what a difference - she still shrieks but nothing like she used to. I had them in separate cages on the patio but now put them in the same cage throughout the day.
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James McAfee - 2010-09-22
In May 2010 I was fortunate enough to acquire a Mitred. I was really excited
about the relationship and found it to be one of the closest pets I ever had.
We quickly bonded and I had him on my shoulder much of the time. I did
chores and played with him, as well as rubbing his neck as he would rest his
head on my thumb. His name was Jake and he had an accident on Sept. 11
in which he didn't survive. I was really fond of him and enjoyed his company as we bonded together. I miss him everyday and the so short of time we had will stay with me forever. He became my little buddy.

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miranda - 2010-08-30
i also have a gcc and can't belive how many people feed them BAD food. Human processed food is crap and will not only shorten their life but will kill them.

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Barb Digmann - 2010-08-26
I have a beautiful GCC. We have had him since he was 4 months old. He will be three in two months. We have just met a cute Pineapple green cheek. Dose anyone know If my bird will except a new friend or is this a bad idea.

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-08-27
    There should be no problem getting him a friend, but you should introduce them slowly. Start by putting them in separate cages and slowly move them closer and closer until they are next to each other. Watch their behavior towards each other for signs of aggression. Go slow (if needed) and they should begin to like each other over time. Be aware also that birds that have each other will usually become less attached to the human in their lives and more attached to each other.
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Genesis - 2010-08-07
I have a blue crownd conure named paulie she is soo great but sometimes very aggressive I love her so much and now she's going to have a new sister named beba she is the same.

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p gressman - 2010-08-07
My nanday is ten we have had her six years she has now lain two eggs even though she has no mate. What should I do?

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Mary Hodges - 2010-07-12
I have a blue crown conure that is wonure and I thought I would like a mitred but I can't find any. I an thinking of maybe getting a sun conure instead I do have six cats and two dogs(papillons). The cats are scared to death of Gibby but I am worried about a smaller bird. I am almost always at home due the fact that I can't walk well. What kind if bird is recommended?

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gakomuto - 2010-03-22
I have a green cheek that is one year old but I don't know if it is female or male how can I know what it is?

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  • Ryan - 2010-06-03
    You can get your bird sexed or a DNA scan or something like that.
  • Jacinta - 2010-07-10
    Go to the vet is the best way or you can wait for sexual maturity and see the behaviors displayed but this isn't advisable.
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barbara - 2010-07-10
One of these conures appeared at my feeder in Sugar Land, TX about July 1, 2010. I see him several times a day. How do I search for his owner? If I can't find his owner, what should I do to help him? His tail appears to have been trimmed. Thank you.

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