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anna - 2010-03-31
Hi I just got a conure, he has an orange mask and a green body with a blue tail. He seems to be taking to everyone else but me. He is also grinding the bottom of his beak against the top. What does that mean?

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michelle - 2010-03-19
I have a pair of sun conures and I need to know what is their behavior when it comes to breeding. They both are in the nesting box rearranging the bedding in it.

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carolyn - 2010-03-05
My friend Jill"s.."Cracker" just passed away a week ago! He was 30 years old! He could mock anyone's laugh that came thru the door! The first time i met him, he did it to me and i couldn't stop laughing, hearing how hysterically funny my laugh was! He could say hello...and he did a funny copy-cat of "ha ha hic-up! I'm sure you've heard people laughing then they hic-up...my daughter has one named..Jessie..

We're all going to miss "cracker" too! He was super special!

Carolyn

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anthony - 2009-02-22
I have a lovely sunny which my mother and stepdad bought me when I graduated high school eight months ago. His name is Apollo after the greek and roman sun god. I find him a better companion bird than lovebirds. He stays in my appartment in nyc with me and my two friends, one of which has a nanday conure. They both like a varied diet of fruits, veggies, and seeds. They are very nice birds that already, though unusually for conures, have picked up several words. This site was a good help to us both. It's very funny because I think within several years we could have hybrid conure babies since mine is a male and my friends is female. They like to dance and fly around the apartment. We have had only one noise complaint and now they don't squawk very loud any more. They like to steal raisins and drink lemonade sometimes. These birds are very beautiful, it's like having the hawaian sun rise in my house in new york city. They are very nice birds and somewhere apollo started to say "silvers good enough for me". Wherever he picked this up I have no clue, but it's kinda cute. Thanks for all your help.

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  • shannara - 2010-03-04
    Ever watch "sweeney todd", it is an emotional area of song in the movie :) so maybe...
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Jenny - 2010-03-01
I have recently been given a Jenday, his name is Tango. My sister in law couldn't cope with his screaming but I have realised he only does this when the children are around. I think he is afraid of them. He is also wary of people walking in and out of the house and screams until they sit down. Does anyone know how I can calm the screaming down? He seems to love me as I have him out as soon as I come in and keep him out for as long as possible. He trys to reverse under my chin and rub his wing on my neck. Never having had a bird before this feels a little strange. Does anyone know why he does this? He is typing with me at the moment sorry for any mistakes! He doesn't like to be told no but he does know when he is being naughty so soon stops and gives me kiss. The only other real problem is dive bombing the dogs getting on the floor and marching around like he owns the place. They do not think much of this but I'm more worried about them getting hurt rather than him. Any hints or tips are most welcome, as I have fallen in love with him ( much to my partners disgust as tango is protective of me). I want him to be part of the family!

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  • dave - 2010-04-13
    He does this to show affection, our jenday rolls over on its back and curls up in the kids hair. When a bird exposes its breast it is the holding you in its highest regard the bird really trusts you.
  • Julie M. - 2010-04-24
    Hi jenny, I have three jenday's and unfortunately birds can be very territorial,where ever you take him or let him play he believes this is his space and his smooching of you, he has bonded with you and chosen you for his mate. Children are noisy so your bird will be noisy, get the children to be quiet and make them feed him sunflower seeds as a treat every time they enter the house on visits, most times birds will scream for attention, but generally they will be loud in the morning at day break and once at sundown or when someone comes home, he is greeting you. As for dive bombing the dogs he is protecting his area or he thinks this is just plain fun, I would keep the dogs out while Tango has his out time, otherwise I can see this ending badly for him, dogs will only tolerate so much and then end the torment by retaliating. Try working with him and giving him treats for good behavior and back in his cage when he is naughty, also cover the cage , for about 10 minutes or so, then get him back out,then longer the next time and so on and so on, you need to teach him right from wrong, it will take a lot of your time but with sunflower seeds as a treat and a lot of patience and persistence from you, you will be able to teach him anything, conures are really quite intelligent. Good luck.
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Terri - 2010-02-26
I have an 8 month old Jenday named Beydo. He is the most loving little guy. He likes to snuggle in under my chin and sometimes falls asleep. I noticed today that his beak is peeling and I'm wondering if there is anything I need to do about it. He has a cuddle bone, but rarely uses it. I'm wondering if it might be diet related. He doesn't eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies, even though I offer them every day. He loves bread and starchy foods. Any wisdom about this out there?

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Matt - 2010-02-25
I have a Jenday and he is tearing up the paper in his cage. Any help with this would be great.

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  • John - 2010-02-25
    My Jenday loves to tear up paper. I originally used paper to line the cage floor, and this was soon torn into shreds. I now use wood chippings and he loves these, he plays in them, throws them around, kicks them away with his feet and most of all chews them into smaller peices.
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ml - 2010-01-29
I have had my blue-crowned conure (Billy) for about 2 years now. He is just great! Everybody in the room in consumed by his amazing personality. I have taught him many things including : "what does a dog do?..he barks"; "what does a cat do?"..he purrs; "what does a cow do?"..he moos; and the usual give me a kiss, pretty bird, hello, hi, whistles, etc. He is an extraordinary animal. If anyone is considering getting one and you have the time and money to put into it, i would say GO RIGHT AHEAD! But one thing...be careful because they do learn how to scream.

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Yija - 2010-01-24
How can someone borrow a Jenday for breading?

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Marlene - 2010-01-09
Skipper was my dear Cherry Headed Conure that was 28 years old. He was born November 2, 1981. I think I adopted him in April, 1982. He just passed away on January 8, 2010. He was a member of our family. He stole my heart right away right after I adopted him. He talked clearly saying "Merry Christmas", "Going Camping", and he'd barked like a puppy. We'd take him camping with us, and he'd play with his toys. My husband would share his bacon and eggs with him in the morning. I used to call Skipper, "Little Bud". I'm surely going to miss him. I'm a bird lover so right now I don't know if I will get another bird anytime soon. To me there will never be another Skipper.

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