Animal Stories - Conures


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D. LONG - 2010-05-10
How can you tell the gender?

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Jeanny - 2010-04-12
I love conures, and I have a special love for Duskys! My very first conure was a Dusky, named Weicho, and I had him for about 5 years. He has lived with a friend of mine previously, before she gave him to me. Wiecho was the most intelligent bird I ever met, following me up and down stairs and breaking out of his cage. Unfortunately, Wiecho passed away due to old age, and I have missed him severely. Now, I have a new Green Cheek Conure named Lexis, and I'm hoping I am able to train her as well as Wiecho.
Wiecho a.k.a. Paulie ~ R.I.P.

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Jeanny - 2010-04-12
I just recently bought a five-month old Fancy Green Cheek Conure I have named Lexis. Immediately she bonded with me and I'm trying to train her more advanced tricks such as lying on her back. She is VERY intelligent and knows "step up" and "step down". She loves being stroked on her head. I feel more confident handling her because of my experiences with my old Dusky-Headed Conure, Wiecho. I just love birds, especially conures!

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Tieheshia - 2010-04-10
Hello, I just brought a jenday conure about a good 2 weeks ago, his name is shawn, and he is 4 months old, I really don't know if it's a boy or a girl, but I figure that can still be a name for both genders. He loves to give kisses, and loves attention. I have three children, that are all under the age of 13yrs, and he loves them, as well as me. He knows how to say (at) when he doesn't want no one to touch him, loves to eat our hair, or pick from it, and he thinks he's grown, like he is older then what he really is. We love him......

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  • barbara - 2010-04-20
    But how loud is your new bird I mean is it bothersome?
  • Mary Green - 2010-04-20
    HI there, if you have this bird the way you can tell if it is a girl they are little bit bigger then males and another way if it is a boy then on the back of the Conure's bottom put your finger on the back of the bird. Then gently rub the back of the bird, if the bones are closer together that means you have a boy, a girl birds are open more than males! That's how you can tell if you have a boy or girl! :)
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Carol Ann - 2010-04-07
We got Oshi (white eyed ) a ladyfriend....Cocoa Bean(Nanday conure)...they love each other a lot...cuddle and preen...can they cross breed? Wonder what the baby would look like....

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Anonymous - 2010-04-01
It is not true that these birds are available to people who live in Mexico. It is illegal to purchase them since most of the birds are captured from the wild, not cared for and just sold for a couple bucks. They are lovely creatures and amazing pets, however, if you are considering getting one, make sure it's from a breeder! Leave the wild alone!

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-04-05
    Availability of birds today (at least in the United States) is from captive bred stock. From what you say, it sounds like Mexico has banned ownership of these birds.

    I assume you mean wild-caught birds. As stated below, "Legislation in most Neotropical countries criminalises trade but not the ownership of wild birds". Yet it is difficult to locate many bird breeders in Mexico via the internet. I was only able to find a handful, and the types of birds are quite diverse.

    Regarding legality and status:

    The Half-Moon Conure Aratinga canicularis is listed on the IUNC Red List of Endangered Species as LC = Least Concern. The main threats to Neotropical parrot species are habitat loss, hunting, and the live bird trade.

    Regarding trade:

    A report published in January 2007 presents a clear picture of the wild-caught parrot trade in Mexico, stating: "The majority of parrots captured in Mexico stay in the country for the domestic trade. A small percentage of this capture, 4% to 14%, is smuggled into the USA."
    (Juan Carlos Cantú Guzmán, Director of Programs, Defenders of Wildlife México "The Illegal Parrot Trade in Mexico: A Comprehensive Assessment". Published in 2007)

    Another report states: "Indeed, even though most countries ban trade in wild birds, it is still possible to see wild parrots being sold in markets, along rural roads, and even in pet shops. Legislation in most Neotropical countries criminalises trade but not the ownership of wild birds. As a result, enforcement is usually negligible or erratic..." (IUCN's "Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004")
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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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