Animal Stories - Conures


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Anonymous - 2009-08-25
I received a blue crown conure a few months ago as a gift and he is hilarious. His previous owners taught him many words, some as "colorful" as he. When we first got him, he would cry, and it would sound just like an infant. Not, eight months later, he laughs, though it isn't that often, and it sounds like an actual person laughing. it is hilarious. He sings, plays peek=a=boo, and gives kisses.

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Lyle Camier - 2009-08-11
I have a Conure as well as an Eastern Rosella, 2 Lutino Cockatiels and 3 Budgies and I'm convinced, the Conure is part monkey. You have to own one to understand that statement.

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michelle - 2009-08-11
Why are there people who think feeding Conures coffee and junk food is a good idea. They are very fragile animals and get sick easily. A nut as a treat is just as exciting to them as a cheeto,and it wont kill them.

People need to understand the responsibilities of owning a bird.
I am a bird owner and lover and its not fair to them, they don't know this food is horrible for them.

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joe - 2009-07-15
Mine I've had for awhile. I got her from my grandmother who could not play with her. She plucked her feathers and is mean to others ecept me. I'm tryin to teach her to talk and to do tricks and advise.



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melissa - 2009-07-15
I have a jenday conure, he is 13 years old and I have had him since I was 12 years old. I am now 25 and he is like my child, so all of my motherly attention goes to him and although he is mostly in love with my long time boy friend, when he is not feeling well he wants me. (Or when I am upset he sits on my shoulder and if I am crying he gets puffy and makes sweet tweets all in an effort to make me feel better). I have realized over the years that these are very smart birdies. I also have noticed that his wing/back feathers have become darker and almost black (not all of them) this has caused me to become worried, especially when my vet told me she did not know why and had no answer for me. And it is difficult, I know these animals live 20-30 years, but no one seems to know the biology of older birds...

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melanie - 2009-06-27
I found a Nanday in Boynton Beach, Florida earlier this year, we call it Jillian. It's been with me about 4 months and I am happy to say I think it finally gets it that I'm not out to hurt it. It learned tricks in a matter of minutes and finally stepped off its cage and onto my hand without freaking out! This is a great bird, and the more I learn about it, the more I come to appreciate how someone must really miss it. Talks too! Often. As much as it is challenging to own one now, I feel it is quite a (free) gift. Lots more to learn.

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christine - 2009-06-27
I think that a sun conure can be a big responsibility, but they're fun. I have 1, it's a boy named katy and it's also great for children above 10 years of age.

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Jacqueline A. - 2009-06-24
I just rescued a Nanday Conure and a Dusky Conure from the animal shelter along with his mate. I have no knowledge of their previous life. I was having a difficult time when he first arrived, his biting and screaming was horrendous. I am trying to win him over by hand feeding him, tonight 6/24/09 was the first time I actually had him perch on my hand and then on my shoulder. Once there he just made sounds and nibbled on my earrings. I have been feeding him treats such as fresh apples and he absolutely loves millet spray. I love to watch him and his mate interact. I was not informed of his name or if he even was given one. I named him Noah and he mimics one sound. He does screech every time anyone enters his space. I am hoping he will out grow that... please someone tell me he will. I am searching further information on their eating habits. Feel free to share any information. I really want to build a healthy relationship with them both.

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Diana - 2009-06-03
My husband and I adopted a YSC from his aunt and uncle a little over a year ago. He is a real attention-beggar - he loves making chirping or "quacking" noises to get attention, and if we happen to leave his door open overnight, he will even waddle into our bedroom and onto our bed to wake us up! He's also got his nighttime habits - if the lights are turned off, he will either go to his little fur-house in his cage, or if he isn't around his cage, he will snuggle against one of us to nap. One of the funniest things about him, though, is his palate. He loves breading from fried chicken and vanilla ice cream, among other things. He gets EXTREMELY pushy if he sees any of these things being eaten in his presence. Oh, and he loves trying to sing to techno music.

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Martyn, Sussex, UK - 2009-05-28
I've just acquired one of these little guys, Kaboo. I didn't name him that, for some reason his previous owner didn't want him :( Don't know why, he's great. Full of fun and mischief, can be a bit noisy at times, like a spoilt kid who can't get his own way. He loves to be out of his cage, and has just learned that windows have glass in them, so there's no point in trying to fly through them! Don't worry he didn't get hurt. I actually got him to keep my elderly mother (who lives with me) company during the day, she's not as confident with him as I am, so he stays in the cage while I'm at work, but she does talk to him and strokes him while I'm away. I go home for lunch and let him out for a while, and the same when I get home in the evening, when he spends much more time out of the cage, in fact he now decides when he wants to go back in, and goes there himself. He loves his snuggle shelter, and one of his rope toys that originally had four blocks of wood strung onto it. Needless to say, these ended up shredded and deposited on the bottom of the cage, and he's broken two bells so far. He has a birdie bath in his cage but hasn't used it yet. Instead he tries to bathe in his water bowl, but it's a bit too small. He's also getting used to being sprayed with a mister. He snuggles up to his rope, his cloth and his shelter and makes happy little chirpy noises. He's not quite poop trained, but is learning, last night he did manage to go back to his cage, have a poop, and then came back out again, and yes he got lots of praise and a treat for that. So he's a happy little guy who loves being with his 'dad' when he gets home, and he sends his love to all you guys out there.

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