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Jester D Clowne - 2013-11-20
I am worried that my GCC Spaz has over bonded with me. Is there any way I can curb his/her enthusiasm? It feels like the poor little guy can't live it's life unless it's with me. I love paying attention to him/her, I even have had the joy of teaching Spaz to eat with a fork, wave, and am currently trying to get him/her to dunk a basket ball. Spaz lets me hold him/her and play with its wings and feet. I feel Spaz trusts me, but I don't want it to be infatuated with me. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    Birds are extremely social, and these are flock animals. Right now it sounds like you are his only companion, and the only other member of his flock. You could consider getting another bird and enlarge the 'flock', and it can even be a different type of parrot. However make sure you get a separate cage for it as Spaz will be quite jealous at first... and Spaz's cage is his safe place and home. It can take time for birds to adjust to changes of this type to their habitat, so you will need to be patient and loving with both. The results can make the effort well worth it though, as birds will generally get comfortable with each other, and that can help reduce the amount of attention required by you.
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Anonymous - 2013-01-08
Hello everyone, i have a beautiful Bavarian Queen. Its a year old. Has all the papers. It came from a very good exotic bird place in FL. Very healthy. The bird is lovely! Very sweet and gorgeous. Very docile with everyone. Unfortunately, i am unable to keep the bird anymore. I am looking for a nice home for him. I have beautiful pictures of him. If interested, please reply to this comment. Thank you

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  • marie - 2013-01-15
    Please email picture and price to miabent@yahoo.com. Thank you!
  • teresa - 2013-01-24
    please email me so we can exchange numbers, I am looking for a feathered family member! Thanks for your time! Teresa
  • teresa - 2013-01-30
    please contact me at teresamoon5m@yahoo.com... I am very interested! Please let me know if he/she is still available.. Thanks!
  • Donna Ptasinski - 2013-02-03
    I'm interested in your Concure. Is it still available? If yes, please email me. Thanks Donna
  • jody - 2013-02-13
    How much are you asking for the bird
  • Anonymous - 2013-04-19
    Do you still have the bird?
  • tish - 2013-05-06
    Do you still have this bird for sale?
  • James - 2013-07-30
    Very interested call me 786.239.7091
  • Tom Mullane - 2013-08-29
    Do you still have the Queen? What sex is the bird? Where are you located? We have ample room for care. Need a companion for our queen. Sunshine. Tom
  • Anthony - 2013-10-03
    Hi: do you still have the golden conure, and how much do you want for it? Also located in what state? You can email or call me 707-685-2606 Thanks
  • Philip - 2013-11-20
    Hi - I'm guessing that this bird is long gone. Could you tell me where you got it, if it's gone? If it's still available, I'd be very interested.
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pat - 2013-11-15
we have had our red capped conure over 25 yrs and yes -I did call a rescue center about 10 yrs ago and it is true, you are responsible for your bird till death do you part-you or the bird. do not make a hasty decision on getting a 'sweet adorable little bird' unless you intend on being there for them--raising children and grandkids are easier and will be quiet when asked

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Jules - 2013-10-07
I have a dusky conure and we named him coach, he goes by mini coach. We also have a great dog who gets along with mini coach. My husband I love our animals very much and we are dedicated to keep them healthy and go to our trip to our vet annually. Unless, there is something wrong or we notice a change in their behaviour. That being said, we took mini coach to his annual visit. It's been two days since we took him and we notice a big dramatic change in our mini coach :(. He was fluffy and standing on one leg, the same leg. However, he does eat whatever we give him. But he still stands and he has been standing on that one leg. Here and there he'll walk. But he was talking very much today :(. We called the vet and they asked when we came in for the visit, if mini coach got his nails trimmed? And he did..and I did notice that the doctor trimmed his nail a little short that it started to bleed. All I'm hoping for tomorrow is when I wake him up he'll be back to himself if not I am considering to take him back for another check up.

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Toni - 2006-10-09
We adopted Joshua at 3 months - and little did we know what a ball of fire we got! He's now 3 1/2 years old and talks no-stop; people will ask how many words he knows, and I just say as many as he wants! When not at home we let him and our little Shih-Tzu, Dixie watch cartoons; so now he's picking up some of their words, the latest being "Okey, dokey, dokey," & we are are saying it too! Bad enough when your pets imitate you, but worse when you find yourself imitating them! We had Dixie for 3 years prior to getting Joshua, she was not thrilled when he came in, but, for him, it was instant love. He loves that little dog and throws her carrots and green beans all day...he tells her to go "Pee Pee" and then says "Good Girl" afterwards! When she comes in he asks if she wants a "Cookie or a Carrot." She in turn, tolerates him now, after all, Joshua is a good food source!
PROS for having a Half Moon: Intelligent, will reward you 10-fold if you take care of them. They are family friendly with us, love me the most and my husband second,(of course, after Dixie!). Beautiful little birds. Loves to ride on my shoulder all day. Will stay on perch without wondering. Definite talkers! And looove you so...
CONS - if spoiled, they will call (or yell) for you by name until you pay attention. Can be loud, & nippy. One thing we hate is that while Joshua lets us kiss him, play bite, and steps up, he won't let us touch his body with fingers or be picked up. Having spoken with several other Half Moon folks, found out that they have the same problem. Don't know if it's breed characteristic, or just coincidence. After 3 years of trying, he now lets us touch his back (if we do it quick!).
All in all, they are definite keepers and worth a little noise & nip for all of the love you get.

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  • LYNND - 2011-12-09
    Most birds instinctively resist having their feathers and bodies handled too much. They aren't like cats and dogs in this way. It's rare for a bird to want to be handled, other than sitting on a finger. In my observation, it is usually the bigger parrots, like Cockatoos, that like to be petted or scratched on the head (rarely on the back or wings, however). If a bird is going to enjoy being handled, it is usually because it is hand fed and super trusting of the one or two people who are permitted to do so.
  • Patricia - 2013-09-11
    Hi. I had a half moon for 13.5 years. (She recently passed away 4 days ago and I miss her terribly.) She let me hold her all the time, flip her over and rub her stomach, kiss her, etc. She did not like to be held in a wash cloth like my other Green Cheeked Conure. The Green Cheek liked to sleep in a hut. The half moon did not. My half moon had a personality plus. She danced, yelled, talked, etc. She will be missed.
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RickELake - 2013-09-01
I have a Dusky Conure named Charlie that has been with me since he was 4 weeks old; He's now going on 14 years. He's very active and has a dozen phrase vocabulary. A few weeks ago he fell off his perch while sleeping, so out of concern for leg breaking - I removed the metal grate that normal sits about 3/4 of inch above the cage floor. I added more newspaper and cedar as ' cushions ' just in case it happened again. Then the behavior started changing. Charlie became obsessed with shredding the newspapers and began hiding under the remains. I became concerned that he might be ill, as hanging out at the bottom of the cage; lethargic, less talkative and seemed to eat less - none of which is a good sign, BUT MUCH TO MY SURPRISE - Today, my 14 old Conure laid a egg. From what info I read, the introduction of the newspaper as nesting material may have triggered this cycle. I know not remove the eggs until about 3 weeks and the need for calcium supplements - but then we are going back to clean and newspaper-free cage.

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Anonymous - 2006-03-18
I came to live with two Nanday Conures when I married my husband. Coming from another country, I had never met the birds and didn't know what I was in for. We also have cockatiels and a few others which I love, but the Conures are so loud and aggressive. I would absolutely dance for joy if my husband would agree to find them a new home. Their screeching makes it impossible to give my toddler daughter a nap, and is very aggravating to my nerves. There is no place in our house we can put them without hearing the noise. I can even hear it when I go outside and across the street from our house.
Please think hard before adopting one.

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  • Mike - 2013-08-27
    If your nanday is covered this will reduce or stop screeching. I have a nanday living with a sun conure. They get on well and are buddies. When the nanday is loud I cover the cage and he normally then is quiet.
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dawn willis - 2013-07-18
Bought our conure 3 days ago. He will be 9 weeks on Saturday. He was hand reared, he's already trying to talk. Can't go out of the room and he's with you, he hates being on his own, gives kisses and loves his fruit and veggies. Couldn't have picked a more affectionate pet.

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Lauren - 2013-07-04
I've got 3 Nandays living in a dead palm in front of my house. They fly away for most of the day, but hang out on the tops of some living palms I have also in front in the mornings and at night. Sometimes I see them peeking the top parts of their bodies out of their nest. I'd like to make friends...I do go out and talk to them when they are out there and often, they seem very receptive to listening and, instead of their loud squawk, they make little chirruping sounds. I would get a feeder of some kind, but don't know the best food to coax them.....they appear to want to stay high-up. Anybody ever make friends with wild ones? I'm not expecting them to sit on my arm, but hoping for some kind of comfort between us.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-09
    I've never made friends with wild birds, but my parents have several bird feeders in their backyard which attract many different types of birds. Try getting a large wild bird feeder to hang in the tree and buy commercially prepared bird food made for conures. You could also add some fresh fruit, I am sure they would appreciate that! It will take a very long time to have them fully trust you, but it sounds like you've made a good start! The fact that they are chirruping towards you seems like they've already started warming up to you! Good job and good luck :)
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Tammie - 2006-10-08
I have a wonderful Half-Moon conure named Frankie. He is incredibly intelligent, happy, outgoing and a great talker. He is not yet 6 months old and says the following phrases, already:
Whatcha-doin?
Hello Frankie
Pretty Bird
Such a Pretty Bird
Good Boy
Step Up
Ouch (which he learned to say when he would nip my finger)
He whistles the "cat call" sound and is beginning to whistle the Andy Griffith Show song!

He's a great little bird, allows me to scratch his cheeks and head and loves attention. I'd recommend this species to anyone who is interested in a pet bird.

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