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Amber - 2006-02-11
Thank you for your website. It helped me decide to get my loving BCC named simone. He says hello, makes kissing noises, and mocks a couple of little noises when he hears someone else make them first because hes shy. He is a big part of my life and I dont know what I would do without him.

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Sherry - 2012-07-07
Hello I just wanted to introduce myself. I have just adopted a Golden Capped Conure and a question is all of a sudden she is attacking my son (22 years old) everytime he trys to pet or have her go to him he was going to him - but now won't ?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-07
    Most likely the Gold Cap has decided that you are his/her mate and is attacking the competition.  Rather than your son trying to pick up or pet the Gold cap, have your son just be around him, talking, possible little piece of toast as a treat.  Make friends.  Usually the conure will 'allow' other members into the family and maybe just re aquaint your son to the Gold cap.
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shari shovan - 2011-06-28
i have a male and female lovebird. She always has one to six eggs in her nesting box. I take her eggs so she won't have any babies. Am I doing wrong by taking her eggs and disposing of them? Please give me an answer. I am making myself sick not knowing.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-28
    I understand why you are taking her eggs, unfortunately, there can be some serious consequences. You have a male and female lovebird and it is natural for them to want to mate. I don't know if the eggs are fertile but neither do they. Your female will keep laying eggs and very likely run a severe calcium shortage. She utilizes her calcium to produce the shell on the egg and therefore will deplete her own. The second problem is she is constantly laying additional eggs which is very hard on her. She lays an egg in an attempt to have a chick and the egg is removed so she lays another egg. She runs the risk of losing her health entirely. Leave the eggs and let nature take its course. She may not sit the eggs but at least she will stop laying eggs for awhile. I would also put a calcium supplement such as cuttle bone or those fruit flavored calcium blocks in the cage as soon as possible. Don't make yourself sick - or get upset. We all learn and no harm done.
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Devin - 2003-08-12
I have a gold-capped conure. His name is chilly. He is very funny and loves to hang out with me. Chilly likes everyone but he doesnt care for them as much as me. Chilly likes to play with his toys and his mineral blocks. He tends to hate cudle bones though. chilly also likes to go under things such as blankets and my arm. I am glad to have him and I am hoping to get another conure. They are my favorit type of parrot.

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  • Dawn - 2010-09-16
    I have two gold-capped conures that i am selling. please contact me. asmith5192000@gmail.com
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Toni Meyer - 2012-07-04
Hi I have a 2 year old I was told that it was a male. How can you tell if it's a male or female?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-04
    The only 100% way to determine if it is a male or female is through DNA sexing.  You can purchase the DNA sexing kits in the back of the Bird Talk magazine in the classifieds.  A breeder would be able to tell you with about 75% accuracy whether it is a male or female by the shape of the head.  The males head is flatter and the females head is a smooth curve from the eyes up and over the top of the head to the neck.  The males head just looks flatter from the side.  Other than that, if it ever lays an egg - it is a female.
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Sandra - 2013-02-20
We have a pair of gold cap conures that have laid one egg this week. Last year the proven sexed female (the other we think is male) laid three eggs but they broke. Now while she is nesting on this egg she frequently chirps for long periods of time. Is this normal? Is this a sign she is sick? Should I be worried?

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Ramdhan Cindy - 2012-05-17
Hi my name is Cindy. I just got a 3 month old Golden -capped Conure as a mothers day gift. I been trying to bond with him. He won't let me touch him. Everytime I try he bites my finger. I try takin him out of his cage he won't budge. I left the door open he still wont come out. I don't know how to aproach him so am asking if anyone has any tips on how to train him. It will be greatly apreciated thank you. I need help.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-17
    First you have to get him out of his cage but don't put your hand in the cage to get him out. Put his food and water outside the cage. You can pput millet or pieces of apple outside the cage. He will come out. Once he is out just talk to him, sing, laugh act nutty do whatever so he realizes you aren't scary or a threat. Eat with him - start feeding him with your hand something like cheerios. You now have him out of his cage and you can feed him with your hand --- here comes the hard part. Make a fist and see if he tries to bite the back of your hand. No way can a bird bite a tight fist - keep your thum down. Let him get used to doing this and realize it does not bother you but it doesn't hurt him either. At this stage you can try and just have him get up on your hand. You are relaxed as you realize he can't hurt you with the bite on your fist and he is relaxed cuz he realizes you aren't going to hurt him. If that works then you are home free. If you try this and stillnot comfortable or doesn't work then here's the really hard scary part -- just pick him up - just pick him up. If you think he is going to bite, put a towel over him and pick him up in the towel. Now hold him - he might be in a towel but just hold him. Uncover his little head and slowly pet the top of his head. Hold him close to your chest so he can hear your heart beating. This process could take a few weeks so go slow - real slow. It is more important that you learn the birds body language than it is for you to go fast.
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Carol Ann - 2010-01-06
We have a white eyed male named Oshi. He is a crack up, wants to talk and sing, loves music and be bops to songs he likes, and starts croak singing... so funny. He loves to play peek-a-boo and hide under a blanket till you find him, and he laughs like an old man. Hilarious bird buddy...

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Stephanie - 2012-08-25
If you live In Illinois around the Chicago land area there's a pet shop that had three for sale right now. There do amazing and friendly. I love them so much!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-26
    Queen is so great - I have one I play with all the time.  I even let him on my perch. 
  • Dave - 2013-05-26
    can you let me know the name of the pet shop with the golden conures? Thank you!
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Tara - 2013-05-23
Nesting questions. Our nanday started laying eggs ten days ago. We have a jenday but do not know if it is male or female. The nanday mom is very protective of her eggs. We haven't candled them yet because she gets so upset. Her 1st egg was 10 days ago. About 3 days later she laid another one. Today she laid another one, about 5 or six days after the second one. The first two eggs have dark spots on them now. Is this a sign of life or death. It could be poop too. If they are not fertile will she stop nesting after a while? If the first ones are getting old and yucky how will I know and will that hurt the third egg? The third egg has a small crack indented in one side. Would anyone recommend repairing it? I have heard of people using glue or white-out. I intend to let the mother raise them if they hatch so I am not concerned about taking them to incubate myself. I will feel kind of bad if they are not fertile because she is so dedicated to them. Any suggestions? :)

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-24
     Your hen is  in egglaying mode, but if there's no male then the eggs are not fertile. Laying more than one is not unusual and it's important that you supplement her diet with calcium at this time to keep her healthy and prevent egg-binding. Don't take her eggs from her until she is disinterested in them, which is usually about 4 - 6 weeks. Inexperience females may accidently break an egg, and it can start to smell. Both broken eggs and removing her eggs will stimulate her to lay more, so the best bet is to get some artificial conure/cockatiel eggs to replace any broken ones with. Make sure she is eating. She may incubate the eggs for long periods of time, so you may want to move the food and water close to her nest.
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