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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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bird man - 2006-01-20
These type of conures are excellent companions. I myself have one and I'll never regret buying her. I recommend doing a lot of research about conures or any type of bird in that case. Although doing research and what not may be boring, trust me that it will pay off. I hate to say it but it's very common for people to just go out and get a bird thinking that it's a piece of cake :( . [It's not so easy to take care of any pet.] It breaks my heart when I hear about stories where people either give their pet to a shelter or even let it free outside to fend for its self :( . So please, if you put the time and effort into getting yourself a companion, like me you wont reget it :) .

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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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