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Connie - 2012-12-31
My Jenday Conure is so sweet and loving. I came home from work one day for lunch and he was being amorous with one of his toys is this normal behavior I had never seen this happen before.

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mike silver - 2012-12-28
Hola trabajo en el zoologico de morelia Michoacan Mexico, tenemos una pareja de cotorras doradas pero una de ellas la hembra tiene una deformación de su pico como si fueras una cuchara pico inferios, asi mismo una hiperqueratinización del mismo, y no cierra su pico simetricamente, estoy preocupado por que puede que se encesite cirugia , se agradecen sus valiosos comentarios gracias.

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bepasmom@gmail.com - 2012-12-27
I have had my paddi for 4yrs.he was a hatchling when we got him'kalihi'.named after the town of kalihi,ohau Hawaii.my husband found him in a 'bird mill'he didn't even know what that was till I explained it.now back home in Wisconsin I have to tell you he is my best friend.he eats anything and everything he can he barely is ever in his cage and 'fathers'all 4 of my kids.he's the most loyal and loving thing I've ever saw and couldn't imagine life without him.we've been thru thick and thin and have went thru everything from severe biting to attitude to molting really bad to every behavior you can think of.call it gifted but I got him thru every step and now he just blows peoples minds.lol.gota live my conjure.good luck to all

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elisea - 2010-03-03
How do you know if it's a girl or boy?

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  • Anonymous - 2012-12-22
    Hello there! I wrote about my red-masked conure last year. I volunteer at the local bird santuary here in Indiana. I love Pete to pieces. He is like sunshine in the mornirng, although some 'She' turns pretty mean and want to attack everybody in the household. His botton started to get huge and red, I was fearful that 'She' was going to die and was searching for answers. She enjoy being on the empty pizza boxes, finally I remove the boxes thinking it was irritating her botton. Last night when I got home she laid 2 non fertile eggs. Her name now is not Peter, now she is Pretty Priscilla. By the way is very detrimental to their health to lay eggs, my uncle John she needs calcium shells and other nutrients. Some people can tell just by examining their physical features by looking at the eyes or the color of their beaks, plumage,etc. If you take you red headed conure to an expert avian he will look into their excreting and they find out if is a male or female by looking into their reproductive organs. That all I now! Like I said when I adopted Pete he was a boy, now I know she is 'lovely Priscilla'
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birdluver99 - 2012-12-19
Hey peeps, just chillin with my Green Cheeked Conure, Menu!

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Sharon - 2012-12-09
My Sun Conure pees when he flies and I was wondering what I could do to pervent that.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-12-09
    Do you mean that when he flies in the air or do you mean when he flies from your shoulder on down?  Parrots do not 'pee'.  They do poop but essentially it is not liquid it is droppings and a solid.  If your conures poop is not solid I would take him to the vet as something is wrong.  If the 'waste's solid and he is flying down from your shoulder - conures try theire best not to potty on their owners and return to cage or perch to 'poop'  
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irma reyeros - 2011-06-01
I found a cherry head conure, he fell from his moms nest. I nursed it back to a healthy parrot. However, I never wanted to trim her wings because I always thought if he flew away hell find many of his brothers and sisters in the area where I found him. But... I have been so sad because I kept him for a year and he was such an amazing bird. Very lovable, affectionate and good companion. I just did not think it was fare for me to keep him in captivity.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-01
    All a person can do is make the best decisions they can on the days they make them. I am glad you got to enjoy her for awhile and saved her life.
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caren - 2011-08-16
My redheaded conure was abused before I got it. It's plucking it's plucking it's feathers out. How do I get it to stop plucking.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-16
    WOW that is not fun and real rough to deal with. So much information and so many articles have been written - it can make a person nuts. In summary, most agree that birds pluck because they get stressed or bored. How to get out of the circle is the problem. First, try bathing with an aloe bird rinse - as the aloe seems to soothe the itching. Second, there are things like foragining toys or straw toys that they can easily tear apart and that seems to help. Letting them tear down paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, seems to help. Those toys where you put a roll of paper (cash register roll) and they pull it off and chew it up seems to help. Leaving them with movies like surfs up, cartoons with music seems to help.

    Giving them lots of attention, cuddle, talking any sort of stimulation seems to help. There is also those plastic collars which prevent them from chewing but conures really don't like them. I would try the toys, attention, bathing, aloe and even pieces of paper for them to chew up before I would try the collar and I don't know that I would try a collar on a conure.

    It isn't your fault. It isn't something you do. It is something where in the wild they would be busy 100% of the time just getting enough to eat. In captivity without stimulation, flocks and just attmpting to survive, some have a tendency to pluck. You have abuse and it is hard to turn around so just be patient and remember it looks like YUK to you but he thinks he is pretty. Now is a good time to start with toys, paper, bathing etc cuz molting. Some also just pluck during molting cuz the new feathers coming in itch them or prickle them. Conures usually love bathing and I pout mine in the kitchen sink with the sprinkerl on - he loves it. Makes a mess but he loves it.
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tara - 2012-09-02
I have a dusky Conure Willy. he is such a joy, my kids spend all thier time with him. He gets alot of love and he loves it. I have a concern about him though just last night he started shivering and been bit lathargic. I am really worried about him and can't wait till Monday to take him to the vet. Any Idea what those symptoms might be?? Can't imagin that something bad would happen to beautiful Willy.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-02
    I would get him to the vet as soon as possible - preferably before tues.  Till you can get him to the vet place a heating pad wrapped in a towel on low underneath or even inside his cage.  You can also shine a light onto his cage.  You need to keep him warm. 
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Mary - 2012-04-10
I had to go away on a trip (which is not the first time) and had my daughter caring for my two parrots a dusky conure and a quaker. They have both been together ever since I brought them home from the nursery 8 years ago. Now my quaker (Sierra) has throughout the years tried to mate with my conure (Duskie). I had been told they were both male...I do understand that sometimes mistakes happen and it doesn't matter because they are my family. But to get back to my question. When I came home there were two eggs at the bottom of the cage. I have to assume that Duskie laid them since it is always Sierra who tries to ride Duskie. I know nothing about breeding. Is it possible that the eggs were fertilized by my quaker?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-10
    Well, it is pretty obvious that one of them isn't a male. Yes, it is possible that a quacker can/will mate with a conure. Speices do cross mate. The egss may not be fertile as it usually takes a pair a clutch or two to cath on to what it is they are supposed to be doing. However, if the eggs are fertile and hatch - just enjoy them and welcome to motherhood. Some folks are just tootally opposed to cross breeding anything. The way I look at it - most of us in the United States are cross bred. My dad was Norwegian and my mom Scottish. My cousins dog is a yorkie poo - part yorkie and part poodle. So if someone is against it - hey ask them their background. The babies from this match will be adorable and obviously great pets. You can see photos of the cross at Conure Quaker Hybrid
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