Animal Stories - Half-Moon Conure

Animal-World Information about: Half-Moon Conure

   A happy little bird, the Half-Moon Conure has a wonderful temperament and is very friendly. They are very popular and fun pets!
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Denise - 2009-12-20
I have a Half Moon that is about 33 yr. old, I am his only owner.
As of this morning he is not using his feet. He stays still and can't grip anything.
I am worried about him. Can you help?
Lake Forest CA

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  • Anonymous - 2010-05-19
    My Mango was of the post makes me hope he is still alive and being your greatest companion.
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.

darrell - 2008-10-15
I would love to purchase a Halfmoon Conure if anyone knows of any.


Red - 2008-07-16
I purchased a Half Moon Conure abou 5 Years ago from a local pet store that specializes in Birds. He was hand raised and hand weaned. We brought PACO home and It was love at first bite. Paco is very active but seems to get real cranky during periods of high humidity. Paco screams my name when she wants attention or to play. She loves peanuts and french fries, and coke a cola is also a favorite of paco's. Also has a big liking for salt. This Bird can make life miserable if she wants too or is ignored. Very smart, likes to bite people and then laugh like a person, it is too funny.

Les Shulman - 2008-06-07
I purchased Payno (short for jalapeno) seven months ago when he was about ten weeks old near where I live in central Mexico. Although parent raised, within a week he readily and eagerly stepped up and enjoyed being handled, even being stroked on his back. He seems to take pleasure in outscreaming my cockatiel, four parakeets, and cardinal. He is a heart stealing protective delight who only shows his sweet and loving side to me. While I excercise in the morning he takes tremendous joy in flying back and forth from his cage to his playground about 12 feet away and then repeatedly bowing to my applause. His favorite activity seems to be climbing onto my wide brimmed sombrero and inverting himself while he beaks my ears, nose, lips, and back. Payno is everything - playful, loving, resourceful, independent - one could want from a companion bird.

Paige - 2007-09-03
I had a half moon conure named Chip he was the cutest thing ever. He would squeeze through my door in the morning just to get next to my face and wake me up. He absolutely loved hot cheetohs and coffee. He was extremely protective of me and would fly and bite anyone's face who he didn't want near me. The only girl he liked was me. He would sound like a microwave and loved to pretend he was a zipper. We let him fly freely around the house and he was seriously part of the family. Everyone was devestated on 8-21-07 when he was killed by a hawk who pulled half his wing through his cage while he was outside and killed him. This bird and my budggie were the only birds I have ever had that got away outside and always flew back to me. I will definitely miss him.

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  • faith raymond - 2010-04-15
    Did the hawk attack Chip while Chip was in his cage or house. I was going
    to take my conure out on the porch in a small cage but now fear predators.
    Will you explain better how Chip was hurt. I do not want this to happen if I
    can avoid it.
Janice G - 2007-07-19
I had purchased a half moon conure a month ago. He was 4 months old. He was slow at weening, so I wasn't able to bring him home until just yesterday. I took him to the vet for a check-up, as required by the store's health guarantee.

Bloodwork was part of the routine check-up. He was taken to a back room. When he came out he didn't look right. He was very wobbly. The vet took him in the back again. When he came out he seemed better. 3 hours later he died in my hand at home.

I have been searching for answers and I think the same thing happened that happened to Alvaro Gonzalez in his post on 7/10/07.

Everybody please be aware of this. We found out the hard way.

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  • faith raymond - 2010-04-15
    This is terrible. I wonder what the vet did. I am now afraid to take
    my conure to the vet.
Micki - 2007-05-29
I was brought up with parakeets, but two weeks ago I bought my first half-moon conure. He was about 12 weeks old and was hand fed as a baby. It was love at first sight. He let me hold him and play with him in pet shop for almost an hour before we took him home. 'Banjo' loves attention and would rather be with people more than on his play area. He already is letting me scratch his head and will lay on his back for a tummy scratch. He lets me pick him up and will come up near the side of my face to cuddle. First thing in the morning and when I return home after work, he makes all sorts of noise to get my attetion so I will talk to and play with him. Can't wait to see what he does after some real training!

Jennifer - 2007-01-01
I have a half-moon conure named Pumpkin but he seems to respond better to "NO" or "QUITO". He will be 3yrs old february 25th. He is so smart and he loves to shower every day, right under the faucet in the laundry room. He does not have a cage, he's well behaved and stays on his gym, but most of the day he is on my shoulder. A little too spoiled, if you do not pick him up he walks over to you and climbs up your pants and gives you a kiss. He is the best. I have never had a pet as loving and affectionate as Pumpkin. It is amazing, and he gets jealous if somebody hugs me, very protective my little guy... -Jen

GABY - 2006-10-17
My Orange Fronted Conure died yesterday, his name was Polly and he was very special to me and my Family. It was an unexpected death and I wish I knew why he passed. He was very overprotective of me and he didn't like anyone to get near me especially not my boyfriend, he always gave me lots of kisses and showed me lots of love. He was a very special part of all our lives. He use to sleep, eat, play, and even take showers with us. I honestly think he thought he was a human. He will truly be missed. R.I.P. Polly