Animal Stories - Jenday Conure

Animal-World Information about: Jenday Conure

   The Jenday Conure is probably the best known of the Aratinga conures, as well as being one of the most popular and commonly kept!
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Joree - 2008-12-29
Our Jenday, Gizzy, got out late one afternoon and headed for the sunset. We do not clip her wings. I looked until it got dark and then just came home. I got up the next morning and drove around the neighborhood, just listening. She is very loud and if she squawked, I would hear her. Sure enough, I heard her! She was up in a globe willow that looked just like the one in my back yard. The owners of the house did not speak English, but let me crawl out onto their garage roof. Gizzy was very happy to see me and was singing and whistling but was afraid to let go of the tree branch to fly to me. My next door neighbor was out looking too and stopped. She handed me a branch, which I whacked the limb Gizzy was on. Off she flew! "Where's she headed?" I yelled to my neighbor. She yelled back," Straight to you!". And here comes Gizzy, wings out-stretched, feet full forward, Wham onto my chest and straight down my shirt, singing and whistling. She loves to be inside one of our shirts. We have "bird clothes" so she can snuggle and coo. Yes, she's spoiled rotten!

kazza - 2008-11-20
I was given a lovely Jenday a few weeks ago she is absolutely gorgeous and keeps trying to feed me (which is not very nice). She hates being in her cage and has to be out all the time or she shrieks and screams. I am going to have to buy a huge perch for her. My son adores her too, and she is very playful, but nippy

Bobby H. - 2008-10-20
Skittles is my conure's name. He is half Jenday and half Sun conure. He is 5 months old, he is very inquisitive and very playful. Any opportunity he has to spend time with us is welcomed immensely. He will do anything for attention. I've never had a bird before, but Skittles has made a bird lover out of me.

Bobbi - 2008-08-16
I bought my jenday conure, Rainbow, 2 months ago. He is truly one of the most amazing animals I have ever seen! Though he can be quite noisy, there is never a dull moment with him in the house! I bought him a second cage for the bedroom, so that when I sleep, he can see me and sleep too. He has a nap tent and he absolutely seems to be loving life here. I am loving him more every day, he's such a spoiled little fellow already! While these birds are relatively small, their personalities certainly are very large indeed!

birdbrain4u - 2008-05-29
I've lived with my conure friend 'Cricket' for over 15 years now. What an affectionate little bundle of quirks, squawks, chirps,shrieks and craziness he is! He's out the moment I get home until I leave wor work the next day, and then he voluntarily goes back into his cage. At night he sleeps in the bureau. He's taken over two drawers there.
One has his chew toys and treats in it, the other is where he sleeps. He's my best friend.

Sarita - 2008-05-17
I have Jenday. I think it is a male but not sure. About a month ago the bird went on my friends shoulder and my friend was going out. He did not know the bird was on his shoulder. He started to open the door to go out, not realizing the bird was on him. The bird got scared and, guess what?, the bird flew away. I started to cry. I went outside and called the bird. I went back and forth for abut 4 hours calling the birds name, crying. My girfriend was there and we even put the birds picture on the internet, a sight for lost animals. My friend's boyfriend went in his car looking and my girlfriend help me look for the bird. After 3 1/2 half hours my girfriend said the bird could be anywhere by now. When we went around the corner I heard birds so I called my birds name. No bird, so we went in the house, but something told me to go out again. I went out by myself around the corner where I had heard the birds and called the birds name. No bird, so as I was crossing the street to a corner house like mine I again called the the birds name, by the way the bird is jaber, and all of a sudden I see a bird flying. The bird went to the corner house and was just sitting on the grass. I called my friend who was in my house. She came running but the gate was locked and no one was home. So she went to get the cage and put the cage in the gate and thought the bird would fly in it, but it did not. The bird was scared, so she told me to keep talking to the bird. I told her I had a ladder in the house so she went and got it and climb in the gate with a towel and the cage. The bird flew in the cage. The marvel of the story is that Jenday's are such loving birds. Thanks to my friend for climbing in the gate. The bird is loving because it heard my voice and flew over to the corner house because he thought it was mine. I am the happiest person now that I got my bird back. That's my baby, I do not have kids.

Caitlin - 2007-02-24
We have a Jenday Conure named Max, and he is the most beautiful, friendly bird I have ever met in my life. It's because of Max that I am such a bird-loving person. He is still a baby, almost one, and he is such an amazing little guy. He loves to take showers with us and sleep in our beds, and as soon as anyone gets home, they immediately take him out, sit him on the counter, and give him a snack. (He can't be cooped up in his cage all day, can he?) The only problem we've ever had is the squawking, which we easily got used to in the first week or so of him living here. Max is going to be a part of our family for a long time!

Kelley - 2006-10-19
Jimmy, our Jenday Conure, joined our family nearly ten years ago and he is happiest when being held. When we get home, his cage is immediately opened and he spends all of his time on the perch above it. His cage has to be in the kitchen where he can observe and be a part of all activities. He has a perch with a suction cup on it so that he can take showers with us and it is so much fun. He sings his very best and enjoys himself fully. He is always the life of the party, and even the most timid new visitors become huge fans of his by the visits end. Whenever anyone comes to our house, they make a beeline for Jimmy. He is a spectacular bird, so much personality, love, and intelligence!

Erin - 2006-10-01
I am owned by three Jenday Conures, Fender and Gibson(the twins!) and Beep, our newest arrival. The twins are 4 years old, and were parent raised. They are sweet, and clownish, but not into cuddling.... They talk all the time, and are incredibly smart. They enjoy being with us, but prefer not to be "held", would rather just sit with us. Beep is younger, about a year and a half, and was hand fed as a baby. He is a lot more interested in being held, and cuddles some. All three came from environments where not all of their needs were met, and so we are working through several behavior issues with each bird, but they are incredible animals, great pets for someone who has patience and time to devote to them, and very intelligent.

Karen - 2006-07-01
Hello! My fiance and I purchased Zazu, our four-month-old Jenday/Sun Conure mix, about two weeks ago. Already, he is well acclimated, playing constantly and desiring lots of attention. I must say, as my thirteen-year-old cockatiel, Eo, passed away about a month ago, I thought it would take some time to feel attached to Zazu. Due to his carefree, loving demeanor, however, I could not help but absolutely adore him. He is so well natured and a wonderful addition to our family. As long as you can accept the somewhat frequent, loud chirping, I highly recommend this breed.