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Queen of Bavaria Conure
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This juvenile Nanday Conure or Black-hooded Parakeet is about 5 months old. He is a super sweet bird by anybody's standards!
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I found a Nanday in Boynton Beach, Florida earlier this year, we call it Jillian. It's been with me about 4 months and I am happy to say I think it finally gets it that I'm not out to hurt it. It learned tricks in a matter of minutes and finally stepped off its cage and onto my hand without freaking out! This is a great bird, and the more I learn about it, the more I come to appreciate how someone must really miss it. Talks too! Often. As much as it is challenging to own one now, I feel it is quite a (free) gift. Lots more to learn.
I just rescued a Nanday Conure and a Dusky Conure from the animal shelter along with his mate. I have no knowledge of their previous life. I was having a difficult time when he first arrived, his biting and screaming was horrendous. I am trying to win him over by hand feeding him, tonight 6/24/09 was the first time I actually had him perch on my hand and then on my shoulder. Once there he just made sounds and nibbled on my earrings. I have been feeding him treats such as fresh apples and he absolutely loves millet spray. I love to watch him and his mate interact. I was not informed of his name or if he even was given one. I named him Noah and he mimics one sound. He does screech every time anyone enters his space. I am hoping he will out grow that... please someone tell me he will. I am searching further information on their eating habits. Feel free to share any information. I really want to build a healthy relationship with them both.
I have a nanday conure and his name is Paulie, I love him so dearly, he talks a little and barks like a little puppy and he even loves to dance to music. Paulie is the Boss around here at night. When he say's goodnight, it's goodnight! He wants the lights out. I would Love to get him a female mate for him. Fran
These pets are usually friendly when you treat them right.
My nanday's name is Charlie and he is such a little attention seeker! I let him out every morning and he stays out until 10:30 and then goes back in to sleep. He has to be with you ALL the time, I can't even go to the toilet without him flying in and sitting on my shoulder. He loves music and bobs his head up and down to the beat, he's adorable. But as adorable as he is, he's very naughty. He's started flying onto the table when we eat and stealing things from our plates! he doesn't like the vacuum cleaner, and lets you know this by screaming annoyingly. He also doesn't like it when you put your coat on, he's obviously learned that when you do this you are leaving him for a while. He loves being cuddled. He sits on my chest just under my chin and when I stroke his head he closes his eyes and his feathers expand!, he makes a purring sort of noise, and sometimes he even falls asleep! I also make kissing noises and he mimics the noise back to me. He's a funny little thing thats for sure and I wouldn't ever part with him.
Summer and our third year with Coo, and learning about Hormonal Rage. I got my nose well attacked today. A new cage in the living room and Coo is getting territorial about it. I uncovered the cage and let him out early this morning, MISTAKE. Should stick with a late morning schedule and keep the cage covered 12 hours until the end of July when the hormones slow down and the biting stops. Cuddly bird but always gets mean in the summer! Love my Nanday, hate mating season.
my nanday's name is is bob. very affectionate and loves apples. loud and needs lots of time.
i have a cross between a sun and nanday. her name is keiven and is about 14 years old. hehe a year older than me. i've had her in my family for about 5 years and she's been a sweetie yet she can sometimes get agressive and draw blood. just recently she shattered her wing since her bones were thin because of nesting, so she's in a quiet small cage. she has been on painkillers, calcium, and anitbiotics. so far its been about 2 weeks since the fall and she is doing great.
for those of you who are having problems with biting and gnawing, just keep at it. be gentle, speak to them in a nice voice, and give them treats. they enjoy that, and will eventually start being a little angel. took about 1-2 weeks for me when we got her. =]
Lori in Ontario Canada
I just recently was given a Nanday conure who came from a home where the people had no time for him. I named him Gizmo. I am the third and forever owner. Gizmo can be so affectionate and very loveable. I love Gizmo despite his loud screeching plus I have 8 other birds in an apt bldg. At first I wasnt too sure about the noise but he has settled in quite quickly. Gizmo loves music, also loves to dance, bark, and eat.
I do have biting issues with Gizmo but in time he will gain my trust.
I have always wanted a parrot bigger than a cockatiel and now I have Gizmo and a Green cheek conure with 4 male tiels, 2 male budgies, and 1 male canary.
I love all my birds the same and would not trade it for anything else in the world.
My Nanday Conure, Karly, and I had a rough start. He was always biting me. I would get so frustrated that I would just give him a time out. I know that yelling, even if I am in pain, makes it worse. I tried every thing. So, I showered him with love and soft baby talk. Well, that was it. He loves to be cooded and talked to like the "beautiful baby" he is and when I treat him so swell, I receive the same treatment in return. They have a gentle side to them in which they love to be treated like a baby. Try it and you will be rewarded.