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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 came to live with two Nanday Conures when I married my husband. Coming from another country, I had never met the birds and didn't know what I was in for. We also have cockatiels and a few others which I love, but the Conures are so loud and aggressive. I would absolutely dance for joy if my husband would agree to find them a new home. Their screeching makes it impossible to give my toddler daughter a nap, and is very aggravating to my nerves. There is no place in our house we can put them without hearing the noise. I can even hear it when I go outside and across the street from our house.
Please think hard before adopting one.
Jack the Nanday came from an Animal Shelter; he was lucky to have found a rescuer, as on his last leg he was!
He was a biteybutt for quite a while, but persisting with gentleness, treats, love - he finally relented when he just HAD to get a head&neck scratch! Now he's a cuddlebug - oh, he'll make like he's going to bite, but just gentle pressure, like a dog who mouths the hand to show affection.
Jack's interaction with others has probably been quite limited; he's learning some new things now. Latest is throwing soda cans off of the top of his cage. Heh. I laugh at how he watches them fall and bounce. Then we both laugh together!
I love Jackey Jack! - did from the first moment. He might learn to speak clearly (he mumbles quite a bit) - I don't care though; he's my sweetie!
My Nanday Conure, Baby, is my first bird and what a learning experience! I scratch her head, neck and under her wings and she cuddles my face, gives me kisses and has learned a few difficult words. "Beautiful Baby", "My Baby" and "Hey Gorgeous" aren't very clear to anyone but me, but "Big Bird", "Dance" and "Peek-a-boo" are as clear as a child. She hides and when I say "Where's Baby?" she pops out and says "Peek-a-boo!", her favorite word for fun. She loves to dance with varying styles and favors rock and jazz. It took a little learning to see that only the gentlest and loving behavior got the results I wanted from her. She is so sweet and wants so much to please. She needs so much attention though! I had her out all the time when I got her, spoiled her and now she screams if I leave her side. Twice she managed to fly away outside, once despite clipped wings and it took me overnight to get her back, but her loud cry made her findable and it was nice to know she wanted to come to me and kept screaming for me until I got her. I don't let her near an open door or window any more. She lights up my life and I love her immensely!
I have a Nandayus Nenday that I got for my birthday. He was given to my parents from these people in my town that moved. We believe he has had two owners before us. His name is George and he is very loud. I just read this page and I am going to try to be kinder to him. He bites everyone and so I have decided I don't care and I am going to let him bite me to see if he will stop.
Fifteen years ago I went into a pet store to get out of the rain and while I was wandering around close to the bird cages, a nanday conure stepped onto my shoulder. She has been my baby ever since. I didn't know if she was a boy or girl so after ten years I decided to have her sexed. The DNA test was sent off and a week before we got the results she laid a single egg...only one she has ever laid. Go figure. Once, on a trip to the vet, the bottom fell out of her cage and she escaped. I was hysterical but after 5 hours of looking I heard her "screech". I called her name (Nandie) and every time I did she screeched again leading me to her. Another time my cat somehow escaped from the bedroom where I always keep her when Nandie is out. She caught Nandie after a frantic chase. After a trip to the ER vet clinic and 10 days of intense antibiotics, she was no worse for wear. She says "hello", "want some water", "bye bye" and "you're my baby". I don't know how long Nandays live but I hope it's a LONG time.
I have a Nanday named Andy .He is a year old. When I first got him he was very shy , but now he is friendly and can not wait til I get home so he can come out of his cage and play.
Nandays are absolutely adorable! I might get one...
About 7 years ago I was returning from lunch at my place of employment when I heard a loud noise from the tree above. As I was looking to see what it was, this beautiful young bird flew to my shoulder. I have had her since then. I thought it was a male but a year ago she left me 4 eggs so I guess I was wrong. I have to say that she is the joy of my life. She is loving, playful and spoiled rotten. She has captured my husband's heart as well although he thinks she gets more attention than he does. At any rate, Nanday's are wonderful, mine, Nikki, is seldom really noisy, only when she wants to go to bed and then she screams "Night night" or when she wants to be uncovered or anytime anyone comes to the door or walks down the street or the icecream man goes by. She also mimics the sound of the garage door opening and says several things although she speaks very quietly when talking. Nanday's are very easy to train and a joy to have.
i have a nanday, his birthday was yesterday, hes five now. He likes to yell a lot, but he is still so cool! he is now gonna be a father, with a monk parakeet, dont ask me how, but the two have spent months in the same cage and yesterday, she laid an egg!
Even though they are very loud they are very funny and loving. They are very loyal. Ours thinks he is a watch dog.T hey are very very cute. Dont be alarmed if you wake up and they are laying on their backs, it is very normal.