Animal Stories - Patagonian Conure

Animal-World Information about: Patagonian Conure

   The Greater Patagonian Conure is sometimes known as the Burrowing Parrot or the Bank-burrowing Parrot. This is because they have been known to 'burrow' up to 6 FEET into the side of a cliff or a bank just to build their nest!
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sirjoe - 2011-11-29
I recently adopted 'Chula' a Patagonian Conure from a family member. I'm not familiar with how she was raised but she has become very territorial with my husband. She does not allow me to get near him when she is resting on his sholder. She snaps at me and chases me away. I love her however I dont think our family can give her the attention she requires because of this behavior. Please help!!!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-30
    Conures are normally very good family pets. They like the whole family. I would feed her treats with your hand when hubby is not around and see if she comes around. She was just moved and your hubby is a man and maybe a gal hurt Chula or maybe he is the tallest in the home and birds will always go high. I would wait and see if you can bring her around. Feed her treats with your hand. Talk to her. Whistle or sing. Try and spend some alone time with her without hubby around and make a friend.
Lawrence - 2011-07-09
I am a newbie in the bird world and have a singular parakeet that I dearly love and I am positive the feeling is mutual.It does my heart well to see so many people who love their birds as well. I too have cats and one has adopted Sammy and sleeps under his huge cage.The other cat looks at Sammy as a sandwich so I don't dare to let him roam free. I bought him a huge flight cage and filled with toys that I rotate. His cage is cleaned daily and we spend about three hours a day at the minimum interacting. We sing together but he doesn't talk but nevertheless he loves to sing duets. You folks made my day.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-09
    Somec cats are just fine with birds and some aren't. Usually the bigger birds bob the cat in the nose and the at just stays away but you have a little guy. I am glad you love him. I love birds.
Vickie Alber - 2011-01-11
I have had Farley my Patagonian Conure for 25 years. She was a wild caught import. She is very affectionate, talks well and loves her toys. Enjoys playing on the ground and finds mud holes wonderful entertainment. We have 6 other birds, a Scarlett macaw, Military macaw, Blue & gold macaw, Umbrella Cockatoo, African Gray and a Blue front Amazon. Farley gets along will with everyone, however she does put claims to being in charge and is very bossy.

Orla - 2010-11-14
I had had my patagonian conure named george who will be 8 in january 2010 and I love him to bits. Yes he is quite noisy but he was very traumatized when I got him from the last family that had him, they didn't like the sound but it's only now he's coming around and I can use a feather to rub his head and he's trying really hard to talk, if anything happens to him it will be like losing my baby and the cats adore him as well they sleep by his cage and won't go near him but he has a whole room to himself as well.

Sharon - 2009-03-12
James, I am so sorry to hear about your lost! Rest assure she wasn't just a silly little bird....she was your companion and friend. You will miss her but she is waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge. There you two will be together once again. Huge Birdie Hugs coming your way from all of us here.

Andrea - 2008-09-29
I have had my patty, Ziggy, for about a year now. He's sitting with me as I write and "grooming" my face. He's a lovebug. He can be kinda loud, but thats okay with me. He cracks me up because he'll get into these moods where he talks and talks. Some of his words are not very clear, but he sounds so cute when he talks. He is even potty trained and lets me know when he has to use the bathroom.

Jitterbug - 2008-08-16
My patti jitterbug loves to go outside, he has never flown off, he climbs up and down the stairs and loves to eat with me. Often getting his own plate and cup at dinner time, dosen't like water much but when he wants a bath he lets me know. Very clean and lovable, he loves to follow me around and when he cant find me he calls for me until I go and pick him back up, patti's are such lovable and great animals.

Chrissy Knight - 2008-08-15
Patagonian is not 'big feet' in means 'of Patagonia' which is a geographic region containing the southernmost portion of South America. Mostly located in Argentina and partly in Chile, it comprises the Andes mountains to the west and south, and plateau and low plains to the east.
The name Patagonia comes from the word patagon used by Magellan to describe the native people who his expedition thought to be giants.

Shira - 2007-10-11
My pets name is Bazz. Im crazy about him and I cant imagine life without him. love my parrot for ever!

DAWN - 2007-07-22
I have a patty named Ozzy. I have had her for about 6 yrs now and we are so attached to each other. She does get very noisy with what I call her singing. I was told she was a male when i got her but 2 yrs ago he laid eggs HAHA! She is outside her cage full time. She sleeps in her blankie. She burrows under it. it is the cutest thing. She prefers to walk instead of fly and follows me everywhere I go. She is also a "closet" talker. But she does like to laugh whenever she hears me laughing. she sounds so evil lol. She loves taking baths and splashing water everywhere. Most of the time she goes in the shower with me and plays in the water. She's not so friendly with the rest of my family but she tolerates them. She has never once bitten me. And she knows better than to bite my kids. A very intelligent bird, and she can follow commands and i swear she understands me when i am talking to her or lecturing her about something lol. Ozzy has been loose flying outside. She will ignore me calling her for a little bit but she always comes back and lands on me. I don't recommend doing that unless your patty is extremely attached to you. But she loves it soaring and screaming :)