Animal Stories - Peach-fronted Conure


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   The Peach-fronted Conure is one active, fun-packed little bird... and can be a great companion!
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Josie Carnington - 2005-08-14
I've been reading about peach-fronted conures for a few days now and would love to have one. I am just a kid but I'm going to try and save up my money to try and get one. You might be thinking that I'm probably going to change my mind in a few days, but I'm not. Those conures are very hard to resist. I was at Petco yesterday and there are usually just parakeets but this time there was actually a peach-fronted conure. It was so beautiful. I looked at the price and it was 300 dollars. I think that I will be saving for a while for that bird. Anyway it was so cute and I got to feed it. I think this would be a good pet for anyone my age.

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  • nice dragon - 2010-07-01
    I am glad you have made a plan about your future peach fronted conure. That bird will be happy to have such a thoughtful owner.
  • marissa - 2011-02-03
    I have one and I am only 13 and it is the best bird, anyone of all ages could have one!
  • Janelle - 2011-12-25
    Josie , we read your story today and I know you posted it years ago. I just wondred if you ever got your bird? And if so how do u like it ?
  • Linda - 2014-07-09
    Try to buy your birds at pet stores that socialize them and not keep them in cages.
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jerry miller - 2014-06-16
I got a wild caught PFC in '85 when I got out of the navy and started college, It took two years to 'finger train' her, but well worth gaining her trust! playfull, affectionate, smarter than I expected. A true companion, whose 'noise' was welcoming living alone, she literally took away the loneliness in my academic quest. She was with me until thanksgiving 1999, when I had to have her put down at UC Davis Vet. because she was so sick and weak from liver cancer and there was no treatment, it had gone to far. Even in the end she was a 'good bird'. I let the University do the necropsy so that something could be learned (both for myself and help avian medicine) turned out she had Avian Papiloma Virus that created the sores through her liver/GI track that turned cancerous and that being wild caught back then, she could of had it from parents of quarantine process, impossible to say.... I still miss her.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-06-27
    Sounds like she was a wonderful companion... and you were too:) I understand how you still miss her, but your memories are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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McLean - 2014-06-08
My father got a Peach Front in 1996. Its name is Chico. Upon my dads passing in 1998 in inherited Chico. Chico seems to find attachments with males. Chico is a wonderful member of the family. He is a great mimic. He has an amazing laugh and it seems like he always knows the right time to do it. Last year in 2013 when added a Yellow Crowned Amazon and. The get along well. Chico and be loud at times but it usually means he needs or wants something.

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Nadine Davis - 2003-08-29
I have a peach front too. I have had it since 96. It is a very loving bird. I have taught it to say a lot of words.
I named my bird Peaches to. He will say "give Mamma some
sugar. What you doing baby. He always puts an extra pitch to baby. He also says a lot of other things. Goodmorning, I love you. Let me out. He likes to be with me and cuddly in my hair. So if you want a pet bird, this is the way to go.
2003/08/29

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  • sherri carr - 2010-03-16
    i also have a peach face conure and a quaker and they are best friends to each other she likes to sit on my head also she laid 3 eggs and I am waiting to see what happens her name is micheal and his is critter and they say a lot of words good morning pretty baby and so on they are like kids and my world to me .03/16/10 sherri carr
  • Lile - 2013-10-28
    Can you tell me if your peach fronted conure screeches or has a terrible call. I am thinking of buying one but am afraid after I have heard sun conures screech as I live in a condo.
  • Mark Barnett - 2013-12-23
    Peach Fronted Conures have a MUCH smaller voice than Sun Conures! They are VERY sweet birds. They are much quieter than Quakers too.
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shari shovan - 2011-06-28
i have a male and female lovebird. She always has one to six eggs in her nesting box. I take her eggs so she won't have any babies. Am I doing wrong by taking her eggs and disposing of them? Please give me an answer. I am making myself sick not knowing.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-28
    I understand why you are taking her eggs, unfortunately, there can be some serious consequences. You have a male and female lovebird and it is natural for them to want to mate. I don't know if the eggs are fertile but neither do they. Your female will keep laying eggs and very likely run a severe calcium shortage. She utilizes her calcium to produce the shell on the egg and therefore will deplete her own. The second problem is she is constantly laying additional eggs which is very hard on her. She lays an egg in an attempt to have a chick and the egg is removed so she lays another egg. She runs the risk of losing her health entirely. Leave the eggs and let nature take its course. She may not sit the eggs but at least she will stop laying eggs for awhile. I would also put a calcium supplement such as cuttle bone or those fruit flavored calcium blocks in the cage as soon as possible. Don't make yourself sick - or get upset. We all learn and no harm done.
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Pam - 2012-03-17
I am looking for a Peach Fronted Conure. I live in VA.

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  • DENISE MEECE - 2012-06-01
    I have a peach conure named Jax. The house I live in now is not friendly to his social needs. He needs someone who can make him part of their family. He spends alot of time alone and this makes him unhappy. I would love to give him to the right person.
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Margaret - 2009-11-08
We just got a Peach Fronted Conure and he/she is so pretty. He kind of bites a little, though. Biting more each day, so I'm trying to find something on training him. Anyway, we all love him so far! My son, who is 11, wanted a Conure badly and researched and looked for a long time before finding "Chico" in a pet store. Great bird!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-20
    Biting or grabbing?  They use their beak to hang on or climb a tree.  If they feel like they are going to fall, they grab with their beak which hurts but just a little.  Biting - you can tell if he is going to bite by his body language.  The head comes down and feathers go back and wings out - or just two of these behaviors.  The eyes usually dialate.  That just means they do not want to be bothered and have a headache.  They just want to be by themselves or don't like what you are doing.  My opinion, biting is pretty unusual for a conure unless frightened or losing balance.  Think about what is happening that he is biting (or grabbing) and when he goes to do it put your hand or thyumb directly under his bottom beak, which will prevent him from opening his mouth, and yell a big 'NO'.    The upper beak looks intimidating but it is the bottom of the beak that has the strength.  If you just hold his beak closed and yell a big 'NO' he should get the message.  I'd still really look to see what is happening cuz most conures are real velcro birds and get along with everyone.  They will nip if losing their balance or afraid.  I do not cli[ a conures wings as they always have flown directly to me or a member of the home.  They are one parrot that just doesn't climb down from their cage and walk.  Easily potty trained and fly back to perch or cage to poop.  If wings are clipped, possibly afraid.  Look at the behavior and what is happening.  I am not saying he is not biting because it is possible but you can stop that by closing his beak. 
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J.Schmac - 2003-07-28
I have a peach fronted conure. Don't know the sex.
He is very attached to me and me only. Does not allow
my husband or anyone else near me. He is very lovable
but can be quite nippy, which I have not been able to
find a solution to yet. He has to be with me--will
not sit on a perch or playpen. He will fly to me. He
gets depressed if I do not take him out of his cage to
be with me. It would be 24/7 if it was up to him. I do
have him with me at least 5 or 6 hrs a day. He has other
bird companions which consist of a green cheeked conure,
2 cockatiels and 5 parakeets. He also talks quite a lot.
mainly several words together.

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  • tanwir - 2012-08-18
    do the parakeets live in the same cage as a peack front conure
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marlo - 2012-03-12
I have a female half moon and a male peach front conure..would they be able to have offspring?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-12
    Yes - conures can cross breed.
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SilentWarrior - 2007-07-22
I have a peach fronted Conure, what a wonderful bird. We did a lot of research, but honestly, only because my bird choose me. I never thought of owning a bird. I often considered falconry, but never a small parrot. Take your time and research, research, research. You will have a great pet and friend for a long time if you care for your bird. DO NOT do impulse shopping because it is cute. Too often I have seen people selling their conures.
For those of you doing your research, whilst she can squawk as all conures do, it really is not as loud as a Sun Conure. She is only 6 months old and the vet said she would get even more beautiful and brilliant. I can't imagine her any prettier.
We had her sexed with the toe nail blood test. Your breeder or pet store should inform you to only use a vet that is Avian certified.
As with all pets, don't force them. Take your time. My bird has a wonderful vocabulary. She can give kisses and sounds like a 'smooch' box. She says 'Take a bath?' at our shower time, 'I love you', and Pretty Bird to name a few.

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