Animal Stories - Sun Conure


Animal-World Information about: Sun Conure

   When the Sun Conure is fully mature and has all its coloring it is gorgeous, but even juveniles are extremely pretty!
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Patricia Meridith - 2014-07-24
i have a female conure didnt know was a female tell she laid an un fetalize egg yesterday

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Alyyel - 2014-06-27
I do have a 5 year old sun conure. She has laid eggs for the last 3 years. She doesn't have a partner. She is the only pet l have. 2 weeks ago she finished laying the eggs of this year and usually l leave it and she keeps sitting on for about a week or two and she's got no problems. This time was different, l woke up around 2 am with her banging on the cage. When l saw her in blood, because she was plucking her chest feathers. So far she was plucking her skin too, she was in blood and her eggs too. She got very weak. I was so scared to lose her. I don't know. Is it related with her eggs?  They are not fertilized and every year I just take them away and she gets frustrated? I went to the vet and they told me can be stress or sexual frustration because she lays eggs and nothing happens. What do you suggest me to do? Now she is fine but l don't want this to happen ever again.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    Sounds like she did get frustrated, and unfortunately there is no guarantee it won't happen again. Not sure what to tell you, there are substitute eggs you can put in the nest, but that doesn't seem to be the problem. Usually birds go through a kind of 'teenage' behavior thing with sexual maturity, and it passes over time, so maybe as she is maturing she will mellow out. Wishing you two the best...
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lyric - 2005-11-04
i just have to say that i am so greatful that i found this place, i have the most wonderful sun conure and his name is HOMIE!!! YEA i know!! lol but he is the love of all our lives. in a day he took to the kids and o how he loves his mamma! he rolls over and lays down with me when its time to go to sleep, but his lil goffy self wants to stick his foot in my mouth for some strange reason like its comforting to him. he will do flips and summersalts and to top it off plays catch with our dog. they run the ball back and forth to each other. its the neatest thing to see, i guess i am a proud momma of homie and wanted to share! i love him and cant wait to come back to learn more about the conures

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  • Avie little - 2014-02-27
    Hi. I'm trying to find a baby like the one you have but I'm having a hard time at it. I live in phoenix. Az and have looked in a couple pet shops.. I want a baby around 3 or 4 weeks old so I can hand feed and make our bond stronger. But I can't find a breeder that will let me buy one until it's weaned... I'm really hoping to find one close and soon...Your story is so cute... I hope to be as lucky as you.
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jayashree - 2014-02-08
Hi, I bought my new sunconure chick to my Family. I dnt know d gender, Wen i bought he is around 4 weeks old. Now he is around 8 weeks old, he is bit a noisy and very a ctive baby. Once i tried to make him self feed but he dint try to eat but in youtube i have seen many babies eating at 6 weeks itself. I just want to know my baby is not trying eat ah? And couple of times i have noticed that he loses his voice After some time he got back. Why this happens? So sunconure parents pls clear my doubts and provide me some more information to keep my baby healthy and happy. U can mail me.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-02-08
    Conures can take up to about 11 or so weeks to wean, and it's best to allow them to 'self' wean. Once they starts to fledge is the time to start encouraging them to become independent. Drop the midday feeding, still feeding in the morning and evening. Providing a dish with soft weaning foods, pellets, a bit of seed, and of course water. On the voice, make sure its getting enough liquid (formula and water sources).
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BARBARA NEFF - 2012-12-31
My conure and love bird regurgitate on things,what is that and why do they do it?

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  • Melissa - 2013-03-09
    Birds do that to show 'affection' towards one another or even certain people.
  • valerie - 2013-12-11
    my conure does the. same thing. he really must love you. he is feeding you. you must be his mate! you ate so lucky! good luck!
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Sharon - 2012-12-09
My Sun Conure pees when he flies and I was wondering what I could do to pervent that.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-12-09
    Do you mean that when he flies in the air or do you mean when he flies from your shoulder on down?  Parrots do not 'pee'.  They do poop but essentially it is not liquid it is droppings and a solid.  If your conures poop is not solid I would take him to the vet as something is wrong.  If the 'waste's solid and he is flying down from your shoulder - conures try theire best not to potty on their owners and return to cage or perch to 'poop'  
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Anonymous - 2012-11-07
I still do not have heat in my house due to Hurricane Sandy. How much cold can a Sun Conure take? Any suggestions on what to do? Thanks.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-07
    As long as it isn't actually frost - (freezing) inside the home the little fella should be just fine.  They can tolerate temperatures from 45 - 90 degrees without problems.  They have a solid down under all those feathers which keeps them pretty warm.  You can place a bowl or something like a shoe box with some carefresh in it so she can sorta nest and get warmer also if she wants.
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DeeDeeB - 2012-11-05
I'm new to Conure parrot owning and need to know what she needs? She was given to me buy a friend who couldn't keep her - Any advise would be great ! I want her to be healthy and happy - She has a green body yellow head with an orange mask and blue tail -- Sun Conure is what I was told she is - I've been feeding her store bought seed and fresh fruit ?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-05
    Have no fear and watch your little fella.  They are very expressive and as soon as you learn all of his commands there will be no problem.  Seriously.  They are very active and need toys and like TV cartoons and music.  They love being talked to, held, pet and they attach to their human like velcro on a shoe.  They will frequently return to their cage or perch to 'potty' which is great so it is easy to have them out and about.  Of course, he will probably just be on your shoulder or head all the time.  Just love him.
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Muhammad Yousaf - 2012-10-12
Hi, I bought SunCorner pair just 3 months ago to get their breeding. I am new so whatever i heard, i provided everything possible. cage size is 7ft x 3ft x 5ft. Breeding box is 8' x 8' x 18'. Please help me and advice some tips.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-12
    The cage sounds like it is plenty big enough, but as you can see in the info above, the nest box size should be 12' x 12' x 12'.  Here's some more good info: Conure Care: Breeding/Reproduction, with  things about breeding them, like age, humidity,  how long it takes the eggs to hatch, etc. Wishing you all the best!
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Ryan - 2012-09-29
Hi there! Thank you for all your helpful information. I recently discovered how fantastic conures are and I have been doing loads of research so that I am prepared when I get my own. I noticed that you said you think it is better to buy from the breeder rather than a pet store because it's better to get one that is hand fed and interacted/played with regularly. My good friend works at a pet store near me and I know that the staff there hand feeds the birds as well as plays with them everyday. Also, the birds range from 3-6 months old. In this situation is it O.K. to purchase one from here? Or is 3-6 months old too old? I just want to be sure! Thanks for your time!

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  • Ryan - 2012-09-29
    Thank you so much for getting back to me so soon! Yeah I totally understand about getting a bird that is affectionate and O.K. with being handled. I am not looking for something to sit in my room and look pretty, I want a companion. My friend says they will be able to let me into a back room that they have where you can interact with the birds. I plan on going there quite a few times and playing with the conures and seeing which one likes me. Is this a good plan?
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-29
    Yes that is a great plan.  Somehow you will know the right one for you - they have a tendency to sorta pick their companions and go from there.  Good luck and enjoy
  • Ryan - 2012-09-29
    Ahh I see! The wand chooses the wizard...
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-29
    Yep, you got it. 
  • Ryan - 2012-09-29
    Just a little edit...They do not hand feed ALL of the birds regularly. Only the conures and occasionally. Is this a deal breaker?
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-29
    There are some excellent bird stores in the US - just not lots of them.  When you purchase a bird - you want to make sure that you can handle the bird.  If I am buying a puppy or a kitten, I would want to hold it, pet it, hug it, play with it etc.  I want to be able to do the same thing with a bird.  I would sit down on the floor if i had to and put the bird in my lap (so he wouldn't be nervous that I might drop him) and pet it, pick it up and hold it, kiss the top of his head etc. If I could not hold and handle the bird - then I would determine if I wanted to tame it or purchase another bird.  There is no reason I can think of that you wouldn't be able to hold and pet a hand fed and handled baby bird. 
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-29
    Let's put this in perspective as each situation is different. To say one should buy only from a breeder's is just a cautionary attitude. There are many quality pet stores that have birds of all types and ages for sale. There is no problem buying a handfed baby bird from a pet store that is dedicated to providing well taken care of babies for sale. Many times stores will have older birds for sale too, usually coming in from people who couldn't keep them anymore, for whatever reason.  The store themselves can tell you if a baby in their care is hand fed and well socialized, or if it is a bird that isn't as receptive even if handfed. They can give you the background on each bird and you can make an intelligent decision.  So if you know the store, can observe how they handle the pets they offer, and have a discussion about your needs and what they have availble, the chances are you will get an excellent pet.
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