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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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I need help. I have two conures, one is a Sun and the other a Jenday. Our Jenday is a male and when we got our Sun we were told he was also male. Well, Our Sun is a female, she laid 3 eggs, there are only 2 now, now sure what happened to the other one. I have no idea what to do with baby birds if they do hatch. Please I need info. Thank you.
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Charlie Roche -
Surprize surprize. Do not panic and do not be alarmed. The one egg is missing probably because they didn't know what it was and it broke and they ate it. The shell is calcium - no they are not canibals. They don't have parents or a flock so they don't know egg, or sitting, or nesting, or feeding and it will take them awhile to catch on. What you can do is be prepared. Get a nest box (pet store) and if you can't find one then bolt a tuperware container to the side of the cage up high so she can sit the eggs. Put care fresh or saw dust in the bottom of the box so the eggs won't break. If the eggs are fertile they will hatch in about 28 days but chances are they are not. They need to catch on and rarely is the first clutch good. However just in case they are fertile start feeding them soft foods sweet potatoes, squach, scrambed eggs including the shells (all cooked). Buy a bag of Kaytee formula and a small syringe just in case she does hatch the babies but doesn't know how to feed them. If she feeds, you shouldn't have a problem and if she doesn't you will learn to hand feed. You make the formula (instuructions) and then put in syringe and lay the formula on the babies tongue. Start out mixing the formula with Pedialyte (baby dept in grocery store). Do not get upset or concerned - chances are they are not fertile. There is probably a breeder by you and if not I will send you my tel number and will walk you through it. Seriously, chances are they are not fertile but if they are it is very rewarding to see (and hear) those little guys come out of the egg. Enjoy just relax. OK
My name is GT and I have a 1 year old Sun Conure that I have had for about 4 months now. His/her name is Screech (go figure). Screech certainly lives up to his name. His cage and playstation are right next to my bed. He is very patient with me and waits until I wake up before he starts into his daily screeching. He/she is quite the demanding little bird. When he wants attention, he has NO problem letting you know. He is not to much for stepping up but prefers to fly over to my bed and land on my head just as I am about to fall asleep for a nap. All-in-all Screech is a funny little bird. So much so that I am going to look at another Sun Conure tomorrow in anticipation of maybe getting him a little friend.
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Charlie Roche -
Conures are definitely the most vocal of the bird world. I find them to definitely be one of the most expressive and entertaining. I'd go for it and Sun Conures are beautiful. Good luck and tell us how you are doing with them.
Hi all. Well I to just bought a sun conure, he's 1 1/2 yrs of age. His last owner couldn't kept him any more. I took him to the vet to be tested and everything turned out great, his weight was 120 grams. And yes, had an dna test done, he's a boy all right :0). His name is tequila, he's so cute. I only had him 3 weeks and already he shower's with me:) and he share my meals. He has a very huge parrot cage with lots of toys. I leave his cage open all day. He love to nap with me, lol, under the covers he goes. He is trying to talk right now, he just moves his little mouth. He is usually very quiet, but let me tell ya he can be very loud if he wants, and yes he the best guard dog I every had, lol. I have a keyless entrance and when he hears you touching it he yell out very loud. You can here him from the back of the house, lol.
GOD I LOVE THIS LITTLE BOY! He still sometimes bites but he tries to be gentle unless he's mad, then it hurts, but he give me the biggest kisses ever OMG! I am in love with my new little bird and, memee my 15 year cat gets along great with tequila. It is scared of the bird though I think because tequila is nothing he has every seen before. But memee is a good cat. In his life he lived with a dalmation and a bearded dragon. They both pasted last year. The dog was 13yrs and the dragon was 7yrs, so now he got a parrot for a friend, lol.
God bless all these little conures :).
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Mary Green -
Dear Darlene, I just wanted to let you know that I have three Sun conures and They are spoiled and too smart and I have three of them I know how loud they are but I just got a perfect little boy here he think that I'm his real mommies bird I rescues him from the breeder that she was not taken good care of him I found sick and under fed and His cage was so un-real and so so very and very nasty even I got him that he was so sick I got stuck on the vet bill and I told her that I'm very mad about this she had no idea that he was sick and not been fed when I got him he was nothing but all bone and starving to death so I had fed him every hour around the clock and He now spoil even he wanted to be with me all the time he will not accept no one else that I try to let him been handle by other people no way for him will now he will not sleep in no bird cage but he sleep with me at night time during the day he stay on his perch the i made for him that all he do he is bird free trouble maker and he just stay on his perches all day long then he goes to bed with me the rest of the night he got a spot that he sleep on and I have my spot where his stay right now his on my shoulder he want stay no where even he like to take a car ride with me He goes where ever I go! Even I had to seek him the store with me!
Some one had ask did you hear that what is that~~ ahuahhhhhhh
I told them to be quite about that i got a bird with me!! SHHHHHHHHHH
I hated to see you get rid of your birdies even the are your pet why do you want to get rid of them if you can't keep your bird I'm ll take from you when you get this message from me!! I have all way love birdies and take good care and find them the right home not been neglected or abuse this what happen to my Sunny-boy! He spoil every day and night!!
He love his mommies!!
Love Mary G. I hope you will find me on face book!
My sun conure, charlie is just stunning. He has a very playul personality and loves mummy more than daddy! He dances and clicks along to music and rolls on his back when he wants to play fight. He did have a cockatiel living with him who died, so we are now considering getting another playmate. Unsure how he'll take to that because he's such a mummy's boy and doesn't like to share! However we are struggling to get his screaming under control, especially now we are expecting a baby! But I wouldn't give him up for the world.
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Hi Claire, my name is Claire as well, and my eldest beautiful son is Charlie. We have just added a sun conure to our family, not too sure of a fitting name yet for our feathered family member, but we are all very much in love with the little bugger. After reading your comments, we were all sure that the little bird was meant to be with us, thank you. You would have a lovely little baby by now, good luck! Sincerely Claire.
I have found that lightly pressing on the top of the beak as you would to break biting works, not all the time but for the most part. It took me a few weeks. Now I have a sun that is pretty quiet.
MARY GREEN -
Get another Sun conure and he be fine with a male bird not a female that he will turn around without his mommy but male bird will enjoy with other and they love to play on the rope swing and climb to the ceiling too! With a toy wrap around it and foot toy are the best and Get this go to pet smart and get one the these toy it is a Dog toy I have a rope toy that is for a Dog it have a knot on it and ball shape I sun conure have one of these toy he play with and they got a largest parrot bell they go crazy with it they like to play and destroy thing like shredder paper I have the finger paper that you get it at the bird show or party city made have one!
I heard they like baths...do they?
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MARY GREEN -
Oh lord yes they do i have three of them and my green cheek love take a kitchen sink and fill with warm water and don"t for get to remove the dishes, they will be in hog heaven with that when you take them out of the sink wrap them in a towel before they get out! Ha ha, they take baths like we do but they love to take a shower with you too! Get a shower perches they love it also! ! My bird take a shower with me and they also get a sink bath too!
I am the proud mommy of 2 Sun Conures, Skittles and Sunny. My "boys" (I have no idea what they really are) have got to be the funniest little things I have ever seen. They are both 5 years old, they are a month apart in age, and lately Skittles has a huge obsession with a dresser drawer of mine. I left it empty and have old t-shirts in there and some toys. He will spend hours at a time rearranging things in there and if the drawer is closed, he will hang on the outside of it and yell until I open it for him. I am wondering if he might be a she and is doing some nesting. This is new behavior for him and not quite sure what to do, should I buy a nesting box and see if they got stuff to do? Lol. I have read some of the other posts on here and totally agree with everyone..... I love these little guys more than I could have ever imagined loving a pet. They are constantly doing something goofy and making me laugh, and have to do EVERYTHING with me around the house. Showers are exceptionally fun, they either hide inside the towel on the rack, or join me in the sprinkle of the shower.
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John S. Chambers -
My wife and i added a baby sun conure to our family last year. We named him giovanni (and we know he is a boy, as we had him dna tested. . . Lol. . . Don't ask), and he is such a wonderful part of our family. We love him so much. He is a fortunate little guy, as my wife works with me and our office is a half a block from our home--- so every work day, we pack him in his traveling case (covered by a flannel shirt and/or down vest, depending upon the weather), and take him and our rottie/shepard to the office. His wings are not clipped, and he enjoys the run of the office. Mostly he loves to be on either on of our shoulders-- he's even landed on our rottie/shepard, romeo, on occassion. He is amazing, and we totally love him. John s. Chambers
It sounds like Skittles is a she. Female conures can sometimes have more red in their face or irises than males. I have been breeding exotic birds for 10 years and you are describing a nesting behavior that I have seen when the female starts getting ready. I would suggest that you remove the items from the drawer otherwise she may end up laying eggs in there and if her diet doesn't support her calcium needs she could become egg bound.
I have Sun Conure and Red factor conure.. 1 male sun conure name is Sunny and Female red factor name is Mango.. They're match name with their color. Sunny'll be 3 years on September 13,2 011 and Mango will be 2 years on April 1, 2011. I want to know when they're ready to have nest baby? Please me know.. This parrot is my first time..
Is there any way to get these things to shut up? All ours does is emit deafening, ear-splitting shrieks all day long no matter how much attention, food or toys it gets. It bites when we try to approach it. Even our cats won't go near it. It starts screaming with sun up and continues until the end of the day.
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Regina P -
We have 3 conures...a sun, jenday and sunday...and yes they can really be loud! They will naturally yell in the mornings and evenings, and if anything startles or frightens them (rapid movement, bringing something strange or large in the room, kids running by, coming home from work etc.) When they get going with yelling, I will only talk to them in a whisper until they calm down, which they do relatively quickly. Also, when they scream for attention, I turn my back on them or leave the room until they get quiet. Then I walk at the cage...if they scream again, again I turn my back and walk away. Eventually they get the picture and quiet down. This is much harder with 3 but should be easier with one bird. They need at least an hour out of cage time and just love to be hanging around with you (even mine, although they have each other, still prefer to be with us) so try to keep them with you while doing routine chores around the house as much as possible. Hope this is helpful, sometimes I think we're insane having 3 of these birds, but they each have there own unique personalities and we love them all!
Maybe he is sick, can you feel his breast bone? Or maybe he needs more attention. I will be glad to take him off your hands.
i too have a sun conure that is noisy ..... very noisy. when i want him to shut upi cover the cage for 10 minutes or so. he is slowly learning to calm down when i cover him.
i think that there is a reason for this however. my cage is too small. he is bored and he wants attention.
i have just acquired a cage 3 times the size of the one he is in now along with tons of toys. so that should help a good bit.
i also put a paper towel tube in his cage which he was afraid of at first. he has since become very fond of his tube and plays a good bit with it.
Sometimes my bird screams when he wants his bath or to ride on my shoulder, it is almost a process of elimination you have to almost read the little guys mind, when they bobb they want you or what you have, when they screech and look at something it is bothering them so remove it, one day my bird was screaming at the window and looking down I looked down and it was the dogs rope and it was wet from the rain, so I pulled the curtain down and he seemed to quiet down, good luck, sometimes just covering the one side of the cage and giving them a two min time to calm down works but don't ever forget about them or they will not forgive you. They remember!
I also bought a Sun Conure and it would not stop screaming - (sure that's why it was sold in the first place) I have since bought a Blue Quaker and what a difference - she still shrieks but nothing like she used to. I had them in separate cages on the patio but now put them in the same cage throughout the day.
How long do sun conures eggs take to hatch?
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Mary Green -
I have a pair of sun conures and I need to know what is their behavior when it comes to breeding. They both are in the nesting box rearranging the bedding in it.