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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Cathy Burchard - 2010-07-29
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 - 2010-10-17
    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
  • Kym - 2011-02-02
    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.
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Juliana - 2011-01-10
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..

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Steve - 2010-07-04
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 - 2010-07-28
    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!
  • zelanna - 2010-08-15
    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.
  • pi - 2010-09-16
    two issues.....

    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.
  • Savanahsirval - 2010-09-20
    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!
  • Shelley - 2010-09-24
    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.
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mary Diaz - 2010-04-16
How long do sun conures eggs take to hatch?

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  • Mary Green - 2010-06-30
    27 days
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michelle - 2010-03-19
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.

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anthony - 2009-02-22
I have a lovely sunny which my mother and stepdad bought me when I graduated high school eight months ago. His name is Apollo after the greek and roman sun god. I find him a better companion bird than lovebirds. He stays in my appartment in nyc with me and my two friends, one of which has a nanday conure. They both like a varied diet of fruits, veggies, and seeds. They are very nice birds that already, though unusually for conures, have picked up several words. This site was a good help to us both. It's very funny because I think within several years we could have hybrid conure babies since mine is a male and my friends is female. They like to dance and fly around the apartment. We have had only one noise complaint and now they don't squawk very loud any more. They like to steal raisins and drink lemonade sometimes. These birds are very beautiful, it's like having the hawaian sun rise in my house in new york city. They are very nice birds and somewhere apollo started to say "silvers good enough for me". Wherever he picked this up I have no clue, but it's kinda cute. Thanks for all your help.

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  • shannara - 2010-03-04
    Ever watch "sweeney todd", it is an emotional area of song in the movie :) so maybe...
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ricc - 2009-12-20
We have a breeder pair that a neighbor let us look after. They finally laid 4 eggs. We got 1 baby out of the clutch. It is 3weeks old today. Have started hand-feeding it to tame it and make a personal pet of it. Have named it MIMZY. And yes the parents are quite noisy. But they ae very beautiful.

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  • Luigi - 2010-05-02
    That is so cool! I have always wanted a pet bird. But now that I have seen your picture I want that kind of a bird (Sun Conure).
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daniel patterson - 2009-11-04
My wife and I just brought home our first ever conure a sun and he (or she) is beautiful. My wife has always talked about getting a bird as an additional member to our family(4 cats, 3 foster elephants, 1 foster giraffe, and who knows what's next). The funny thing is that she has been playing around behind my back with this little bird at the store for a few months, and when I was finally brought into the loop and met Peanut (the name he now has via my wifes favorite Jeff Dunham puppet Peanut) it was an amazing thing. I would never have thought that I could get attached to a bird so quickly. His personality took me by surprise and we can't wait to see what's next. We actually felt sad for all the employees that were heart broken by his leaving. We'll keep you posted. Dan and Nancy

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christine - 2009-06-27
I think that a sun conure can be a big responsibility, but they're fun. I have 1, it's a boy named katy and it's also great for children above 10 years of age.

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Gayle - 2009-03-22
I have a pair of sun conures that are breeding age. The female will lay but will not always set the eggs nor has she ever hatch any. I have breed cochtail,parateek, love birds, afarcin gray finches, pigon, and just about any birds that I wanted to with sucess. My only problem is I am having trouble with my sun conures. Help! They will eat just about anything that I give them.What am I doing wrong and what can I do to help them? Do they need a cerntain vitiam or what?

Gayle

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