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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Matthew Krulik - 2005-08-17
Hi, I bought a sun conure about four months ago and my life has not been the same since. My fiance and I named her Lilly. She is the sweetest little bird. Lilly loves to "hide" underneath my shirt and follows me everywhere, usually on my shirt, head, or hand. She often tries to mimic me, for example, whenever I brush my teeth she will sit there and shake her head and she loves to take showers. Unlike other conures that I have read about, she loves people. My friends often come over just to hold her. I have never seen so much personality wrapped up in a bird. Something else she does is whenever the door opens she squaks until I call her name. She's my little "guard bird"!

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jess - 2005-07-03
Hi my name is Jess and i just got a sun conure for my birthday, i already have 60+ budgerigars, ecelectus, corellas, finche, canaries, galahs, cockatiels and quails and this is another to add to the manargery :)

well this is the second day i have had it, its only 8 weeks so hasnt been sexed yet. his name is Rusti and is very good at playing dead, almost gave me a heart attack lol. It isnt very friendly yet but i am hand feeding it so it should get used to me pretty soon, he loves his cuddles and as soon as i leave it alone it screams really loud. Although i know sun conures arent too good at talking i hope mine will be able to say atleast "Rusti" and "wanna kiss?" its favourite position is on its back licking its foot. weird i know, but every time i check on it thats what its doing, probably like ababy sucking its thumb :) anyway im so excited and have heard only good things about them so i hope Rusti will be my next best friend

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Sam V - 2005-06-17
Hello, My name is SAM - I'm a 8 month old Sun Conure. My owner JJ is 5 Years old. JJ's parents bought me as their family pet about 6 months ago. I can say the following words: "Hello, Pat, Tickle Tickle, Come on". I can also "wolf whistle" thanks to JJ's father!! I live in Australia along with my owner JJ and her parents. JJ named me Sam because I have not had my DNA test as yet to see if I am a boy or girl. JJ's father reckons I'm a boy because that would balance out the males and the females in the house. Anyway, time to go now, it's way past my bed time - "good night Sam".

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B - 2005-06-16
I was given a sun conure 15 years ago. I never had a bird, and this little baby and I had alot to learn about each other. Well, we became the best friends ever..... She broke her beak at 2 and because I wanted the best for her she was with me everywhere for 13 years. I found a Vet. that gave me a diet that she could deal with because she couldn't eat seeds anymore She loved to play and really loved to cuddle. She got her pilots Lic. with me, she's been camping, hiking, horseback riding, sailing, driving a big rig with my friend, she has been to all the western U.S. states. Even with no beak she learned that the world was hers if she wanted. She died 2 months ago of cancer. I have never had a spirit that touched my soul has she did. I will forever love her and to this day miss her with all my heart. They are the best compaions I have ever had. I'm starting to look for another, but I don't want the new one to fill her shoes. He/she will have to make his/her own mark on my heart. B

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Tammy Stoker - 2005-06-14
I have 10 yr old sun conure named Joshua that I had taken in as foster bird. I had him about a day and fell in love with him. The only problem I have with him is that he will not go to anyone else. I know that I had over bonded with him when I first got him. I have tried everything to get him to like other people, mostly my husband.
He is so loving towards me. He loves to play peek-a-boo and have me chase him around on the couch. I bought him a couple of doll tents to play in when he is out of his cage and on the couch with me.
My friends and family say I have lost my mind because of the way I treat Josh. He will not eat a lot of fruits and vegs so I feed him baby food out of the jar.
There are days I can't wait to get home after work to get him out a give love and kisses. I just can't imagine my life without him.
Tammy

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Ann - 2005-05-27
We got ours 4 weeks ago as an unweaned baby. So she thinks we'er mom and dad. She acts more like a baby than a bird. Her favorite thing is to be down our shirts, and she has to sleep in a drawer padded with a towel and with old tee shirts for her to crawl in. She yells when she wakes up to let us know she's awake. She also yells when she hears the front door open since she knows I'm back from work. She's the sweetest thing.

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Charlie - 2005-05-04
I have two sun conures. Both are rescues. As numerous bird books explain, a rescued bird is hard to handle since you have to teach them all the proper behavior and skills they needed to learn from their first owners.
My first sun, Charlie (one of the reasons I HAD to buy him), was a big biter, a big screamer, etc. Basically he was one of those birds that most people would just as soon strangle than look at. He bonded with me within a week. It took me a month of anguish and pain to rid him of excessive screaming and other bad habits.
My second sun, Petout (pronounced Pee-too), was given to me by my landlady who was a single mom with two kids and very little time for a bird. Petout was a womans bird. She hated men and bit them if they ever got near. I was amazed. It only took me about a day to stop her from biting me. Her behavior tends to be better than Charlie.
Both birds are very loving and sociable now. Aside from occasional screaming (when someone walks by my window) and annoying beeps (imitating the microwave), they are fantastic. I find that suns only get noisy when excited, scared, or surprised in some way. Otherwise they are VERY quiet. Petout has a cute little meep meep when shes sociable. And Charlie has a goofy little squEEeeEEK that imitates a sqeaky door and gives TONS of kissy noises when strangers are about. When Charlie knows hes been bad, or is angry at something, he shouts no (the only clear word he speaks) and grumbles. Thats about it for noise. I love these birds more than anything. The are absolutely my children and I will always treat them as such.

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terri - 2005-04-24
I HAVE AN 8 MONTH OLD SUN NAMED BLAZE. HE IS VERY SOCIABLE AND LOVES TO CUDDLE AND NIBBLE ON EARS. STRANGELY ENOUGH, HE WILL NOT LET ANYONE STROKE OR TOUCH HIS BACK. HE WILL SQUACK LIKE YOU ARE HURTING HIM. HIS VOCABULARY CONSISTS OF THREE WORDS- HELLO, UH-OH, AND WHEN YOU CALL HIS NAME, HE WILL SAY HUH? HE IS A FUN PET AND WILL GO TO EVERY MEMBER OF MY FAMILY, EVEN MY 5 YEAR OLD, WHO IS HIS FAVORITE PERSON NEXT TO ME. THEY SAY THAT MOST SUNS TEND TO SCREAM, BUT MY BLAZE ONLY DOES 2 TIMES A DAY- EARLY MORNING AND AT BEDTIME. SUNS ARE WONDERFUL PETS, IF YOU GIVE THEM PROPER CARE AND ATTENTION.

TERRI 2005

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Danica - 2005-04-20
I have a sun conure (chiko) and he is very playful. He loves toys and climbing. He also loves coming out of his cage. He is about 8 months old and has started talking and says what up and hello.

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Jamie - 2005-03-08
I have a Sun Conure named Mally, he is not the nicest bird. He attacks people if he is out when they walk in, but he is very good to me and my boyfriend. Mally was given to me and I think that those people were not very nice to him. He wont let me clip his toes or wings and does not like to be rubbed under his wings. I am guessing he is about 2 in a half years. old the lady who gave him up in August of 2003 said he was about a year old. Mally wont eat fruit or vegies. he doesnt like many toys only his wooden ones with bells. no one who comes over is mean to him, I wouldnt put up with it. he is my baby so I dont understand why he attacks people. He also trys to attack my cat. its kinda funny to see him flap his wings at the cat and get mad at her. he gets lots of attention I just dont understand Mally. He is my first bird. My parents have a blue and gold macaw and he just turned 1. he is so cool and friendly. I wish My Mally was nicer and talked. he wont talk for nothing. he is always free to go in or out of his cage when people aint over and the cat is outside. he loves to walk with me on the treadmill and do dishes and lay in bed and watch TV.

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