On 9/04/08, Kathe wrote:
> Hi. I have had a "wonderfully vicious" little parrot for
> some time. He lives to bite me, but I absolutely adore
> him. I can trick him into letting me pet him by reaching
> around behind his BF, a cockatoo, and he nearly swoons
> getting stroked, then he is SO angry/embarrassed when he
> discovers this wonderful feeling is from me and not his
> buddy! He was hand raised and is now 23yrs old. I was told
> he was a "Mexican cherry head, but in searching that, I
> think there must be another name they go by? Anyway,
> lately it seems to me he is slowing down a bit. Can anyone
> tell me their average lifespan, and what suppliments I
> might give him? He's had a varied diet all his life...
> Now, Roundybush as a base, and anything he wants off our
> dinner plates. I have a lot of fruit trees, so he gets all
> kinds of stuff I make with the fruit, including just plain
> fresh. I selfishly want to share/squeeze every day I can
> with this hateful little rascal. Any suggestions? Thanks!
I hope this web link helps. It sounds liky you have a Red-
masked Conure / Cherry-headed Conure.