On 6/29/07, karen wrote:
> On 6/29/07, Miriam wrote:
>> I have had a 2 year old male Sun Conure for 3 months.
>> Recently he has been beating up on himself and squawking.
>> Can anybody tell me why?
> Conures are social birds.
> He needs more time out of his cage & more attention. Is the
> cage large enough for his active play?
> If a conure becomes frustrated because his needs are not
> being met they can become quite agitated and angry.
> They have a lot of energy and need a chance to burn it off
> A conure needs a lot of toys to destroy, flight time, and
> time with their people "flock". Personally I would never
> give a conure a full wing trim, just a 1/2 inch off the last
> 3-5 flight feathers to slow them down if needed. Check with
> a vet but do not let the vet over trim!
> When I get a new bird the first thing I do is take them to a
> good avian vet for a full exam including blood work and
> fecal check. An underlying condition or hookworms should be
> taken care of quickly!%0