Re: Sun Conure
Posted by Miriam on 6/30/07
On 6/30/07, Miriam wrote:
> 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!
Thanks so very much for responding to my inquiry. Much