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Post: New Scared Blue Conure

Posted by Kathy on 9/24/07

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    Can someone give me advice on my new Blue Conure. I wanted
    to purchase this parrot at a reputable breeder but my
    husband wanted one at a local Pet store. The salesperson
    had to throw a towel over the Conure to get him out of the
    cage and my husband and I had to get to know him at the pet
    store wrapped in a towel with nothing exposed but his
    face. Everything that I have read would have said dont buy
    this bird, find one that is approachable. But the life
    saver husband I have wanted this bird. He and I are no
    experts on parroting skills and we are entirely new to this
    breed. Now I know I have him and he is my responsibility
    for his lifetime and mine. I have only had Bobbie (the new
    Conure)for 2 days. He has a new large cage...lots of toys
    and play area, loving people that are ready to love him and
    teach him. He is afraid of hands, I talk to him when I
    approach him and when I try to touch him he flinches and
    dunks like someone has hit him. He gets really scared and
    my heart breaks for him. The good news is, he is not a
    biter, he doesnt bite, just flinches and tries to move away
    from me. You can not get him to come to you willingly
    while he is in his cage, so we have him spend most of his
    time on his top perch on the top of his cage. He is not
    responding too well to the "up" command and I worry that I
    will not establish trust with him. I am thinking becasue
    of his size and color he is about a year old.....I dont
    want to scare him or move too quickly on him. I want him to
    feel safe and secure and bond with my husband and I.
    Should I keep approaching him? Am I doing something wrong?
    Should I leave him alone for awhile and let him approach me?
    I really need help so Bobbie and myself can be a family.

Posts on this thread, including this one
  • New Scared Blue Conure , 9/24/07, by Kathy.
  • Re: New Scared Blue Conure , 9/25/07, by karen.
  • Re: Update on New Scared Blue Conure , 9/29/07, by Kathy .