Re: Owning a bird (Parot, Conure)
Posted by Connie on 4/27/08
I know oodles of people who have birds and work. I would not
put the conure next to the tv because it's not healthy for them
but.. I would turn it on so it'll hear faint noise in the
background and think someone is there. Also, don't overload the
cage with too many toys. Buy a few chew toys and only put say 3
in there. The next day or 2, take those out and put in 3
different ones. This way, it doesn't get bored with the toys and
by rotating them, it will think they're all new again. As far as
buying a bird, most of us will agree that buying a hand fed baby
from a breeder is alot better for you & the bird, They are
sweeter and aren't handled so much like the ones in the pet
stores. Believe it or not, all of my birds picked me. I didn't
pick them. They will cuddle up to you whereas some will not want
anything to do with you. But, as a general rule, most hand fed
babies are better and the 2 of you can grow together. If you
want to email me, np... [email protected] I hope this
helps.... Later, Connie
On 4/26/08, Carl wrote:
> Dear Connie;
> Thank you so much for all the info. I was kinda sad that
> seemed I was ineligible as a prospective owner. I know I could
> shower the little sweetheart with love and affection, but I
> thought it wouldn't be enough. I know I would look forward to
> hanging out with him/her from the minute I got home. We could
> share a bite to eat. Talk and cuddle, I'd give it a shower and
> keep it my lap till it dried.
> So in your expert opinion, attention on my days off, and
> the evenings after work could work out, as long as I begin the
> caring in that fashion?
> I'm so excited. So you say I should start with a young
> bird to make sure I don't cause any psychological
> Get him/her use to the amount of time and attention that I'm
> capable of providing. Possibly I may need to provide it with a
> friend! And things could/should work out for us?? :)
> With great gratitude, All the best...
> [email protected]
> Now I just have to find a bird!!
> On 4/26/08, Connie wrote:
>> Hi Carl,
>> I breed Jenday Conures and have had a pet Jenday for
>> years now. They are so simular to the Sun Conure. They can
>> amuse themselves just fine if they are not spoiled too
>> rotten. They love to chew. They chew on anything that they
>> can get their little mouths on. I hang a coconut head with
>> the small corn cobs on it and she will perch on it and chew
>> on it at the same time. Braided bamboo is another good thing
>> that they like. They aren't into shiny things as much as
>> they are chewers. Your conure is gonna be lonely and loud
>> for a bit when you get home from work to let you know that
>> he/she missed you, are glad to see you and all of that.
>> He/She will also get very protective of you with spending
>> more time with them. When my Jenday was 3 months old, I got
>> her a friend, a Blue Quaker and bought the exact same style
>> cage and put it next to my Jenday's and they became very
>> close but still kept that loving bond with me because they
>> had their own cage. Never put 2 birds in together in the
>> same cage unless you are breeding or unless you want them to
>> turn to each other and leave you alone, because that's what
>> will happen. Keep them in separate cages. I put on my poopie
>> shirt and put them on each shoulder and talk to both of them
>> and then they play on the same stand for a bit. But then,
>> they go bagk to their individual cages that are side by
>> side. Try to let your conure adjust to your life style and
>> be patient with the noise he/she makes when you come home.
>> He/she just wants to see you and have missed you all day.
>> Spend some time with he/she and show it that you love it and
>> try that. If after all of this, if they're not happy and you
>> will be able to tell... you can always get it another
>> playmate, like I did. I am very proud to say that I spend
>> alot of time with my birds and my Blue Quaker and my Jenday
>> Conure & I are so happy. I even have mine potty trained.
>> Sorry for the rambling but I get so excited with my
>> birds..... Connie
>> On 4/25/08, Carl wrote:
>>> Hello everyone;
>>> I am very interested in becoming an owner, and
>>> recipient of the wonderful affection of a Sun Conure. But
>>> am concerned by what I read with regard to the amount of
>>> time and attention required by the creature. I live alone
>>> and naturally I am employed full time. " Does this make me
>>> a poor candidate for becoming an owner? " I am not
>>> and would not try to reinvent the necessities required in
>>> ownership! Perhaps a different species would or should be
>>> I thank you for your time, and input, in this dilemma...
>>> [email protected]
Posts on this thread, including this one
- Owning a bird (Parot, Conure), 4/25/08, by Carl.
- Re: Owning a bird (Parot, Conure), 4/26/08, by Brian .
- Re: Owning a bird (Parot, Conure), 4/26/08, by Connie.
- Re: Owning a bird (Parot, Conure), 4/26/08, by Carl.
- Re: Owning a bird (Parot, Conure), 4/27/08, by Connie.