Post: New Scared Blue Conure
Posted by Kathy on 9/24/07
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 .