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Re: Owning a bird (Parot, Conure)

Posted by Connie on 4/26/08
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    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
    > considered?
    > I thank you for your time, and input, in this dilemma...
    > Cordially,
    > Carl