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Re: Owning a bird (Parot, Conure)

Posted by Carl on 4/26/08
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    Dear Connie;
    Thank you so much for all the info. I was kinda sad that it
    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 in
    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 trama/damage.
    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...
    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
    > I
    >> 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
    > selfish,
    >> 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