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therese - 2017-07-26
I have a 18 yr old Patagonian ,thought it was male all these years but recently Ricci started laying eggs .Ricci who now I now is female ,has since having 3 eggs at 18 yrs old ,no longer seems to want to talk .I feel I no longer have Ricci but have new bird that doesn't want to talk .Ricci had large vocabulary ,and loves saying I love you,etc .Maybe I'm worried for nothing? Maybe she'll go back to talking soon? Therese

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Vivian - 2012-01-11
My conure is almost 2 years old and we have had her for more than one year. Usually she is very lovely and get along with everyone in the family. My husband and I always let her play outside of her cage until 3 months ago when she suddenly started to bite some visitors very hard. After the same attack happened a few times, we started to put her into the cage when we have visitors. However, yesterday, after her attacked one lady who is my mothers friend, she attacked my mother twice as well. We thought maybe she was just confused about the two people and after one night, she would remember my mother again.

Unfortunatly, she flew to my mother and bit her hard again when she saw her at the kitchen this morning. I had to put her into the cage sadly because my mother is so scared. I feel bad and worried. I do not want to lock her in the cage all the time, but I am afraid that she will attack my mother again. What should I do?

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  • Vivian - 2012-01-11
    Thank you very much Charlie. I feel better now after read your comments. You are right, she likes to sit on the chair next to mine and have dinner together with family, but I am not sure if it is safe to do so tonight. I think that talking to her and giving her little treats when she is in the cage is a good approach to reintroduce mom to her. I will try it tonight. However, holding her and getting close to my mom looks dangerous for now, because she becomes so aggressive that can not stay for one second on my fingure once she sees my mom. All she wants is giving her a big bite :(
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-11
    Sorta different behavior for a conure but certainly not unusual. Your little guy is part of your FAMILY FLOCK and has talken it upon himself to essentially protect HIS FLOCLK from outside creatures. That is pretty normal. A conure doesn't usually get agressive though but please realize yours is starting the big bad word PUBERTY. My guess would be that by accident or unpurpose someone frightened your little guy. It doesn't take a lot. My one bird is terrified of bright red hair. Little boy came in with bright red hair and my macaw went nuts - So probably a visitor came in and for some reason your little fella became frightened and yes - for some reason he now associates your mom with the visitor. Your mom has to be re-introduced to your little fella slowly --- She can just be around when he is in his cage and give him special treats (cheerios or hulled sunflower seeds). She can talk to him or you can HOLD him while she is there. Don't just remove the bird and place him in the cage but re introduce the feathered fella to the mom. Do it slowly. The bird thinks he is protecting you or possibly mis placed aggression against your mom's friend but it is going to be OK. Just might take some time and extra effort. Just go slow. Let the fethered fella go forward on his own time with your mom and don't try and force it. You can't just forcibly hold the conure in your hand and get him to make up to your mom cuz the conure will just bite you. You can set a plate for your conure when you eat dinner with all the good stuff from the table and let your mom give it to your conure though. It would be nice to know if at all possible what your moms friend and your mom have in common - ie something simple like a neck scarf or something.
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-11
    Similar thing but not exactly the same. I went on vacation and my neighbor who knows all my birds and geta along just fine with all watches/feeds them for me. I happen to be baby sitting a proven pair of amazons for someone else and the female got out of the cage. My neighbor couldn't just 'pick it up' and I told her to net or throw a towel over it. She did and all was OK except my cockatoo who gets along with everyone decided that my neighbor was the monster from Mars for 2 months. My neighbor felt terrible and it took a few treats and talking before my cockatoo would not just SCREAM at her but all is fine now. I would just go slow and give the bird some 'forgiveness time' for whatever frightened him. Conures are forgiving once they realize who actually belongs to the FLOCK.
  • Alexandria Bunger - 2014-03-11
    I can relate to this....My JC attacks my step daughter who recently moved in with us...He typically loves everyone and would allow guests to pet him and handle him for a little while. BUT, when my daughter moved in he became so territorial... he would do this weird dance and hiss at her. We tried to help him get to know her and he started tolerating her (barely). She was on the phone and she told someone about the EVIL bird and when she hung up he just attacked her. He no longer tolerates her and if he hears her voice he gets into attack mode. She has since moved out and he no longer attacks anyone. He loves his family and she was new and not leaving at the end of the day... He just did not like that. I LOVE MY BIRD!
  • Beverly - 2017-07-17
    VIvian, I am having this exact problem with my Jenday who turned two in May. Back around that time he attacked my son's girlfriend with whom he was well acquainted. He would always go to her and let her pet him. I brought him to our vacation home for the first time and he seemed to adapt pretty well. Our oldest son is here and the bird adores him, my niece came right when we arrived and though they had never met he lived her too! If she was in the house he was with her! Since that time, anyone who had ventured into the house had been attacked and I can't trust him at all. He even attacked my husband who he was used to. I can't help but feel that it is a combination of him coming into puberty and it being breeding season and all, coupled with being in a new place and seeing more people in and out than he is used to. I feel that it is all territorial and protective. I read today to limit the amount of sunlight hours to 10 or under but we are already doing that as he goes to bed at 6:30 and I generally don't get him up until 9:00. I have read inferences to the developmental stage that equates to puberty and how trying it can be but I must say it was not easy to find out when to expect that stage to occur or what it is like. I think you and I are experiencing it with our Jendays now. I hope it doesn't last too long and I am certainly open to suggestions. Good luck!


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Lydia - 2015-10-01
I got two sun Concures to breed and I'm happy to say that they had two eggs the first time and three the next time. They've hatched and are ready for their homes. One is very rare and instead of the normal sun orange color she is all white (but not albino) with pretty blue eyes

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  • Keith Randall - 2015-10-04
    How much for couple. edward 514-637-7762
  • robert - 2017-07-16
    do you wish to sell the white one if so how much
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marie worthing - 2011-09-11
I'm looking for nanday conures parrots to buy.Can you help me? I live in Texas. In Henderson county but i will travel a long distance if the price is right. Thank you. (903)432-3214

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  • laurie - 2012-03-10
    i just bought one from a lady in Euless. $250 if that is a good price for you.
  • peg - 2015-04-24
    Are you still looking for a nanday please let me know I have one
  • Rachel - 2015-08-28
    I am looking for a male nanday I live in Oregon! Can anyone help?
  • stephen sawyer - 2017-07-04
    i have a male nanday conure about 5 years old willing to sell to loving family or breed to female thank you price is $400 has tag
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kathy stokes - 2015-05-30
If anyone know where I can buy/swap/adopt a cherry headed female please email me or contact me by text or call 228-327-0707 It would be greatly appreciated. any information on breeders etc

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  • Launa Morris - 2016-01-03
    I have 2 , male cherry head conures I need a female will trade a sexed male or buy a female
  • Ruzanna Palezyan - 2017-06-24
    looking to buy a cherry head concure please let me know if anyone has any? thank you please email me or call me roxan41@att.net 818 942 4287 Ruzanna thank you!!
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linda anderson - 2017-05-23
looking for a male halfmoon conure

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Chastity - 2015-08-02
I've had a sun and a Jendai conure and both acted normal and passed some years ago. I now have a BCC that someone brought into the animal rescue where I work and this bird has no idea how to be a conure. He, don't really know if its a he/she, seems to have bonded with me and screams when my mom shows up, but seems to love to dance on top of his cage and be out of his cage. He is afraid of baths either in the sink or being sprayed and won't go near a shallow dish of water. He has not pecked or chewed on anything in his cage and seems not to know what to do with the various types of toys I have in there. He tends to be more of a noisy bird in the morning after I uncover him and near evening he does make little clicking noises and thrumming noises and have finally gotten him to eat some grapes. I think he is still a juvenile as he still has the brighter orange or maroon tail, but I had to clip his beak and file down his nails when I got him home and I think whoever had him fed him a lot of sunflower seeds as he picks those out of his food...a mix of special conure seed/nut/leaf with fruit pellets added. I do a lot of rescue with everything, but this guy has me puzzled. Anyone have any ideas?

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  • Russ Sulich - 2017-05-17
    Hello, I currently have a rescue blue crowned and Im going thru the same thing with mine. Did your bird finally come around? how long did it take? Is it a well adjusted bird now? thank you
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Patti - 2017-01-29
We just recently purchased a 4 month old female. We named her Mango. She is the most loving parrot I have ever seen. She loves fruits and veggies, peas seem to be her favorite. She spends 1-2hours cuddled in my neck/chin area. She kisses and loves the affection. We have had her 1 week and she already knows what the word OUT means. She is very smart she knows my voice and my husbands too, she enjoys spending time with our family and friends. I was afraid of birds until meeting and purchasing this beautiful Queen of Bavaria! If you are looking for a parrot that you can truly interact with and handle then this is the parrot for you! We are so thankful to have been able to find and purchase her.

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  • Krista - 2017-02-02
    She sounds so sweet! I just put my down deposit on a male Queen! I have been searching for one for YEARS and the excitement in me is UNREAL! I cannot WAIT to meet him and give him my love. I can only pray he is as sweet as your girl! :)
  • jeff walters - 2017-05-09
    I'm looking for a mature male Golden for my female...I'm in Calif.
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sinanan maharaj - 2017-05-01
I love conures, need to purchase one. I live in Ontario Canada. can you send me relevant info 'how to acquire a bird of this type.

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Dolly Amato - 2017-04-17
I have had my Cherry head now since 1987 and he hasn't changed a bit, he is loud and nasty and bites ...everybody except me who he must think is his mother. He rarely comes out of his giant cage anymore but occasionally will crawl out and stand on top screaming. He seems quite happy and content and is always playing with his toys. He wakes up the house at 6am ish every day screaming to be fed. He eats pretty much everything and loves apples, peanuts, and yep...even chicken. He likes small pieces of rare steak and shreds it nicely and eats it. But he must have his seeds or he becomes a maniac. He has a 3 story cage and likes to climb all over it, he regularly takes baths and wets the whole room. He does not talk but he used to sing part of Flintstones cartoon Yabba Dabba Doo song but has not done so in 20 yrs. He once flew outside and was circling the sky probably about a mile away, I put my arms up and waved and he flew right back to me. Never thought I'd have him this long, hope he outlasts me.

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