/r/Conures

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A place to share pictures, ask questions, have discussions, and share articles about our favorite avian, the conure!


The r/Conures Comprehensive Conure Guide!

Welcome to /r/Conures - a place to share pictures, ask questions, have discussions, and share articles about our favorite avian, the conure!


Subreddit rules and guidelines:

  • If you are posting images of a sick or injured bird, please tag your post NSFW. This will warn those who are not prepared to view such images, as well as clearly mark your submission as asking for urgent help or advice. Thank you.

  • Images of birds in dangerous situations - in close proximity to a carnivore (dog, cat), outdoors without a harness, etc - may be removed. See this post for further information.

  • We welcome images of conure paintings and handmade conure-related items! But please, no promotion of your work for sale. This includes Etsy or other online store links in comments, "find more in my profile", "pm me for details", etc etc.

  • No soliciting donations. We understand that not being able to afford vet care for a sick or injured bird is stressful and distressing. However, we do not allow solicitations for financial support.


External links:

Parrot First Aid - Facebook group

Conure Owners Unite - Facebook group


Other great subreddits to check out:

Check out the r/Conures Comprehensive Conure Guide here!

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Emergency Vet Cuddles

Raise your hand if you spent your morning in no bra, pajama pants, a ratty shirt, and hair akimbo because your baby threw himself through the air into the window that's been there his whole life with you, has decals on it, and is his favorite kitchen perch, only to get to the vet with a limp bird who decided he was perfectly fine and only could prove he was perfectly fine after the vet asked you to step out because he had suspicions your baby was faking it for attention..

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2024/06/20
17:18 UTC

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Does anyone recognize this birdcage?

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2024/06/20
17:17 UTC

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Favorite foods

What are your birbs favorite fresh foods?

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2024/06/20
17:10 UTC

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Update: Getting over my fear!

If you read my recent post you would know that I have been struggling because I love conures but I am afraid of them.

I lot of you responded and suggested exposure to the birds.

Today I visited my local pet shelter where they had parakeets, canaries, lovebirds, and two green cheek conures (along with bunnies, dogs, guinea pigs, reptiles and more [i had fun playing with the puppies]). While I wasn't able to hold the birds because they haven't been socialized lately, the nice lady let me feed them sunflower seeds.

I hung around the cage for about an hour or so and just spent time with the feathered babies. I tried petting them through the bars (because i was told that the red-faced pinapple would accept head pets) but they moved away, which shocked me because I was expecting a bite! But if I had gotten bitten, I would've been ready for it. Nonetheless, I stayed with the birds and just talked to them.

I am happy to say that I am getting over my fear! Thank you all for your help!

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2024/06/20
16:14 UTC

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Toy Ninja

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2024/06/20
15:27 UTC

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Birbger

Birbger is love, birbger is life

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2024/06/20
13:52 UTC

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Bird elevator

Please ignore my background mess, I'm in the middle of unpacking.

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2024/06/20
12:13 UTC

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Does anyone else's bird fly like a lunatic?

Dashiell's really getting his flying practice in now that his wings have grown out fully. He was given a pretty extreme clip before I brought him home, which I was not aware they were going to do. So it's been a little over a year now and he's now fully flighted, but he flies like a CRAZY BIRD. He knows one speed, and that is SUPERFAST. And he's not super great at steering and, er, finesse yet, but he's getting better. (He likes to buzz people and once or twice he has clipped my ear or head.) He is very clearly enjoying his practice, and will literally take off, ZOOM! once around the room, and land exactly where he started, I think just to do it. But I'm a bit concerned he's going to crash into something and hurt himself. Should I let him keep at it and just trust he'll get better, or should I have one or two of his primaries clipped to slow him down a little so he learns steering and whatnot? I really don't want to; he's healthy and clearly very happy flying like this, but I also don't want him to get hurt and I seem to see so many stories lately around here of birds getting injured or killed in accidents.

Alternatively, how would one best go about covering every single solid surface in a rented apartment with egg crate foam? (Kidding. Mostly.)

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2024/06/20
04:26 UTC

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Don’t mind me gripping on while I snooze.

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2024/06/20
04:07 UTC

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How do I get my bird to be nice to other people?

I’ve had a 6 month Black Capped Conure for three weeks now. I am the main care taker. He used to be able to get along with others in my family just fine, but recently started biting them a lot and hard. He does occasionally bite me but most of the time he’s just chill (with me).

If he bites, I put him away from me and tell him no. If he continues, he goes back in the cage. I’m currently waiting for a new “time out” carrier to come in so he doesn’t associate his cage with being in trouble.

I don’t want him to just bond with me, but other people in my family are now scared to hold him which I think isn’t helping.

I also discourage ANY inappropriate/hormonal behavior towards me - and everyone knows to only pet him on the head.

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2024/06/20
03:02 UTC

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Cheap bird stands/DIY options?

Does anybody know where you can find these large java tree stands for cheap? I can’t believe they’re priced at hundreds of dollars. Is there anywhere to find coffee trees maybe for a different use that could be furnished as a bird stand?

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2024/06/20
02:01 UTC

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Stinky approves his new Java Tree

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2024/06/20
01:10 UTC

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Introducing new foods

New conure owner here so posting what has helped me most on getting him on chop and hopefully pellets. I got Valentine weaned (only on a seed mix) and he immediately decided to barely even eat seed. I got some ceramic dipping bowls and pretending to feed him from my mouth by placing the food bowl over my mouth. He ate a ton. I then started moving the bowl further away until it was away from my body and he was still eating. I then placed it in his cage and he ate with no problem. I am in the process of doing it with chop and he’s eating it fully and even excited to eat it now. I’m off my body but not in his cage yet. I just started it with pellets because he was just picking out his seeds and he ate almost a full serving. It seems to take about a week to make it from my body to his cage. I’ve been able to introduce multiple individual foods as well on a one time basis. It seems that as long as I use this method he will try anything. I hope this helps someone.

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2024/06/20
01:10 UTC

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Unwanted egg-laying and destroyed eggs

So apparently one of my bonded pair is a female (they are both nearing 2 years of age). I know this because she has developed egg-butt followed by laying eggs. I'm not sure about the other one, but I've never noticed any egg-butt on the him(?); so i'm pretty sure its a male.

We really do not want egg laying, I don't want to risk her getting egg-bound, so we've tried to avoid this possibility. There is no nest or nesting materials. They get less than 12 hours of light. We try to stick to pellets and use safflower seeds only as training treats.

What i'm afraid of at this point is that someone is now destroying eggs. I was going to let them stay till they ignored them (boiled the first one and gave it back; froze the second one and gave it back)...but they haven't really been interested anyways. She's laying them on the cage floor and now they've destroyed the first two before the third one was laid. They destroyed the third one within less than 24 hours. How can i get them to move past laying eggs if the evidence of "success" keeps getting destroyed??

It looks like she has another egg brewing!

Should i go ahead and let them nest in the hope that they stop destroying the eggs just so they can get their need met and stop laying?

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2024/06/19
23:58 UTC

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First word!!!

This is Maui, she's 4 years old and she's never spoken actual words before. She does perfect impressions of the microwave beep and my phone's text tone, etc, but I figured she just wasn't going to be a talking bird. UNTIL TODAY! She was on my shoulder and I called out to my son "Levi!" and she immediately parroted back "Levi!" in that squeaky bird voice. I was so shocked that it almost didn't register with me at first! I haven't been able to get her to say it again, and I'm the only one that heard, but I SWEAR! She said Levi!

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2024/06/19
23:43 UTC

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I need help with names..

I know this isn’t a conure (or don’t tell it, it isn’t a conure) but I need help with naming it. I don’t know the exact morph, all I know is Lilac. My new baby Indian ringneck (oversized conure)…

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2024/06/19
23:35 UTC

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Can we please get a flair system so that we can filter out posts about loss?

It feels like every other post on this sub is someone posting about a sudden unexplained death, or worse, a terrible accident that killed their bird. I realize I’m sensitive but it really does ruin my day sometimes, especially posts that describe tragic, painful occurrences that lead to a bird’s untimely death. Am I the only one who struggles with seeing such things?

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2024/06/19
22:42 UTC

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Pipsqueak getting a little nap in.

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2024/06/19
21:54 UTC

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I’m in heaven!

Our boy isn’t super cuddly, least of all with me since I’m only secondary hooman. But he just fell into that lil space and was sorta snoozin! He’s always on alert so every little creak disturbed him for all of about 2 seconds. But Ive wanted this so bad and ahhh I’m so happyyyy

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2024/06/19
20:45 UTC

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Poop color

Is this normal poop?

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2024/06/19
20:15 UTC

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New computer mouse

I think the wireless connection is malfunctioning 🦜

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2024/06/19
19:29 UTC

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My cuddle bug

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2024/06/19
18:38 UTC

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Is pulling hair something I should discourage?

So, my GCC has a thing for literally pulling out my hair. (I got him 4 days ago). It doesn't really feel like preening, my hair is literally being ripped out. It doesn't feel aggressive either, though. The first time he did it, I brushed my hair out and along with it came a big chunk of hair. (I did post a video of him pulling my hair, so you can check that out if you wanna see it.)

I'm not sure whether I should be bothered by it, as much as it hurts, so is it something I should discourage? Or he just playing?

5 Comments
2024/06/19
18:31 UTC

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