A place to share pictures, ask questions, have discussions, and share articles about our favorite avian, the conure!
Welcome to /r/Conures - a place to share pictures, ask questions, have discussions, and share articles about our favorite avian, the conure!
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Parrot First Aid - Facebook group
Conure Owners Unite - Facebook group
Other great subreddits to check out:
My GCC Lucienne who is 8 years old has lived most of her life with me and my parents, and then only with me and my husband.
It’s been curious how from the start she didn’t love my mom, but it got worse over time.
She maintained a cautious relationship with my dad. She was always fluffed up around him but wouldn’t leave his side. A very different type of behaviour than with me. I am the only person that can actually hold her and dad can only pet her a bit. She’s indifferent but cautious of my husband and gets along well with our cockatiel. She’s a very laid back calm bird but she never was like that in my parents’ home
Now every now and then my parents visit. She goes crazy at the sight of my mom and extremely defensive and attentive for dad. Even hearing her on the phone makes her strut and angry.
Today when my parents left she did her best to get in the door, at any cost, and bite mom’s hand hard. She wouldn’t leave it. We couldn’t close the door. She was attacking the door itself, me, everything around. Before they left, she wouldn’t let dad get dressed to go and was watching them constantly but it wasn’t a big ruckus of sorts. In fact she’s starting to get defensive of anyone opening that door for that matter…
We got to the point where my parents stuck around at the other end of the door curious if I got her back in the cage but that made things worse as she was waiting at the door aggressively. 10 seconds after they left she calmed down and I picked her up.
What gives? For a moment she went completely rabid. I was scared of her and ran away lol
( we live in an apartment so it’s not a big deal if she escapes into the hallway but I’m concerned she tried)
They think she loves dad a lot. I don’t understand her obsession with my dad and pure vengeful hate toward my mom.
Breaking: local velociraptor attacks a slice of blueberry cheesecake. Those nearby use caution.
Hello, I'm back with Cassie my Sassy teenage Conure.
I wrote a post before describing her territorial and bite issues here. It's a whole drama. Anyway; lots of positives. She now cuddles on me again (on my neck) and is back to being a Velcro Velociraptor. She bathes in my hand. We love that. She is less territorial and I am going to get her a bigger cage (eventually). I don't want to flex but... I even got to pet her for two minutes. I know, Impressive.
Bad news. She aims at my hands for blood. I think it's fear of hands but it's super inconsistent. Like, she bathes in my hands and she went to them that one time to get pets. She also eats snacks out of them (which I have been doing consistently to stop this bs). She lunges at them when im typing at a computer and even after she's done with bath. Why? Idk. she was literally in them like a second ago. She also eye follows them everywhere. Her attention will go to my face, then to my hands. out of the 6 days she has been out, I have been bitten all 6 days for multiple scenarios, and many of her lunges.
any tips on how to curve this with less blood on my end would be great. -_-)
Hello! I have been thinking about getting a conure, I was wondering what should the cage dimensions be? I have a cage that is 17.5 x 17.5 x 35in tall, would that be big enough for it? I also plan to let it hang out with my other birds (under supervision of course), and let it roam around for most of the day.
Also if you have any tips for a new conure owner, by all means share! I’ve mostly had budgies my whole life, so I’m interested to know of any details specific to conures, their behaviours, how to get them to trust you/be comfortable with you, how to teach them not to bite, etc. If there are any yt channels you’d recommend, please share
Edit: just saw a whole guide to conures linked in the subreddit, will be sure to read through that as well
My CCG is a three months old but he chirps a lot but he never talks. Is that normal or does he only talk when he's trained
What would be the recommendations if you don't live close to an Avian Veterinary Hospital?
The one and only time I took my bird was to one those "all animal" hospitals that are really for dogs and cats but they said they had an Avian specialist that handled all bird related care.
I took him there to get his nails and wings trimmed and he came out traumatized, literally couldn't even perch of my finger. I had to hold him against my chest on the ride back home.
He eventually got back to normal but it's my reasoning for not trusting theses "animal" vets ever again .
The closest real exotic bird hospital is almost 6 hours away from me.
I'm open to hear everyone's advice.... Thanks in advance.
What’s normal conure bowel look like?
Me and my girl listening to music together is my love
Hello All -
I’m moving from the USA to the EU. The country I’m moving to is requiring that I get a sibling for my bird (sure w/e) and I buy an aviary with the MIN measurements of 4 x 2 x 2 METERS.
FRICKEN huge and stupid since my bird had free range of my entire home but apparently that’s illegal here.
Any recommendations on custom made indoor aviaries and I’m likely going to see an L shaped one due to the sheer size.
Is my birb making happy noises or?
Hello! So I just got a new job opportunity working with the forest service and would be moving up to the sierras in California. I have a 5 year old GCC and a 2 year old peach fronted conure. My big concern is cold weather and parrots. I’ve lived in this area a few times in the past and know that it commonly snows over the winter with frequent power outages. Purchasing a generator for outages as well as heated pearches and blankets is already on the list of things to buy for when I move. But I’m just concerned overall and was wondering if anyone here lives with conures in cold environments and how they manage it. Any insight would be appreciated Thankyou!
JuJu loves playtime