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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So cute 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺
He still does it even if the curtain isn’t touching him
I don’t think it’s hormonal
In July, my fiancé and I bought two conures, Lady and Vader. We had just bought our first home together and I knew that I wanted birds. Growing up, I had a few pet parakeets, so I planned to get another parakeet. But, when we went to our local pet store for dog food, we stopped and looked at the birds and I fell in love with these two conures. They were in separate cages, but were standing close to each other and they both approached me. I brought them home that day.
After a few weeks, they started getting super noisy. So we put them in their own room. They have free reign there most of the day and they really like the window. But from the hours of 11:00 to 4:00, they squawk constantly. I work in an office most days, so it doesn’t bother me very much, but it bothers my fiancé, who works from home. He has noise sensitivities (he can’t stand the sound of a spoon scraping a glass bowl). If I had known conures would be so much noisier than my parakeets had been, I probably wouldn’t have gotten them, knowing my fiancé's sensitive ears.
So, when I come home from work, my fiancé is usually really mellow. Oftentimes he’s asleep and has no interest in doing things because the squawking has been wearing on him all day. We tried shutting the curtain, but they’re still noisy and I feel bad making it dark in there. I tried giving them food, or playing with them, training them, etc. but that only lasts while I’m in the room with them; then they go back to squawking. I have plenty of toys for them—foraging toys too. I tried playing bird sounds to calm them. Nothing has worked.
Now, I’m in a bit of a tough spot. I love having the birds, but they’re making my fiancé miserable. If I rehome the birds, then I’ll be sad. So I don’t really know what to do.
What is the recommended time to be around your bird?
So guys I’ve had my sun conure with me for over a year now and the only thing he’s able to mimic is actually my laugh I know that’s kinda funny n cute but I really wanna teach him some other stuff I tried everything nothing worked 😓
And every time I try teaching him something he starts laughing at me n that’s kinda annoying!
My cozy bird has started getting her first flight feathers from when someone clipped them.. she’ll fly short distances, but she’s so scared too.. is that normal? It seems though they do still have some growing to do..is there anything I can do to make her less fearful?
Ducky flying to me, he hypes himself up first
As the title says. Last week I noticed that my GCC who is 9 m/o has lost his red belly feathers and his Grey under feathers are prominently showing on his right side.
I've read all the different causes. I plan to take him into the vet soon when I have some time in two weeks or so since this isn't an emergency.
Could it be due to molting or dry skin / other skin issues? I notice he scratches himself a lot and spends quite a bit of time preening. I haven't seen any mites on the white paper towel lining under his cage grate. If it is due to boredom due to being in a smaller cage (a 1 level flight cage, still fairly big) some of the day, is it possible to prevent this from becoming compulsive and to get him to stop? I'm going to get him a bigger cage this weekend.
It's weird because I had to go on a 2 week trip last month and he was completely fine just hanging out in the small cage with my dad in the room most of the day as long as the cage door was open and he could run around on top.
What do you guys think? Any advice? This sort of happened out of the blue. 3 weeks ago he had full feathers. Then one day 2 weeks ago I put a harness on him, which he wasn't too happy about just to try it out (i dont plan on putting it on him again until he is comfortable with it) and he was biting at the harness and himself to get it off so I removed it. Later the next day I noticed his colored chest feathers were patchy.
I don't know if putting the harness had anything to do with it. I haven't noticed any new feathers on the bottom of his cage since then. He acts perfectly happy and gets a lot of attention and treats in the evening and I let him come and go in and out of the cage. He has plenty of chew toys. So I can't figure it out. Makes me think it's a pin feather or dry skin issue.
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My bird got upset this morning when I left for work and plucked out all her flying feathers. We’ve been getting work done on the floors so we moved her to my dad’s office so shes had a bit of a schedule and environment change. Shes been interacting with everyone a little bit less but I make a point to see her and talk to her everyday and spend a little time with her. She has an open perch on the second story of our house that she loves to fly to that she hasn’t been able to go to some I thinking maybe thats why shes so upset. I usually let her out in the morning before work so she can spend some of the day out and stretch her wings- I’m thinking she got mad that I haven’t been doing it and when ahead and plucked all her flying feathers. How can I help her moving forward? She seems to be alright but she has lost the ability to fly- something shes very used to and I’m afraid it can get her hurt
One foot up in the corner of the shower. Chilling taking in the steam. Sunny loves it here. Doing what she does best.
(Pic for bird tax) For reference, I do everything with my bird. Above my toilet sits a window where my birdy really likes to sit, so I take her into the bathroom with me so I can do my “business” while she enjoys a nice window view. Recently, she’s been really intrigued by the fact that humans sit on toilets. When I sit down to do my “business,” she (instead of sitting on the window) will come perch on my legs, and she’s just too cute, so I made the mistake of petting her. Now every time I bring her to the bathroom with me, she perches on my legs and demands pets (and she will not step up until pets are given)! Not complaining, I honestly think it’s hilarious and was wondering if anyone shares a similar experience?
Side note: She does not wanna go in the toilet, just wants pets!
TLDR: my bird likes pets while I sit on the toilet to do my “business,” can anyone relate?
Can you spot the Jenday in this photo?
Aside: has anyone ever put their conure in a Where's Waldo striped shirt and a hat?
Hi guys, I’ve just recently got a black cap conure, and I’m just wondering is it safe to travel in the car with them? I travel about 2 hours up and down each week to college and I intend to take him with me but will this stress him out? He’s very nosey but still not fully confident with me, if I were to bring him I intend to put him into a smaller cage and buckle that in with a seatbelt? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
In the future, I want to get a green-cheeked or sun conure. What tips might you provide me to improve our connection and my general pet care for my prospective feathery companion?