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Old 06-08-2008, 10:35 AM
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Question Conures: a good pet?

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I saw some conures for adoption near me. Can you tell me a little more about care, loudness, messiness, and how big conures are? They look really interesting

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Old 06-08-2008, 03:31 PM
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Re: Conures: a good pet?

conures are a little bigger thena cockatiel..........not much but other people would be able to tell you more bout the messiness and loudness and care.
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Re: Conures: a good pet?

I dont know anything about conures.
I have heard they are banned in some states in America.
I am not sure why.
I think a conure may need a bigger cage than a budgie.
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:11 PM
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Re: Conures: a good pet?

If you are concerned about noise and messiness ... then look somewhere else because a conure isn't for you! Conures are amazing birds, wonderful personalities and learn tricks very quickly.

Start off with the budgie, you (and your family) will be much happier.
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Re: Conures: a good pet?

But Tex,...They are free!
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Old 06-08-2008, 11:20 PM
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Re: Conures: a good pet?

I'm owned by a dusky conure... Conure's are great, but from reading your other posts a budgie or cockateil may be a better choice. Conures can be both very messy and loud. My Auggie can trash a home in no time, its hard to keep up cleaning after him.

There are MANY species of conures, some of them are quite diverse in size, volume, and temperment. What kind of conures are they?

Green Cheek conures for example are quite small and MAY be quieter than some others; though Tex can give first hand info on GCCs.
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:26 AM
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Re: Conures: a good pet?

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Green Cheek conures for example are quite small and MAY be quieter than some others; though Tex can give first hand info on GCCs.
Yes, GCCs are great small birds, They have all the attitude and playfulness of the larger macaws in a package the size of a small cockatiel. The one downfall of a GCC is that they tend to be very nippy - no matter how much you handle them. I'm not going to lie, if Mac bites he gets just the tip/side of my finger and has drawn blood before. It's not pleasant. It's so funny, he doesn't bite HARD, just in the right place to make it annoying.
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Re: Conures: a good pet?

Conures do make awesome pets, as long as you're able to tend to their needs.

Their noise level depends on the species, GCC being the quietest, loudest being the Dusky, Patagonian, sun conures, there's a couple of others too.

The GCC is the the second most popular because of it's playfulness, quietness & gentleness compared to the others. Sun Conures are the most popular because of their beautiful colours. Unfortunately they're one of the most re homed because of their noise level & people misunderstanding of them. Rather than the scream itself, it's the pitch of the scream that's deafening.

ALL conures are velcro birds. They will do anything to live on your shoulder 24/7. They will do anything for you & your attention. They're all very playful, very demanding on human interaction & all are chewers, they NEED loads of chew things or you'll end up with no clothes left!!

99% of the time conures only screams if encouraged by another bird, see a stranger in the yard, house or walk past or if they're lonely. You can't always get a loud conure to be 100% quiet but it's never impossible to keep them down to dull roar. Just keep them happy & occupied.

I have an adopted sun conure. She came to me a screamer & is now the quietest bird in the house 99% of the time. It didn't take much at all. All she needed was attention.
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Re: Conures: a good pet?

Quote: Originally Posted by kim View Post
... velcro birds ...
Who are you, and why are you using my term?

I have to agree with everything that Kim is saying here ... but I will add one more thing, the larger of the conures (Paddys, QOBs, Suns.) tend to be feather pickers/pluckers/destroyers when they get bored. Really focus on keeping them active and healthy. There is nothing that saddens me more than to see a beautiful bird with beautiful feathers, like the above mentioned with, feather issues and the owner not trying to do something about it.


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Old 06-13-2008, 11:27 AM
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Re: Conures: a good pet?

Better call them "hook an loop connector" birds or you'll both be paying royalty fees to the trademark owner
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