Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Conures

>
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-04-2013, 07:29 PM
Selestine's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
My beautiful SI Eclectus Zephyr and my handsome B&G macaw Vandal, daughter's Sun Conure Loki and son's GCC Blaze
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Glendale, AZ
Thanks: 903
Thanked 659 Times in 330 Posts
Selestine is on a distinguished road
Different species conures living together

So, my daughter has a male sun conure (born early April 2013) and son has a female GCC (born late April 2013). Once their quarantines were over we started introducing them to each other slowly (since the kids pretty much always have their birds out when they're home, figured it'd be best if the birds got along ^_^). At first the sun was kinda temperamental about it, but that little girl was very persistent. Now they love to play with toys together and snuggle up on the back of the couch. My poor little eckie is so jealous when he watches them play together, but he's so much bigger than them that I'm too scared to let them together.

Anyway. I have a quite large cage (originally purchased for my Eclectus until I ended up finding a much bigger one for him) and I was thinking about letting the two conures live together in it so they'd have company during the day when the kids are at school.

I am just concerned as they are.. well.. a boy and a girl. So far as I'm aware, different species conures are able to breed together and I'd like to avoid that. If I put them in the same cage, are they going to mate? Or can I prevent it by not providing a nest box or something? And will it affect their relationships with the kids?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-08-2013, 08:33 PM
MonicaMc's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Mitred Conure - Charlie 1994; Cockatiel - Casey 2001; Wild Caught ARN - Sylphie 2013
Join Date: Sep 2012
Thanks: 2,808
Thanked 4,660 Times in 2,961 Posts
MonicaMc is on a distinguished road
Re: Different species conures living together

Yes, conure species can hybridize. No one can say what will or wont happen if you house them together.




This group has some photos of green cheek x sun conure hybrids. Sorry though, Flickr currently seems to be down...

Flickr - Bad, bad panda! Come on. We want photos.
__________________
The Earth is not flat and the Sun does not revolve around the Earth. Don't be afraid to question what you learn. In doing so, you may discover a greater truth. ~Mc
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Conures


Search tags for this page

can different conures live together

,

conures living when mate dies

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Conures Species Information Peta Conures 20 12-18-2017 09:16 PM
Living with more than one parrot? Wings Questions and Answers 15 07-10-2013 04:47 PM
Living with Conures cthulhus_minion Conures 8 03-27-2013 04:44 PM
Conures and other species? Helitorian Conures 12 03-07-2012 04:29 PM
Living in a heaven. leomacaw Congo & Timneh Greys 2 08-03-2011 11:28 AM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.