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Old 11-11-2015, 12:08 PM
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New to us Jenday conure

Hello, my family just rescued a Jenday conure from Craigslist two days ago. My wife and I have never owned a conure or any type of parrot. Maggie aka Squirt is suppose to be around 5 and was owned by the Craigslist woman's Brother and then her for like 3 months before she decided to get rid of her. I don't know if it's a her and she had no real info at all to tell us other than she feed her sunflower seeds and some fruit she wasn't in the best living conditions snd the heartstrings were pulled lol.

We need all the help we can get she has a stick that she will get on but is hand shy and will bite if u approach her without food. We are trying to just leave her in cage but she wants out sometimes and we obliged. But she wants to fly to our shoulders and we read thsts a no no as she is hard to get off ur shoulder. And will bite unless,u use stick and only with food as a bribe if she really wants to stay. Trying to read all I can about training etc. I have a saltwater tank and joined a forum,with great success and I want to succeed with little Maggie aka Squirt

Lots more to explain and say but long first post already

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Old 11-11-2015, 12:17 PM
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Re: New to us Jenday conure

Here is a pic and her new cage we got her. Much bigger than she was in
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Re: New to us Jenday conure

Thank you for getting a huge cage for Maggie!


You might try leaving treats in her cage as you walk by, and if she flies to your shoulder, teach her to walk down your arm for a treat. Feed her a treat when she's on your shoulder, then put it just out of reach and let her get closer to eat to take a nibble. Then put it a little further out of reach so she has to walk a very short distance to get to it. From your shoulder to your elbow, she should take a minimum of 3-4 treats, so it could take around 10 treats or rewarding to go from your shoulder to your hand. That is, assuming she doesn't balk and go back up your shoulder!


That would be one of the easiest ways to get her down from your shoulder and get her more comfortable with hands!



And shoulders aren't a *BAD* thing as long as the bird doesn't bite your face or neck area and they can be gotten down. Casey, my first tiel, will land anywhere on my body, including my head. Charlie, my mitred conure, usually goes for my hand or arm but will occasionally sit on my shoulder or even my head. He's actually become an "arm bird". Jayde, my little red throated conure is, without a doubt, a shoulder bird! And I don't mind!

I remember one time my a-vet was holding a little seminar at the place she used to work at and she had her african grey and amazon with her. Well, one bird was on her head, the other on her shoulder! I found this rather amusing, since she has "larger" birds!
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Re: New to us Jenday conure

How is it going with Maggie. I've had my first bird, my Jenday Conure, Sunny, for two months now, and I really love him.

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