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Old 12-27-2010, 04:20 PM
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Quirky Conure Habits

Our 4 month old sun conure, Bongo, has a few strange habits and we were wondering if this is typical for sun conures.

1) Bongo will not go inside his "Snuggle Sack" but is more than happy to sleep on top of or behind it. Should we encourage him to go it in, or leave him be?

2) He loves to have his beak rubbed. Is this not a sensitive spot that birds don't wanted touched? He is also more than happy to be scrathed under his wings. He will coo like crazy the entire time you do it.

3) He rarely makes any loud sounds, but lots of cooing or babbling. Will he get louder, or did we just get a good one? haha


I'm sure there are hundreds of "is my bird normal" threads on here, but we are just looking to find out what others think!

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Old 12-27-2010, 07:54 PM
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Re: Quirky Conure Habits

These all sound normal. Your little one is an individual and will have many "Quirks" that other parrots will not have. Although I have commonly heard "my parrot is so quiet, whats wrong, did I get a good one?" and then a month later "omg he/she is soooo loud!" lol.

Chia my GCC also does not go into her snuggle hut and convincing her has been pointless. Just let bongo be comfortable however he/she chooses
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Re: Quirky Conure Habits

At 4 months your sun is still a baby give him time. Won't belong before he shows his true colors. LOL. My suns have their moments. But what you describing is normal behavior of a sun of that age.
I have some that sleep don't sleep in their huts & some that do.
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Re: Quirky Conure Habits

It's funny you say that about the the snuggle hut. Mine didn't really care for it at first. Loco would hide behind it, stick it's head in, rub on it but not go in. After about 3 or so weeks I found it in there this morning sleeping
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:35 PM
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Re: Quirky Conure Habits

my black cappped conure loves his snuggle hut he will sleep on his back in it its pretty funny
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Re: Quirky Conure Habits

Quote: Originally Posted by cghoosier21 View Post
my black cappped conure loves his snuggle hut he will sleep on his back in it its pretty funny
I would LOVE to see a picture of that!
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:45 AM
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Re: Quirky Conure Habits

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Quote: Originally Posted by cghoosier21 View Post
my black cappped conure loves his snuggle hut he will sleep on his back in it its pretty funny
I would LOVE to see a picture of that!
ill try if i can but i dunno cause as soon as i turn on the light of the room he sleeps he hops out of his hut right away
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Re: Quirky Conure Habits

I don't know about conures, but our macaw and CAG love to have their beaks stroked.
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Re: Quirky Conure Habits

Cal spends an inordinate amount of time on her back LOL I will have to back this up.....give me time and I will get it on film haha!

Cal also enjoys having her beak stroked Di, as did my very first bird, a budgie. I think it's very much the individual bird. I know some who would take a rather large chunk out of that well meaning finger if anyone tried it haha!
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Re: Quirky Conure Habits

Bongo will still not sleep in the hut, but will sometimes stick his head in and play a little bit. Every night he sleeps behind it leaning back onto the top of his hut. His cage fits in a corner, so he must just feel safest tucked in there. When you call him he will peek out and make a cute little noise.

He's quite a character!
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