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Old 03-29-2019, 01:41 AM
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Conure and Two Budgies

Hello! I recently (2 wks ago) bought a 6-month old Sun Conure (Sunny Mason), to go with two baby budgies (Jefferson and Calliope) which I purchased end of January. Prior to the budgies, I have never owned a bird before. If I had understood when I got the budgies, that they were actually tiny babies (only about a month old, at that time), I might not've started looking at other birds. However I did not, and so I did.

By the time I got my Sunny Mason, I had actually learned the budgies' ages, and had decided Not to get another bird. But then I came across this beautiful Sun Conure at Petco, and I kept coming back. Basically fell in love with this sweet little bird. Prayed and thought about it for a week or so, and concluded that IF I were to ever get a parrot, this was the one I would want.

So, I did. I bought Sunny Mason and brought him home. Then I started reading about Conures and got really anxious. I do work. Unfortunately, I'm not independently wealthy, nor a lottery winner, so I do have to go off to work full-time every day. I jI can't stay home with my parrot all day, no matter how much he might need it

Well we went to vet for a check-up. Vet said, he looks healthy. Also, vet said it's okay for me to work and have my Conure!

So I think we are getting along. Tiny Budgies Might be a tiny bit jealous of Conure. But they're young yet. I think they'll get over it.

I'm currently reading a book on clicker training, and looking forward with hopefulness to getting started on that.
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Old 03-29-2019, 01:46 AM
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Re: Conure and Two Budgies

Attaching pictures of birdies.(or maybe not. think I did it wrong)

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Old 03-29-2019, 01:53 AM
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Re: Conure and Two Budgies

Welcome to the forums!

Oh, if you can supply your birds atleast 3-4 hours of interaction/out-of-cage time, I thinks they'll be happy. If you're still worried about them, then try and get a bird sitter to interact with your birds when your at work.

I hope you'll find lots of great info here!
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Old 03-29-2019, 02:03 PM
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Re: Conure and Two Budgies

So... you have 3 birds that can amuse each other when you are away at work (looking at each other, whistle etc.etc.) I could think of worse case scenarioos.
Add some TV and radio/podcasts/random music to the mix... and make sure they all get a lot of attention and out-of-the-cage time when you get home (and before you leave, if that is possible; their 12+ hours of sleep are more important imho)
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Re: Conure and Two Budgies

I also have 2 budgies and a conure (mine is a GCC) for similar reasons. Wasn't looking for a third bird, but met my GCC at a pet store and fell in love. Welcome!

I agree, you can work FT and still have a great relationship with your birds/ happy healthy birds if you are diligent about getting them out and playing with them regularly when you are home. Come home for lunch now and then if you can, too.
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:33 PM
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Re: Conure and Two Budgies

Welcome to the forums! Happy to have you here.

I agree with ChristaNL, leaving a TV on or music may make the day go by a bit faster while you’re away. Lots of interesting toys will also help keep their beaks busy. Have fun.
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Re: Conure and Two Budgies

Welcome to you and your flock! If all three are in the same room, a central TV or radio will be helpful. Because of the size differential, they'll need constant supervision if out of the cages at same time.

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Old 03-30-2019, 12:34 PM
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Re: Conure and Two Budgies

Thank you all for your helpful encouragement. When I leave, I turn on the radio to a classical station, and make sure they can all see each other. I doN't leave the TV on, after the budgies' had a PANIC over a blazing-fire-background that appeared on tv. (Fortunately, I was here, and was able to respond. But the budgies have since become quite picky & opinionated about tv shows, and I do Not leave it running if I'm not here to supervise... Or at least, to change the channel when my tiny green budgie, Miss Bossypants Jefferson, demands.)

I'm trying my best to make all my time with Sunny Mason, quality time. I load up his cage with his favorite toys when I leave. (I sneak them out again at night when he's sleeping in his hanging sleeping bag.)

He just figured out how to take seeds from my hand yesterday, so, we had fun with that. Right now Id say we're at a sort of pre-training level. Today, he discovered his chewable lump-thing and chewable perch, and turned into destructo-bird. The lump-thing is gone, and don't you know Sunny is chewing thru the perch at its cage-attachment-end? Silly bird.

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Old 03-30-2019, 01:03 PM
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Re: Conure and Two Budgies

Sunny Loves to go for a scenic drive. (His cage is just able to fit in the front passenger seat of my car.) I specify scenic, because he gets annoyed if I return via high-traffic busy route.) He clings to the front passenger side of his cage and happily looks out the window. Occasionally gives opinions or wants to passenger-seat-drive.

And, he knows Where Starbucks is. On our third visit, I approached from a new direction, and just before the (new) entrance he hooted loudly to let me know we were there.

Also, he understands the drive thru process already. Today, the longest line yet, he squawked loudly each time BEFORE the cars moved. (Maybe he heard the engine of car-leaving-window? From OTHER side of building!)
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