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Old 09-05-2019, 08:31 AM
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Hi, I'm Hazel and after years of horse and cat ownership we decided to add some parrots. Peggy and Patrick were hatched on 7th July and joined us last Saturday. Patrick is a green cheeked conure and Peggy is a pineapple green cheeked conure.

They have already settled really well and are learning how to twist us round their little claws. We have got them a nice big flight cage and they have plenty of toys, but they are also coming out to play 3 or 4 times a day. Fortunately I have 2 very keen kids so there is no shortage of helpers.

I've read up about all the dos and don't but I'd be grateful for any advice, no doubt I'll have lots of questions soon!

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Old 09-05-2019, 09:30 AM
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Re: I'm a new parrot owner

Welcome aboard, Hazel! Conures are extremely popular for good reason, so Patrick and Peggy are ideal parrot ambassadors. We're always here to assist and answer your questions.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:47 AM
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Re: I'm a new parrot owner

Welcome! Your new additions sound delightful, and so do you!

I'm glad you've started off with some reading. And I'm glad you found us.

Here are a few links that we often offer to new folks.

Bonding

Tips for Bonding and Building Trust

General Parrot Information - Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community

http://goodbirdinc.blogspot.com/2012...n-parrots.html

Vets

Certified Avian Vets
https://abvp.com/animal-owners/find-an-abvp-specialist/
If none are near you...
Avian Veterinarians
http://www.aav.org/search/custom.asp?id=1803
In my opinion, any of the vets listed here should be better than a regular vet.
International contacts, too.

I'm glad you're here!
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:17 AM
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Re: I'm a new parrot owner

Welcome and be welcomed.
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:36 AM
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Re: I'm a new parrot owner

Welcome to the forum and the world or parrots. Green cheek conures are a very good starter pet. My mom used to breed bird and had a pet store that specialized in birds. cockatiels and green cheek conures are by far my favorites. Those little conures are in the same family as macaws and are like having a tiny little macaw. If you haven't already you will easily fall in love with them.
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Old 09-05-2019, 12:23 PM
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Re: I'm a new parrot owner

Welcome to you, your family and the flock! Lots of us here have conures, so please ask whatever comes up for you....someone will have experience to share .

And we expect pictures to be shared of these cuties!
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Old 09-05-2019, 12:55 PM
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Re: I'm a new parrot owner

Thanks for the welcomes!

What do you all use to share photos? I uploaded some pics to Amazon but it won't let me share them here
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:58 PM
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Re: I'm a new parrot owner

I am also a new member and a new Conure owner. Our little guy is about 4 months old and his name is "Rin", short for Mandarin. I have him with me all day while I work from home and I have come to know him as my little squeaky toy, as he chirps all day long. I got him for my 12 yr old daughter and she is so good with him. She calls him her child and the two of them are so funny together. I am learning what he likes and what he doesn't like to eat, but overall, we are so glad to welcome him to our home. We call him a him, but we really don't know what sex he is.
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:00 PM
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Re: I'm a new parrot owner

Quote: Originally Posted by Hazel View Post
Thanks for the welcomes!

What do you all use to share photos? I uploaded some pics to Amazon but it won't let me share them here
Imgur seems to work well and I think that this is the thread that I found helpful instructions in How to Post Pictures.
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:42 PM
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Re: I'm a new parrot owner

So glad you found the nicest corner of the internet! Can't wait to learn all about your babies and, of course, see some pictures!
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