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Old 06-16-2018, 01:49 PM
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I would definitely go for the cockatiel. They are a lot quieter and can be more cuddly, perfect for first time bird owners. But, like all birds they do have their loud moments. Just make sure the cockatiel gets anywhere from 1/2" to 5/8" bar spacing and AT LEAST a cage size of 24" L 18" W 24" H. I found a very large, sturdy, and cheap cage off of amazon, and the bar spacing works for budgies up to senegals. Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BLQDBDK...v_ov_lig_dp_it
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I bought him Turquoise Green Cheek Conure... He was 185.... And there was also Blue Pineapple, Blue Cinnamon and those were bit cheaper but I liked this Turquoise one more...

But I realised after getting home there was a leg band (red) on the bird 1 leg.... is that a issue? I am thinking of calling the breeder tomorrow to ask what to do about it? Sorry if this is a dumb question but I am new... Only had budgies before...
Sweet! Before deciding on the removal of the Leg band, make sure that it is legal to have an unbanded bird where you live!
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I bought him Turquoise Green Cheek Conure... He was 185.... And there was also Blue Pineapple, Blue Cinnamon and those were bit cheaper but I liked this Turquoise one more...

But I realised after getting home there was a leg band (red) on the bird 1 leg.... is that a issue? I am thinking of calling the breeder tomorrow to ask what to do about it? Sorry if this is a dumb question but I am new... Only had budgies before...
Sweet! Before deciding on the removal of the Leg band, make sure that it is legal to have an unbanded bird where you live!
I am actually thinking whether to remove or keep the leg band? Is it good to have them on? Does it hurt the bird? ummm
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Re: Need help selecting a bird as pet.

Why would you take off the leg band? It is a form of identification for the parrot.

She looks so cute! I see you have some dowel perches, please remove them and get natural wood perches. Dowel perches are legit the worst perches you can buy.

Have fun with your new buddy and please do research, research, and research.
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Why would you take off the leg band? It is a form of identification for the parrot.

She looks so cute! I see you have some dowel perches, please remove them and get natural wood perches. Dowel perches are legit the worst perches you can buy.

Have fun with your new buddy and please do research, research, and research.
Firstly, I agree with you and I wont take the leg band off as it is good for identification and it doesn't irritate the conure...

secondly, I will change the perches on Monday i am going to the pet shop for more toys anyways..

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I have 2 questions:

How does my cage look? and all:
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Does the skin above beak ( mostly right side) gone or is that normal? Should I see vet or is that normal because I never had a conure before and I just noticed this now.... Conure is 8 weeks old is it normal to look like this:
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Is this a big issue? please help or its normal?

Should I post this on health forum too?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Super_Noel View Post
I have 2 questions:

How does my cage look? and all:
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Does the skin above beak ( mostly right side) gone or is that normal? Should I see vet or is that normal because I never had a conure before and I just noticed this now.... Conure is 8 weeks old is it normal to look like this:
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Is this a big issue? please help or its normal?

Should I post this on health forum too?

anyone?
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Re: Need help selecting a bird as pet.

Congrats on the new addition! What a cutie. I love the Turquoise GC's.

Your cage looks on the smaller side, some more toys and another perch or two may help. What are you planning to feed as a diet?

Leave the leg band on -- it's a permanent way to identify where they came from and can help you should you ever lose them. Note the letters and numbers on the band to keep for future reference.

As for the skin above beak issue, it looks normal to me but you should schedule a wellness check with your vet anyway just to make sure your new conure is in tip top shape and doesn't have any issues.
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Congrats on the new addition! What a cutie. I love the Turquoise GC's.

Your cage looks on the smaller side, some more toys and another perch or two may help. What are you planning to feed as a diet?

Leave the leg band on -- it's a permanent way to identify where they came from and can help you should you ever lose them. Note the letters and numbers on the band to keep for future reference.

As for the skin above beak issue, it looks normal to me but you should schedule a wellness check with your vet anyway just to make sure your new conure is in tip top shape and doesn't have any issues.
Thanks very much for the help..... I will go to vet next week but the above beak skin issue looks fine right.... Thanks ... Otherwise I was gonna call the breeder and ask
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Re: Need help selecting a bird as pet.

He looks fine, his cere also looks fine...

You should always take your new baby to a Certified Avian Vet for a Wellness-Exam anyway, within a week or two of bringing him home. This is also the time to actually FIND a Certified Avian Vet that is local to you...I highly suggest that you not use an "Exotics" Vet, as they are NOT bird specialists at all...Even if you have to drive a couple of hours one-way to the closest Certified Avian Vet, it's completely and totally worth it, it can be the difference between a sick bird surviving and recovering, and a sick bird dying...If you need help finding the closest Certified Avian Vets to you, we can help you with that as well...

But his cere looks completely normal...
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