New Conure

lschlatter

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I just got a new conure a little after my last one passed away from an accident. My new conure (Bosco) is still very apprehensive around me and is having difficulty understanding the idea of "step up" onto my finger. He will let me pet him while he is on the cage but other than that he seems to run away from me and tries to stay as far away as possible. I'm worried that he will never get close to me like my last conure, Honey, did. I've tried a few different treats but the only thing he will respond to is the millet seeds, which he takes and runs away again. I'm not sure what else to do in order to gain his trust. Any ideas?
 
I just got a new conure a little after my last one passed away from an accident. My new conure (Bosco) is still very apprehensive around me and is having difficulty understanding the idea of "step up" onto my finger. He will let me pet him while he is on the cage but other than that he seems to run away from me and tries to stay as far away as possible. I'm worried that he will never get close to me like my last conure, Honey, did. I've tried a few different treats but the only thing he will respond to is the millet seeds, which he takes and runs away again. I'm not sure what else to do in order to gain his trust. Any ideas?
Awwwwwwwwww that's wonderful, I'm so happy you've been able to welcome a new baby into your heart!! Just take your time, keep up with the treats and take things at Bosco's pace and he should come good. It might take a little while, I once had a baby lorikeet who took a good three or four weeks to stop being terrified of me. I would sit close to her cage and read to her in a calm voice and play YouTube videos of others of her species on my phone and eventually her curiosity got the better of her, and one day it was like a switch flipped in her little head and she was a "velcro bird" from that moment on 💖 Congratulations on your new baby, @lschlatter, I'm looking forward to seeing some pics!
 
Yup its all about taking not your time but her time. As mentioned go slowly and she will.come around.

Welcome to the feathered family!
 
I just got a new conure a little after my last one passed away from an accident. My new conure (Bosco) is still very apprehensive around me and is having difficulty understanding the idea of "step up" onto my finger. He will let me pet him while he is on the cage but other than that he seems to run away from me and tries to stay as far away as possible. I'm worried that he will never get close to me like my last conure, Honey, did. I've tried a few different treats but the only thing he will respond to is the millet seeds, which he takes and runs away again. I'm not sure what else to do in order to gain his trust. Any ideas?
How long have you had him? How old is he? How much time have you spent with him. I just picked my new baby up Friday April 5, 2024 and she is 6 years old. She was tame then put in with a male and they did not bond. She flew on to me. I did not want her wings clipped. I prefer my birds able to fly. She is very sweet. I am working with her because she doesn't know what step up is. You need to positively reinforce when the bird does get on the stick. Say the words step-up. You don't have to offer treats, use your voice, tone etc. I plan on teaching my girl clicker training.

DARLA
 

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How long have you had him? How old is he? How much time have you spent with him. I just picked my new baby up Friday April 5, 2024 and she is 6 years old. She was tame then put in with a male and they did not bond. She flew on to me. I did not want her wings clipped. I prefer my birds able to fly. She is very sweet. I am working with her because she doesn't know what step up is. You need to positively reinforce when the bird does get on the stick. Say the words step-up. You don't have to offer treats, use your voice, tone etc. I plan on teaching my girl clicker training.

DARLA
I’m pretty sure he is still under a year, I got him from a PetSmart but they didn’t give me the hatch certificate like they did with my last one. I was so excited I forgot to ask for it. I don’t believe he has had a previous owner and very little human interaction.
 

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