Why so cuddly?

Fauna

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My pineapple conure is 7 months old and is very attached to me 🥲 Hes the sweetest thing in the world and i love him so much. Recently hes been VERY cuddly which i was not expecting from a bird. He comes over to me and just goes and cuddles in my hair. He sits in there and makes his lil grunting noises and i can hear his little breathing 🥹 Are conures naturally cuddly creatures? Are the cuddles something I should stop? The picture i attached is of him atm
 

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Yep, conures, especially green cheeks, are well known for being really cuddly. Just make SURE you dont fall asleep with him on you. We read about conures being squashed like that a few times a year on here. Sometimes that trait goes away during puberty and re-emerges after. Sometimes it gets tacked on to some biting/nipping behavior!
 
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Yep, conures, especially green cheeks, are well known for being really cuddly. Just make SURE you dont fall asleep with him on you. We read about conures being squashed like that a few times a year on here. Sometimes that trait goes away during puberty and re-emerges after. Sometimes it gets tacked on to some biting/nipping behavior!
Good to know! Thank you! I always make sure that hes put away for the night when i start feeling myself fall asleep :)
 

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Just to add, once he hits puberty if he continues to be a cuddlebug you'll want to avoid pressing on his back while cuddling. That's an erogenous zone for birds and you might trigger hormones while not even realizing it. While he's a baby, cuddle away!
 
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Just to add, once he hits puberty if he continues to be a cuddlebug you'll want to avoid pressing on his back while cuddling. That's an erogenous zone for birds and you might trigger hormones while not even realizing it. While he's a baby, cuddle away!
Thank you!! :D
 

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