Last Updated on by Mitch Rezman
We have had numerous requests for help from Lisa regarding her troubles with her 2 Conures one of which is a Biting Conure.
We have suggested lighting to help control hormones, more toys, cage placement, and more which has helped somewhat, but it seems the problem continues and is getting worse over time.
We have decided to ask our readers to chime in here and give her some suggestions or solutions that have worked for them.
Please reply below this Blog post and she will see them.
Good evening, Catherine, it’s Lisa N. again we are having a huge problem our boy conure Kiwi is biting not only me but my husband to which he was always close now he’s molting and probably still going through his hormones but he really doesn’t masturbate anymore.
He spends more time in the cage than out because we have so many bite marks I’m worried and upset that he’s turned like this.
The food and both his cage and Reggie’s cage are next to each other Reggie still doesn’t want to be around him, I’m just out of ideas he used to be our sweetheart now he’s so vicious if you have any ideas I would love to hear them seem like people on the internet has so many things to do it makes no sense… Thanks for listening to my problem.
To help bring everyone up to speed, we have been working with Lisa for a long time now, and here are some links to past posts where we have responded to her problems with the two birds.
We started out with Light treatments to ease their hormones, but as she has a boy and girl of the same species close together, lighting will only help for so long before Mother Nature comes back in full force.
Check out these beautiful cage setups.
Please reply below this blog post and she will see your suggestions.
Catherine I just wanted to let you know our sweet little Kiwi WiFi or as he calls himself Wee Wee lol anyway when we took him to the vet for his nasal issue and then put both birds in for 72 hours it helped a lot
but my vet who has had over 40 birds over the years told me a trick to get him to like me and it works he comes to me all the the time he doesn’t bite me just like he use to be our little sweetie, but Reggie still wants nothing to do with him both of them don’t do any masterbating and Kiwi Wiwi wants to be with her but she still chases him away and sometimes will start a fight if his on the top of the kitchen cabinet she loves it up there so I know it’s territory for her but she just want to be friends like they use to be do you think they every will be I know birds are birds but up until January they were best of friends. Any suggestions. And I read the comments people left about my post and did appreciate it.
Thanks have a good day.
Glad to hear your birds are doing better. I would love to hear this little trick your vet told you. Maybe it will help over here. We have a biter too.
Don’t forget, January through March are hormonal times for our birds so give them some time. Come April they may become buddies again.
Good Sunday morning Catherine I saw my letter this morning but I wanted to update you, Kiwi is back to being our little sweetheart (well most of the time there is no perfect bird).
Back to what happened I forgot to mention along with hormones and molting he was sneezing a lot we took him to the vet on Thursday and found out he had a little sinus infection she cleaned it out and since then he’s back to being our little sweetie the doctor did say the 72 hr would be a good idea for both especially Reggie she wants nothing to do with him but it wouldn’t hurt him to.
I apologize for bothering you with my problems you have been a great help to me especially since my husband is far along in his dementia so I take care of everything and I get worried if something happens to 1of our babies I hope people don’t think I’m not a good mommy there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for them, so I promise not to keep bothering you about the same thing. Again thank you for everything.
We had a lot of really good responses to your plight with your conure.
If you will go to that blog post you should see many posts attached to check out.