How Much & How Often Should I Feed a Two-month-old Sun Conure?
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How Much & How Often Should I Feed a Two-month-old Sun Conure?

The first answer to the Quora question:

I don’t know but I would recommend joining one of the many parrot groups on Facebook. I would think he would be eating very often. When my eclectus was 5 months he would eat a meal and then 15 minutes later be hungry again!

Well, that was helpful ~ not.

Facebook groups are the absolute worse place for pet bird information. If the information were ANY good we would not see 60% death by starvation of pet birds in the US.

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Let’s Start With Forgetting That Birds Do Not Like Change!
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Let’s Start With Forgetting That Birds Do Not Like Change!

Hi! I very much enjoy your emails and all the information you provide. By the way, my green conure (Wyndle) looks just like the bird you have in the picture with you, Mitch.

Wyndle is a “mutt”, not a pedigree like my Sun Conure was. She has a HUGE personality and is full of spunk; very strong, inquisitive, eats all day (not overweight, tho), etc.

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Why Are My 2 Sun Conures Suddenly Fighting After 15 Years?

Cecelia B. writes,

Hi, Mitch and Catherine,

I’ve been living with conures for thirty-five years and am seeing behavior that is new to me.

I have two male Sun conures who are brothers.

They are about fifteen years old.

Until a few weeks ago, they were a very happy bonded couple, mating frequently, grooming and feeding each other, sharing a cage, and getting along just fine.

One of them, Max, recently started pulling Min’s head feathers out, pecking Min’s head and leaving bloody spots.

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Why Are My Green Cheek Conures Unable to Fly When Wet?
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Why Are My Green Cheek Conures Unable to Fly When Wet?

Chris T. is concerned about:

 

My 2 birds are not repelling some of the water.

 

I’m not sure how to state this but the water would bead up and not get completely wet.

 

After bathing could fly. Now they are completely wet and cannot fly.

 

I am wondering if they have a vitamin deficiency, or it can just be age?

 

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Should I Get a Quaker, Ringneck, or Conure?
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Should I Get a Quaker, Ringneck, or Conure?

Kayla writes to ask:

 

I’m stuck between getting a conure or a quaker (ok maybe an Indian ringneck too), and could really use advice on what current owners think.

 

I’m hoping to find a best friend who wants to be involved, cuddly, silly, and maybe even say a few words eventually.

 

I mostly don’t want one who screams and screeches all day.

 

Is a quaker on the right track?

 

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How Do We Teach Our Bird His Name?

This is a follow-up post to:

 

How to Remodel a Cage to Reduce 2 Bird’s Hormonal Behavior

 

Lisa N. writes:

 

Happy New Year Catherine this is Lisa. I just wanted to let you know that Reggie and Kiwi are getting along like best friends. There have been no problems with Reggie attacking Kiwi they love being together. Thank you for that lighting treatment. 

 

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Should I Be Worried About the Bald Spot on My Older Conure?

Barbara G. has a concern

Tootsie is a forty-two-year-old green-cheek conure who has lived with me for forty-one years.

The top of her head is completely bald, with front red feathers remaining.

She sleeps a lot but is otherwise active.

She enjoys her regular food along with a handout from her person.

She does not pluck her feathers, loves annoying me, and is a first-class cuddler.

Could this be age-related?

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