Attached Green Cheek Conure

Hi, My name is Randilayne. My Green cheek Conure, Niko is very attached and I was wondering if this was normal. He follows me everwhere and when i leave the room if he is in his cage he will freak out and screem a little and he will spend all day on my shoulder if he can, he won't even go in his cage to eat unless i lock him in there to eat. so pleas let me know what you think!

Thank you,

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Sep 10, 2010
conure screaing when you leave the room
by: Anonymous

when i got my first green cheek conure she did the same thing,i tryed alot of differant things and i ended up getting a nother conure and now she is fine still spends tie with me but doesnt screem when i leave the room. i dont know if its the right thing to do but it worked for me.

Editor's note: This might be a good idea only if the bird is NOT in the same cage, but in the same room.

Sep 10, 2010
Attached Green Cheek Conure
by: Linda

First, I think you need to take him to an Avian Vet for an exam to rule out physical cause for all this insecurity. Sick birds can become overly dependent on their caretakers because they are afraid. Birds become afraid and uneasy when sick because in the wild a sick or injured bird is a dead bird. Either the flock will make bird leave or bird will leave on its own because sick or injured birds bring predators with the way they smell and sound.

Once you've taken him to a vet, then he may need some special training. There are some links on this site for help with this, and you may wish to use them. Your Avian Vet may also have some suggestions as well as others here on this site.

He may need a companion in another cage set up near his cage, so he has someone to talk to and knows he is not alone. This taking him everywhere with you is not right, and the fact that he won't even eat sometimes leans toward a sick bird and not just an overly emotional bird. Once he has been checked out thoroughly by Avian Vet, and has either been given clean bill of health or given meds to get him well, then you need to get another cage and look into getting a companion. Do not put them together and when both are out of cage, always be right there where you can watch. A bird of same size and type would be best when you're ready. Take new bird to Avian Vet to be checked for infections BEFORE you even bring him into your home because most birds from pet stores and even some breeders are sick and these infections are highly contageous. Also, if bird is seen by Avian Vet within the first 24-48 hours of purchase and found to be already sick, the pet store or breeder should be responsible for his vet bill to get him well again.

Let us know what Avian Vet has to say and thanks for writing,

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