Dusky Conures Can Make Wonderful Pets
We never wanted to get a Conure because they had a reputation for being loud and difficult birds. We had gone to the pet store planning to buy a Quaker Parrot but one little Conure proved to be irresistible. She hopped right on my finger, looked at me with those big black eyes, and I knew this was my new baby.
Rocky really acts more like a dog than a bird. She prefers sitting on a couch instead of a perch and she just loves to snuggle. Her favorite treats are green beans, millet, and an occasional bite of a cupcake.
She was born with a crooked beak that requires extra care (and money) but it's worth it for all the love she gives us in return.
Although sometimes Rocky gets a little loud we love hearing her happily squawk during the day. Dusky's are actually much quieter than other Conures. Rocky is also a great playmate for our poodle Nelson (as long as she doesn't steal his favorite toys).
We can't imagine life without our wonderful Dusky Conure but owning one does require a big time commitment. We spend several hours a day cleaning, playing, and just being with Rocky. I would recommend a Conure for someone who has a lot of time and energy to spend with them.