finding mate for conure

by Kevin
(osh,ont Canada)

i have a 11 year old female red masked conure and i am trying to find her a mate to breed with.

any help with this would be great even if you might be able to point me in right direction.

thanks in advance

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Jun 05, 2012
finding mate for conure
by: Linda

You can find lots of your type of parrot by doing searches on the internet. Your female has to be at least 2 years old before any breeding can happen, and both birds have to be examined by an Avian Vet before breeding because infections are transferred to babies who die.

One caution here is to NOT breed hybrid birds. Breed only same type of bird to same type of bird because the hybrids are born weak and sickly sometimes plus you never know what kind of temperament they will have, so stay away from hybrids all together.

Basically unless you have a large buying pool there, you need to rethink breeding all together. The market is flooded with parrots and has been for a long time, and most end up in horrible homes where they are systematically abused and/or neglected. They live miserable lives, and you have no control over them once they leave your home, so do the birds a favor and do not breed at all. This advice is coming from someone who has kept up with the market for many years and wish I'd never bred even one pair of birds now that I look back on it. You become responsible for your babies once they are here, and you never know where they'll end up. Regardless, it's all on you if they live miserable lives of abuse and neglect. Please consider being part of the solution instead of part of the problem.


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