Gonna get a 4 week old yellow sided conure

by Javier
(Santa Paula, CA)

Hi I'm the guy that been posting pages about getting a 4 week old conure and on my last post I put a post about a feeding schedule of a 4 week old conure but I forgot to put that I go to high school and school starts at 8:00am and I get home like at 4 or 4:20pm and I'm asking anybody how can I work my schedule to feed the 4 week old conure why'll I'm going to school?

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Apr 13, 2012
4 Week Old Conure
by: Anonymous

Dude, seriously. If you don't want to get advice, don't post here. It's very selfish of you to get this tiny bird that isn't weaned and think you can hop from school to home four times a day to feed it. Bird babies are like human babies and need constant care, attention and feedings. You wouldn't leave a human baby alone while you were at school or out with your friends, so why do it to a baby bird? Even after they can eat on their own, they still need lots of attention and training. They don't just grow up and start talking and hanging out, they have to be taught. Maybe you should wait until the summer when you're out of school and the bird is a little older so you can properly take care of it. Good luck.

Apr 13, 2012
Baby conure
by: Anonymous

This feeding schedule will not work. The only way it will work is if you wait literally just a couple more weeks when the bird is only on two hand feedings per day that way no meals are skipped. Then you most certainly can still hand feed him in the morning before school and then again when you get home. But this little guy is going to be very demanding at 4 weeks old, you MUST then find a way to get home to him around noon to feed again. If this cannot be done reconsider getting this bird, at least at such a young age.

Apr 12, 2012
Ganna get 4 week old yellow sided conure
by: Javier

Linda don't take this In a bad way you don't know me and I don't know you and you don't know how I am so don't be come up with stuff about that I don't care about the bird I well do anything for this baby bird if I didn't care I wouldn't be here asking people for how to make a schedule why'll I'm going to school I really wanna have a bird as a pet so I can play with it all day everyday but I didn't had in mine to get a unweanded baby bird it just happen! So that's why I'm just ask people how to make a schedule why'll I'm going to so or I can ask the person who's gonna give the baby to give it to me when it's 5 week old!!

Apr 12, 2012
Gonna get a 4 week old yellow sided conure
by: Linda

Yes, we have been around and around about this, and my final word on it is that if you really care about this bird, you will pass on this. You cannot get a baby bird who needs to eat up to 4 times a day and not be able to feed it. When their crops are empty after a few hours, they have to be fed again, and it's just that simple.

As Tracie said, a breeder that would sell an unweaned, possibly unhealthy baby to someone who cannot take care of it, does not care one bit about the bird or any birds. They are wanting the money, and they do not care if you can feed him or not. If the birds they sell die after the sale, that is not important.

It has to be important to you, and your stubborn attitude here leads me to believe you also do not have this bird's welfare in mind either.

As for getting a bird for a pet in general, if you are not there all day, the bird will lose its mind with lonliness. Birds are very social creatures, and it is cruel and unusual punishment to buy a bird and leave it alone day after day. This also makes me think you are not ready for a bird yet. Wait until you can spend a great deal of time with bird, and get one that is already weaned and not in need of handfeedings as much as the 4 week old one will be. It is, again, cruel and unusual punishment for you to buy a bird only to watch it die slowly from starvation and all the related organ failures associated with starvation.

As a bird lover, trainer and friend of birds for most of my life, I am pleading with you to find another type of pet and forget all about a bird for now. The only kind of bird you can have now would be a pair of Budgies who will keep each other company while you are away all day everyday.

Hope this helps you settle this matter in your mind once and for all. Your desire for a bird is coming from a selfish motive and not a love for the bird. Make NO mistake about it. You are not going to be happy, and the bird is going to be miserable until it dies from several factors which all include neglect of a creature's basic needs. Put yourself in the bird's place and see how you would like to live with someone like you.

Linda

Apr 12, 2012
Purchasing an unweaned bird
by: Tracie

I don't believe you can do this, please do NOT get this bird until it is weaned. Did you read our avian vet's To Wean or Not To Wean article to help you understand that it is best to get a weaned bird anyway.

You do realize that a breeder that would sell you an unweaned bird, knowing you have no experience and no way to feed the bird properly, is a terrible breeder and probably has unhealthy birds.

If this breeder does not give you a certificate of wellness proving your bird has been seen by an avian vet, then do NOT purchase from this breeder. If they give you a certificate, call the avian vet and make sure they actually took the bird to be checked and didn't just forge the document.

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