This is Karen’s Half Moon Conure pictures and story.
She has two Half Moon Conures, also known as the Orange Front Conure.
||Karlie’s new toy
||Karlie and Punky
My search for a Half Moon Conure was finally successful and I got Punky (aka Toto) as a Mother's Day gift to myself in May 2005.
Half Moons are also called Orange Front Conures, not to be confused with a Peach Front Conure. She already speaks and says "what 'cha doing?", "hello", "Nicky", and makes a sound just like the puppies squeaky toys. Pepper keeps looking around to see who got her toy.
She is finger-trained but not comfortable enough with me yet to want to snuggle the way Lucy and Rikki do. She's seven years old and not too old to re-train. I think with some work she will be an exceptional bird
I still wanted a "baby" Half Moon that would be snuggly and didn't come with as much baggage as Punky did. One day, just by pure chance, I stopped in at a pet store that I go to once in a while, and low and behold, there was this baby Half Moon.
I asked them to let her out for me and she instantly snuggled up to me. I was a goner...instant love. But, I was scheduled to have surgery soon and wasn't sure this was the best time to get a new bird.
When I read the notice on the front of her cage that said her hatch date was June 5, I knew then she was meant to be mine. My older son's birthday is June 5th.
She has been such a blessing! She is really, really sweet, very smart, and carries on conversations with me. She says "want out", "go see Punky", "hello", "it's good", "it's cold", "mine", "nite-nite", and lots of other phases.
I'm continually amazed at what she comes out with sometimes.
Other things they say:
out, up-up, whata you want, and Karlie says see punky, love you, gimme kisses, brat (wonder where she got that one?), water, drink, want a nut, no bite, and be nice.
Back to the Conure page for more Half Moon Conure information.