Introduction of a female conure to my male

by Angie
(Indianapolis, Indiana)

I have a. Male conure who is in love with me. My aunt has a female conure who laid eggs last year. She is about 6 or 7 my male is about 8. My aunt gave me her conure to see if they might hit it off.

What is the best way to introduce them? They both want my attention,. And seem very aggressive towards each other.

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Aug 19, 2011
Putting female and male conure together
by: Tracie

I am going to sick my nose into something here...

I sincerely doubt you want to become a breeder, and I sincerely doubt you want these two birds to bond to each other and not like you anymore. I could be wrong though.

If you want to become a breeder, then please spend time with a breeder to learn all you can about the things that can go wrong so you don't loose the hen or the chicks. Make sure there is a market for the babies, or you will just be selling them for cheap and putting babies in homes where they may not be cared for. Make sure you have the money for the vet bills, so you can take the birds and babies to the vet and give certificates of good health to your customers when they purchase the birds.

Make sure you feed your birds Harrison's so the hen won't become egg bound and the babies will be healthy.

Now to answer your question. There is no guarantee these birds will ever want to be together, but you can slowly introduce them out side of the cages in a neutral place and see how it goes.

When we put our two conures together, they would run at each other to attack. We would grab the one that ran first and put it back in the cage with a low, calm "nooooo" and give the other bird a treat in front of the one put away. Slowly but surely they figured out they would get put away if they picked a fight.

It took about a week for them to decide to like each other. After a couple of weeks we put them on the cage we wanted them to share. We put two water bottles and two food dishes in the cage. They eventually climbed in and ate and drank and tussled a bit but didn't fight. They became cage mates. They promptly became cage territorial so that we could not put our hands in the cage too.

Because they were not male and female mating, they both still liked us, but we could only get one out at a time. We would open the cage door and let them climb out, and pick one up.

Here is a story I wrote about all this on our Parrot Training page.

Should I get another green cheek conure story

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