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Jun 07, 2009
Response to Conure from hell
by: Anonymous

Sometimes you need to let the bird know that you are in charge and not there it hurt it. We have a green cheek conure that we let stay with a friend for a week when we went on vacation. Before we left her she was the sweetest and most affectionate little bird. When we cam back, she was scared and aggressive,and she would lunge foreward and bite us viscously. We just had to deal with the blows, bites and sacrs and take her out of the cage no matter what. You have to show them you are in charge. We had wounds and scars on our hands for weeks. It took some time, but she came back around and began to trust us again. Just be patient. Your bird may have had some bad experiences in the past.

Oct 29, 2008
Time and attention cure all.
by: Anonymous

I have a male Senegal who was owned by another person for 5 years. I know he was given up because he bit. He did bite me many times, but I don't happen to be afraid of that. My bird has become the sweetest thing in 10 moinths. Taking on a previously owned bird is not impossible. I had another Senegal who had a prior owner, and he also bit, but he got over it too. Making the bird as much a part of your environment, as others have advised you, is the best way. The bird will decide how much time it will take. I also have an Indian Ringneck that would not let me touch her for a good 5 years, but I kept trying to convince her that it would be ok. Once she got over her fear, she loves being held, and loves to spend an hour or more down the front of my shirt. Persistence, consistence, and lots of love will eventually work. It also doesn't hurt to use a sing-song baby talk voice, and sing to the bird, even if you sing badly.

Sep 11, 2008
:)
by: Anonymous

You should give your bird more time to settle in.
Everyday you should sit by her cage and read a book, or eat or something.
The next step you should offer your bird something to eat inside the cage.
The next day you should open the cage door and gently move your hand near her.
Then encourage her to step on your hand and give her a treat if she steps on your hand.
Be patient.
This may take time!.!
She needs to know that you are not going to hurt her.
Then she should be fine with you.!.

Aug 27, 2008
You are not alone
by: Anonymous

I just purchased what I was told was a sun conure, he is not. He is 7 years old and bites everyone, especially men. I have only had him two weeks and make it a point to spend time with him everyday. He is starting to come out of his cage and fly to me. He climbs my pant leg to get to my shoulder. He is so out of shape that everytime he flys he is breathing so hard I can hear it when he is on my shoulder. I am seeing progress....from one newbee to another, just give him time and let him know you are not going to hurt him. He has gone from biting me hard to a much softer pinch.......I still don't like it but we are working on it. Good Luck

Mar 01, 2008
nanday conures
by: Anonymous

I ADOPTED A NANDAY CONURE ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO. HIS PREVIOUS OWNER WAS NEGLECTFUL AND EVEN ABUSIVE(HE BURNED THE BIRD WITH CIGARRETTES AND FED HIM ALCOHOL)

ANY WAY...NEEDLESS TO SAY HE WAS REALLY FRIGHTENED OF ME WHEN I GOT HIM HOME. HECK...I WAS FRIGHTENED OF HIM!!

I KNOW ABOUT THE "LUNGING" AND HAD BEEN BIT MANY TIMES BEFORE I LEARNED TO STOP PUTTING MY HAND IN HIS CAGE. (I'VE SINCE GOTTEN OTHER CONURES THAT DON'T MIND ME PUTTING MY HAND IN THIER CAGES BUT I RARELY EVER DO. I'VE LEARNED THAT IT REALLY IS THIER TERRITORY. SO I JUST DON'T DO IT )

WHAT I DID WITH MY NANDAY WAS PUT HIS CAGE RIGHT NEXT TO MY DESK. WHEN I'D SIT DOWN TO GET ON MY COMPUTER I'D OPEN HIS CAGE DOOR. I LET HIM, IN TIME, COME OUT ON HIS OWN. EVENTUALLY HE'S WALK AROUND, STEAL MY PENCILS, CHEW PAPERS ETC WHILE I SPOKE TO HIM IN A QUIET VOICE. AFTER MANY MONTHS HE DECIDED I WAS OK ENOUGH TO CLIMB UP ON. NEXT THIN I KNEW HE'D CLIMB UP ON MY SHOULDER.(I TRIED NOT TO SEEM NERVOUS) HE'D PREEN MY HAIR. SOMETIMES HE'D FALL ASLEEP UNDER THE BACK OF MY HAIR.

MIND YOU, THIS DID TAKE MANY MONTHS TO GAIN HIS TRUST...BUT IT WAS SO WORTH IT IN THE END. NOW HE'S MY BEST BUDDY. HE TAKES SHOWERS WITH ME. HE SHARES MY SANDWICHES AT LUNCH TIME.HE GIVES ME KISSES AND SAYS I LOVE YOU MOMMA.(AS WELL AS A MORE COLORFUL VOCABULARY...THAT I'M SURE HE LEARNED FROM HIS PREVIOUS OWNER ) :0(

I'D SUGGEST DOING SOME THING SIMULAR. YOU MAY WANT TO HAVE HIS WINGS CLIPPED AT 1ST. LET HIM COME OUT TO YOU. I WAS MUCH MORE FAMILAR WITH DOGS FOR YEARS AND HAD DONE RESCUE/FOSTER CARE. GETTING A DOG TO TRUST YOU IS SO MUCH EASIER, I THINK, THAN A BIRD. WITH TIME, CONSISTANCY AND LOTS OF LOVE, YOU COULD END UP HAVING A TRUE BEST FRIEND THERE!! GOOD LUCK. CATHY D.

Feb 11, 2008
CONURE HELL
by: Gene N.

Buying pre owned birds that have already bonded with other other people is never a good idea in my opinion..it's like taking a child from it's parent's...it will take time but it will happen be patient...next time you buy a bird i suggest you buy a hand fed baby and i assure you your bird expierience will be more enjoyable...

SINCERLY GENE N.

Jan 20, 2008
biting conure
by: Anonymous

I have 2 conures it took a year for these little guys to stop biting, if you react to the birds they will continue to bite some birds don't want you in their cages forever, when they come out they are sweet but finger chase inside their cages...good luck birds are awesome

Nov 03, 2007
Hope this helps
by: Anonymous

Hi there !! well I dont know much about conures, but I'd say that she needs time to settle in her new surroundings. Keep giving her apples or anything else she will eat, as you do and keep talking softly to her, and I'm sur that in time she will come around.She is probably disturbed by the change she has just gone through. Hang in there.:)

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