Nesting Conures

by Cary & Myrna

O.K. Our conours are breeding, I guess it is that time of the year for birds??? So we bought them a nesting box, and now they are really protective of that area, they will not step up, or be sociable??? HOW LONG DOES THIS LAST??? or do I have to get rid of the nesting box???

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Nov 28, 2010
hanging out in nesting box
by: Anonymous

HI my conures go in and out of the nesting box i don't know the sex of them can thye just be playing in there?

Nov 16, 2010
Green conures laid egg
by: Patrick

We have two wonderful green conures. We have loved them for three years. They laid an egg last
night on the bottom of the cage. We now have the egg in a nesting box. They won't sit on the egg.

All of our birds are out of their cages durinf the day, playing on crazy ropes,swings, etc. They
are pampered cuz Iam an old man now and my birds and my dog are all I have.

How do I get the conures to sit on the egg. More eggs are probably on the way. For me the eggs are my grand children.

Thank you and God Bless you

Patrick Jenkins

May 15, 2008
Conures wanting to nest
by: Tracie


It is up to you if you want to take away the nesting box, since you did not purchase the birds for breeding that may be a good idea. There are a lot of complications that can come with breeding and if you don't have experience you might lose a bird and or the babies.

People that I know that have birds that breed do say that the birds are difficult, if not impossible, to handle while they are nesting. Some birds become sociable after they raise the chicks and some bond with their mates and never care to have human attention again. You never know what your bird will decide to do.

If you for sure want your birds to stay hand tame, you need to take away the nest box and maybe even separate the birds. You might could keep them in separate cages next to each other and let them out to play with each other. In all honesty, this seems cruel to me though. It isn't their fault you put them together, but now they are bonded and should stay together.

This is a very complicated issue, but I would for sure talk with a breeder and get the facts before allowing your birds to raise chicks. I have a breeders list on this site, maybe there is a breeder in your area that can help you.

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