patagonian concure cage bound

by renee richards
(porter,tx usa)

never owned this breed of concure i had a jenday for 25 yrs , he passed in 2006 a lady gave me this breed but i can,t fine much imfor on them, she says he is suppose too be 5yr old, he hasn,t been handle much since she got it, it was a hand fed , lady use too carry it on her shoulder all the time, i am 4ft 10 and his cage was taller than me and he bit me really bad so i custom down the cage i can now stand over top of cage even with , his cage opend up on top with a pearch but he can be out and still not taller than me, if any body has imfor on this breed please let me know, i want a buddy like i had for 25 yrs, i miss way too much, are these breed of concure bonding like thee jenday was too me, thanks so much renee

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Jan 17, 2011
Patagonian conure information
by: Tracie

They do require daily interaction with their human "flock", entertainment, things to do -- or else they will become bored and develop behavioral problems. In the wild, they would never leave the company of their flock mates. In a captive pet situation, a hand-fed patagonian conure requires the same social interaction from you and your family.

The Patagonian Conure specifically is known as the "burrowing parrot," due to its habit of nesting in holes in the ground. Unsurprisingly, Patagonians in captivity are great chewers, and have been known to munch through furniture and even walls, so you must provide sturdy toys for it to chew and destroy. We have some shreddible toys and other wood toys in our discount parrot supply store.

Conures have loud and harsh calls, which is a natural way of communication and social interaction and shouldn't be "trained away" -- however, they can develop into excessive screamers, and that can be replaced with another acceptable behavior with training. We have articles to help you with this on our Parrot Training page.

Our avian vet says that the birds he has cared for in his practice for over 35 years, are the healthiest and live longer when eating a diet of 80% healthy pellets, like Harrison's, and only 20% treats.

If you would like to read information from another reader about their Patagonian Conure, we have their story at the link below.

Milo the Patagonian Conure

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