What kind of conure?

by Tautasha
(USA)

I recently purchased a young parrot. I know that it is a conure, but I am not sure which one it is exactly. It has a grayish face and chest. It is a light green from its feet back. From its eye to the wings start, it is medium green. It wings are med-dark green and it's tail feathers are dark green with blue trims. What kind does it sound like?


What is the best types of friuts and veggies for this bird? Food recomendation? Toy suggestions?

Please help! It's my first parrot.

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Sep 10, 2010
Quaker
by: Anonymous

Hi

Sounds like a quaker. If you GOOGLE quaker you will get a LOT of information you will need in the proper care of them.

Good luck!

Sep 08, 2010
Parrot
by: Anonymous

It almost sounds like a quaker...or mayvbe a green cheek conure.

Here is a quaker

Quaker Parrot Information

Here is a green cheek

Conure Information

All birds need a varied diet. Mine get veggies for breakfast. Check a safe parrot food list for what can and can't be fed. They also like pasta, cooked or raw, cooked rice. Cooked grains like oatmeal, quinoa, couscous, brown rice....they love lots of stuff. Just be sure, no onions, garlic, raw beans or potatoes, no avacados.

Here is a line to a good list of safe / unsafe foods.

non-toxic for birds list

Good luck and please let us know when you figure out what kind of bird you have.

Sep 07, 2010
Quaker
by: Anonymous

Hi

Are you sure it isn't a Quaker parrot? You description fits them & doesn't really fit any conures. Here is a picture of a quaker:
Quaker Parrot Information

Sep 07, 2010
What kind of conure?
by: Linda

It sounds like a Nanday Conure, and you can do a search on Nanday Conure and see if your bird comes up. You can also find out other necessary information about your bird doing this kind of search. I also recommend you get a book or two on the basics of parrot keeping and the Conures in particular because the more you learn, the more you will be able to make your new friend a comfortable member of your family. There are some books on this site.

As for food, you want to start this bird off right, and I recommend one of the organic pelleted diets Tracie carries out here. We use Harrison's for our two older Amazons and we also mix in a bit of Golden Feast's Glo'bules plus one Fruitable a day as they are not supposed to have more than one or a half in your case. The organic pellets are much higher quality than the cheaper brands and have no preservatives, dyes or pesticide/fertilizer residue like the other cheaper brands. All the organic foods have to be kept refrigerated and enough for meal taken out 30-45 minutes before being served as parrots cannot digest cold food. Fruit and veggies can be only 10-15% of overall diet which means small amounts only a few times a week in the form of the dark leafy Romaine lettuce, the cooked or raw squashes and baked sweet potatoes in small amounts. FEED NO PEOPLE OR TABLE FOOD, AS SALT, SUGAR AND FAT ARE POISON FOR BIRDS. Processed sugar and salt will kill your bird in a very short time as they act like a potent toxin in a bird's system. Also feed NO Spinich as it interferes with calcium uptake and will hurt your bird.

Here is a link on how to go about changing a bird from seeds to pellets written by an Avian Vet:
Switching Birds to Pellets article.

Your new bird needs to be seen by an Avian Vet as soon as possible. Most birds coming from pet stores and even a lot of breeders are already sick with some kind of infection. Don't give any over the counter meds even from pet store. Find an Avian Vet in your driving area and take your bird in for a good checkup to make sure he is healthy and not harboring infections or parasites. Do this the first week you have him if you can because birds don't get over illnesses, they just get sicker until they die, so don't take a chance. You may also have Avian Vet trim the 6 long Primary feathers at the ends of the wings so bird will be easier to train plus it is not safe for birds to fly all over the house. Just the 6 Primary feathers at the ends of the wings, and do not allow them to cut up any higher as the bird will be in pain and crippled.

Do your homework and learn something new about your new friend everyday because there is ALWAYS something new to learn about birds.Keep in Touch!

Linda

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