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Advice on a Travel Carrier [13 Dec 2014|02:57pm]

Hello, I was wondering if anyone here could help. I'm looking at a travel carrier for my Jenday conure to take to the vet and back. The size of the carrier is L 15 x 10 x H 8 it says it's for small birds lovebirds, cockatiels for example and my Jenday is obviously a bit bigger than both but the next size up is for an African Grey.

Do you think this would or could be a suitable size carrier just for vet trips? Or is it too small?
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[15 Nov 2010|09:32pm]

[ mood | anxious ]

Hello! I’m new to this community and new to owning a conure!

So I got Bishop, my four month Black Capped Conure, about 2 weeks ago. I work in a pet store and I bought him from my store when I noticed he was just not adjusting to the life there. He began picking his tail one weekend and was put into a quarantine cage until he stopped and was more socialized. But I had a feeling he was not going to recover well enough being in the quarantine cage so I decided to take him home for some stress free (the pet store life can be loud and busy!!) and loving time at home.

I took him to the vet the weekend I bought him to make sure he was well and that the tail chewing wasn’t medical. Luckily he was fine in the health department. I bought him some nice new toys and made his cage full of foraging centers and things to see and play with. So far, so good, his tail plucking has nearly stopped.

He does pick at it sometimes when I just put him back into his cage, which sometimes frightens me and I think he might be doing it for attention to stay out of the cage? I’m not too sure. I’ll put him back in his cage after a few hours of outside play with me and he’ll go right to it and start plucking. But so far he has only done this once since being home, which is very well done on his part.

If anyone has any tips for me to continue his recovery from tail plucking that would be greatly appreciate! I’d love all the feedback and healthy ideas I can get. Thank you!

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Not Conure Related... [30 Nov 2009|09:04pm]

But I hope the moderator(s) will allow me to share this post...every animal, feathered or not, deserves to live. (well, except ticks and scorpions, but that's another story) If I'm out of line posting this, please delete.

If y'all know me, you know I'm a big-time sucker for animals.

So is my friend Bernie, who runs a no-kill animal shelter back home in Tn...this woman BUSTS HER ASS on a daily basis, rescuing hundreds of dogs each year.

Animals that have been abused, neglected, and simply just forgotten and abandoned...those of you with pets know how expensive only one or two can be....imagine the costs for HUNDREDS.

Stop by her blog, and see about the current dollar for dollar match going on for donations right now...even a few dollars helps, especially when it's matched and doubled! Don't worry about buying me that oh-so-cool thingamabob you were going to get me for the holidaze...give the money to Bernie instead!

Yes, times are hard right now, but like I said...every little bit helps...and while we humans may have it hard, economically, at least we don't have to worry about being "humanely" killed.

Details here....
(and yes, I can vouche for this, as she's someone I've known personally for years)

And even better...please pass this information along! We all operate in overlapping and different circles..but I have a hunch that there are animal overs in each of those circles. Call me crazy.
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Phoenix [02 Sep 2009|11:06am]

[ mood | amused ]

Hi everyone. We're new!

It is my pleasure to introduce Phoenix, our female Yellow-sided Green Cheek Conure.

X-posted to several other communities.

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Feathered Kisses Educational Program [16 Apr 2009|02:23pm]

As some of you may know, I volunteer at our local bird rescue, Feathered Kisses. We do educational programs at places such as retirement/nursing homes and schools. Yesterday, we went to Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY to do an educational program. I wanted to share some pictures from it. The residents were amazed at the birds and loved interacting with the birds and being able to touch them. Here is a link to my photo album from yesterday (and apologies for xposting):

090415.Horseheads.Bethany Manor

This is an album that opens when you click on it.
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New Fid! [06 Apr 2009|02:01pm]

We adopted a black-capped conure over the weekend. He is just so beautiful. I love the black and white on his neck with the blue. He has red bits on his wings. I adopted him from a girl from Craigslist. She said he had cage aggression and that she graduated from college and didn't have time for him any more. She interviewed a lot of people today, but she saw how comfortable he was with me immediately. She said he is 5. She got him from Petsmart, where she socialized him. He's just so... calm. He definitely heard and talked to my other birds. Right now, he is upstairs in one of our spare rooms for his quarantine. This is the hardest part for me. When I left, he looked at me like "are you ever coming back??" So far, no cage aggression issues seen. My husband and I have both been able to put our hands in the cage (we had to make some perch adjustments after I had him in there). The cage isn't bad size, but by the end of quarantine, I think he will get upgraded (everyone is getting upgraded to nicer cages by Christmas time, except Sammy. I tried. He likes his cage, and that's fine with me. Whatever makes him happy makes me happy. Oh, and Peanut, who already has a conure condo at 32x23x60). His name was Dinero, but I thought it was kind of tacky, and new home = new name. We ended up renaming him Cuddle-Bug, because he just loves to Cuddle.

Cuddle-Bug - 090405
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Sun Conure art [17 Feb 2009|08:46pm]

I finished coloring a couple of ACEOs the other day- this time I drew a couple sun conures. Enjoy :)

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My Etsy Shop

x-posted to my journal & parrot_lovers
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Firery Shouldered Conures [10 Feb 2009|10:08am]

I just recently discovered the Firey shouldered conure and they are just absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe I had never heard of them before.


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Double Trouble [03 Feb 2009|11:54am]

Took some pictures of the green cheeks the other day and unfortunately they came out a little dark. I tried lightening them a little bit, but ah well. They are still super cute, especially when they squish together like this.

Booger & Scooter7

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x-posted to my own journal
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Bird Toy Poll [01 Feb 2009|01:26pm]

Poll #1341574 Bird Toys

Where do most of your bird toys come from?

PetCo/ PetSmart
Local pet stores
Bird Fairs/ Expos/ Shows
Online sites
I make most of them on my own

If you order bird toys offline, what would be the one site you would recommend to people?

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food for new Green Cheek [08 Dec 2008|10:13am]

I'm going to be the new "parront" of a 4-month-old baby Green-Cheeked Conure.
Please give me your opinions on the best diet.
I understand he will be having a pellet diet, and also needs fresh fruits/veggies and some kind of seed.

What do you use/recommend?
~thank you~
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cheekies [02 Dec 2008|03:13am]

These aren't the best quality pictures by any means, but I figured some of you would appreciate them.

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Booger was enjoying some time on my shoulder when Scooter flew over to join us. He's still a very nervous bird.
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New Home for Oscar [24 Nov 2008|07:44am]

[ mood | curious ]

My husband and I are looking at the Vision II cages for our two-year old conure and we were wondering...anything we should know about either the cage, or the process of acclimatizing him to a new (and newly shaped) home? My lovebird got a new cage many years ago, but I bought him the *exact* same cage....and even that wigged him out for several days! Anything I should do to make the transition easier?

And on a totally unrelated note, my husband has long hair and every morning when he brushes it, Oscar goes bonkers....screams bloody murder until he's done. Anyone ever seen this before?

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pictahs [29 Oct 2008|11:41am]

[ mood | bouncy ]

I'm starting to work on a picture of a dusky conure and was just wondering if any members here had some good photos of their dusky conure that they wouldn't mind sharing with me. I'd only be using them as reference pictures. :D


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I'm New! [18 Sep 2008|10:33am]

[ mood | content ]

X-Posted to parrot_loves, bugerigars, and conures.

Hello fellow bird lovers!

I'm so glad I found this community. I spent two hours earlier looking at the old pictures posts. My boyfriend and I have a cinnamon green cheek conure named Micah who we think is male and we also have a budgie/parakeet named Lucian. We had a different budgie until December but he died, his name was Jae-Lee.

And now I'll post pictures:

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I think that's enough for now. More to come.

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Green cheek conures [06 Sep 2008|07:53pm]

I made some ACEOs featuring green cheek conures and a sun conure. Enjoy the cuteness :)

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These are all for sale in my shop.
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Favorite Toys [05 Sep 2008|10:08pm]

So I'm trying to find some new toys for my green cheeks and was just wondering...

What's your conure's favorite type of toys? Swings? leather? popsicle sticks?
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[26 Aug 2008|01:22pm]

I finished going through some of the pictures that were on my camera and I figured I'd share some cute pictures of my green cheeks with you all. Booger is currently going through a molt so she's looking a little shaggy. But at least she'll be getting some pretty new feathers coming in! I can't wait until she molts out her clipped primary feathers.

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x-posted to my personal journal
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feedback request re: potential conure neglect [04 Aug 2008|10:09pm]
i lived with my former roommate for about a year, and she had a dusky conure who i just fell in love with. the little guy and i formed a strong bond - i have always been a dog person and had no prior experience with birds, but now i love them just as much as dogs. he is so smart and has so much personality...i'm sure i'm preaching to the choir here :)

anyway, this roommate moved out awhile ago, but i still birdsit the little guy at my place about once a month. i've had some sneaking suspicions that he is being left alone at her apartment for many hours a day, and she recently confirmed that he's by himself for over 12 consecutive hours every weekday (she works 2 jobs).

now, my first instinct is to yell, "neglect!" as i said, my background's in dogs, and of course leaving a dog alone for that long for days on end is unconscionable to me. however, i don't know if the same standards apply to birds in general or to certain breeds. any feedback on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

(x-posted to a general bird community)
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Conures are love rainbow strip [27 Jul 2008|02:09pm]

Does anybody have or know where to find a free to use "conures are love" or "green cheek conures are love" rainbow strip graphic (or whatever they've called) for my lj userinfo page?

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