~ Those Crazy Conures ~
Contributed Conure Stories

I thought it might be fun to have a place to share your Conure stories. Your story can be happy, sad or even just about how much you love him/her. We all enjoy hearing about these loveable birds!


~ The Conure Stories ~

Saturday, 15-Nov-03 10:24:16 EST

Is Niki bored?

I bought a Black-capped Conure about two weeks ago from a pet store. She is 3 months old, and very sweet!She is bonding with me pretty well. She LOVES to sit on my sholder. I can't get her off sometimes! But anyway, i work during the day and she's all alone. I have toys in her cage, and a "Happy Hut" for her if she's cold. But she stays in the same spot all the time (in front of her food bowl) I know this because that's where her droppings are. I don't want her to be bored while I'm not there playing with her. I don't know what to do. Is she still just ajusting, or should i get different toys? Oh, one more thing, Niki likes to stand on one foot a lot. Is that normal, or should I get that checked out? I love her very much and just want the best for my little Niki. If anyone has any suggetions on what I can do for her so shes as happy as I can make her, please e-mail me. Tiffany H. tifhay96@yahoo.com

Tiffany H.
tifhay96@yahoo.com

Tuesday, 11-Nov-03 00:26:59 EST

first time any bird keeper

I bought this dark green Patagonian Conure 2days back. Was told at the store it is 7yrs old. Its okay I think now, but doesn't sleep as much as it should (12hrs).I would like someone to tell me its okay....really scared it will die of stress. Since the weather is getting cold I am trying to put a light blanket over the cage but it gets further agitated and starts screeching. I am trying to give it boiled vegetables and it won't even bother about them....only wants the mixed food it had in the store. Is there anyone who can reassure me that the same thing has happened and that it will get okay....I'm so scared becos I have already fallen in love with it and so has my 6yr old daughter. Skipper, that's the name, knows the 'step up'command though won't come out of the cage.

Melani
mm1096@yahoo.com

Tuesday, 11-Nov-03 00:26:14 EST

Patagonian conure.....not sleeping....





Tuesday, 11-Nov-03 00:25:44 EST

Help me calm my bird....





Sunday, 09-Nov-03 18:21:41 EST

Anyone else have blue Crown Conure????

I just got a blue crown conure about 2 days ago. Her name is Kendra and she only 4 months old. Shes hand feed so she very nice. I would like to talk to someother ppl with this type of bird and find out more about it.. Thanks

Krystal
Cutie8119@msn.com

Sunday, 02-Nov-03 16:06:00 EST

Solicitos-My Baby

I've had my sun conure, Solicitos, for about six months, and I absolutely love her! Today I was cleaning her cage and as I was puting the seed guards back on she would run around her cage so she could follow me while I put them on. It was adorable. She does that kind of thing all the time. If she wants me there will be no peace:) Me and a few other people are the only people she let touch her, but mostly me.

Melina Z.
mzuniga@smes.org

Wednesday, 29-Oct-03 21:34:05 EST







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Sunday, 05-Oct-03 23:36:21 EDT

those caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa





Sunday, 05-Oct-03 17:09:41 EDT

Rafiki - Sun Conure

yo sup all i havent written ne thing in herre in like a year so im jus catchin up on my bird rafiki. ... nevermind im too lazy to type all about him peace AIM S/n and MSN s/n = unemployed769

JJ

Wednesday, 24-Sep-03 07:33:09 EDT

A Short Rescued Life for Gonji my Blue Crowned Conure

My story ends sadly, as my beloved blue crowned conure Gonji passed away about an hour ago this morning, as I was sleeping beside him on the couch. It really hurts me to write this, but I have to talk about him and about his wonderful little short-lived life with me. I rescued him back in February 2003 when I was working as a dog groomer at a pet store. A lady who came in to ask about my services told me about a blue crowned conure that she owned and was looking for a new home for him. I told her that I have 4 rescued birds (a female red sided eclectus, a female green cheeked conure, and two cockatiels) and I would be willing to come out and see her little guy in need of a home. She owned him for the past 12 years. I arranged to go out the next day and meet her bird, whom she called "Joy". When I met Joy, I was very appalled to find out that Joy lived in a crawlspace with only 1 light bulb, no windows, and no toys in the cage. Joy was feather plucked from the neck on down, and very very aggressive. Plus, Joy called out very very loudly with a strange "BUH-GONJE" sounding call. I immediately took Joy from the lady, cage and all, since Joy was not willing to come out of the cage. The lady told me that Joy hated her husband, and never was taken from the cage after she seriously bit his hand a few months back. On the way home driving, I kept telling Joy that I would change her name (so that she would have a fresh start) and that she would never be abused or deprived of the bare necessities of parrot life again. Because of the sound Joy made, I named her Gonji (since all my birds' names end with an "eee" sound...I had to keep the flow!). I took Gonji to an avian vet for a check up and found out that Gonji was a HE and that he had chlamydia. Since it could be passed on to all my birds (now I had 6 birds with him in the picture) I had to treat all of them for 42 days by syringe! Even though I suffered from many bites, Gonji and I were ultimately growing closer in a familial bond. And Gonji was starting to enjoy life, like listening to country music (I hate it, he LOVED it!), taking showers with me, and finally stroking of his head, stepping up on my finger, and riding on my shoulder. I think he realized he was here to stay. Home was with my bird family for good. Gonji really started to get too self-absorbed in his feather plucking, to the point where he was attacking his flesh. Without any tail or wing feathers, he would sometimes take hard falls off perches only to climb right back up to the very top again. He was a very persistent buddy! But I couldn't stand to see him chewing at his body, so I sought out help. I came across an avian vet in Bird Talk magazine who specializes in making and selling collars for feather pluckers. His name is Dr. Jim Gaines, and his web site is www.avianmedicalcenter.com. His product is the space age collar. I ordered one two weeks ago, and when it arrived I followed the directions and put it on my buddy Gonji. For the first night, he tried to fight it, and it was a sleepless night for all of us (humans and birds and cats alike). But he amazingly learned to climb up his cage bars to his favorite perch, eat his pellet food and fruits, drink from his Lixit water bottle, and live without plucking at his frail body. His feathers were growing back and I had seriously high hopes for a beautiful plummage within a matter of months. Like I mentioned, this morning Gonji passed away. I was sleeping with him beside me on the couch, where he usually liked to be with me, and he woke me with a rapid flapping of his wings possibly to let me know his time had arrived. I am still so shocked and so sad, not knowing why he left me after only 8 months of happiness out of the 12-13 years he knew of life. Conures can live anywhere between 10 and 35 years, and I guess Gonji was called on to a more perfect world, somewhere where he won't suffer any more feather plucking due to abusive home life or boredom. I tried my very best to make him the happiest little guy because I felt so badly for what he went through all his life. But a part of me feels guilt, thinking about what if Gonji spent the night in his cage beside his friend Rosie (the green cheeked conure). Would he have lived another day, possibly and hopefully more, or was it something I did that caused my newest best bald buddy to be so suddenly taken from my life? All I can think about is how he flapped his little stubby wings in an effort to say goodbye....goodbye...and thank you for saving my life if only for a short time. I love you Gonji. See you my friend.....

Lara Bariciak
maquiduffy@xcelco.on.ca

Friday, 05-Sep-03 20:18:38 EDT

The Great Escape - Bubbles

Comments: thanks for some really great info. I bought a 9 month old hand raised conure about 3 months. she bonded really quick with me and likes to sleep in the same bed. I have put a sock in her cage that she crawls into at nite to sleep in. This weekend I was cleaning her cage on our open deck and she got loose. Flew over top the house and was gone but I could hear her sqwauking. I ran through the garage to the front lawn but still couldn't see her. Meanwhile my husband ran out onto the deck and saw her sitting about 60 feet up in a tree overlooking the deck where her cage was. We tried for six hours to get her to fly down but the two times she tried she slipped off the tiny branch she was on and scared herself and flew higher. It seems my bird had no problem flying higher she just was scared to fly down from her lofty 60' perch. During this time we tried food, treats, toys everything. Nothing worked. Finally we got out a 30 foot ladder, mind you she is still up over 60 feet in the tree, and put it against the house. She tried again to come to me only she slipped and scared herself again. This time she ended up facing away from us. There was a dead tree about 15 feet away from the tree she was in. We propped the ladder against that tree and up I went, and I'm scared of heights. I had a plastic bucket of her favorite treats, little round seed balls. I was about 20 feet lower than her but facing her and across from her. I called her and sure enough her little wings started flapping and shw was quivering back and forth trying to get up her courage to fly. It took her about 2 minutes and she finally launched herself towards the tree I was in. She landed on a branch about 10 inches from me. I extended my finger to her and told her to "step up" and sure enough she did. I then grabbed her securely and with my other hand dumped the bucket of seeds,(unfortunately on my husbands head) and stuffed her in the bucket and put the top on. Raced down the ladder and into the house. I consider it a miracle that we got her back. We call her Bubbles or Skwauky depending on how loud she is and she gotten in the habit of trying to eat anything that I eat and stealing from my fork as I try to get it into my mouth. They really do have strong personalities and she has still not forgiven my husband for yelling at her when we first brought her home. She is very protective of me and has divebombed assistants working in the vet's office when they got too near to me. She's trying to help me type right now.

Deb
debhegeman@visi.com

Wednesday, 03-Sep-03 17:03:41 EDT

mango!mango!

last year i got a bird named mango.i got him from the bird fair.once when my mom and i were outside by our pool.my mom had mango on her shoulder.all of the sudden there was a loud noise,it scared mango so he flew off my mom's shoulder.(well his wings were clipped)we didnt know where he was!then,we heard something...."mango,mango."it was ..who else? MANGO!!!my mom and i followed his little voice until we came to a chair.my mom stuck her finger under the chair,waited a minute,and then brought it back up.on her finger was mango.i breathed a sigh of relief!i thought we'd never find him!my mom stuck him back in his cage and locked it.(p.s.mango is a sun conure.)

sara stege
sstege@comcast.net

Wednesday, 03-Sep-03 17:03:41 EDT

mango!mango!

last year i got a bird named mango.i got him from the bird fair.once when my mom and i were outside by our pool.my mom had mango on her shoulder.all of the sudden there was a loud noise,it scared mango so he flew off my mom's shoulder.(well his wings were clipped)we didnt know where he was!then,we heard something...."mango,mango."it was ..who else? MANGO!!!my mom and i followed his little voice until we came to a chair.my mom stuck her finger under the chair,waited a minute,and then brought it back up.on her finger was mango.i breathed a sigh of relief!i thought we'd never find him!my mom stuck him back in his cage and locked it.(p.s.mango is a sun conure.)

sara stege
sstege@comcast.net

Tuesday, 02-Sep-03 13:20:06 EDT

my bird dont talk

i got my bird just yesterday he is the so cute he sits on my head when i read books he bits me if i dont talk to him i just wanted to know when they stared talking he is 14 weeks now he is a really dark green and he has yellow on his belly and he loves the colour red i love him to bits already so if anyone can help me just let me know when they start talking thanxs

rachel
chamberbird666@aol.com

Tuesday, 02-Sep-03 13:20:06 EDT

my bird dont talk

i got my bird just yesterday he is the so cute he sits on my head when i read books he bits me if i dont talk to him i just wanted to know when they stared talking he is 14 weeks now he is a really dark green and he has yellow on his belly and he loves the colour red i love him to bits already so if anyone can help me just let me know when they start talking thanxs

rachel
chaberbird666@aol.com

Monday, 01-Sep-03 12:50:09 EDT

The Best Bird

I just got a conure and he is the best bird. I got him hand fed so that kind of helps. He is a Sun Conure and I named him Skittles. If you are looking for a pet that is tame and likes attention a conure is a pet for you.

Lisa

Saturday, 30-Aug-03 23:20:58 EDT

Did he Attack me?

I've had my green cheecked Conure (Buddy) for about a month. he is my first bird ever. He used to be really nice he got on my hand after about a week. But we have a stick that we use to get him in and out of the cage.Well anyway lately he has been really agressive like whenever anyone stuck their finger in his cage he would go out of his way to bite it. and bite us when we try to pet him!!! and when i tryed to get him out of the cage i think he tryed to bite my finger then he got on my hand and was biteing me all over my hand, i screamed for my mom and she came rushing into the room and got him on top of hie cage. Later on i read that they use their beak for a third foot.So was he atacking me or just trying to crawl up my arm? Oh ya i had green nailpolish on. Does that have anything to do with it???

C.H.

Wednesday, 27-Aug-03 13:19:06 EDT

Buster

Not so much a story as stories. I finally found some one who agrees with me that Conures/parrots can be spoiled. I had two sun conures Buster 2yrs. old well behaved. and Bob a year old. Bob was spoiled buy the breeder, and was almost impossible to take care of. I complained to the breeder, about how stupid it was to raise birds which need alot of attention as it is, and then spoil them on top of it.(The breeder is no longer in business). Even Buster was more relaxed when I got rid of Bob. Buster likes to crawl under my shirt and just lie there. I trained Buster to recognize the blue coffee can with his/her favorate treat PEANUTS. I would show Buster the can and shake it, then give buster some peanuts. This was a life saver for Buster, because even though I would trim its wings, I trimmed them as little as possible. Well Buster got out, and was in a tree out of reach, Soooo out comes the coffee can. I shook the can and just said Buster Peanuts, Buster couldn't resist. Moral of the story, keep the wings trimmed. I also have blueberry bushes which I keep covered with cheese cloth to keepout the deer, bear, and wild birds. It also makes a great outdoor cage for Buster. All it needs is a bowl of bath/drinking water, and buster is happy in his outdoor cage. I noticed you have a picture of Louie with his eye to the sky. That's a defenseive mechanism, the bird is looking for predators. thanks J.L.

jesse lee
jesselee1986@yahoo.com

Tuesday, 26-Aug-03 23:51:55 EDT

Ikeie Birdie

My Green Cheek Conure, Ikeie Birdie (Ike) was in a pet store for the first three months of his life. He was, in fact, at PetsMart. He wasn't that costly, for a Conure. He has a horrid biteing problem that he seems to be working out, and now he only bites very soft, but I still shake my hand when he does bite. Other than that, he is a SWEET little bird. Whenever I walk out of the room, he screeches at the top of his little birdie lungs, and if my mom or step-dad are around, it drives then nuts. Whenever Ike hears the door opening, or the car door closing, he screams really loud, and I'm told that is unusual for Green Cheeks. But I barely notice because I've lived with Moe, our 13 year old Mouluccan Cockatoo, (I don't think I spelt that right) for five years. His owners had a bar and couldn't care for him, so now he makes a living at our house, where he likes to go around the house picking up spare change or dollar bills and bring them back to me. Something he learned from the bar. Back to Ike, in the morning, my step-dad leaves for work at 3-4 am. So, of course, Ike wakes up and does his screeching act. Even though he likes to seem like he wants my step-dad to pet him, but he bites him whenever he gets close. Ike is a sweet little thing because he likes to try and mimic me. I call him "Ikeie Birdie" when I walk in the room, and I have heard the first futile attempts at saying his name as a squeeky "Ieee-Briii" that made me laugh in delight. I can't wait to hear Ikie's first words, kinda like my mom waiting for mine, but expecting them much earlyer. Thanks for reading my story on Ike!

DeNae
noizyacresgal@hotmail.com

Saturday, 23-Aug-03 04:07:49 EDT

sorry this is so long, but I love telling Tino stories

I began volunteering weekly for a bird rescue organization a little more than a year ago. Tino is a cherry headed conure who was brought into the rescue about the same time I started. He was sharing a cage with a sun conure; they'd both let no one near them and snap and bite at me when I cleaned their cage. They weren't rooming together for long, though; Tino began plucking out his roomie's feathers and generally being a bully, so the sun conure was immediately moved to another cage (he has since found a friend in a little jenday conure, and they've been adopted together). Tino was kept in his cage alone, and the first few weeks he was separated I noticed him looking kind of lonely. So one day I let him out of his cage, upon which he jumped on my shoulder and began biting me. The strange thing was, he refused to get off and seemed quite thrilled, despite his biting, to be out of his cage. He just sort of never left my shoulder. I guess Tino chose me rather than the other way around. I don't know much about Tino's past. He had a band on his leg, which the rescue staff removed and gave to me upon his adoption, that has the letters CA on it (I'm presuming that means he was born in California), and the letters 86. Or 98, which it says when you flip the band over. I think it's the year he was born, so that makes him either four or seventeen (I'm guessing four). All the rescue people knew was that he was brought in by some people who said they got him from their roofer. He was angry and feather-plucked when he came in - his lower belly, preen gland area, legs, shoulders and part of his back were bald. I learned a lot from working at the rescue organization, not the least of which was how challenging it can be to share your life with a bird; at first I was a bit apprehensive about whether or not I could care for him as well as he deserved. But everyone I shared concerns with encouraged me to go ahead with the adoption. They knew how attatched Tino and I had gotten, but I'm guessing they also knew he'd be very hard to find a home for due to the fact that he was so violent that I was one of two staffers that could handle him at all. So I bought a huge used cockatoo cage for fifty bucks, cleaned it within an inch of its life (it's a really nice cage in good condition save for the initial dirt), bought tons of cool expensive toys, perches and food, and brought Tino home. He is a very spirited, resilient bird who finds change exciting, so he settled in immediately. At that point, he had stopped biting. Whenever I took him out of the cage at first, I'd end up with bite bruises up and down my arms, but there was that joyous, impish twinkle in his eye; it was obvious the biting was not a sign of distress. I came to the conclusion that he simply didn't know biting was bad. So I caught him one day rubbing his beak gently on my arm, and I made happy cooing noises; whenever he bit, "no!" real loud. The biting stopped rather abruptly, as though he suddenly realized that hey, she doesn't like it when I bite her! He's replaced it with that gentle beak rubbing thing, which is so cute. Life with Tino was fun. I cleaned his cage and cut up his vegetables and cared for him better than even I believed a lazy screw up like myself could ever do. He learned to say "hi" in a voice that sounded just like mine, and I found out a previous owner taught him how to give kisses. And the best part? His feathers had started growing back, and within a few months his bald spots had patchy feathers on them that were filling in more by the week. Life was idyllic until springtime rolled around. I had no idea about seasonal hormonal fluxes in birds, so when Tino suddenly attacked me out of the blue, bit me til I bled all over the place, and wouldn't stop, I was scared out of my mind. He began attacking me every time I took him out of his cage, leaving me with many permanent scars up and down my arms. I thought he might be sick, so I planned a visit to the vet. I had begun to dread taking him out; he'd attack without any provocation at any time. Sometimes I'd put him back in his cage, bandage myself up, and cry for hours in front of his cage. One night, he bit me so hard that the tip of his beak broke off. He began bleeding, and I had to take him to the emergency vet. The vet, who had lots of trouble handling him, pronounced him healthy as a horse save for the broken beak, which would have to heal on its own as they didn't want to risk cauterizing it when he was attempting to dismember the vet's assistants, and looking like he just might succeed. (Vet: "You have a rather...um...feisty bird.") So I brought him home, and he healed quickly; as soon as he could he resumed biting. I cried almost every night, wondering what could be wrong, as the vet had said he was just fine. I called the bird rescue director in tears, wondering what I had done. She told me something that was music to my ears: that it was seasonal hormonal fluxes, that it was normal, and that my bird was just particularily adversely affected by it. She told me I needed to show my bird that I wouldn't stand for his behavior, so I wiped off my tears, got out a huge fluffy turtleneck sweater that he could hardly bite through, put on three shirts under that, took him out, and let him know that being on my shoulder was not acceptable; as long as the biting continued, he'd be relegated to sitting on my hand. He picked up on this quickly, and soon the biting virtually stopped as long as I had the "Tino sweater" on, and as long as I kept him on my hand. He'd bite otherwise. So we spent the spring like this, me in my humungous Tino sweater and Tino on my hand. I didn't freak out and cry when he bit, and he responded. It took many months, but we moved into a new apartment in July, and I haven't needed the Tino sweater since then. He cuddles and plays again, snuggles into the crook of my arm and rubs his beak all over my face. Until July, Tino was a one-person bird, if not entirely by choice. My friends and family were so deathly afraid of him that they wouldn't come near him after seeing my bandaged-up self. When I started dating R, he said that because Tino was so important to me, he'd make a concerted effort to befriend my beloved bird. At first, Tino would have nothing to do with him; who is that strange man hanging around my mommy? But R has no fear of Tino, which is the secret to befriending my bird: he can smell fear, distress or weakness, and he takes advantage of it; he respects people who draw the line with him. When we all three moved in together, Tino started to love R. Now he prefers my boyfriend to me; I can still handle him and he still loves me and is affectionate towards me, but he goes nuts for R, doing his little mating dance and running back and forth on his perches. R and I have very different ways of playing with him: while I like to calmly cuddle, R loves "roughhousing", which entails R putting a towel over Tino, then snatching it away and watching Tino gleefully lunge at it, giggle, and then do the mating dance until R does the towel thing again. Tino's right in the middle of his molt right now, so he's a bit grumpy, but he hasn't bitten me (badly, that is) in months. He is almost fully feathered now; his preen gland is a bit patchy, but it's filling in a bit with this molt. And, if you're still reading this, that's the story of my baby Tino beano. (I'm usually the first person to stand up and be opposed to baby talk, unless it's regarding my sweet widdle Tinosaurus, mommy's special bean whose mommy wuvvs to cuddle wid her sweet baby T bird) I still volunteer at the rescue organization where I got Tino. MAARS, or Midwest Avian Adoption and Rescue Services, is located in the Minneapolis-St Paul metro area. For more info (they have a really cool website!), go to www.maars.org

Lola
birdmadgirl2@yahoo.com

Saturday, 23-Aug-03 00:05:22 EDT

My Baby boy Sidney

Sidney was given to me about 2 years ago...he's about 4 years old..he's been wonderful...BUT, like conures he likes to chew..and so he does...lol..he takes all the buttons off of my bloues, so I only ware t-shirts when I'am around him.. but I still can't keep him from chewing holes in them..I would not give him up for any reason except if it protects him...he sits outside with me while I read books or what ever and never tries to leave me, but it's probaly because he's too busy trying to eat my clothes and earrings, etc; etc;lol....when I'am down and sad he knows...and really seems to feel my saddness..he wrestles and plays with me when I'am in an upbeat mood...right now he's trying to eat my reading glasses..he's a Patagonian Conure..I got here to learn more about him...he's wonderful

Margie Jones
margieejj@yahoo.com

Monday, 11-Aug-03 03:51:01 EDT

Sun Conure

we have had her for 6 months now. we bought her from a person we didnt no. he had to counures the other was a nanday. my brother told us about them he bought the nanday. the sun conure took up with my husband and didnt want anything to do with me. iwas the one who feed her and played with her through the cage. she bit me one time when he was holding her. i couldnt figure her out. she was his bird. she looked foward to him coming in from work. she loved him very much. then she changed and started coming to me all the time. and didnt want him like she did. we decided to take her to the petstore to clip her wings and get her nail cliped now she wont have anything to do with us at all she stands on top of her cage and dances but when we try to hold her she runs back into her cage. we dont no what to do. she got to where she would lay down with me at night and play for a long time. its been over a month now since we got to play with her. well i bought another bird african gray he was hand raised i can tell she like him but wont come close to us. she still gives me kisses on top of her cage but wont let me hold her anymore. well we bought the nanday from my neice he's been mistreated for 6 months now she hollered at him to shut up and kept him covered up all day and night. so now we will be busy with him trying to see what we can do with him he would flip out when she would stick her hand in his cage, we got him home he seems like a hole different bird. but we havent taken him out of the cage just yet we r letting him settle in first. his cage and feeding bowles were nasty never cleaned out. but i need some advised with the conures how do i get them to come back to a better place and to no they wont be hurt. we love our birds but dont like to see them hurting either. thank u

deann
kia198@yahoo.com
netscape

Friday, 01-Aug-03 12:16:21 EDT

CHEWY





Sunday, 27-Jul-03 22:16:19 EDT

Rocky, the Sun Conure

I got Rocky, 9 yrs old, from a woman who tried to make a breeding Conure out of a pet Conure. Didn't work-so I took him as a pet. Anyway, he's with my 5 cocktiels and another Blue Crowned Conure that is 28 years old. They all get along. Rocky loves shower time in the A.M. When my alarm goes off, so does his! He screeches till I get up and feed them while he shows off till I bring out the shower perch. Up he goes. As I disrobe, he lets out a giggle, and continues to giggle till the water goes on. He doesnt do this to my husband when he showers with him-just me. He also dances in the shower-a little head wiggle-jiggle-thats a hoot. I hear that Suns will bite their "mate" if they feel that there is danger around. Rocky has bit me twice when he felt threatened-once on thenose brought tears to my eyes!

Mary Rhodes
Surgrn3@aol.com

Friday, 25-Jul-03 23:01:58 EDT

green-cheeked conure

Just this morning, I opened my door and my conure, Mr. Cool flew out. I love this bird, I immediately followed and he flew so hight, 100-300 feet above trees, I did not realize he could fly that high. Anyhow, he flew around three times and flew away. It is now 14 hours later and he has not come back. I put a cage on top of my roof. Would you have any insight as to what I can do to entice him to come back, if any. Would you have any idea as to whether or not they come back?? Please mail me ASAP - Thank you, Marti

Marti
Cleocud301@stargate.net

Tuesday, 22-Jul-03 12:29:33 EDT

This is for Linda Loar - wings clipped too short?

Hi Linda - I just read down below about your birdie's wings being clipped too short. you probably recieved a million emails - but i'll tell ya my story. Our cockatiel had her wings clipped too short too. idiot at the pet store went a little crazy and fortunately, did not hurt her. She was a baby and didn't even know what to do with those wings yet- we thought she might not fly. we didn't know any better at the time. Anyway- the trouble is that she couldn't glide to the floor-- and would fall like lead balloon. The important thing to do in this situation is to keep the bird low or close to your body when you hold her and place the perches medium to low in the cage, so if she feels couragous and jumps, well, she won't fall hard. Evenutally our bird's wing grew out -- and man, are they beautiful! she flies about the house now and always returns to her cage when told to. (well, almost always.) It took about 8 months, so be patient. My hubby and I have decided not to clip her wings again. i mean, it depends on your house, but if you can control the situaiton, you know the bird won't go for the door or anything. Our love, Francis, is perfectly content on flying around the living room when out- and well, she does fly through the hallway on occassion if we are in the other room. it's hysterical -- but not for everyone. Survey your scene and if there's no need to clip- don't bother. Your birdie will like it better. :-) Good Luck!

Victoria

Tuesday, 22-Jul-03 11:47:20 EDT

Daphne means "shy"? I'm not convinced.

When we first named Daphne (a green-cheeked conure) in the store (‘cause we have a habit of naming all the birdies we meet at this one place), she seemeed really, really shy. We wanted her regardless. We brought her home and did a search on the net for baby name "Daphne." Turns out the name means “shy.” (Weird/Cool!) Now that “Daphers” has been home with us for a while, she is the farthest from shy ever. She's not too loud, but definitely asks for what she wants -- and she is the fastest cage bar climber I've ever met. But one new thing Daphers is doing is completely whacky. We gave her a 1.5 inch "whiffle ball" with a bell in it that her sister, Francis K. (a cockatiel) rejected. At first the thing scared Daphne, but then she began to find it entertaining. She picks it up with her talons and beak, and throws it around and gets reeeallly mad at it, but the weirdest thing is her "kitty act". Daphne rolls on the bottom of the cage, on her back/wings and wields this whiffle ball up into the air -- exactly like a kitten. It is the kookiest behavior I've seen -- and totally amusing (well, to us bird sorts, that is!) Never seen this before – anyone else out there have a conure rolling around on the bottom of the cage like a cat? :-) Thanks for letting me share this story.

Victoria
albersst9@yahoo.com
10 'Lil MB of Earthlink

Friday, 11-Jul-03 03:40:15 EDT

me and my baby JASPER

I am new to the world of parrots but not to the world of birds. i Knew Jasper had to be mine as soon as i walked into the pet store. we go to this store quite often and are use to seeing the different species of birds for sale today was different. his cage was just behind the tills then i saw what was in it. this ogrnage and yellow tinged face peered out of the bars. i looked down at his name Jasper. i talked with him for ages and then a member of staff gave me loads of info about his breed. i was determined he would be mine. we left without him this time but before i went i told the girl behind the till to put people off buying him because i was smitten by this bird it was as if i has a spell put over me. to cut a long story short yes i went back for him i have had him for nearly 2 weeks and already we have a bond that no one can break. he sleeps tucjed into the arch of my neck and rolls on to his back with his feet crossed as if holding hands i love my bird and hate to go out of the house with out him he always has the radio on all i can say is thank you to god for introducing me to him and not letting him be sold to some one else.

Alison Andrew
gazali5@hotmail.com
Me and my baby "Jasper"

Thursday, 03-Jul-03 19:57:40 EDT

the lost voice

hi ive had a conure 4 a year now and he still will not let me near him whatsoever contry to u all having "noisey" conures mine has mad no sound as such in a year id love to hear him screachin but dont think he has voice id be so happy 4 him to sit on my hand. i play wi him at least two hours a day always have from day 1. i love him "mikey" to bits someone please help as i feel hes unhappy

mia
MrHlldy6@aol.com

Friday, 27-Jun-03 13:38:48 EDT

Willy and the new guy

My conure,Willy, has learned to say peek-a-boo. Sometimes he says, "Peekey go bye-bye" or "Peekey come on". He was picking on Bandit(the Nanday) the other day and they were being really noisy. I banged on the wall to startle them so they would stop fighting. Willy stretched upward and said, "Come in". He's a clown! We have two new cockatiels. My sister brought us the female(her name is Jasmine). We found out for sure she's a female because she laid an egg. We decided we needed a male, so my fiancee' bought Ralphie. Ralphie is named after the Character on Bugs Bunny named Ralph Phillips. Ralphie is really smart. He has already learned a lot from the other 5 birds. We have 2 quakers, No-No and Baby. Baby was mistreated. He has no claws. He is a sweetie pie. I recommend quakers to anyone who wants a bird that is inexpensive(considering) and they learn to talk quickly.

Dee
jdanddee@citynet.net

Tuesday, 03-Jun-03 14:47:39 EDT

WE NEED HELP!

We are the proud owners of Aviry our green cheecked conure. Aviry is eight months old and we had just purchased her from the petstore. Aviry was hand fed as a baby and has a really neat personality. So here is the problem. Aviry has a squaking problem. She did'nt do it for the first week at all but now he does it quite a bit. We live in a apartment so this is a problem. He's not just talking when he does it, it's a constant screetch for who knows how long. We give him plenty of attention and he has the freedom to roam out of his cage when we are home. Most of the screetching is in the day time. Someone told us to put him in his cage and put a towl over him, but that only works until we take the towl off. WE WOULD APPRECIATE ANY SUGGESTIONS!!!. Thank you, Jeramy and Heather

Jeramy H
mhunter23@msn.com

Sunday, 01-Jun-03 22:51:06 EDT

Peppercorn

I got a parkeet. Her name is Peppercorn. Shes blue, white, black, gray, green. Shes very pretty too. Well I was having her on my finger and then she just flew off.! She ran across the house before I could get her in her cage I held her tightly in my hand! We had a cocktail. His name was Homer.He was very very veyy very nice. He sat on my moms shoulders and shed kiss him and shed rub him. But saldy to say he died...:( We had a bird name LUna. She was a very nice bird.She was an carnay. WE put her in with our other bird Artimes. They Luna was mena and ripped some feathers out of Artiems. Then we took her out. She layed eggs in her cup, but she had noone to mate with. Then she was so sickly from trying to lay egggs(but she did but they were all hollow) She died....we love you! Nect is Artimes. Hes a carny too. Hes yellow and black. Hes very nice and hes still alive too. Next is my rat Brpwn Sugar. Shes my baby and she has an tumor.:( Shes still alove but shes might die because its getting so big. Shet gets whatever she wants any food. Shes nice, caring and I love her. In July Ive had her for 2 years. Hannah is my fish Ive had her for a long time. Okies well then I guess thats it BYE Cecily

Cecily
skittles_gurl1717@yahoo.com

Sunday, 01-Jun-03 22:51:06 EDT

Peppercorn

I got a parkeet. Her name is Peppercorn. Shes blue, white, black, gray, green. Shes very pretty too. Well I was having her on my finger and then she just flew off.! She ran across the house before I could get her in her cage I held her tightly in my hand! We had a cocktail. His name was Homer.He was very very veyy very nice. He sat on my moms shoulders and shed kiss him and shed rub him. But saldy to say he died...:( We had a bird name LUna. She was a very nice bird.She was an carnay. WE put her in with our other bird Artimes. They Luna was mena and ripped some feathers out of Artiems. Then we took her out. She layed eggs in her cup, but she had noone to mate with. Then she was so sickly from trying to lay egggs(but she did but they were all hollow) She died....we love you! Nect is Artimes. Hes a carny too. Hes yellow and black. Hes very nice and hes still alive too. Next is my rat Brpwn Sugar. Shes my baby and she has an tumor.:( Shes still alove but shes might die because its getting so big. Shet gets whatever she wants any food. Shes nice, caring and I love her. In July Ive had her for 2 years. Hannah is my fish Ive had her for a long time. Okies well then I guess thats it BYE Cecily

Cecily
skittles_gurl1717@yahoo.com

Tuesday, 27-May-03 18:45:10 EDT

love at first sight

I went into my local bird store to just look around and I came upon this beautiful bird(the sun conure). I went home b/c I knew my mom would never let me get a bird(she hates them). But I had to go back to see it. I squated down to see her eyelevel and she came closer and started to hang upside down by one leg. It was the cutest thing I had ever seen. Being still in school, I really dont have much money. But, I have to have this bird. So sunday im going to put a payment on her and in 2 weeks I should have her. I really cant wait and I know she will be worth all that money. If anyone has helpful hints on what to do if they bite or just anything, I would love to hear from u. Please feel free to email me with anything that might help me.

Tiffany
Pr1ncess115@aol.com

Wednesday, 21-May-03 17:51:10 EDT



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Thursday, 15-May-03 18:03:38 EDT

WHEN TINGAS "ATTACK"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ONE DAY AFTER WE GOT OUR PUPPY GIPSY SHE WOKE ME UP AT 5:30 SHARP.SO MY MOM WAS ALREADY UP READING HER BIBLE ON THE COUCH.THEN IPUT GIPSI ON THE COUCH AND GOT MY SUN CONURE TINGA.WELL TINGA TRIED TO BITE GIPSY, HE SUCCEEDED ONCE. THEN BEFORE I COULD GRAB HIM HE JUMPED OF MY ARM...AND BIT THE LIVING TAR OUT OF GIPSY'S NOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE GIPSY SLEPT THROUGH THE ENTIRE SCENE.WELL I'LL WRITE MORE TINGA STORIES LATER.BYE

RACHEL SMITH

Thursday, 15-May-03 18:03:38 EDT

WHEN TINGAS "ATTACK"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ONE DAY AFTER WE GOT OUR PUPPY GIPSY SHE WOKE ME UP AT 5:30 SHARP.SO MY MOM WAS ALREADY UP READING HER BIBLE ON THE COUCH.THEN IPUT GIPSI ON THE COUCH AND GOT MY SUN CONURE TINGA.WELL TINGA TRIED TO BITE GIPSY, HE SUCCEEDED ONCE. THEN BEFORE I COULD GRAB HIM HE JUMPED OF MY ARM...AND BIT THE LIVING TAR UOT OF GIPSY'S NOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE GIPSY SLEPT THROUGH THE ENTIRE SCENE.WELL I'LL WRITE MORE TINGA STORIES LATER.BYE

RACHEL SMITH

Thursday, 15-May-03 18:03:38 EDT

WHEN TINGAS "ATTACK"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Monday, 12-May-03 19:13:25 EDT

when tingas attack

don't worry sandya my conure does the same thing./ except he will attack and bite me and everyone else he's gone as far as divebombing, i've tried everything. so i guess i'm stuck.incase you or anyone else wanted to know tinga is short for aratinga conures and tinga is also my sun conure's name.

anonoumous

Monday, 12-May-03 09:10:22 EDT

Vets that don't know what there doing.

I got a conure from my brother-inlaw and she is sweet i named her Holly she is 5-yrs old well she needed her wings clipped so i took her to a local vet twice she didn't cut them right the first time as a first time owner i didn't know so i called the vet back she said is she flying up i said yes up on my china closet so she said bring her back i did wish i had'ent she messed up her so bad the vet cut all her wings off Holly has no balance at all me and my husband built her a ladder she will go up it but won't come down she's scared . i want to know will they grow back i cryed she looks so awful all i can do is hold her and baby her if you have any idea of what i can do to help her please let me know. Thank you Linda

Linda Loar
lloar@alltel.net
yahoo

Sunday, 04-May-03 19:12:45 EDT

babe Kiki

hi,I have a peach frounted conure.My conure only comes to me.She loves to sleep with me and love food.The only problem is her biting problem and that she only loves my familyand frinds.Once she went so far as to attacking a stranger.

Sandya
Ckram@eathlink.net
KIKI

Sunday, 04-May-03 12:50:47 EDT

My Conures

My Passion for birds started 6 years ago when we went on holiday down to the coast and I met a Sulpher Creseted Cockatoo . Now 6 years down the line I own 60 birds of my own including 2 conures ( 3 in a few weeks) . My First Conure was My Blue Crowned conure who is sitting on my shoulder right now . Her name is Paulie ( oh how creative ) I have had her since she was 4 weeks old and she has grown up to be a really beautiful bird . She loves my Brother and will display for him and start Barking as well . The second conure I own is a Greater Patagonian his name is Oscar and some one gave him to me cause they coul'dnt stand his noise . He is sooo clever He is fully flighted and if i'm called for something i will tell him to fly to the sofa and from any point in the house he flys !!!!!! . My Blue crown is really quite and always has been , Oscar on the other hand loves the dark and when ever he climbs in his nest box he begins to SCREAM . All my conures live outside in large aviarys they go every where with me , I'm getting a sun Conure in a few weeks from a lady who wants him to go to a good home so thats one more to my flock . I would love to hear from other Conure owners

Traill Stocker
stocker@worldonline.co.za

Sunday, 04-May-03 12:50:47 EDT

My Conures





Saturday, 03-May-03 13:04:18 EDT

Who says birds, cats and dogs can't live together?

I just bought my 7 week old sun conure "Maya" three days ago. She is my first pet bird and is living among my 7 month old puppy "Gizmo" and my new roomate of a months cat named "Izabel". Maya is so sweet, I picked her because of all the baby suns to choose from she was the only one that sat still without climbing all over me. She bobs her head in such a soothing manner and chirps happily. Already she will fly to my shoulder and bury her head in my hair and also gives me kisses on my cheek. Both the puppy and cat are fascinated by her. The cat will sit on a chair close to the cage and watch and if she tries to get any closer to the cage Gizmo will chase her away!!! Maya will give Gizmo kisses and mimicks his bark. Gizmo is already protective of her. I must say after a couple of days this bird has given me so much happiness and was well worth the money!

Kelly
ultraviolet01@excite.com

Wednesday, 23-Apr-03 13:10:30 EDT

Another story about Willy

My mitred conure, Willy was barking like a dog the other day. I said, "Oh, stop it, Willy, you're not a dog!" Then he started making a "bawking" sound like a chicken! I laughed and said, "You're not a chicken, either!" He said, "Quack, quack".

Dee
deecrislip@hotmail.com

Monday, 21-Apr-03 23:03:25 EDT

The dirty bird

My husband and I were at the pet store on X-mas Eve buying presents for our three pitbulls. While we were there, We looked at the birds, I grew up with them and we have a cockatiel and two parakeets. There he was in all of his glory: Harry Houdini. This funny sharp-tailed conure was escaping from his cage. My husband called on an employee, when they retured, Harry cheerfully greeted them with a "Howdy!" I fell in love with him and my husband bought him for me as a my X-Mas gift. As the months went on the weather got nicer and my husband works in a congested area of town which is difficult to drive in, let alone park a vehical. It was a beautiful day and I decided that Mr. Houdini and I were taking my old man to work. I opened the windows, and turned on the music and Harry became a wild man(or bird) He became rowdy and noisy, his favorite artist is the rolling stones. He had my husband and I in tears we were laughing so hard. After we dropped him off, I was stuck in traffic. It was around 4:00 pm, and there were several pedestrians on the road. A young lady strolls out in front of my vehical. At this moment, Harry let out his signature screech and the girl turned to look over. He replied with a wolf whistle and hoolered,"Sweet Baby!!!" The girl gave me an awkward look, and it occured to me then that I had a green shirt on and Harry is mostly green. She couldn't see him and presumed I was the one gawking at her. Later that evening one of my husbands friends called the house, he happens to be singleand incredibly shy, and when I told him what had occurred, he asked me if he could borrow Mr. Houdini to pick a girlfriend for him.

Leah Keranen
leahkeranen@aol.com

Sunday, 13-Apr-03 16:33:44 EDT

An Unlikley Best Friend

My boyfriend and I have had cockateils for years now and we breeded them over the summer. It was a wonderful experience. We never miss a chance to go into a pet shop and admire all the birds and animals, one day we walked into a Pet Emporium and matt fell in love with a baby sun conure he was pricy and I was doubtful that it was the right thing to do. When we got him home he began to roll on his back and laugh at us I had never seen a bird that laughed before! Still I was sceptical that we had madet he right decision. This spring break he began to bring Pyro (as he came to be called) over to my house more and more. Pretty soon my home became his. I wasnt too attached fond of this loud attention grabber. Then a few weeks later I was laid up with the flu he was singing and talking up a storm in his cage so I opened the door and he crawled out. I watched him waddle over to my bed crawl up the blanket and snuggle up to my face. The whole time I was sick he cuddled with me and kept me company. Now I couldnt be more attached to the "Loud attention grabber". Hes become just like part of the family. I am very very happy with our decision to buy him :-)

Aline Roberts
jedichick2003@yahoo.com

Tuesday, 08-Apr-03 13:36:11 EDT

RUNAWAY BOOBOO

MY CONURE BOOBOO IS A NANDAY . ONE DAY HE FLEW OUT MY DOOR. TWO HOURS LATER I WENT OUTSIDE AND HEARD ''MAMA'' AND THEN IT SAID ''SLUT WICH MY SON TOUGHT IT

JAMMOMMA
PAPY_CHULO_07@YAHOO.COM
FINDIT

Wednesday, 19-Mar-03 19:44:14 EST

Paulie

I was given Paulie by an acquaintance, who had him/her for 7 years. They had found her and didn't know anything about her. Boy or girl?? I've had her about a month and a couple of weeks ago she started acting very different. Very quiet, which was not normal at all. She would sit on my shoulder and be very still which was also not normal as she loved to walk all over me and want to "kiss". One morning I found an egg in HER "obviously" cage. She started acting better after that. I removed the egg a few days later thinking it would start to rot. Then she started acting sick again, this time I saw her throw up. She semms to be improving at this point. Just wonder if anyone has had this happen and if the egg laying was causing the sick behavior. Also I wonder why she had never lain an egg before when previous owner had her. Any answers would be appriciated. Thanks, D

Dorothy Leistra
dleistra@msn.com

Saturday, 15-Mar-03 05:34:02 EST

Meant for me xxx

Hi my name is Paul I live in Manchester England. I attend a bird auction most Tuesday evenings in Failsworth nr Manchester, One particular evening I was there as usual when someone brought in a cage with the most beautiful Blue crowned Conure in, he attracted lot's of attention as you can imagine! I watched with interest his behavior towards the people at the auction and how he reacted towards them, he was far from being friendly I can tell you! I had no intention of buying any birds that evening.(I was there to buy seed)However I had only ever seen Pictures of them so I decided to take a closer look! Well it was amazing, I made eye contact with him and he sideled along his perch toward the bars and he started to cluck like a chicken, his head started to bob and generally behave himself!I was feeling brave and put my finger onto the top of his head and he ruffled his feathers with pleasure and allowed me to rub him! As the auction was about to start I had to leave the Viewing area, as I walked away he became the squawking fiend he had been earlier. I walked back to him and he calmed down straight away! I laughed at this, suddenly I knew I had to have this bird! I watched with great interest as the bidding on him began, The vendor had put a reserve price of £100.00 for him including the cage. As it happend he did not reach his reserve price and was taken out of the auction, in fact he was so noisey he was taken out of the room! I am not a dealer or a breeder in cage birds just a guy who loves them, I have one or two others in my indoor aviary, 2 hen plum-headed conures, a male red-rump parakeet and a very cheeky cock kakariki, (more than enough I hear you say!) Still! I was captivated by this bird and went to speak with the owner, it transpired he had not long had the bird and had called him "Charlie" but Charlie and he did not get on at all! he thought that Charlie was vicious and too noisey to be handled but had said he was amazed how quiet he'd become when he saw me at his cage and that if I wanted to buy him he would reduce the price as he did not want to take him home again! I bought him! Well readers that was a year ago and guess what? I do nor regret one single minute, Charlie is a gem. One year on he now lives with all the other birds in my collection and has become so friendly to me that I would find it hard to be without him, but he will still not tolerate other people so I guess he's a one man bird but hey! what's wrong with that? He has been given a few (unprintable) names by my family and friends! My favourite being "a rottwieller with feathers!"

Paul Cowling
cowlingpaul@hotmail.com

Sunday, 09-Mar-03 02:26:52 EST

hiiiiii, it's me

well, today we got uor first ever grooming done and she looks beautiful! I also know that Chica is a she because the lady told me so. im so happy. Chica is also potty trained, but has alil oppses here and there, but that's ok. My mom is so jealious of Chica and I that she is thinking of getting a bird of her own. Ohhhh, it's soo much for me cause i get to do more researching. I'm thinking of an Amazon, Dusky conure, or a blue-headed conure (the one in the movie, Pauli). i can't wait. well, i'll inform you later on, bye!



Saturday, 08-Mar-03 10:53:35 EST

My Bird

My bird has a bad bitting problem. I don`t know how to make him stop bitting me and everyone else. I hold him as much as I can and he bits ears,fingers. He mostly bits the fingers. He would be a good bird but the only thing is he bits everyone.

Jocelyn
sugarcandy24@hotmail.com
n/a

Sunday, 02-Mar-03 17:41:36 EST

I am waiting

Hello, i have a question. I just wanted to know if any of you guys know good breeders of Green Cheek Conures in the Bay Area. I live in San Francisco, and I have been waiting for a baby green cheek conure since july 28th 2002. I was told that since it is winter, the breeders don't start breeding the birds until spring. Is this true?

Peaches
BGuRL2000@hotmail.com

Sunday, 02-Mar-03 00:23:05 EST

Buddy the parakeet

Buddy was a small parakeet.I got Buddy at petco.He loved to follow me.He also could say hello.But one day i let him stay on the cage like always.And buddy jumped on the floor.He was trying to follow me and lea came in and did not see him and she steped on him.I cryed for days and days.I still cry every day he is the best bird to me. I LOVE BUDDY! Eever one that read's this E-mail. E-mail me And tell me your story thanks

Shawna Scanlon
shawnascanlon15@hotmail.com

Sunday, 23-Feb-03 21:11:13 EST

our sun conure Tinga.

Tinga is a sun conure that we got in september. we acquired this little bundle of joy on september 20th 2002. Tinga was approximately 4 months old and i had to finish hand feeding her for about maybe a month longer. She,(we call it a she) has from the very moment that she came into out lives has slept with either myself of my husband, she climbs right up and snuggles into my neck or into my husband's neck pillow, she is as spoiled as any child you would ever wish to meet, she is also very jealous of my african gray,. when she wants you to stop playing with the gray , she will nip you and if you do not heed the warning she will poop on you! that will definitely get your attention. she loves to eat whatever we are eating and will drink from our soda glass until she is full. I had never had a conure until this one but i would recommend conures to anyone as a first bird or what ever one you are on, they are the best!

mary hagood
mjcat66@bellsouth.net
hagoods pictures

Friday, 21-Feb-03 14:39:51 EST

My birds

I bought Willy(mitred/cherry-head) for my boyfriend, JD, who is disabled. He told me he had always wanted a talking bird. When I got Willy, he would say, "C'mon" and do a wolf whistle. JD fell in love with him instantly, and Willy fell in love with JD. One day I put Willy on my shoulder and walked into the kitchen. JD sneezed and Willy ducked. When I laughed, Willy laughed just like me! In the past few months he has learned to say "C'mere", "Brat", "No-No", "G'bye-bye", "Come in", "butthead", "mom", "Carrie", and a few words I won't mention. He also whistles for the dog, and he sounds like a hen laying an egg. He makes turkey and duck noises, too. We bought No-No (our first quaker) in Florida when we went to visit my parents. At first, Willy didn't like No-No. Now they're inseparable. Willy doesn't let anyone near his No-No. We have to separate them sometimes because they are mean to the other birds when they are together. Willy will say, "C'mon, C'mon, No-No, C'mon, go bye-bye, see No-No." When I tell him he can't go see No-No, he yells, "BRAT!" No-No can say almost all of the things Willy says. My daughter, Carrie has a Jack Russell Terrier that No-No has learned to imitate. The third bird we bought is Bandit the Nanday. He doesn't talk, but he is a clown. He likes to hold onto the sides of the cage and lean back with his head in the food dish so the other birds can't eat. He thinks he's a kitten. He loves to crawl under the covers and he chases the dog. Baby the quaker is our fourth bird. He's really sweet, but very shy because he was mistreated when we got him. Someone cut off all his toenails, so he has trouble holding onto the perch. When we were bringing him home, he would tremble every time he heard JD's voice. He is still jumpy, but not like he was. He says almost everything Willy says, and he picks up on other things very quickly. Quakers are very smart and very sweet(sometimes), and we recommend them to anyone who wants a bird that talks. We plan to buy a breeding pair and start our own aviary as soon as we can.



Monday, 17-Feb-03 21:48:01 EST

all bout the Boo

We've only had our Boo for 2 months. We don't as yet know the sex but we call it (her). She is a bundle of joy for my husband Jimmy. He's home on workmens comp and his mom thought he needed something to keep him busy. I just can't say enough about her she'll sit in the living room on jimmys chest and fall a sleep. Where ever we go so does the Boo. She's a family bird even my granddaughters have fun with her. That's how we got the name Boo from the movie Monster Inc. the little girl. And now we have the breeder pair. So we can get more. As I sit writing this story she's sitting on my shoulder.

Patte Harrell
hfxmomfx@aol,com

Friday, 14-Feb-03 01:21:35 EST

hi its me again

well i got my lil baby, chica. she is soo cute, and she already talks too; she says "chica", "chica, chica,chica", "no", "thank you", "lilo" ( our cockatiel), " chica baby", barks, and meows w/ the cat. she's such a caracter too. she goes on her back to get her tummy rubbed, swings upside down on the pirches and my finger w/ one foot, ohh and she does a kissing noise. i really love her, and i am so glad that there is a bird like Clyde out there. ty



Wednesday, 12-Feb-03 08:45:35 EST

Birds help with the pain of death

when y uncle raven died i was completely devastated and i have a sun conure named sassy she is one of them birds that wants to be with you 24/7 and i was crying and she was on the parrot tree she come over to my leg climed up to my lap and said what wong she talks and from then on she ids with me 24/7 even when i go to the mailbox she has been a total companion that will talk back and keep you company and she is com pationate and understanding she is exactly like a human.

Adam Rasnick
bird5@aol.com

Wednesday, 12-Feb-03 08:45:35 EST

Birds help with the pain of death





Saturday, 08-Feb-03 23:57:45 EST

Gordon and Mia

About four years ago i was diagnosed with lukemia and during the time off of work i would visit one of our local pet stores. I really loved the birds with all the colors and types. During one of my visits i noticed this cherry headed conure kept following me around the cage. after a few visits i really fell for this little bird. my wife asked me what i wanted for christmas that year and i told her about this little red headed bird i saw. well we purchased that little guy and fell in love with him we now have another cherry headed conure. These guys could never be replaced. Gordon is the first one we bought and we named the second one Mia we built an avairy in our master bedroom it measures 4'x5' wide and 7' tall we purchased a wooden screen door for the entrance and have toys, perches and ropes hanging in the avairy. our friends say they are more spoiled than their kids. we also have two cocker spanials and two cats.. our own little zoo thanks for the informative site. ED and Elizabeth Willison

Ed Willison
willison@visuallink.com

Wednesday, 05-Feb-03 12:47:26 EST

SUNNY

I bought my sunday conure about 11/2 years ago. When i seen him in the pet store it was love at first sight for me. I decide that i wanted him and talk to the store owner. While i had him on layaway, i would go and visit him almost everyday. It wasnt to long before he showed me that he loved me. At first i thought he was sick until they told me what he was doing. From the time i brought him home he has been very protective of me. We, Sunny and I would fall asleep on the couch. If he heard a strange noise he would lift up and look around. He then would come back and touch my cheek, then take one last look around. He loves to go to bed with me at night. If he is too wiggly i will put him back in his cage. He has actually fought going back going so far as to grab ahold of my shirt. When i say protective that is what i mean. He has gone so far as to attack a "stranger" in out house. He loves both my husband and i but doesnt like anyone else. He is very spoiled by me. He is my Sunnybunny. He loves to play peekaboo. He doesnt talk very much. He has only ever said hi and step up. Thats okay. He LOVES to wrestle. He will grab my hand and flip over and start wrestling. It is so cute. He melts my heart every day with his personality. He is very playfull.

Chris
sunnybear808@hotmail.com

Wednesday, 05-Feb-03 12:47:26 EST

SUNNY

I bought my sunday conure about 11/2 years ago. When i seen him in the pet store it was love at first sight for me. I decide that i wanted him and talk to the store owner. While i had him on layaway, i would go and visit him almost everyday. It wasnt to long before he showed me that he loved me. At first i thought he was sick until they told me what he was doing. From the time i brought him home he has been very protective of me. We, Sunny and I would fall asleep on the couch. If he heard a strange noise he would lift up and look around. He then would come back and touch my cheek, then take one last look around. He loves to go to bed with me at night. If he is too wiggly i will put him back in his cage. He has actually fought going back going so far as to grab ahold of my shirt. When i say protective that is what i mean. He has gone so far as to attack a "stranger" in out house. He loves both my husband and i but doesnt like anyone else. He is very spoiled by me. He is my Sunnybunny. He loves to play peekaboo. He doesnt talk very much. He has only ever said hi and step up. Thats okay. He LOVES to wrestle. He will grab my hand and flip over and start wrestling. It is so cute. He melts my heart every day with his personality. He is very playfull.

Chris
sunnybear808@hotmail.com

Wednesday, 05-Feb-03 12:47:26 EST

SUNNY

I bought my sunday conure about 11/2 years ago. When i seen him in the pet store it was love at first sight for me. I decide that i wanted him and talk to the store owner. While i had him on layaway, i would go and visit him almost everyday. It wasnt to long before he showed me that he loved me. At first i thought he was sick until they told me what he was doing. From the time i brought him home he has been very protective of me. We, Sunny and I would fall asleep on the couch. If he heard a strange noise he would lift up and look around. He then would come back and touch my cheek, then take one last look around. He loves to go to bed with me at night. If he is too wiggly i will put him back in his cage. He has actually fought going back going so far as to grab ahold of my shirt. When i say protective that is what i mean. He has gone so far as to attack a "stranger" in out house. He loves both my husband and i but doesnt like anyone else. He is very spoiled by me. He is my Sunnybear. He loves to play peekaboo. He doesnt talk very much. He has only ever said hi and step up. Thats okay. He LOVES to wrestle. He will grab my hand and flip over and start wrestling. It is so cute. He melts my heart every day with his personality. He is very playfull.

Chris
sunnybear808@hotmail.com

Wednesday, 05-Feb-03 12:47:26 EST

SUNNY

I bought my sunday conure about 11/2 years ago. When i seen him in the pet store it was love at first sight for me. I decide that i wanted him and talk to the store owner. While i had him on layaway, i would go and visit him almost everyday. It wasnt to long before he showed me that he loved me. At first i thought he was sick until they told me what he was doing. From the time i brought him home he has been very protective of me. We, Sunny and I would fall asleep on the couch. If he heard a strange noise he would lift up and look around. He then would come back and touch my cheek, then take one last look around. He loves to go to bed with me at night. If he is too wiggly i will put him back in his cage. He has actually fought going back going so far as to grab ahold of my shirt. When i say protective that is what i mean. He has gone so far as to attack a "stranger" in out house. He loves both my husband and i but doesnt like anyone else. He is very spoiled by me. He is my Sunnybear. He loves to play peekaboo. He doesnt talk very much. He has only ever said hi and step up. Thats okay. He LOVES to wrestle. He will grab my hand and flip over and start wrestling. It is so cute. He melts my heart every day with his personality. He is very playfull.

Chris
sunnybear808@hotmail.com

Wednesday, 05-Feb-03 12:47:26 EST

SUNNY

I bought my sunday conure about 11/2 years ago. When i seen him in the pet store it was love at first sight for me. I decide that i wanted him and talk to the store owner. While i had him on layaway, i would go and visit him almost everyday. It wasnt to long before he showed me that he loved me. At first i thought he was sick until they told me what he was doing. From the time i brought him home he has been very protective of me. We, Sunny and I would fall asleep on the couch. If he heard a strange noise he would lift up and look around. He then would come back and touch my cheek, then take one last look around. He loves to go to bed with me at night. If he is too wiggly i will put him back in his cage. He has actually fought going back going so far as to grab ahold of my shirt. When i say protective that is what i mean. He has gone so far as to attack a "stranger" in out house. He loves both my husband and i but doesnt like anyone else. He is very spoiled by me. He is my Sunnybear. He loves to play peekaboo. He doesnt talk very much. He has only ever said hi and step up. Thats okay. He LOVES to wrestle. He will grab my hand and flip over and start wrestling. It is so cute. He melts my heart every day with his personality. He is very playfull.

Chris
sunnybear808@hotmail.com

Wednesday, 05-Feb-03 12:47:26 EST

SUNNY

I bought my sunday conure about 11/2 years ago. When i seen him in the pet store it was love at first sight for me. I decide that i wanted him and talk to the store owner. While i had him on layaway, i would go and visit him almost everyday. It wasnt to long before he showed me that he loved me. At first i thought he was sick until they told me what he was doing. From the time i brought him home he has been very protective of me. We, Sunny and I would fall asleep on the couch. If he heard a strange noise he would lift up and look around. He then would come back and touch my cheek, then take one last look around. He loves to go to bed with me at night. If he is too wiggly i will put him back in his cage. He has actually fought going back going so far as to grab ahold of my shirt. When i say protective that is what i mean. He has gone so far as to attack a "stranger" in out house. He loves both my husband and i but doesnt like anyone else. He is very spoiled by me. He is my Sunnybear. He loves to play peekaboo. He doesnt talk very much. He has only ever said hi and step up. Thats okay. He LOVES to wrestle. He will grab my hand and flip over and start wrestling. It is so cute. He melts my heart every day with his personality. He is very playfull.

Chris
sunnybear808@hotmail.com



</b><br><br><comments><br><br><b><name></b><br><a href="mailto:<email>"><email></a><br><a href="<homepage>"><hometitle></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 03-Feb-03 08:23:58 EST<br><br><b>i miss lucky</b><br><br>hi every body i had a sun conure name lucky. he was a real nice bird. i miss him so much he was every thing to me he past away two week ago..i wish that he was still here with me..iam 12 years old and lucky was 4 month but he was my best friend..i miss you lucky....i wish i had money to get another one because sun conure are the best and i really miss my bird..i wish my mom and dad gets me another one. but they cant because times are real hard for them and i understand.. bye everybody and thank you for hearing me out.. <br><br><b>jacob</b><br><a href="mailto:jacobski01524@yahoo.com">jacobski01524@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 02-Feb-03 18:49:57 EST<br><br><b>New Nanday Conure</b><br><br>Ihave a 8 month old Nanday conure. He was cute in the pet store. He played like a kitten talked and looked generally happy. He played with me in the pet store. So I bought him, now it seems like he doesnt want to be played with. I am worried that hes not the pet I thought he was. Dave Wheeler<br><br><b>Dave Wheeler</b><br><a href="mailto:dennyrob@hotmail.com">dennyrob@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 02-Feb-03 18:49:57 EST<br><br><b>New Nanday Conure</b><br><br><br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 02-Feb-03 18:49:57 EST<br><br><b>New Nanday Conure</b><br><br><br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 02-Feb-03 15:19:09 EST<br><br><b>My New Baby--A Green Cheek Concure-three weeks old</b><br><br>I am going every day to hold my baby and set a bond between us. I am excited to take time and setup a cage for its arrival home in a month. So much to learn about my new baby. I have to think of a name too. I plan to make a Baby Bird Book . I am taking his first picture this monday. I am excited to know it may be a talker. Any suggestions on care, teaching to say words, food, would be appreciated. I plan to buy a carrying case so it can take rides with me. I need a bird bath attachment for its new home. Just wanted to share about my new baby. They have the cutest tent for concures to sleep in. That is a definite. Donna:)<br><br><b>Donna</b><br><a href="mailto:invisibleangel@webtv.net">invisibleangel@webtv.net</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 01-Feb-03 17:56:33 EST<br><br><b>THE BEST MACAW / ever.FEB.1, 2003</b><br><br>HI I'M RACHEL THE ONE THE ONE WHO WROTE THE ''TINGA''STORY. I'M DREADFUL SORRY IF YOU WERE EXPECTING CONURE STORY.WELL <br><br><b>ANONOMOUS</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 01-Feb-03 17:56:33 EST<br><br><b>THE BEST MACAW / ever.FEB.1, 2003</b><br><br>HI I'M RACHEL THE ONE THE ONE WHO WROTE THE ''TINGA''STORY. I'M DREADFUL SORRY IF YOU WERE EXPECTING CONURE STORY.WELL <br><br><b>ANONOMOUS</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 31-Jan-03 15:20:33 EST<br><br><b>UNFORTUNATE SITUATION</b><br><br>" BIRDIE " MY JENDAY CONURE WAS FOUND DEAD ON JANUARY 6-03. I ACCIDENTELY LEFT A POT BOILING FOR SOME PERIOD OF TIME. THE POT WAS MADE OUT OF TEFLON. I DID NOT KNOW THAT TEFLON WAS TOXIC TO BIRDS. IF THAT WAS THE CASE I WOULD OF GOT RID OF IT A LONG TIME AGO. PLEASE CONTINUE TO TRANSFER THIS INFO TO OTHER BIRD OWNERS. THANKYOU. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME WHENEVER POSSIBLE. denisesciallo@yahoo.com<br><br><b>denise</b><br><a href="mailto:denisesciallo@yahoo.com">denisesciallo@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://">an unfortunate situation</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 30-Jan-03 18:44:17 EST<br><br><b>Doin what comes natural, for us</b><br><br>This is more a Conure question than a Conure story: My wife and I are blessed with 3 siamese cats (one 15 years old and the other two brother and sister 2 years old). We were given a hand-fed cockatiel a little over a year ago (our first bird experience). I was not intitially enthusiastic at the proposition, but agreed to the acquistion knowing that I would not be spending much time with this feathered creature. SURPRISE! For some unknown reason (Julio) took an immediate liking to me and we now spend several hours each day on the computer. Julio spends most of his time requiring head rubs, tearing up paper on my desk, talking to me, eating fresh vegetables and hard boiled eggs. He loves to let me pet him for short periods of time and then attack my fingers with gusto. These attacks are pure fun and he has never actually bitten me. I'm gettin off track. We have been asked to accept a Conure into our household. The bird is less than two years old and is currently residing with a family that pretty much ignores it. I do not believe the bird has been mistreated, simply ignored (which I suppose is mistreatment in itself). We are patient people and we do spoil our animal family members with food, toys and attention. What concerns me most is despite our efforts, this bird will not warm up to us? Any opinions and or experiences are most welcome.<br><br><b>Pat Bryant</b><br><a href="mailto:patandjennifer@cablemt.net">patandjennifer@cablemt.net</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 28-Jan-03 19:50:20 EST<br><br><b>Sam and My Brother</b><br><br>Hello, When I bought Sam my brother said this was probably the biggest mistake I would make. He said that Sam would poop everywhere and he would be noisy and he would bite everyone. That just wasn't the case. Sam has been my best friend, my borthers also :) He loves to sit with my brother and watch wrestling. He also likes to mimic the sounds of the sneakers when he watches basketball. When he hears me come home he screams as loud as he can until I pick him up. He loves everyone and is very friendly. He will try to make friends with every person who enters our home. Purchasing Sam was the best decision I have ever made....really :)<br><br><b>Shana</b><br><a href="mailto:shanaz28@hotmail.com">shanaz28@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 26-Jan-03 01:36:17 EST<br><br><b>I found a Bird!</b><br><br>hi, this is Kyleen, i found a great new bird that loves me very much like Clyde. she's a senegal and she's 5 months old. my mom could just tell in her eyes that she loved me and i loved her. she loves my hair, shoulders, and pooped on me two times! i'll tell you about her some more when time progresses. ty, Kyleen<br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 20-Jan-03 09:13:04 EST<br><br><b>A question</b><br><br>This is not really a story, but a question that hopefully a few of you might have a response or answer to... My mom has a green-cheeked conure - Joey - who used to just love me. I was the one he showed the most affection to, and was able to coax him to do a number of tricks as well. Since my parents moved, and my dad passed away, he has become very scared and skittish around me. It's been this way for about 2 years or so - any thoughts on why the change of behaviour? This reaction & behaviour is specific to me - no other members of my family have experienced a change in his response to them! I'm feeling a little rejected! :-) <br><br><b>trixster</b><br><a href="mailto:trixster71@hotmail.com">trixster71@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 17-Jan-03 23:46:51 EST<br><br><b></b><br><br>hi, i am the one that sent "Love at first sight" person. he got sold the day before christmas so we are looking for a blue crowned conure from a breeder now tht my parents realized that we really connected. i did name the jenday, it was Clyde. and the staff at petco all call him clyde now! and now the new name for the blue crowned is, bonita (means pretty in spanish) and of its a boy then chico (boy in spanis) or if its a girl then its chica (girl in spanish) so its bonita chica or chico, Pretty, huh? ok, i'll tell you about the new bird when i get him. thanks please e-mail me if you know any breeders in california that breed blue crowned conures, thank you<br><br><b>Kyleen </b><br><a href="mailto:theresa@tcnuts.com">theresa@tcnuts.com</a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 17-Jan-03 03:04:51 EST<br><br><b>funny bird</b><br><br> Hello! I have a cherryhead conure and he's name is Maxi, he's 4 months and he's so adorable. He could say, Hi, step up,what! and bark.He loves to play as in he would tickle my neck as soon as he steps on my shoulder. He loves to eat Cherrys and Grapes and not to mention Brocolli. <br><br><b>Grace</b><br><a href="mailto:honeypumpk@yahoo.com">honeypumpk@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 16-Jan-03 20:10:27 EST<br><br><b>Tee-lee,Kiwi and Dusty</b><br><br>Sorry if you were expecting a conure story but I just had to tell tou about my birds. I have three bird, 1 cockatiel which I trained myself and I am not even that old or experienced with birds named Dusty. And 2 budgies (one doesn't even really belong to me) and thier names are Tee-lee and Kiwi. Tee-lee loves me so much that every time I try to go out of my room he flies to my head as if to say STAY.He will also fly to my finger on comand. <br><br><b>Victoria</b><br><a href="mailto:prettypony2ca@yahoo.ca">prettypony2ca@yahoo.ca</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 16-Jan-03 13:12:29 EST<br><br><b>In Remembrence - Spyro - Jan 01 - Jan 03</b><br><br>My little Sun Conure buddy Spyro, was found dead Wednesday January 15th 2003 at 6:00pm. He was 2 1/2 years old. His death was sudden and unexpected, with no warning of any illness. He was up to his normal routine on Wednesday morning and this death has traumatized our family. He is survived by his cage mate Rocky (green-cheeked conure)3years old, his human brothers Tyler (age 8) and Jarryd (age 5), along with his human mother Tina, and human father Fred, and his pet boxer puppy Bailey. It is amazing how much impact a bird can have on humans, and also how we as humans can take our pets for granted. The house was very quite last night. The loud screams and squaks for attention were gone. The sounds of the Sun Conure that only the owner's of a sun can enjoy have ceased, never to return to our household... It's amazing that those screams and squaks will be missed as they seemingly drove us crazy at times. Oh what I would give to hear them again now that he is gone. The thought of him dying without any of us there is heartbreaking. We didn't get a chance to say goodbye. His human brother Tyler took this loss very hard, as death is a reality he is just starting to come to grips with. <br><br><b>Goldstein Family</b><br><a href="mailto:fgoldste@usa3000airlines.com">fgoldste@usa3000airlines.com</a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 16-Jan-03 02:20:40 EST<br><br><b>i have 2 wonderful birds </b><br><br>hi i have 2 cockaliels one is a boy i got him in sept. and i beleive he already knew the wolf wistle before i got him then i got a girl she was 7 months old when i got her.My birds never use to get along then i got another cage and now the one i have had since sept.(rerun)fly's to the girls cage all the time so now i just keep them in the same . now they are ok with each other it is a bigger cage so they have lots of room but i was righting in here to see if anyone could help by telling me where to get the wolf wistle or where to go to so i can find it i've searched the net and i can't find it any where but my email addy is emmyandu@yahoo.com thanks for ur time<br><br><b>emmy</b><br><a href="mailto:emmyandu@yahoo.com">emmyandu@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://">i have 2 wonderfull birds</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 13-Jan-03 09:15:27 EST<br><br><b>Boogy-ing????</b><br><br>My husband bought me this adorable Jenday/Conure. I noticed him doin a thing on his perch that was just to funny and I was wonderin if any of you had a clue to why. He crouched real low on the perch turned on an angle and raised his wings out stretched behind him and made them flutter. It looked just like he was crouching and boogying. It was the funniest thing to see...... <br><br><b>Andrea</b><br><a href="mailto:ptrkswyfe@aol.com">ptrkswyfe@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 10-Jan-03 10:54:14 EST<br><br><b>King Luckie</b><br><br>Luckie is our Maroon Bellied Conure.He is definetly the flock leader and ruler of the roost.Although he mainly bonds with my wife,he will be my buddy when she's not home. Luckie knows about 25 words and phrases. He is 4 yrs. old. He also associates the phrases with different situations. for instance, when I try to touch his wings or tail he will say "STOP IT", or when he sees an apple he will say "WANT SOME APPLE". Our avian vet knows of a budgie who can garble about 100 words. Parrots are like people, some will talk and others will just squawk!!!!! We love Luckie and he still amazes us. We would love to have a Sunday(there beautiful)but we just don't have the time or space. Thanks for the great site Linda. The information should be great for new owners. I wish I had it 4 yrs. ago.<br><br><b>John Crisman</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 09-Jan-03 22:59:40 EST<br><br><b>Pericobo the sneezer</b><br><br>Pericobo is my young half-moon conure. I have him since he was a baby, and he's a clown, like most conures. I tried to teach him several words, but he has only learned one, and a whistle. However, I noticed that everytime I sneezed he screeched in a particular way, even when he couldn't see me or I was out of the house. Eventualy I came to see what he does: he imitates me when I sneeze, and shakes down his head while screeching. He's still not a vivid talker.<br><br><b>Gerardo</b><br><a href="mailto:lauft@hotmail.com">lauft@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 08-Jan-03 08:16:08 EST<br><br><b>Chuckling Chuckles</b><br><br>One day Chuckles had to go to the vets to have his wings clipped, but he decided he wasn't having any of it. So, he bit the vet on the finger and then started to laugh his head off.<br><br><b>Helen</b><br><a href="mailto:01hswalkerh@stpeters.sch.cambs.co.uk">01hswalkerh@stpeters.sch.cambs.co.uk</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 07-Jan-03 17:59:06 EST<br><br><b>Peanut ***RIP***</b><br><br>I am still devasted from the loss of my 6 year old Maroon belly Conure about 3 months ago. I actually got emotional reading the things I read having no idea there were other bord like mine. Anyway "he" used to rub "his" butt against me all the time. Now I learn that my beautiful little baby baby was a in fact, a chick. I feel weird about this. My bird was like a child to me. I don't know, just weird. <br><br><b>bklynmedicgirl</b><br><a href="mailto:bklynmedicgirl@aol.com">bklynmedicgirl@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 07-Jan-03 07:25:03 EST<br><br><b>Madison ,The Mitred Conure</b><br><br>I went to a pet store hoping to purchase a MacCaw or a Cockatoo, But things changed. I was playing with this Double Yellow headed Amazon and was considering buying this bird. As I was holding and cuddleing this bird I looked down in the bottom cage and there was this little bird laying on its back kicking a toy ball into the air and catching it over and over. I opened the cage and this bird was up my arm and on my shoulder in a matter of a second. She perched herself under my hair on my shoulder. She was not going to let anyone take her off. The store owner said she was 8 weeks old and had never done that before, The owner tried to get her on his finger and she put a crushing grip on it with her big beak! Also she had never played with toys before. IT WAS A SETUP! She saw me, she baited me and she went home with me. Do you know she has never again touched that ball? Now tell me I was not set up by this bird. Any way she bonded instantly to me and has chosen me to be her person. She sits on my chest and wrestles with me and lays on her side and falls asleep in my arms. I rock her like a baby and she coos and makes the sweetest sounds. And will scream if she can't see or touch me. I have 2 other parrots, both of which are amazons but nothing compares to the love and devotion this bird shows me daily. I had never thought of getting a small bird, but I am just so greatful she picked me that day in the pet store! Madison, all the love in my heart belongs to you.<br><br><b>Anne</b><br><a href="mailto:Egypt322@aol.com">Egypt322@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 07-Jan-03 00:03:36 EST<br><br><b>Picco's new home</b><br><br>Hi! I am a vet tech and i just love animals especially birds. I had 4 birds, unfortunatly 2 cocatiels died last month. One was egg bound and the other was attacked my a hawk. It was a sad month and it was hard to overcome. One day I decided to go to Parrots and company just to look at what was available. I looked around, and in one cage was a sun conure and 2 nandays. They were such comedians. I opened the cage and the one nanday conure and the sun conure ran away and the other nanday hopped on my finger and ran up my shoulder and cuddled under my hair. I fell in love. I stayed an hour in the store just bonding with him. But I wanted to look around some more before i made a life commitment to a bird. The one thing that set me back about buying Nandays was that they can be loud. About 4 days went by and I had been to 3 other bird stores and no bird really warmed my heart like that nanday. So I decided I wanted to buy him. The next time I walked in the store and got near the cage he remembered me and started chewing on the latch to get out to see me. He sat on my shoulder and groomed me while I takled to the owner of the store. I brought him home, and he has only been here for 4 days and he and i have a strong bond already. I decided on the name Picco. He is rather quiet he has screamed once and that was when he first saw my dogs. he is the funniest little thing. Always performing to make me laugh! They are the sweetest birds!! PS- What is a nanday's Squak for affection, or hey i like that? because sometimes when i pet him he makes a soft airy chirp. Please email me if you know! Thank you!<br><br><b>Kelly Ann</b><br><a href="mailto:Little_Peanut5883@msn.com">Little_Peanut5883@msn.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 06-Jan-03 16:32:42 EST<br><br><b> My baby tequila</b><br><br> my bird tequila is still a toddler he loves to hang up side down or with 1 foot his high pitch sqweels hurt my ears but its ok when i come in all i here is meg meg meg until i com e my bird and i like to ride my bike he sits on my shoulder and we ride fast i love this web site it has may interesting facts i can use.<br><br><b>megan</b><br><a href="mailto:megacuttie3@yahoo.com">megacuttie3@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 31-Dec-02 05:11:48 EST<br><br><b>Moonbase One, The Peach Front Conure</b><br><br>Hiya guys :) I just brought home my Peach Front conure two and a half weeks ago, after watching him grow up over an eight week period at a pet store. He was two weeks old when I put my first deposit down on him :) It was cool watching this little grey ball of fuzz slowly grow up and learn to perch and fly. Right now he's 14 weeks old and is on two hand feeds a day. Still. Technically he should be weaned, but nope...he's still getting his meals from an eye dropper . He's cute when he eats....he bobs his head and only uses one wing to flap as he keeps his balance. It's really funny to watch :) He's a lefty ;) Moonie's first cute thing done in my home was a few days after I got him. He was napping and I had a stuffed parrot in his cage so he had something to cuddle against. Well, I took a peak at him as I walked by and he had his head tucked under his wing right underneith the wing of the stuffed parrot. It was soooo adorable !!! I wish I had a camera!! (At least one with film...) I hope more things like that will happen :) I haven't had Moonbase DNA dexed yet, so I call 'him' a 'him' be default. I suspect he is a she, but I won't know until I send in some feathers to a lab :) Wish me some luck on that end! :) Peach Fronts are interesting birds. They make decent apartment conures...they're a touch louder than a cockatiel and budgie, but it's not so loud as to drive your neighbours nuts :) Pretty good for a member of the Aratinga familly :) They're cuddly, in that they love to sit and snuggle on your neck, but they're not so hot on being touched. At least mine is. Sometimes he will let me pet his back, other times he screeches if my hand is even pointing in his direction. Oh well :P Hopefully I'll figure out how to fix that. Peach Front are very moody, at least compared to cockatiels. They want everything done THEIR way, LOL... my cockatiels will let me harass them endlessly and let me scritch their necks. Conure Ownership is new to me, so who knows what I'll learn in the next few months :) Moonie is my first conure and I have nooo idea what to expect!! I do love my buddy and his moods can be most interesting, if not amusing :) Northlight Domnijoe Productions<br><br><b>Northlight of Domnijoe Productions</b><br><a href="mailto:domnijoeproductions@yahoo.com">domnijoeproductions@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://www.geocities.com/domnijoeproductions2001/Studio.html">Enter the Studio</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 27-Dec-02 22:22:22 EST<br><br><b>TINGA'S STORY</b><br><br>MY MOM AND I WENT TO A BIRD SHOW TO FIND A PARROT, THERE WHERE AMAZONS,COCKATOOS,MACAWS,CONURES,AND AFRICAN GREYS. WE HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES WHEN TWO ADORABLE BABY SUNCONURES CAUGHT MY EYE.IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. THEY LET ME HOLD HIM.MY MOM CHATTED FOR A MINUTE THEN OFF WE WENT TO LOOK AT THE CAGES.THEN I TOLD MY MOM I WANTED HIM SO WE WENT BACK ACROSS THE ROOM AND BOUGHT HIM.SO WE WENT BACK ACROSS THE ROOM BOUGHT HIM A CAGE AND 2 TOYS THEN WE TOOK HIM HOME.HE IS NOW HE'S MY BEST FRIEND AND A MEMBER OF MY FAMILY.EVERYONE THAT MEETS HIM LOVES HIM.HE TAKES TO EVERYONE ALMOST INSTANTLY, I GUESS HE'S JUST GETTING SPOILT ROTTEN BY EVERYONE. IT'S JUST IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO SPOIL ANYONE AS CUTE AND CUDDLY AS A SUN CONURE. EVEN THOUGH HE CANNOT TALK YET HE'S ALMOST GOT IT BYE BYE FROM MY BABY TINGA TO ALL OF YOU OWNERS AND LOVERS OF PARROTS.<br><br><b>Anonoumus</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 27-Dec-02 22:22:22 EST<br><br><b>TINGA'S STORY</b><br><br>MY MOM AND I WENT TO A BIRD SHOW TO FIND A PARROT, THERE WHERE AMAZONS,COCKATOOS,MACAWS,CONURES,AND AFRICAN GREYS. WE HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES WHEN TWO ADORABLE BABY SUNCONURES CAUGHT MY EYE.IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. THEY LET ME HOLD HIM.MY MOM CHATTED FOR A MINUTE THEN OFF WE WENT TO LOOK AT THE CAGES.THEN I TOLD MY MOM I WANTED HIM SO WE WENT BACK ACROSS THE ROOM AND BOUGHT HIM.SO WE WENT BACK ACROSS THE ROOM BOUGHT HIM A CAGE AND 2 TOYS THEN WE TOOK HIM HOME.HE IS NOW HE'S MY BEST FRIEND AND A MEMBER OF MY FAMILY.EVERYONE THAT MEETS HIM LOVES HIM.HE TAKES TO EVERYONE ALMOST INSTANTLY, I GUESS HE'S JUST GETTING SPOILT ROTTEN BY EVERYONE. I JUST IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO SPOIL ANYONE AS CUTE AND CUDDLY AS A SUN CONURE. EVEN THOUGH HE CANNOT TALK YET HE'S ALMOST GOT IT BYE BYE FROM MY BABY TINGA TO ALL OF YOU OWNERS AND LOVERS OF PARROTS.<br><br><b>Anonoumus</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 27-Dec-02 22:22:22 EST<br><br><b>TINGA'S STORY</b><br><br>MY MOM AND I WENT TO A BIRD SHOW TO FIND A PARROT, THERE WHERE AMAZONS,COCKATOOS,MACAWS,CONURES,AND AFRICAN GREYS. WEHAD BEEN LOOKING FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES WHEN TWO ADORABLE BABY SUNCONURES CAUGHT MY EYE.IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. THEY LET ME HOLD HIM.MY MOM CHATTED FOR A MINUTE THEN OFF WE WENT TO LOOK AT THE CAGES.THEN I TOLD MY MOM I WANTED HIM SO WE WENT BACK ACROSS THE ROOM AND BOUGHT HIM.SO WE WENT BACK ACROSS THE ROOM BOUGHT HIM A CAGE AND 2 TOYS THEN WE TOOK HIM HOME.HE IS NOW HE'S MY BEST FRIEND AND A MEMBER OF MY FAMILY.EVERYONE THAT MEETS HIM LOVES HIM.HE TAKES TO EVERYONE ALMOST INSTANTLY, I GUESS HE'S JUST GETTING SPOILT ROTTEN BY EVERYONE. I JUST IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO SPOIL ANYONE AS CUTE AND CUDDLY AS A SUN CONURE. EVEN THOUGH HE CANNOT TALK YET HE'S ALMOST GOT IT BYE BYE FROM MY BABY TINGA TO ALL OF YOU OWNERS AND LOVERS OF PARROTS.<br><br><b>Anonoumus</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 27-Dec-02 18:51:25 EST<br><br><b>My Bird</b><br><br>Hi i have a marron-bellied conure named Underlay. He only likes me and my brother and he hates my mom! On time he chaced her around her room it was FUNNY! he is very sweet his first owner Brittany(he use to say her name alot) gave him away and he was very attached. He was heart sunk! His sencond owner Tammy could keep him bc he was so mean so my mom kept him. But he likes me the most bc he likes me the most. I love him very much and always will. Im not sure if hes a boy or not so if you know how to tell then email me at foxygrl109@aol.com. He is a sweety! when he hears anybody he makes a noise and always wants to be heard over any noise. He hates loud noise and people covering him. He alwayz wants out and is alwayz hiper! One time i try to put him to bed the HOLE time he made noises i kept tryin to tell him "be quiet". Then finally i hit his cage (i hit it softly) and he made a sad noise so i had to talk to him (im the only one who understands him) untill he was ready to sleep. LOL! it was sooo CUTE!<br><br><b>~*Amber*~</b><br><a href="mailto:foxygrl109@aol.com">foxygrl109@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://">Hello Peeps</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 27-Dec-02 16:50:43 EST<br><br><b>Always watch the floor</b><br><br>My Jendaya conure's name is Jenday. I purchased him when I worked at a pet store. A human hair got into his cage and somehow he got it wrapped under his beak and he almost hung himself. We rushed him to the vet and after a night there he was returned to the store. When I tried to put him back in his cage he got very scared and climbed into my shirt collar. He refused to go back into that same cage. We fixed him a different cage and put him in there for the night. Every morning when I came to work, he would make a fuss until I took him out and he would spend the day with me. After a week of this it was obvious he had already adopted me. I took him home a week later and now it has been 5 years. We recently moved into an apartment. He is very well trained and although no one is home until about 2, his cage stays open so he can get to his playground on top. As soon as one of us gets home we have to say hi to him or else he will come out and find us. One day his "daddy" was doing laundry and didn't notice that Jenday had come out to find him. He got stepped on but luckily it was only his tail. Jenday got scared and flew away, with all his tail feathers staying under daddy's feet. Jenday was upset but not hurt seriously. (he did keep checking his behind as if to try to find out where his feathers went) After a few days of sulking he went back to his usual routine. His feathers grew back just fine. This incident did not keep him off the ground though. The next time he got stepped on was more serious. He broke his leg and wing. He spent 2 nights at the vets office and another 5 weeks in 2 casts made of duct tape!! We had to put together his smaller cage (usually used only for travel) so that he would not climb. I placed his hut in there and he spent most of the next 4 weeks inside the hut. Every morning he went to Grandma's to get babysat. He couldn't get to his food dish very well and also needed medicine during the day. After lunch time grandma would sit and watch tv with him and he seemed very content. His leg has now healed. He can't grip very well with it, but he has learned to manage. He doesn't get off his cage as much now, and when he does, he lets you know exactly where he is. He chirps as he walks, and usually sticks close to a wall or furniture. He holds no grudges against daddy, and is still as loving as always. If he sees you walking towards him he lets out a loud yell as if to say, here I am. I love him like I would a child and was very scared when he got hurt. when he first started getting off his cage I tried to break him of the habit, but he is very stubborn and wouldn't listen. I have managed to sort of potty train him. Before I pick him up I put him on one corner of his playground and say "go poops" 99% of the time he listens. if I have him out for more than 10 minutes I'll put him back in that corner and he'll go if he wants me to pick him up again. If he has had enough play time, he'll just go back into his cage. (my friends are amazed that he listens so well) <br><br><b>Lisa</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 23-Dec-02 09:12:01 EST<br><br><b>My birds</b><br><br>We have a mitred conure named Willy. He's a clown! When we got him he could say, "C'mon" and he did the wolf whistle. Now he talks all the time. He says "C'mere", "Bye-bye" "No-No(No-No is our first quaker)", "See No-No", "Hi", "What?", "Mama", "Brat", "Butthead", and a few words we haven't been able to decipher. He does the wolf whistle several ways and he whistles for the dog. He loves to fight. When he wants to perch on someone's shoulder, he turns his back and gestures with his head. When my daughter puts her finger near him, he acts like he can't reach it, and when she puts it closer, he bites her. She's the only one he does that to. He loves No-No. When we separate them he whistles for the dog and says, "C'mon, C'mere, C'mon No-No, No-No, No-No, bye-bye, see No-No!" If he's talking to my daughter he says a nasty little word she taught him. No-No talks a lot too. He says nearly all the things Willy says. He's a little clown, too. He hangs upside down. Willy likes to catch him off guard and push him off the perch. Also, when No-No hangs upside down, Willy pecks his toes until he falls. No-No is sweet and he loves to cuddle. Willy hates to be touched unless he wants his neck scratched. We have a Nanday named Hobo because he likes to hitch a ride whenever anyone walks by. He doesn't talk yet, but he attacks the dog and he thinks he's a cat. He rolls over on his back and swats with his claws when he wants to play or when he wants a belly rub. He chases anything that moves. Our newest is a quaker named Ya-Ya. He's just a baby. He was born with no toenails. We've only had him a few days, so we're just getting to know him. We believe someone mistreated him because he cowers sometimes, but we plan to give him lots and lots of love and spoil him totally rotten like we did the other three birds.<br><br><b>Dee</b><br><a href="mailto:deecrislip@hotmail.com">deecrislip@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 17-Dec-02 04:28:20 EST<br><br><b>Birds in need</b><br><br>Two of the most beautiful sunday conures are in need of a new home here in Louisville Ky. Their owner is in the hospital dying of lung cancer. MY wife and I rescued Three African Grays last night from this home.WE already have three other parrots and don't have room for more. There is also a quaker parrot availablr plus two love birds.All birds look to have been well cared for and in good health. My name is Joe Wright. Email jswrigh@attglobal.net Phone 502 228 5417<br><br><b>Joe Wright</b><br><a href="mailto:jswrigh@attglobal.net">jswrigh@attglobal.net</a><br><a href="http://">Birds in need</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 15-Dec-02 23:26:53 EST<br><br><b>My Maroon bellied...Zazu</b><br><br>I dont really have a story yet,just that my husband bought me zazu for an early xmas gift and hes so friendly.And when i give him a slice of an orange he runs with it now,lol guess he thinks im gonna take it away,cause in the begining i would only let him eat half then take the other half.This is my third day having him.so im very new at this.So now i would like to know about all this potty training i read,how is this done.....please email me. miketamtryan@aol.com<br><br><b>Tammy</b><br><a href="mailto:miketamtryan@aol.com">miketamtryan@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 13-Dec-02 02:44:20 EST<br><br><b>bird has been sold</b><br><br>I wrote the desparate story. Well, that bird has been sold, so please don't send any money. thanks anyway. DeAnna<br><br><b>DeAnna</b><br><a href="mailto:lopesd@msn.com">lopesd@msn.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 13-Dec-02 00:52:17 EST<br><br><b>love at first sight</b><br><br>i meet this jenday conure at petco one day and i just fell in love with it, and it fell in love with me too. the lady told me that cause it wouldn't get off my arm when i had to go. and my mom let me visit it anytime that we were in town. and i tell ya, i've only seen him 3 times and we clicked. we gave kisses to each other and played and jusy had a lot of fun. whenever i'd come by he'd always know it was me. but i can't get him because he is $600. so we are trying a cockatiel since it was cheeper and i don't really like him. he bites, and looks mean. i just dont feel a conection like i did w/ the conure. also, i feel scared around him, i sort of shake, and get a stomache ache around the cockatiel. i can't hold him. enough about that. i just wanted to say that i just love him a lot, its not just the conure species, its him. and im only 13. oh one question, How do conures do when they first come to there new home? are they still sweet and lovable, or mean? thank you <br><br><b>Kyleen (the email is my moms)</b><br><a href="mailto:terrie4205@ccis.com">terrie4205@ccis.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 09-Dec-02 22:14:43 EST<br><br><b>desperate?</b><br><br>OK, so after posting my message, 'inhumane', I kept looking through your site. I got to the disease page. The bird I was speaking of has another one in the cage to. That is molting. I have an idea to save this bird. If anyone would like to send fifty cents or something small, it may add up to the $600.00 the pet store wants. I guess what I'm saying is if some lady can have a website that got enough donations to get her $20,000.00 debt paid, (did you see it on the news)? what do I have to lose for asking? The pet store is : Jan's Tropics & Elegant Pooch Checks, money order, or whatever can be made to them. The phone number (so you can varify it is a business) is : 775-882-5659 the worst anyone can say is no... Send to : save the Conure 1400 Job's Peak Gardnerville, Nevada 89460 I'll keep a record of what comes in and post it here. When it gets close I'll pay the rest. - so I really want to save this conure:-><br><br><b>DeAnna</b><br><a href="mailto:lopesd@msn.com">lopesd@msn.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 09-Dec-02 21:50:54 EST<br><br><b>Inhumane?</b><br><br>I love your site. You describe another bird that is just like yours that is trapped in a pet store. I visit it when I go in and she sways her head around like your bird is doing in the picture. The only problem is that it is in a cage that is about 1.5x2.0', I feel like kidnapping it- only because I do not have the $600.00 the lady that owns the place wants for it. Do you know of any rescue organizations that might be able to help me get this bird? What can I do? I even offered payments, but that will not be possible. Please help if you can. DeAnna L. lopesd@msn.com <br><br><b>DeAnna</b><br><a href="mailto:lopesd@msn.com">lopesd@msn.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 05-Dec-02 11:16:06 EST<br><br><b>Questions</b><br><br>I enjoyed your website and have some comments and a few questions that I hope you can answer based on your experience. We've had our Reggie-a young Sun-just a few months. While shopping for toys we picked-up a fuzzy cloth hammock. From the first night he climbed up in it and slept all night . He has never slept on a perch and also naps in it during the day. Is this usual? What are the meanings of the short, repetive sounds that he makes? One sounds like Huh? Huh? Huh? Another sounds like cooing or maybe he's trying to talk. I was relieved when you said beak-grinding means he's happy. Even though my son works all day he is #1 with Reg. To spend time with him he keeps him up til 8 or 9 p.m. Although Reggie never wants to go in the cage, after dark he gets testy and starts biting. When we finally do put him in the cage he's up in the hammock and asleep within 30 seconds. Will he ever get used to this schedule and quit biting? Do you keep Louie up? Thanks, Shirley<br><br><b>Shirley Ward</b><br><a href="mailto:shirley@emblazed.com">shirley@emblazed.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 27-Nov-02 23:11:51 EST<br><br><b>my parakeet</b><br><br> my parakeet layed an egg the othere day i just want to know how long will it take her to lay another one and if she lays egg after egg after egg will it kill her so if so what should i do after the eggs hatch and after thay are ready to fly and be on there own what should i do to the mother to keep her from haveing eggs and i dont want to get rid of the males..can someone help me <br><br><b>ashley veeny</b><br><a href="mailto:ashann6@hotmail.com">ashann6@hotmail.com</a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 15-Nov-02 10:56:51 EST<br><br><b>Novice Breeder</b><br><br>I've been into birds for around five years starting with parakeets, cockateils, and now a blue crowned conure. His name is Kitso which in Japanese means precious. I call it a him cause his hip bones are close together, and he acts like many males big mouth & very loud at times. I got a great deal on him $275.00 from a novice breeder in Illinois. I say that because as I learned on the web and from friends that Kitso had some bad mistakes made by his breeder. She severely clipped his wings before he was weaned. So he has always been insecure having never experianced controled flight. I've learned that no bird should be clipped until it's weaned. To further complicate matters he was crop fed which is very impersonal. So after we got him home of course that's when my friend sees him and tells me all of this stuff. So now Kitso keeps removing his feathers on his wings so he'll never gain flight ability. He even has started a spot on his right leg that's growing more bald. Why is he doing this? His vocabulary continues to grow and he can do simple tricks like roll over and play dead. He thinks that I'm his Mommy and is like velcro to me. We love and enjoy him but more and more his loudness and potty training get him locked up and covered for 15-20 minutes. He plays with our cat and it's very funny. The cat is declawed and for the most part is scared of him when he attacks her and tries to bite her. He also sometimes gets very aggressive to my wife, but not me. But he'll do tricks mostly for her and picks up more words from her as well. My friend has a Sun Conure that's one of the sweetest birds that I've ever seen. She will play games with him and his 10 year old daughter like fetch, hide and go seek and tag. She's completely potty trained and preferes the toilet! She's indoor/outdoor free flight trained just like Pauly. (The Movie Pauly) She's quiet and just a very outstanding pet. He spent many hours and had some help to raise a very fine bird. I'd be over joyed if Kitso could be half of the bird obediance wise that Maria is. Of course Suns don't talk too clear and have limited vocabulary for the most part. Kitso just talks and talks saying silly things over and over.I'd appreciate any advice that could help. Thanks Tom & Ann R. Send: arobison@comcast.net<br><br><b>Tom Robison</b><br><a href="mailto:arobison@comcast.net">arobison@comcast.net</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 14-Nov-02 13:00:00 EST<br><br><b>My Grey cheek parrot</b><br><br> I had a Grey cheek parrot or 16 years. He was basically attached to mainly one person. He died about a month ago, after taking a bath by himself in the cage. I don't know what the cause of his death was. I think it may have been a heart attack. The previous days he was doing well, he showed no signs of respiratory distress of diarrhea. He had been eating well. I took a picture of him, and he looked well. On the morning of his death. I was upstairs reading a book, I heard a loud squack which is nothing near his usually bird chatter. I thought it was a hauck or some other bird outside. I called out to him and he answered me the same way he always did. After this I felt comfortable and went back to reading. A few seconds later I heard the same loud squack I called him and he didn't answer. I went downstairs and found him dead. It was very upsetting. I want to share this story to all you bird lovers. If you ever heard any kind of strange noise in your house don't assume it's something else even if your bird answers you. Always check on him. You may just save your pets life. <br><br><b>Nancy</b><br><a href="mailto:nkolodchak@yahoo.com">nkolodchak@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://">Strange noise, always look at your bird</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 08-Nov-02 17:46:50 EST<br><br><b>Captian Pablo-The Green Goblin</b><br><br>I purchaced a Green Cheeked conure over the summer from a woman who could no longer give him the attention he well, demanded. :-) His name is Pablo, and I instantly fell in love with the little guy the moment I saw him. Of course he has his flaws...he, in his "terrible twos" was a bit nippy. He would bite me and then tell ME to "stop it." I got used to him though, and we share evenings sitting on the computer, drinking orange juice. (Although, he drinks more of it than I do). He is a screamer when he knows Im home and not giving him my undivided attention. He is smart, just the other day I discovered that he figured out how to open his cage (amongst OTHER things). Oh well, what do I expect...he is more of a child than a bird sometimes.<br><br><b>Kristina</b><br><a href="mailto:Angel_lynx36@yahoo.com">Angel_lynx36@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://www.geocities.com\cloud_angel36">Gypsies of the Phoenix</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 07-Nov-02 18:28:51 EST<br><br><b>Sun Conure Problem, Please Help</b><br><br> I adopted a Sun Conure about 2 months ago. I found him (Sunny) in a small pet shop, locked in a tiny room and had not been handled in a very long time. I felt really bad for him and thought he needed a good home and I've been looking for a Sun Conure for over a year. I knew he was going to be quite scared when I brought him home. I bought him a large cage and toys and all that fun stuff. He hid in his cage for about a week. He would start to come out of his cage and started taking food out of my hand. Now, 2 months later he is no friendlier. He just sits on the ledge behind his cage and yells every now and then. He's eating okay, and is not plucking out his feathers or anything. But he still will not let you touch him, and you can only feed him sometimes. I have a stick that I use to take him out and put him in his cage. But, now he will not even get on the stick, he just attacks it. So, it's pretty hard getting him back in his cage at night. So, I'm not sure what to do. I was thinking if I got another Sun Conure, one that's more friendly it would make Sunny come out of his shell a bit. But I don't want to but one because I don't know what I'll do if it's just going to make matters worse. If Sunny doesn't like the new bird I don't know what he'll do. He's never bit anyone, but he has hissed at me before. I really want a friendly bird who will sit on my shoulder and I can feed him, and love on him. I don't know how I can get Sunny to be that way. So, if you have any idea's please help! Kasey- Write me at Quacks0505@aol.com Thanks!!<br><br><b>Kasey</b><br><a href="mailto:Quacks0505@aol.com">Quacks0505@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 01-Nov-02 11:48:36 EST<br><br><b>My conure is driving me NUTS</b><br><br>I bought a Nanday conure about 3 months ago and unfortunately the pet store never filled me in on my bird. Roxy, her name, is a constant screamer and she continuosly screams non stop. They told me she was hand fed, but there's no way. She's pretty skiddish and she won't take food from your hand and if you rub her neck and she gets tired of it she'll bite you. When I first got her I spend alot of time with her, but now she just drives me nuts. My neighbors complain about her screaming and she's just not all that friendly all the time. Sometimes when I can pick her up out of her cage she'll give me kisses and sit on my shoulder but it's her screaming that is driving me out of my mind. Does anyone have any advice they can give me? I've tried the water bottle and covering her cage, but that really doesn't seem to fair to her. Thanks for any help.<br><br><b>Heather</b><br><a href="mailto:dukys@yahoo.com">dukys@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 01-Nov-02 11:48:17 EST<br><br><b>Having problems</b><br><br><br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 01-Nov-02 11:48:17 EST<br><br><b>Having problems</b><br><br><br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 29-Oct-02 03:41:19 EST<br><br><b>Exactly what the hell did I invite into my home?</b><br><br> Apparently, from everything I've read about conures, they are supposed to be very intelligent. Other than remind me about daylight savings time, remember a casual aquaintance's name when I couldn't and wake me one time when I had stupidly fallen asleep with a lit cigarette, my parrot has taught me very little. I'm quite sure that I could learn more from any six year old child. My roomate has been living with me for a little over a year. He was sent via air mail by a family who, quite reluctantly had to let him go for reasons I will not get into. They had seen me with other animals and had mistakenly assumed that I would be able to provide a loving home for their friend. I did have a home. Possibly even one with a loving and nourishing environment. My new feathered playmate somehow changed all of that. He'll gladly grab and play with anything I may be holding or interested in, however, anything he owns is strictly off limits to me. I've threatened to clip his wing feathers or at least put a top on his cage but that is the only time that he'll cock his head quizzicaly and feign ignorance. " I'm just a bird. I have no idea what you're talking about. Do you have any peanuts? " I have a thousand stories about my friend and I would love to share them, but I will have to do it at another time as it is time for us to feed the sqirrels shortly and if I don't wake him, I wont hear the end of it for at least two weeks. I will be back to this site. It's comforting to know that there are other people who can appreciate a conure's companionship. Goodbye for now or as my friend would say " goodbye for cow " <br><br><b>edmond thomas dupuis</b><br><a href="mailto:etdupuis@msn.com">etdupuis@msn.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 22-Oct-02 09:30:35 EDT<br><br><b>A NEW BABY</b><br><br>I have a recent addition to my family. His name is JAVA and he is a sun conure. He has been hand raised and is about 14 weeks old. I also have a 3 year old cockateil named DARWIN. It has been challenging getting Darwin and Java to tolerate eachother and I am hopeful they will eventually become more than just tolerant of eachother. Java is very demanding of my attention and like a little toddler, constantly into everything. I have heard conures can be taught to talk is this true of suns? Also toilet training is possible but I am not sure how to go about it. Any suggestions? I feel like a new mother who is unsure of whether or not I am doing the right thing. I understand that birds use their mouth/beak to check things out but how do you control biting. I know it is not done aggressively but Java bites quite hard at times. I have tried distracting him with things he can bite and chew. Possibly I just need to persist as he is still only a baby and I have had him just over a month. Aside from the issues I have mentioned Java is absolutely gorgious and I wouldn't give him up for anything! He is great company, very affection and makes me laugh with his antics. Having 2 birds fly around the house can create quite a breeze and I'm thinking I may not need to use the fans this summer!<br><br><b>janet</b><br><a href="mailto:janet_hammond33@hotmail.com">janet_hammond33@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 21-Oct-02 13:01:16 EDT<br><br><b>For Kevin and Dawn</b><br><br>Hi- How long was the hen sitting on the eggs before she abandoned them(when were they hatched)? How long has she been off? Did you candle the eggs to see if they were fertile? The hen has to reach incubating temp before the babies will begin to develop-usually 10 days of sitting on them. If they are not fertile or she has abandoned them for more than a few weeks, you should give the cage a good cleaning and remove the eggs. Also, if the hen starts sitting on the eggs again and they are not fertile, you should allow her to go through the laying cycle and leave the eggs for a few weeks. Lori <br><br><b>Lori</b><br><a href="mailto:alesia817@hotmail.com">alesia817@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 20-Oct-02 02:55:33 EDT<br><br><b>need help</b><br><br>We don't really have a story yet maybe some questions, we recently aqcuired a bonded pair of jenday conures and a pair of green quakers my question is the jenday are near laying eggs, we think, but my quakers have but we just moved them and they are off the eggs as of right now about a hour or two. How long is to long off the eggs? Any help would be great thanks you Kevin and Dawn<br><br><b>kevin and dawn</b><br><a href="mailto:kiceman@dragonbbs.com">kiceman@dragonbbs.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 15-Oct-02 19:53:53 EDT<br><br><b>b****</b><br><br>chicken mcgrill my bro is a retard this site stinks<br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 14-Oct-02 11:29:12 EDT<br><br><b>poop on a log by elmer fudge</b><br><br>aaaaaaaaaaaaa once upoop a log my uncle died the end <br><br><b>biil jim</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 13-Oct-02 15:40:02 EDT<br><br><b>Update on Mose</b><br><br>To the person with the foul mouth, please keep your foul language to yourself. Its not considerate to others who view these stories to see comments like yours no matter how scared that parrot made you. We now know that Mose is a sun conure as he has replaced most of the green with yellow and the red is blending with yellow more and more all over. He is really becoming a beautiful little creature. And although he liked my husband at first he now has bonded with me and only tolerates my husband. We have been taking him for trips with us in the car and he loves it. People are drawn to him whereever we go. He's not good with strangers though, he tries to attack anyone he doesn't know. We had a friend visit us recently and he sat in our chair next to Mose"s cage and Mose came out flapping his wings beak open and screeched at him until he moved out of range. I didn't know they could be so protective. I keep waiting for Mose to say more words but he is still mumbling to himself mostly. But he has picked up a chuckle and must be saying jokes to himself then laughs and laughs especially at night when we put him to bed. I'm so glad we got this bird he has been a joy to us in our grief. Beverly Bishop<br><br><b>Beverly Bishop</b><br><a href="mailto:bishop8925@juno.com">bishop8925@juno.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 11-Oct-02 20:24:02 EDT<br><br><b>Ed got fed</b><br><br>Ed you lamer getta life<br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 10-Oct-02 19:42:34 EDT<br><br><b>"Ed Is"</b><br><br>Ed is a true moron :)<br><br><b>The bitter one</b><br><a href="mailto:why you need it?">why you need it?</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 07-Oct-02 20:30:22 EDT<br><br><b>WHY DID I BELIEVE THAT IWAS SMARTER THAN A CONURE?</b><br><br> I was sent a printout of your web page along with my new friend. I found many discrepancies. Firstly, they are not as smart as you would let on. Mine has hardly taught me anything since he has shared my living quarters. He may say " good night " or " bed time " when he wants to be covered for the evening and he constantly repeats " good morning " when he wants his covers to be removed at the beginning of each day but any six year old child will show the same amount of intelligence. Unfortunately, I have to leave right now but I am looking forward to telling you a little more about my bud. by the way, I've never personally tried to teach my feathered friend any of his fairly extensive vocabulary. Perhaps his previous family included him in their conversations. believe me, I have some amusing stories to relate. Bye for now. ED<br><br><b>edmond thoma dupuis</b><br><a href="mailto:etdupuis.msn.com">etdupuis.msn.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 02-Oct-02 20:31:51 EDT<br><br><b>My Bird Loves Me</b><br><br>JJ is 1 year old and he calls me papa charles comemere, this is his way of getting my attention. If I don't answer his call he comes to the den door and knocks saying papa charles comemere.. JJ says about 12 words such as is it good when I go to feed him something new. Hey babydoll is his saying for my wife. He stays on my shoulder as much as he can, goes to the store with me with a lease on his leg, but never tries to fly away. Good night Papa Charles<br><br><b>Charles Blankenship</b><br><a href="mailto:charles@1-stopnet.com">charles@1-stopnet.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 02-Oct-02 10:09:34 EDT<br><br><b>green cheeck conure and maroon belly conure</b><br><br>hi i am wandering if anyone could help me i purchased a male green cheeck and a maroon belly conure they have been together for about a yr. the thing is , is that they are hand fed. the male (green cheek) is very affectiate loves my husband, but the female will not come near u what so ever she will hide in the back of the cage.we named them bonnie and clyde. we would love to socialize with her so i am wandering if anyone knows how we can work with her. if possible u would be so kind as to email me thank you so much<br><br><b>sharron</b><br><a href="mailto:kidsruz4@yahoo.com">kidsruz4@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 01-Oct-02 16:47:12 EDT<br><br><b>Harley the Gold-Capped Conure</b><br><br>Harley has been in my life for over 4 yrs. He's the most loving, adorable bird that I have ever known. He's quite a mommy's boy and I really don't mind at all. He enjoys sitting on my shoulder while I do the household chores. He absolutely loves to take a bath in the sink - just turn on the warm water and let it fill up a bit and he's in heaven. Using the hair dryer afterwards and he's a funny guy to watch. Can't beat having a conure. In my personal opinion he's better than a dog, can tell when you are mad, sad and happy. Loves to give kisses, say hello and want some? See below for a picture!!<br><br><b>Becky</b><br><a href="mailto:mommytoharley@aol.com">mommytoharley@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://members.aol.com/mommytoharley/myhomepage/harley.jpg">Harley's Pic!</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 01-Oct-02 16:47:12 EDT<br><br><b>Harley the Gold-</b><br><br><br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 26-Sep-02 02:37:25 EDT<br><br><b>new sun conure</b><br><br>i am a proud owner of a sun conure as well as an african grey and 5 cockatiels/ i had wanted a sun conure since around april of 2002. i had picked out a grey and a sun at the same time but opted to just go ahead and get the grey and wait on the sun for a later time. well that time came this week and i finally got to get my baby. he is still hand feeding and loves to snuggle and cuddle up in my neck. he literally flew out of my husbands arms to get to my 14 yr. old that adores him/her. we do not know the sex and really it does not matter nor will it ever make any difference to us what it turns out to be, we love and adore all the babies that we have acquired and will continue to care and love each and every one of them. i hope that it talks one day and gives us many years of love and devotion.<br><br><b>spaz</b><br><a href="mailto:mjcat66@bellsouth.net">mjcat66@bellsouth.net</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 23-Sep-02 21:04:36 EDT<br><br><b></b><br><br>So many small immature children on this website, lets keep it mature.<br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 23-Sep-02 13:58:42 EDT<br><br><b>I love you P.J.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</b><br><br>I have a Green Cheeked Conure named P.J. and i love him SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!!!!!!!!!! Anyone who wants a loving,smart,handsome,wonderfull,great,talented best friend should get a green cheek!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU P.J.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br><b>Jade</b><br><a href="mailto:not telling;)">not telling;)</a><br><a href=":( no homepage (working on one though!)">n/a</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 20-Sep-02 21:30:22 EDT<br><br><b></b><br><br><br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 20-Sep-02 20:19:56 EDT<br><br><b></b><br><br><br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 18-Sep-02 16:51:15 EDT<br><br><b>To Shelby</b><br><br>Go here: http://www.birdmart.com/chatboards/conures/ "Chat" all you want to there!<br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 14-Sep-02 17:42:32 EDT<br><br><b>Please</b><br><br>Please email me i want to talk to someone.<br><br><b>Shelby Willette</b><br><a href="mailto:shelb2cu@cox.net">shelb2cu@cox.net</a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 14-Sep-02 17:40:23 EDT<br><br><b>My Nanday Conure</b><br><br>I have a Nanday Conure THE END.<br><br><b>Shelby N. Willette</b><br><a href="mailto:shelb2cu@cox.net">shelb2cu@cox.net</a><br><a href="http://jn,">kuh</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 14-Sep-02 15:39:08 EDT<br><br><b>Conure talk</b><br><br>Can any one give me some tips on how to get a sun conure to say something anything!<br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:gjansen1@wi.rr.com">gjansen1@wi.rr.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 13-Sep-02 16:39:17 EDT<br><br><b>CONURE PICTURES</b><br><br>Hello, I am the proud owner of Rafiki, my Sun Conure. I was wondering if any of you guys would send me pictures of your conures. I like to look at peoples conures and are curious about them :). Any one feel free to email me some pictures of your bird!! Thanks <br><br><b>James Jansen</b><br><a href="mailto:gjansen1@wi.rr.com">gjansen1@wi.rr.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 11-Sep-02 16:16:59 EDT<br><br><b>Rafiki the Sun Conure</b><br><br>I have read all of the "CRAZY CONURE" stories and it influenced me to buy a Sun Conure. I bought "Rafiki" my sun, this summer. He is now about 4-5 months old. If any one is looking to get a conure...I suggest either blue-crown or a sun conure. Rafiki is very spoiled but he is my pride and joy. Rafiki LOVES it when I tickle his belly and rub his neck. He makes the cutest chuckling noise when I do this. He is SOOOO tame...He allows me to pet him Anywhere and I can grab him without him caring (unlike my cockatiels :( ) Rafiki loves to climb around my shirt. I put him on my shoulder, and he cuddles against my neck and goes into my shirt and either pops his head out of my sleeve, or the neck of my shirt and perches there snuggling. Rafiki is also potty trained, we time his "duty" and put him on newspaper every now and then. I have had him for a half year and he has only pooped on me once or twice. Rafiki is such a character...When my friend brings his cockatiel over Rafiki guards me like a bodyguard, the cocktiel cant get within 3 feet of me without Rafiki "attacking". Rafiki will squak loud when I am out of his sight, but settles after a while. When he is in his cage and I walk by, he will hop off his perch and climb down to open the door on our cage. He opens the door with his beak and climbs out. At night we have to put twisty wire locks on the door so he cant come out and get into mischief at night.Rafiki is loud, but when he is, I tell him to stop and he does it. If you want to buy a sun conure and dont want to pay the pet store prices of around $500, look around on the internet, I bought Rafiki from man 1 hour away for $200. I found Rafiki over the internet, pet stores tend to be expensive via birds. I have pictures of Rafiki (Ruh Fee Kee) if any one is interested in seeing him, give me an email and ill get them to you. Also, if any one has a mid-sized bird cage for Rafiki, I am interested in buying one, his current cage is too small and was intended for my cockatiels "travel-cage". Email me if you have a cage 4 sale :). Thanks for reading my story, enjoy your bird!<br><br><b>James Jansen, WI</b><br><a href="mailto:gjansen1@wi.rr.com">gjansen1@wi.rr.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 10-Sep-02 00:42:54 EDT<br><br><b>Rocket became Roxie</b><br><br>My cousin gave me his conure about 5 mo. ago, he said Rocket was 16yrs old. Last month Rocket was acting sickly, so I take him to the Vet. Said he had a cold, ha 3 days later Rocket layed an egg and 3 days later layed another egg. We are now expecting the arrival of egg # 3 anytime now!<br><br><b>Ann Tatman</b><br><a href="mailto:datatman@mindspring.com">datatman@mindspring.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 09-Sep-02 10:27:43 EDT<br><br><b>New Green Cheek</b><br><br>I've had Sweet Pea for a week now. During my lunch hour I head home to spend time with her. She likes to play and then snuggle up with me in the recliner. The only time she makes noise is when she hears me come home from work. Another good thing is she lets me know when she needs to potty so I can put her down. <br><br><b>John</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 06-Sep-02 23:54:19 EDT<br><br><b>TURKEY BIRD</b><br><br>We have a nanday conure named TURKEY by may daughter who was four at the time. We have had TURKEY for four years. He is a wonderful bird!! We had three cockteils and were looking to get a bigger bird. About four months before we got TURKEY my son and I were in a pet store. We where all looking at many differnt "big birds" and trying to learn about them. In the pet store that day, we heard the LOUDEST bird I ever heard. I asked what kind of bird it was and was told a Nanday conure. I said, why would anyone want a bird that is that loud!!! About four months later, a day before my birthday, I saw another Nanday conure. We instantly bonded and I told my husband I wanted this bird!!! We left the store and the next day I called to say I wanted that bird! The store was glad I called because they said I should have that bird. My husband went to pick him up on my birthday!!! He is a very LOUD bird....earplug work good at times (just kidding). It is true he is loud mostly in the morning and at night if we keep him up too late. He says many words including, "treat, thank you", "Come here", "Steven"(my sons name) and combines, "Steven, come here, treat, thank you" When he wants attention from Steven or anyone!! Steven of course is the one who gives him all the junk food (treats) so he calls for him. He also sings a song that my daughtewr made up for him called "Turkey Bird" and he bobs his head the whole time he is singing!! He loves to take baths in the bathtub, but we don't tell my husband. One day I am sure he will find a stray feather or two. Last year for Halloween it was a warm night. Turkey sat with me while I passed out candy and he was a big hit. No one was allowed to pet him because he can be shy with strangers but everyone was allowed to talk to him and most people loved when he talked. You can get him to say treat thank you in front of anyone at the site of a sunflower seed, a pizza crust, or a piece of a french fry. A conure is a great bird but please know, they will not be quiet birds!!! <br><br><b>Karen Dorn</b><br><a href="mailto:KandCSA4@hotmail.com">KandCSA4@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 04-Sep-02 13:23:58 EDT<br><br><b>parekeets</b><br><br>how do i tell the sex of my parekeet without looking over there nose at the coler?<br><br><b>josh</b><br><a href="mailto:jlw152002">jlw152002</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 04-Sep-02 13:11:38 EDT<br><br><b>skitles</b><br><br>i have just perchest 2 parekeets and they seem to like my first parekeet,baby. But my g-mom is geting old and wants me to take over her work.Breeding parekeets as pets.HEEEELLPPP!!! How do i do this? How do i get started ?what do it take to do this?If you have ANY help, please e-mail me at jlw152002@yahoo.com <p.s.>how do i tell the sex of my birds besides looking over there nose at the coler?<br><br><b>josh</b><br><a href="mailto:jlw152002">jlw152002</a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 03-Sep-02 01:55:47 EDT<br><br><b>The fright</b><br><br>Well it was Saturday afternoon about 3:30pm i had seen a huge parrot that had been eating a big rat this was over at a forest near my fucken aunties house anyway the parrot had looked at me and started flying over me so i called out help as it was attacking me the next mornig i had plasters all over my fucken face. dame you,you fucken parrot asswhole!!!!!!!BITCH!!!!!<br><br><b>Some Muntid Person</b><br><a href="mailto:Some_Parre@xtra.co.nz">Some_Parre@xtra.co.nz</a><br><a href="http://www.look.co.nz">Me!!!</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 03-Sep-02 01:55:47 EDT<br><br><b>The fright</b><br><br>Well it was Saturday afternoon about 3:30pm i had seen a huge parrot that had been eating a big rat this was over at a forest near my fucken aunties house anyway the parrot had look at me and started flying over me so i called out help as it attacking me the next mornig i had plasters all over my fucken face. dame you,you fucken parrot asswhole!!!!!!!BITCH!!!!!<br><br><b>Some Muntid Person</b><br><a href="mailto:Some_Parre@xtra.co.nz">Some_Parre@xtra.co.nz</a><br><a href="http://www.look.co.nz">Me!!!</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 01-Sep-02 23:06:59 EDT<br><br><b>RALPHESS(Found out later it was female)</b><br><br>MY MAROONED-BELLIED CONURE LOVES BARQS' ROOTBEER! IT WILL TAKE THE CAN AWAY FROM YOU TO DRINK IT. I THINK IT NEEDS A SUGAR FIX EVERYDAY OR SOMETHING. WE HAVE 4 CATS AND 1 BOXER AND HE PUTS ALL OF THEM IN THEIR PLACE. IF ANYONE EVER TELLS YOU THAT YOU CANT PUT A CONURE AND A COCKATIEL IN THE SAME CAGE THEN YOU CAN SAY ITS NOT TRUE BECAUSE MINE ARE LIVING PROOF. THE CONURE TAKES CARE OF THE COCKATIEL LIKE ITS HER BABY......IF YOU WOULD LIKE PICS JUST EMAIL ME <br><br><b>TRACEY</b><br><a href="mailto:aurora_eona@hotmail.com">aurora_eona@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 31-Aug-02 21:30:34 EDT<br><br><b>Tango and Mr.Socks</b><br><br>When I brought Tango (Sun) home from the bird store, he had just weaned. He still was very affectionate, and loving and bonded to me almost instantly. One day, i was sitting on the couch holding my newly acquired cat Mr.Socks. Tango was out on the top of his cage. So holding Mr.Socks i tried to turn him on his back so i could rub his stomach. He bit and scratched me, and i yelled owwww!!!! All of a sudden Tango came flying down from his cage (fluttering because of his clipped wings) he landed on the couch, and began to harass Mr.Socks, swaying, and hissing. Well, I have never seen a cat run so fast. <br><br><b>Jon</b><br><a href="mailto:escondidobcuz@aol.com">escondidobcuz@aol.com</a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 16-Aug-02 11:22:27 EDT<br><br><b>A conure with attitude and personality, a good friend.</b><br><br>My conures name is Rodrigo, and he is a Halfmoon with plenty of attitude. I've had the little squirt for almost a year now. When I 1st got him, I indulged him with so much attention. That silly little bird demands attention from everyone now, constantly. He loves girls, especially my girlfriend. I've had plenty of girls tell me he's such a flirt. If there's a girl around, he will try so hard to get her attention. If he acts up, or nips at me kind of hard, I will tell him no bite. He back talks me with a "NO" or "NO BITE!" He usually laughs at me after that because he knows he is funny. Halfmoons have a reputation for being good talkers, but quite hard to understand. When he talks though, you can make out what he says, usually. "Roddy" (for short) also has been known for tring to get into my conversations with others by saying "HUH?" or "WHAT?" which shows how nosey and curious he is. Have you ever seen a bird that watches fish? Well he does, and even tries to bite them. He also knows a few tricks. "GIVE ME A KISS" and "LAY DOWN", and even "QUACK LIKE A DUCK. He even knows a few others. He has come a long way from being a mean little biting bird that I got from some pet shop. With time, a little work, and patience, any grumpy little bird can become a great companion, full of personality. He has become a lovable little friend that is always there for you when in need. <br><br><b>Sean</b><br><a href="mailto:Geewiz02">Geewiz02</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 16-Aug-02 11:22:27 EDT<br><br><b>A conure with attitude and personality, a good friend.</b><br><br>My conures name is Rodrigo, and he is a Halfmoon with plenty of attitude. I've had the little squirt for almost a year now. When I 1st got him, I indulged him with so much attention. That silly little bird demands attention from everyone now, constantly. He loves girls, especially my girlfriend. I've had plenty of girls tell me he's such a flirt. If there's a girl around, he will try so hard to get her attention. If he acts up, or nips at me kind of hard, I will tell him no bite. He back talks me with a "NO" or "NO BITE!" He usually laughs at me after that because he knows he is funny. Halfmoons have a reputation for being good talkers, but quite hard to understand. When he talks though, you can make out what he says, usually. "Roddy" (for short) also has been known for tring to get into my conversations with others by saying "HUH?" or "WHAT?" which shows how nosey and curious he is. Have you ever seen a bird that watches fish? Well he does, and even tries to bite them. He also knows a few tricks. "GIVE ME A KISS" and "LAY DOWN", and even "QUACK LIKE A DUCK. He even knows a few others. He has come a long way from being a mean little biting bird that I got from some pet shop. With time, a little work, and patience, any grumpy little bird can become a great companion, full of personality. He has become a lovable little friend that is always there for you when in need. <br><br><b>Sean</b><br><a href="mailto:Geewiz02">Geewiz02</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 16-Aug-02 09:34:05 EDT<br><br><b>CUTE BIRDS!!!!</b><br><br>Hey,I have a parekeet it is the cutist thing in the world there so funny to watch.my mom and dad just love them and they dont like alot of animals but they love parekeets my dad puts his hand in the cage all the time and pets them. they are cute and very playful.<br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 16-Aug-02 08:26:27 EDT<br><br><b>DUCK! WILD BIRDS OVER HEAD</b><br><br>Hey,i have 3 pet parekeets. The green and yellow one is Dewwy cuz he looks like a can of mountain dew.The dark blue and white on is called kiki (my lil baby). The baby blue one with white is called eli.There always out of there cage we are always playing with them one day they made a show 4 us. It was so funny they would come scopping after us we (my sis and eli)(my bro and dewwy)(me and kiki a.k.a trouble)well our birds are crazy they just poop all over kiss us they are so cool (i say cool cuz im 11) they are so wild they are tame to though we take them every where. oh yea im 11 and my sis is 9 my bro is 6. One day my dad said he had a suprise 4 us and it was 3 cute parekeets i had ummmm about 6 months there our dailey joy they are so cute u gotta see um i love them so much i never wanna lose them. We call them the trouble pack and some time comdey central they are about as funny as (The Man Show). love ya dewwy,eli,kiki.<br><br><b>Hannah age 11 kiki's saying hi</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 14-Aug-02 01:25:58 EDT<br><br><b>My little nutty bird</b><br><br>Hi there, Yes, I have a Parekeet and she loves dancing back and forth on her perch's. She starts eating when we start eating or fixing something. she drinks when she see's us drinking something. She loves to talk alot, also squak alot. How do you know what they are saying or thinking when the talk or squak like that? Sometimes she'll just go crazy and start chewing stuff up. Especially when I'll let her out to get some exercise. ANy suggestions? Thanks alot, bird watcher<br><br><b>Cindy A Zajac</b><br><a href="mailto:spicin_q@hotmail.com">spicin_q@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://">none</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 12-Aug-02 08:04:51 EDT<br><br><b>The Nugget Tales....</b><br><br>I have a Jenday Conure named Nugget, he is about 3 years old now. We have, somewhere along the line, started pottie training him. Every morning, when his cage is opened, he is taken to the bathroom where he has his first birdie dropping for the day. What makes it so funny is that every morning, he sit on my hand and gets ready for the event of the day and afterwards, he looks down into the toilet and says in a tiny voice "Poof!". Nugget has also gotten into the habbit of taking a bath when I say the word "bath!" I have inserted a 20cm x 10cm bath in his cage and he is quite content to do "laps" as I call it! After his wonderful experience (which he quite enjoys!) he rushes back to the top of his cage and waits for me to fetch him so that he can be dried with a hair dryer! He sits very still and lifts each wing and lets me dry him underneath as well. When I dry my hair in the morning, he also likes to sit on my shoulder and have the warm air blow over him! And of course, last but not least, Nugget has a routine in the mornings...he has tea and biscuits every morning. Some may say that feeding a bird biscuits is not exactly correct by for some reason, he loves the taste of Marie Biscuits (South African biscuits). But alas, he doesn't eat them dry! He likes to have them dipped in tea and then only he'll eat his bit!<br><br><b>Naomi Strauss</b><br><a href="mailto:nstrauss@v3.co.za">nstrauss@v3.co.za</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 11-Aug-02 20:11:27 EDT<br><br><b>The Bird and the Baby</b><br><br>Hi, I'm hear to tell a story about a cute maroon belly Conure named Poopick. When I was a year old, I was wandering around the house, looking at an odd looking cage in the middle of the living room, in a house in Burnaby. I waddled up there, and saw a very beutiful bird, my poopick. The first name I called him was "poopy-ick" ;)! Hey, I was only a year old. Anyway, as i got older, i called him poopicky, then ploopick, then poopick. Sadly poppick was sent to my grama Jean, then I don't know where he went. <br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 05-Aug-02 21:52:07 EDT<br><br><b>Take Me With You</b><br><br>I went to Bird Jungle on Central Park Ave. in Scarsdale, N.Y. just to ask a few questions about my mothers Coockatile. I ended up playing with all of their wonderful birds. I spent a great deal of time with a six month old Conure. I of course fell in love with one. I decided to go home and think about bringing one home with me. When I tried to walk away from him he just kepy jumping on me, I was eventually able to leave. I then went to a to store and when I checked my watch I realized that to bird pulled the stick on my watch and stopped it. I felt that I had no choice but to go back and bring him home with me. I guess that was his way of making sure that I remembered him and I did.<br><br><b>Ireina</b><br><a href="mailto:ProfRedNY@AOL.com">ProfRedNY@AOL.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 05-Aug-02 21:52:07 EDT<br><br><b>Take Me Wiyh You</b><br><br>I went to Bird Jungle on Central Park Ave. in Scarsdale, N.Y. just to ask a few questions about my mothers Coockatile. I ended up playing with all of their wonderful birds. I spend a great deal of time with a six month old Conure. I of course fell in love with one. I decided to go home and think about bringing one home with me. When I tried to walk away from him he just kepy jumping on me, I was eventually able to leave. I then went to a to store and when I checked my watch I realized that to bird pulled the stick on my watch and stopped it. I felt that I had no choice but to go back and bring him home with me. I guess that was his way of making sure that I remembered him and I did.<br><br><b>Ireina</b><br><a href="mailto:ProfRedNY@AOL.com">ProfRedNY@AOL.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 05-Aug-02 17:22:36 EDT<br><br><b>Mose the sunday</b><br><br>We've only had cats and june 18th had to put the last of our babies to sleep because of cancer. 5 out of 6 had cancer so we switched to birds. We aquired the first by way of the pool at our resort. It came down for a drink and I caught it. That was in april and it was a girl so thats what I named her, April. So we had two cats and a bird. Then we lost the two cats and we had just the bird. We took a trip with april in her cage and visited our home base and everyone loved her. Well My husband went to a pet shop and saw a baby sun conure and it was love at first sight. He got me and showed me the bird and then we had two birds and a cat. He named it mose after a nandy he used to have years ago so now we have april and mose. Mose is the ruler of the house. When he wants attention and its all the time, he screeches and screeches. He is quite a character, just today he was being an acrobat and hanging off the door of his cage swinging upside down from one foot to the other. He plays so hard and long that he falls asleep in the middle of playing. We leave the tv on playing soft music when we are not there with him and it helps keep him company. Hes got the other bird doing the screeching thing now especially when I get on the phone. They will be quiet then as soon as I start talking to the other person then they start in screeching together. Mose is only 8 months old and is starting to say some words but mostly he mumblegrouses to himself. He talks in sentences but we can't understand him yet. We just wonder what it is he is trying to say to us. I've never had a conure before so it is a real learning experience for me being a cat lover. He looks alot like Linda's Louie in fact they could be twins. The pet shop said he was a sun conure but he has too much orange and green so we think he is a hybrid sun/jenday thus the name sunday. We are having so much fun learning about him and his antics I just wish the other bird was the same but it is too wild. It is a parakeet about 2 or 3 years old and powder blue almost white. She's very pretty too. Moses favorite food is the small spanish peanuts that come in the seed mix. He will swish his head and throw out all the seeds to get at the peanuts so now I bought him a cup he can't do that to. He doesn't like it but at least he isn't wasting his food anymore. I would like info on how to clip his wings and the parakeets too, I don't want to hurt them but I don't want them to fly off either. I would appreciate any help. Beverly<br><br><b>Beverly Bishop</b><br><a href="mailto:bishop8925@juno.com">bishop8925@juno.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 04-Aug-02 23:52:36 EDT<br><br><b>Not what it appears to be!!</b><br><br>We have had our Conure about 3 years now. We adopted him from friends of ours when they felt they weren't able to give him enough attention. His name is Louie and he is a Nansun conure. He has been a joy to us, especially our Daughter. He loves her dearly and they have alot of fun together. One day about 4 weeks ago, I was cleaning his cage and happened to notice a strange thing at the bottom of the cage. To our surprise, Louie turned out to be a Lucie!!!!!! Yes, he/she layed an egg. I was shocked. He/she has layed 4 in all and this has been quite the learning experience for us. We are not sure why this happened and would appreciate any insight from other conure owners as to what we can do to help Louie, I mean Lucie. We have talked to a local shop called the Birdhouse and they have given us some tips, but would appreciate any other info. Thanks, Louie''s family <br><br><b>nwhite@btigate.com</b><br><a href="mailto:nwhite@btigate.com">nwhite@btigate.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 04-Aug-02 16:48:57 EDT<br><br><b>my new conure</b><br><br>i got it yesterday and it is so cute, but i have cats and i dont know what to do so if u have any info e-mail me thanxs<br><br><b>haley</b><br><a href="mailto:hscat78@aol.com">hscat78@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 21-Jul-02 09:24:14 EDT<br><br><b>PIKKEWYN FROM SOUTH AFRICA</b><br><br>ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO WE WENT TO SUPPER WITH FRIENDS AND THEY HAD THEIR BIRD LADY THERE. SHE ACTUALLY CLEARED A BEDROOM FOR BE BELOVERED FEATHER FRIENDS. SHE GOT US VERY INTERESTED IN CONURES. TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT WE BOUGHT TQO FROM THE LOCAL BREEDER. SADLY ONE DIED AT THE AGE OF MONTHS AFTER A CAT CAME INTO THE HOUSE. THE OTHER ONE HAS AND WILL ALWAYS BE OUR BABY. WE NAMED IT CEASER, BUT MY GRNADDAUGHTER RENAMED IT AND WITHIN A MONTH IT WOULD GREET YOU WILL A BEAUTIFULL " HELLO PIKKEWYN" MEANING PENQUIN IN ENGLISH. AS WE ARE FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND ARE AFRIKAANS SPEAKING THEREFOR HIS NAME IS VERY AFRIKAANS. WHAT A FANTASTIC PET TO HAVE. HE/SHE ONLY SLEEPS IN THE CAGE AT NIGHT AND RUNS AROUND THE HOUSE AND THE OFFICE TO GREAT AMUSEMENT OF OUR FRIENDS AND CLIENTS. HE/SHE IS NOW 2 YEARS OLD AND I FOUND THAT THEY PICK UP WORDS AND SENTENCES QUICKER NOW. HE/SHE SAYS , HELLO IN 3 VOICES, MINE, HUBBYS AND GRANDDAUGHTERS, BYE,COME SEE GUYS,SHUT UP,HIT YOU VERY HARD AND NAUGHTY BIRD. PIKKEWYN IS A REAL SIR/MADAM AND WILL ONLY COME TO ME IF HUBBY IS NOT AROUND, YET AGAIN I AM THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN GET HIM TO TALK AND TEACH HIM NEW WORDS. STRANGE BUT TRUE. WE HAVE A MEDIUM SIXED EVERGREEN TREE AT THE BACK AND THAT IS HIS PLAYPEN OVER WEEKENDS. AS WE ALSO FEED GARDEN BIRDS WE LOVE HIM TAKING TO THE BIRDS, BUT HE CAN NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THE WILL NOT REPLY AND GET VERY ADDIMENT ABOUT TAKING TO THEM. PIKKEWYN IS VERY OBEDIENT YET CAN SCREECH TERRIBLY IF HE CAN NOT GET HIS OWN WAY, OUR FAULT AS HE SPOILED ROTTEN. HE IS A VERY GOOD TRAVELLER IN THE CAR AND WELL TRAVELLED BIRD HE IS, HAVE STAYED IN THE BEST HOTELS AND HOLIDAY RESORTS. WE COMMITTED TO HAVING A BIRD MUST BE LIKE HAVING A CHILD, CARE IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE AND IF HE IS NOT ALLOWED TO GO WHERE WE GO, WE JUST DO NOT GO, END OF STORY (WITH THIS I MEAN VACATIONS ETC.) WE ALSO HAVE A DAILY PLAY SESSION AT ABOUT 16HOO, WHERE OUR LITTLE CLOWN PLAYS WITH ME IN THE FAMILY ROOM TO HIS HEARTS CONTENT AND GET SPOILED TO DEATH. SHOULD WE MAYBE BE BUSY AT THAT TIME, HE LETS US KNOW THAT THIS IS HIS PRIME TIME AND WE BETTER HURRY UP OR HE JUSTS WANDERS THRU THE HOUSE UNTILL HE FINDS US AND THEN I MUST PLAY AND WE HAVE OUR DAILY TALKING SESSION. WHAT A DIFFERENCE THIS BIRD HAS MADE IN OUR LIVE AFTER WE SUFFERED FROM AN EMPTY NESS SYDROME FOR YEARS. PIKKEWYN LOVES EATING FROM OUR PLATES AND THE FAVOURITE FOOD IS, CAULIFLOWER, EGG, TOMATO AND CHICKEN, FOR PUDDING ANYTHING GOES, FROM BEER TO FRUIT JUICE. BEST REGARDS WILMA MARSBURG NEWCASTLE SOUTH AFRICAN<br><br><b>WILMA MARSBURG</b><br><a href="mailto:wmarsburg@intekom.co.za">wmarsburg@intekom.co.za</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 18-Jul-02 16:04:12 EDT<br><br><b>Free at last </b><br><br>I'm not sure what kind of parrots we had. they did not like me very much. Their wings were not clipped so one day they cage door was left open so out they flew and we never saw them again so i looked at the date and it turned out to be martin luther king day. so i thought the phrase from his speech. "FREE AT LAST FREE AT LAST THANK GOD ALMIGHTY IM FREE AT LAST!" I thought i took good care of them though.<br><br><b>Cas</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 17-Jul-02 00:07:01 EDT<br><br><b>Hit the Highway</b><br><br>Today on my way home from college, I was on a 5 lane highway travling in one of the two North bound lanes doing 45 mph. When low and behold in between the two lanes was a little green bird. I of course made a quick U-turn and made an attempt to make a rescuse. And of course who flew over the next three lanes? Well the little green bird landed on a truck in a junk yard. After a little work I got him into the truck and took him to a vet. He or she as it may be, was a little brused and mangled after being on the highway but all and all nothing serious. I place ads to let anyone know about the found bird. Within a hour the owner call and identified the bird by his band number. As it turned out the owners are moving out of state and can not take the bird. They were going to give it to a friend, but asked if I would like to have it. Well to say the lease we now have a new member of the family.<br><br><b>Debra Truong</b><br><a href="mailto:debra.truong">debra.truong</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 17-Jul-02 00:07:01 EDT<br><br><b>Hit the Highway</b><br><br>Today on my way home from college, I was on a 5 lane highway travling in one of the two North bound lanes doing 45 mph. When low and behold in between the two lanes was a little green bird. I of course made a quick U-turn and made an attempt to make a rescuse. And of course who flew over the next three lanes? Well the little green bird landed on a truck in a junk yard. After a little work I got him into the truck and took him to a vet. He or she as it may be, was a little brused and mangled after being on the highway but all and all nothing serious. I place ads to let anyone know about the found bird. Within a hour the owner call and identified the bird by his band number. As it turned out the owners are moving out of state and can not take the bird. They were going to give it to a friend, but asked if I would like to have it. Well to say the lease we now have a new member of the family.<br><br><b>Debra Truong</b><br><a href="mailto:debra.truong">debra.truong</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 15-Jul-02 16:40:24 EDT<br><br><b>Bandit and Tweedy</b><br><br>Bandit my green cheek conure has a best friend. His friend is Tweedy the Love Bird. Tweedy taught Bandit how to fly and how to sing like a Love Bird. Bandit has taught Tweedy the conure way to take a bath, hang upside down and to climb up my drapes. They are a joy to watch as they play together. They cuddle and groom each other. I have assumed they were both male but am having my doubts. Either Bandit is boxing Tweedy with his feet or he is trying to mount Tweedy. Do birds crossbreed? Could by two birds be confused. Any ideas?<br><br><b>spiderbird</b><br><a href="mailto:spiderbird@earthlink.net">spiderbird@earthlink.net</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 11-Jul-02 17:42:07 EDT<br><br><b>Blair The Conure</b><br><br>Blair the conure is a nanday he is green with a black head red sox light blue chest black beak blue tail feathers flight feathers are deep royal blue brown eyes. anyway he is my buddy lap pet he's had some awfull times but alway's pulled through in which im proud of him for the day i bought him was a fun one cuz I got Blair ,Cleatis and Ohzaru Cleatis is a severe Macaw he's a real clown Ohzaru is a lutino Ringneck [Indian Ringneck] he has an ear pearcing squeel but he's an absolute riot Cleatis is 12Months old Ohzaru is 9Months old Blair is 1 year 6 days old their my family and if anything happend to them id be devastated .!!! ??? well i got a new addition to the family coming soon I'll keep ya posted on everything that happens .And Blair's Bad day is a thing of the past.<br><br><b>DK Wilmeth</b><br><a href="mailto:www.stiffdogt@yahoo.com">www.stiffdogt@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 11-Jul-02 17:42:07 EDT<br><br><b>Blairs bad day</b><br><br>Blair's day started normal like any other joyfilled day until it was time for a bath he love's water so he dunked himself in it till he was completly soaked from beak to tail unknowing to us he had a major intake of water so after about a min he started behaving weird so we checked him HE WAS DROWNING!! so we got him dried off then he snapped out of it he regurgetated lots of water and that's all that came out of him for the next hour until he was completly back to normal he gave us a look of shame like he'd done something wrong we assured him every thing was okay. We talked to some friend's of our's[bird breeders] they told us to watch him more the next day we took to a vet to make sure he was ok he checked fine except his beak we trimmed down that realy got him upset than he gave us that look why did you bring me to this strange man that pokin and prodin at me then file my beak and ever since we've been more careful with blair the nanday conure.<br><br><b>dk Wilmeth</b><br><a href="mailto:www.stiffdogt@yahoo.com">www.stiffdogt@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 08-Jul-02 12:45:09 EDT<br><br><b>love these girls</b><br><br>I have two conures. A Jendaya conure named Skittles who is 2 and a green cheeked conure named Roxy who is 3 months old. They are very friendly loving birds. They are fun to watch playing in their cages as they climb all around. <br><br><b>tracy olsen</b><br><a href="mailto:trace@qnis.net">trace@qnis.net</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 03-Jul-02 18:08:48 EDT<br><br><b>Bigger is Better</b><br><br>I've always had parakeets, I thought they were the best little birds ever! Though they didn't learn many words, they sure had a voice! I loved my little blue parakeet, named Blue Boy (obviously where he got his name), he was the sweetest thing, I got him after my other parakeet had died of mites...anyways, Blue Boy died recently so I have been very sad...One day when going to petsmart to look for food for my little dachsie I saw two little Jenday conures sitting in the cage for sale, it was love at first sight! I researched about Conures and I only fell in more love, and just today, I visited another pet shop with two conures! They climbed right up on my arms! And one really liked me to scratch his head! Now I'm in love, I have to get one to take home with me! I'm surprised to learn about how smart they are... I want one so badly, but I have not much money to spend, please email me if you can help!<br><br><b>Mindy</b><br><a href="mailto:endangeredpeople@mindspring.com">endangeredpeople@mindspring.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 03-Jul-02 15:36:49 EDT<br><br><b>It's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt!</b><br><br> Well, my story is not about a Conure. It is about my best friend Sky. Sky is a sweet, sky blue colored parakeet(odviosly that's how she got her name). When I got her it was a mistake, I had wanted an all white parakeet that I saw at the pet store but they gave me this one! I was very glad that they gave me this one. She wasn't the brightest bird though because she would fly right into the fan and hit the wall! She would often escape her cage and fly around my room while I was at school! All the time she would do this and make me run around trying to catch her befor she hit the fan. One day my teacher gave the class no homework and that gave me time to play with Sky! I was so happy to be able to play with my little bird with out getting bummed out with my 2 hour homework. As soon as I got home and into my room I looked in Sky's cage.... like always she wasn't there! I looked every where for her I even looked on top of the fan! Finally I looked in her cage once again and she was there, unfortunetly she was laying on the bottem stiff and cold. To make matters worse, when I was going to burrie Sky in our pet graveyard my cat Blue ran off with the bird! Now all that is in the coffin(shoe box) are feathers!<br><br><b>Katt Joy</b><br><a href="mailto:katt_joy@yahoo.com">katt_joy@yahoo.com</a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 02-Jul-02 11:46:54 EDT<br><br><b>my aunt tamis parrot</b><br><br>well his name is ruster and he is mean and every time u get neare him he will bit u but when u come over every day he is not mean to u he hwas to get to know u first he can say f u and where is moma and go to shi and he kiss at u and he whistles at u thank u for reading about my tamis bird by brandi lewis<br><br><b>leah</b><br><a href="mailto:nurseinky-30">nurseinky-30</a><br><a href="http://">yahoo</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 30-Jun-02 15:13:33 EDT<br><br><b>My Cherry Head Rules the House</b><br><br>My cherry headed conure rules our house and all the animals run from him. he has a cute and funny attitude, but not towards people. His name is Taz and he lives up to it. He is about 2 or 3 now and loves to play with his bells. He talks, he says stuff like "hello, momma,give me kiss, i want out,(yells) sharon!," if the phone rings he says hello, he can mimic sounds, he mimics the phone a sneeze and a cough, he mimics the squiky sound that happens when u wash a dish, he barks(I taught him that)he is my moms bird, he growls like a dog. We are working on teaching him here kitty kitty but he is reluctant. We tried I love you but it is hard to teach a bird to say something it mainly says what catches its attention and what gets attention from people. He is a great bird and with his personality I know there is no other bird like him in the world, he truly is a world class bird. he even has great taste in music, he likes to dance to rap music, he rocks his head back and forth unlike most birds who bob their head up and down. I love him and he has a home with me and my mom ofr as long as he lives. I am getting a Dusky, but it is on payments and I have to send 25 more dollars on it and then pick it up, his/her name is Skye, you can check them out at my page www.angelfire.com/va3/cassiespage , both of them have a link along with my other animals. I am a real animals lover and will keep my page changing and updated with new editions, and love hearing about people and their pets.<br><br><b>Cassie</b><br><a href="mailto:mydowglilly@yahoo.com">mydowglilly@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://www.angelfire.com/va3/cassiespage">Me and My Family(pets)</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 26-Jun-02 17:13:05 EDT<br><br><b>my conure has an attitude!</b><br><br> Ihave a green cheeked conure named Panama Jack and he has an attitude bigger than mine! For example if he wants out of his cage he simply says OUT and screams. And if you want to get him out and he doesn't want you to he will yell NO BITE! And whenever one of my 3 cats sneaks into my room where his cage is he will yell BAD KITTY, BAD!! Oh did I mention he's spoiled? If i'm holding my Umbrella Cockatoo,Jeeves and he wants to be picked up he will yell NO BITE,NO BITE! Well I guess Conures will be Conures!<br><br><b>Jade</b><br><a href="mailto:JlStillo">JlStillo</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 25-Jun-02 00:17:20 EDT<br><br><b>Don't ever let your conure wander around! I miss Roxie!</b><br><br>In July of 2001 I got my first green-cheeked conure. She was 8 weeks old and I named her Roxie. I loved her so much. She used to imitate our lories when they whistled but she couldn't whistle right. It was really cute. And she used to call me, "Mama?" whenever I left the room. But she always wandered around. People always stepped on her, but they didn't hurt her because they stepped on her tail because it was sooo long. Then in January, my mom asked me to help make dumplings so I went in the kitchen without Roxie on my shoulder. She came wandering in, looking for me but i didn't know it. My mom backed up, and she stepped on Roxie(not her tail, this time). Roxie went into convulsions and, sadley, died. I was devastated and then I got a new one, whom I named Calypso. She was cute, too. She loved to bite her feet and give kisses. But last fathers day, she died, too and we still can't figure out why! <br><br><b>Jennifer</b><br><a href="mailto:RenRupa@aol.com">RenRupa@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 25-Jun-02 00:17:20 EDT<br><br><b>Don't ever let your conure wander around! I miss Roxie!</b><br><br>In July of 2001 I got my first green-cheeked conure. She was 8 weeks old and I named her Roxie. I loved her so much. She used to imitate our lories when they whistled but she couldn't whistle right. It was really cute. And she used to call me, "Mama?" whenever I left the room. But she always wandered around. People always stepped on her, but they didn't hurt her because they stepped on her tail because it was sooo long. Then in January, my mom asked me to help make dumplings so I went in the kitchen without Roxie on my shoulder. She came wandering in, looking for me but i didn't know it. My mom backed up, and she stepped on Roxie(not her tail, this time). Roxie went into convulsions and, sadley, died. I was devastated and then I got a new one, whom I named Calypso. She was cute, too. She loved to bite her feet and give kisses. But last fathers day, she died, too and we still can't figure out why! <br><br><b>Jennifer</b><br><a href="mailto:RenRupa@aol.com">RenRupa@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 22-Jun-02 00:50:06 EDT<br><br><b>Paulie and Me</b><br><br> I have been very fortunate to have a blue crowned conure his name is paulie. He has had two previous owners and one was another young boy like me the boy would not take care of him. His parents sold Paulie to a women who had been through many different birds paulie did not like the lady only her grandson. She then sold Paulie to the Texotic pet store. I had been waiting for my Nanday to grow up he then got amonnia and passed the same day paulie was sold to the store I was very sad then I had heared of paulie and socialized with him then he came home. He is now the joy of my life. Paulie amazes me by his talking already and I have only had him for six days. He says hello and tickle-tickle very well some words I cant understand.<br><br><b>Patrick Moore</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 21-Jun-02 23:05:11 EDT<br><br><b>Anyone have any suggestions?</b><br><br>I just wrote a little story telling you all about my sun conure Julio, now I am looking for any suggestions on another bird I have aquired. I was given a 7-9 year old nanday conure who had plucked all her feathers out on her chest, and as far back on her back as she could get. I know for a fact she was neglected before I got her.. she was kept in a lonley corner of a kitchen, where the person who had her paid no attention to her except to clean her cage once a month. They filled both food cups in her cage to the top so they didn't have to attend to her everyday, and gave her water when her water bowl was empty. I've had her for about 4 months now, and she is still pulling feathers out, but recently she has started to show signs of being interested in what is going on around her. When she first came here she wouldn't play with any toys, and of course you couldn't get anywhere near her or she would bite, and trust me she bites for keeps!!!! My sun conure and her get along pretty well, but no matter how long I would leave her cage door open she would never come out. Now about a month ago I got a Sengel Parrot, who also was not given all the attention he needed, (but boy does he get it now!!) and I think the nanday conure has taken a likin to Buddy(my senegal parrot) because lately she has been playing with her toys, coming out of her cage, and sitting she flies around a little, and she sqwaks at you when you call her name, which by the way is Ginger. You still can't get her to get on you, but she does take food from my hand every once in awhile, but she is still plucking her feathers. So, if anyone has any suggestions as to what else I should do for her please feel free to let me know, cause I would really like to help her out, I think she would make a great pet once she gets over all her mistreatment that she has had.<br><br><b>Wendy </b><br><a href="mailto:wendy67_99@yahoo.com">wendy67_99@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 21-Jun-02 22:49:04 EDT<br><br><b>I thought I'd lost him.....</b><br><br>I have a Sun Conure who is about a year old... I had gotten him from a friend of mine who runs a small pet store here in town. He was previously owned by another woman, who took great care of him, but for reasons unknown to me she had to give him up.. I fell in love with him and brought him home.. Julio goes just about everywhere around the house with me.. he goes outside on my shoulder with me, goes down to the garage to wash clothes with me and sits on my shoulder while i sweep the floors or wash the dishes. I never had his wings clipped, because he never flew from me, and one day i had to run to my van to get something, and had forgotten he was even on my shoulder. He went outside with me, but when I opened the van door, and went to reach inside, he got scared and he flew up onto the tree branch that was above the van. WELL, of course after that he realized tht he was able to fly, and was free, and after spending the next 4 hours until night fall calling him, and trying to coax him down, and watching him fly around the back yardyelling WHAT to me everytime i called his name I had to give up. I thought he was gone forever, or that it would get to cold during the night for him and he would die. Well the next morning the kids and I got up, ran outside before the bus came to get them, and thought we'd see if Julio was anywhere to be found.. my 6 year old son had gone out first and as my 10 year old and I were walking to the back yard, I heard Julio screaming, so I ran out back to see where he was, and sure enough he was up in the tallest tree, in my neighbors yard yelling with delight because he had seen my son, then when he saw me he came flying back over to our yard, sat in the tree next to where I was and started dancing all over the limb, but he wouldn't come down to me... so knowing how much Julio LOVES to drink out of my glass, I had my 6 year old run in the house and get me a glass, he came running out with one, and I started acting like I was taking a drink and Julio started yelling at me, and flew down to my shoulder to see if he could sneak his head in there and get a drink. Seeing that the glass was empty you can imagine how fast I went to get him back in the house before he realized it was empty!! julio now has his wings clipped only because I can't imagine ever being without him, he is my bud, and is spoiled rotten, and of course he knows how to get whatever he wants!! <br><br><b>Wendy </b><br><a href="mailto:wendy67_99@yahoo.com">wendy67_99@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 19-Jun-02 23:03:44 EDT<br><br><b>Don't Give Me The Cold Shoulder...!!</b><br><br>I just bought a Jenday Conure a month ago. Well I work at a pets store and fell in love with this spoiled little bird and finally bought him with my grauation money. I think it's the best investment ever! He comes everywhere with me. My friends love him to, I think they like him more then me!! He gets all the attention he deserves! Well I just got back from the beach not to long ago! I went for four days with my friends, having to leave my best friend behind with my mom. When I got back home I noticed that he wasn't being all loud and craving attention! He was giving me the cold shoulder! I'd pick him up for kisses and would turn his cheek. I thought it was so funny that he got mad at me. I finally sucked up enough and were buddy buddy again! It's kinda funny how human like my bird is!! <br><br><b>Holly HUrd</b><br><a href="mailto:Hoskos84@aol.com">Hoskos84@aol.com</a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 18-Jun-02 14:15:55 EDT<br><br><b>Obi</b><br><br>I just recently accuired Obi-Wan Kenobi, a four month old green cheek. She was released into the wild b/c she had one toe slightly shorter than normal. Stupid reason, I know. I haven't had her long, and she bites the heck out of me when I try to get her to step up. She misses her daddy, the guy who caught her. The funniest thing is watching Obi and Emeril together. Emeril is a 9 month old cockatiel. They each claim one of my shoulders. Then, when Obi gets bored, she crosses over to Em's side, forcing Em to climb over to my other shoulder. On Em's way over, Obi reaches down andd nips at Em's tail. Em flips out and nips at Obi. A little fight breaks out so I have to seperate them, which is painful because Obi bites my fingers. It's funny to watch. Em is the sweetest little baby in the world. She loves to cuddle and give my lots of kisses. Obi is still nippy. She gets jealous when I pay attention to Em, so she screeches. I go to pick Obi up and she bites me! Anyway. I hope to break her of that painful little habit. Christine<br><br><b>Christine</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 17-Jun-02 12:33:52 EDT<br><br><b>My First Conure</b><br><br>Where I work, we (the company) were given a conure. His background was that he was loud and the original owner put him in their basement. It was dark and he (Harley) had no social contact at all. Sometimes the kids would run down to the basement and stick their fingers in his cage to see him react by snapping at them. Other then that, that was Harley's life. Since I am the Office manager and animal lover, it was my job to setup Harley's cage. I set up a large cage in an area where he would get lots of attention. The previous owner asked that we keep his name, which we did. The day he arrived, Harley was put on my office desk. I wanted to cry. He is green and black (Nanday)with some red around his ankles. It was soooo obvious that Harley was giving up on his life. He had not kept up with his feathers. He looked like a porcupine. I felt so sorry for him. He looked mean, but I put my hand in his cage and begun to help him with his feathers (and he let me). In a couple of days he started looking much better. For the first few days he screamed at every noise and employees begged me to take him in my office and close the door. I had no problem with that - in fact I was just waiting for someone to ask me that. Once he was in my office he quit screaming and he was close to my desk and I had all day to chat with him. He allowed me to help with his grooming, but that was it. He would not get out of his cage. After about 8 months - he actually got out of his cage and stood on top of it and another 3 months I got him on my shoulder and 3 more months and he showed me how much he loved me. He was (and still is) so gentle with me. He made a nest in an empty drawer. I would add all kinds of stuff for him to chew up. I was offered to take him home with me, because of the weekends I hated to see him alone. So that I did and now Harley has a home with me. I will always love him and to see how much he has opened up to me and my family, who could ever put him in a basement? Now, because of Harley, I have a goal, a vision to start my own breeding business. Harley will always be on my shoulders while I work. <br><br><b>Lorraine Carey</b><br><a href="mailto:laberta90@hotmail.com">laberta90@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 13-Jun-02 13:35:31 EDT<br><br><b>The sweatest pet i ever knew, DON"T SLEEP WITH YOUR BIR</b><br><br>Sunny only had one fault, he wanted to love you to the point of annoyance. he was the most loyal of companions, i guess that would be his only other fault, but this fault would cost him his life. i had slept with him so many times but i guess it only taks once. sometime last night i must have rolled over unto sunny and killed him because when i awoke he was gone. i tell you thins only becasue i hope none of you ever feel this pain. DON'T FALL ASLEEP WITH YOUR BIRD IN BED. i am so sorry sunny, i miss and love you.<br><br><b>tennyson</b><br><a href="mailto:tennyson@hotmail.com">tennyson@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 06-Jun-02 12:08:41 EDT<br><br><b>Fred The Green and Red Conure (Miterd Conure)</b><br><br>I call him my brother, because he is actually my mother's bird. He will play hide and seek. we will hide our faces under a blinket leaving a little hole for him to get under. We all say ," Weres Fred? Where the pretty bird?" When we say that, he goes under the blinket and gives us a kiss on the lips. Some times when he wants a kiss he will try to get in my mouth to clean my teeth. I try not to let him because I have braces and I don't want him to cut his toung on them. I will try to hold my lips tight ly closed and if he can't get im my mouth he will try to open my lips with his beak. I Have more stories to write about Fred, but I can't rememer all of them. <br><br><b>Amanda Aspinall</b><br><a href="mailto:aaaspinall@yahoo.com">aaaspinall@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 03-Jun-02 21:44:18 EDT<br><br><b>stolen</b><br><br>my baby was stolen and gave to a pet store in monroville,pa. she is a nanday conure with a large black cage, please if you have her or any info on her please e-mail me. she is my life,one of my children,i am lost without her and i will not give up on her.<br><br><b>johanne</b><br><a href="mailto:johanne31_2000@yahoo.com">johanne31_2000@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 24-May-02 19:56:23 EDT<br><br><b>Lolo, my sun conure</b><br><br>I actually have a question rather than a story. I just got a baby sun conure a week ago, she is 5 months old. I have been reading so much about her and I was wondering if conures act differently when they are babies? She doesn't like to take baths or showers, she doesn't really play with her toys at all or anything besides chew on me. Will she eventually like these things? One more question when do Conures usually start talking? Thank you to anyone that can help me.<br><br><b>Jessica </b><br><a href="mailto:lovingamw@yahoo.com">lovingamw@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 23-May-02 14:31:52 EDT<br><br><b>Watch everything your bird chews on !!</b><br><br>Unfortunately, I have a sad story to tell, but one that every bird owner should know. My blue-crowned conure Kiwi loved to chew on anything, especially buttons, plants, clothes, etc. To make a long story short, I made every effort to give him a balanced pellet diet, a clean cage, lots of love and attention, a safe environment, etc. I knew not to let him eat avocados, chocolate, caffein, alcohol, plants, and all the stuff they tell you about. My bird sat on my shoulder quite a bit and loved to chew on my buttons. Within 24 hours my bird started having major seizures and sadly passed away in the care of an aviary vet. He was taken to the emergency room twice in a 12 hour period and it was determined that he was seizing due to an ingestion of metal. After we determined the cause and medication was administered, it was too late. I thought all my buttons were made of plastic - the backing of 2 of them turned out to be of metal and I believe this is what killed him. Please love your pets but watch EVERYTHING that they get their little beaks on. If this helps even one person, I will be greatfull. I sure do miss my baby Kiwi.<br><br><b>Victoria Stevens</b><br><a href="mailto:vmellul@hotmail.com">vmellul@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 20-May-02 19:19:49 EDT<br><br><b>Flavia's Unfortunate Clipping</b><br><br>BEWARE WHERE YOU HAVE YOUR BIRD CLIPPED Flavia was an extremely sweet Sun Conure who never nipped and was already saying UP UP UP when she wanted to be held. She had her wings clipped at 18 months. The pet shop we took her to clipped her wings so severly that when she tried to fly, she would just drop. As a result, she fractured her back, and was slowly deteriorating and died several months later (May 17, 2002). Our lesson? Never have a conure clipped severly. Just clip enough for her not to soar. We loved her very much like a family member because of her closeness to adults as well as children and will always remember her. Beltsville, Maryland<br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 19-May-02 13:54:00 EDT<br><br><b>My funny bird Mickey</b><br><br>I have had my conure for 7 months and have really grown to love him. As most conures he does get a little loud, especially when I get home from work. I go up to his cage and tell him "quiet" and now he says it back. A lot of times he will tell me quiet when I say hello to him. I have five cockatiels and when they get a little loud he will tell them quiet also. He also says hello and does a lot of jibbering. He has a bed in his cage that he just loves, if he isn't sleeping in it he attacks it and swings back and forth in it. He's a real joy.<br><br><b>Bonnie Curran</b><br><a href="mailto:bnbcurran@earthlink.net">bnbcurran@earthlink.net</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 07-May-02 08:46:56 EDT<br><br><b>Zorro, The Nanda Trained to fly.</b><br><br>To Gracie and her mum, I live in an region called Gold Coast Qld, Australia were we have very few Conures, but my daughter and I consider ourselves very lucky to own one. We call him Zorro and he is now nearly 2 years old. During the day, he either helps mum cook in the kitchen (he is the food taster) or he works with dad in the home office. After school, he helps me and my brother with homework, or just watches the TV with us. he also likes to pklay in my doll house, and can stay fro hours in my room playing with the dolls and the house. He does not eat them he just plasy with them We have trained him to fly around the outside of the house, which he does every day two or three times and he always comes back to the porch. Sometimes he takes longer flights, perhaps around two or three houses to exercise his wings, but he always knows that some peanuts are waiting for him when he flies back to the porch. We often take him for drives when we go out and he loves the car. We do not like to keep him in the cage, but we do not leave him alone out in the garden in case birds or cats chase him. He was recently chased by an eagle, and we did not see him for a few hours. Naturally, we all though the worst had happened, but he finally limped back with some scratches and cuts and he was also infected with a virus. The doc fixed him but it took ten days for him to get back to normal. Now, when Zorro sees a big eagle or fat bird, he flies straight to mum, climbs under her blouse to hide between her breasts. He is an amazing sook and he learns very fast. He is very jealous when friends come over, in fact, he bails up two 15 year old burly ice hockey players when they come to visit as they are scared of him - he attacks them like the birds in Alfred Hitchcocks movie. The first year of owning him was very hard with the screaming and noise, but the wait was worth it. If he is noisy, he simply wants attention and to play. But that is their nature, to be noisy and one must learn to accept that as being part of owning such a wonderful pet, and they are really wonderful and affectionate. Zorro talks, and speaks about ten words at the moment and he understands many commands. For example, we have a feeding stand in the kitchen. We give him food and say "where does Zorro Go" and he flies to the stand with the food in his mouth and eats it there. Arielle from Australia. <br><br><b>Arielle Szatmary</b><br><a href="mailto:arielle@sharetrend.com.au">arielle@sharetrend.com.au</a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 06-May-02 20:42:24 EDT<br><br><b>Help New Owners of two 1 year old Sun Conures</b><br><br>I need help with my two one year old sun conures. I only had them for a week. They scream all the time. They bite. They do let me in the cage to give them necture. I have really become attached to them, but I can't seem to get to stop screaming in the morning and everytime we come into our house or into their area..... I'm getting frustrated, and really want to hold them. But they try to bite. We've given them every kind of treat you can image. They have a great cage and play toys. We try to spend as much time as possible with them. But its hard to just look into a cage. Please let me know if you have any ideas??? Thanks, osoriok@bellsouth.net<br><br><b>Karen</b><br><a href="mailto:osoriok@bellsouth.net">osoriok@bellsouth.net</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 06-May-02 14:22:29 EDT<br><br><b>first time flying, oh my!</b><br><br>I've had my bird AJ for fourteen years. He's called a Patagonian Conure. To me he's the most wonderful bird I've ever owned. But, here's his story. AJ was only about 2 years old when he took his first flight, by accident. I had only had him about 9 mos. and did not take the time to learn about him. So I did not clip his wings. We were outside, he was on my shoulder and he got splashed with water and he flew off. AJ had never flown before and he just circled for at least an hour before he landed. Well, as these things happen, it was dusk when all this started. I called, and called him, but I could not hear him. I was very upset that i could not find him. So, the next morning i saddled up my horse,(did I mention that I lived in the desert with no neighbors anywhere for quite a while) anyway, I got on my horse Punky, and we rode for two hours looking for AJ. I called his name over and over. I was about to give up when I heard him yelling my name. He was so happy to see me, and I him. I've learned to keep is wings clipped since then, and AJ has never tried to fly again. <br><br><b>Tammy McFarland</b><br><a href="mailto:toyota_truck_mom@hotmail.com">toyota_truck_mom@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 04-May-02 18:23:24 EDT<br><br><b>And a Conure up in a tree...</b><br><br>I came home from work the other day to a relatively empty house. Tera, the Sun, was locked in his cage, but Echo's (Green Cheek) cage was open and he was nowhere to be found. Neither was Bo, my boyfriend, even though his car was in the parking lot. I ran frantically around the house looking for the two of them then decided to search outside. I heard Bo calling for me and I finally found him- up in a tree trying to coax Echo out of it! Turns out he flew out the door when Bo opened it for just a second and buzzed around the neighborhood until he settled in a tree. Bo had been in the tree for 45 minutes by the time I came home. After a few minutes of consideration, I ran and got a soda bottle knowing how much Echo loves to drink from bottles. And sure enough, he came running right for it! Thank god we got him back, but needless to say we've clipped both their wings!<br><br><b>Rob</b><br><a href="mailto:Heather.M.Roberts.C01@alumni.upenn.edu">Heather.M.Roberts.C01@alumni.upenn.edu</a><br><a href="http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Coffeehouse/4426">Herein Lies the Rob</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 03-May-02 11:12:53 EDT<br><br><b>jake my dads conure parrots</b><br><br>We have had jake for about a year now he is so tame that he will only go on my dads fingure or on my shoulder not BY HIMSELF.jAKE IS 13 YEARS OLD HE IS GREEN AND BLACK HE IS SO LOVEBEL.<br><br><b>JESSICA</b><br><a href="mailto:WWW.WOLFLOVER86@AOLCOM">WWW.WOLFLOVER86@AOLCOM</a><br><a href="MSN">WWW.MSN.COM</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 03-May-02 11:08:02 EDT<br><br><b>jake my conure parrots</b><br><br>i have a conure parrot he is 13 years old. he is the bigest baby ever.I think he is the nicest little bird alive. He plays with his bell. When you wach him it is so cute. <br><br><b>jessica kurtz</b><br><a href="mailto:www.debbie.kurtz@verizon.net">www.debbie.kurtz@verizon.net</a><br><a href="msn">www.msn.com</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 30-Apr-02 11:15:56 EDT<br><br><b>Peppy</b><br><br>This is the story of how I obtained my Conure, Peppy. My daughter was sitting on her back porch when something landed on her head. She had no idea what it was until next he sat on her finger. She called me (her mother) in another town and said she had no idea what kind of bird was on her finger. I told her I would be right there, being a bird lover and past owner of two cockatiels a Mynah bird and I raised parakeetsI knew it was a parrot. He came right to me and Nancie said, Mom he is your if you want him..I have had him for 2 years and he is such a charming friend. I watched the ads to see if anybody had advertised for alost bird but after a month, he was mine.<br><br><b>Peggy Mahan</b><br><a href="mailto:GrannyNPeppy@aol.com">GrannyNPeppy@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 28-Apr-02 23:04:26 EDT<br><br><b>nanday</b><br><br>i have a very loveable 1and/yr old conure,i have had her since about 3 months old.i do have a story but i will type it some other day i was wondering if someone could answer a question for me? i might have to sell my bird which i was wondering because she is so attached to me will or can she die of broken heart or can she learn to adjust somewhere else?<br><br><b>johanne</b><br><a href="mailto:johanne31_2000@yahoo.com">johanne31_2000@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 28-Apr-02 15:47:21 EDT<br><br><b>sunny has a attiude</b><br><br>Since the first day I got her she likes to bite and she bites hard,they say she is a girl,but never lays any eggs,I would love to find out more about these birds,<br><br><b>holly whitley</b><br><a href="mailto:holly065@pacbell.net">holly065@pacbell.net</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 24-Apr-02 18:43:37 EDT<br><br><b>Sunny </b><br><br><br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 24-Apr-02 14:17:16 EDT<br><br><b> My Best Friend!</b><br><br>I'v always wanted a pet bird but I could never find one that I liked. Then one of my moms friends told me about this place that has birds there so I went there just to see if i could find a bird. I was looking around and this one little bird caught my eye. It was a dusty conure. He looked so cute in his little cage, so I asked the lady if I could see it and she let me hold it and play with. The little bird was so playful and everything so I had to have him. I had to buy him woth my own money and he was alot, but i managed to pay the lady. Now I have a pet bird! I was so excited that I called all my friends and told them. After a while I wanted to hold him but he was so scared I felt bad for him so I didn't. I counld't figure out a name so I let my little sister pick a name and he named him P-tree. So his name is P-tree and he was 2 months old. Time went on and I got to know him and he got to know me and we did everything together. If I went out of town he came with me, if I went outside he came to and so did my little sister. She one day got the idea that she could do it to so she went outside with him and the worst thing in the world happened he flew away. She came in and told me crying. I yeld at her and said somethings,I went outside looking for him but I couldn't find him. I put flyers up all over but no one saw him. It's been about 3-4 months now and a day never goes by that I don't think of him. I love you P-tree<br><br><b>Emily Case</b><br><a href="mailto:babalicious2510Aaol.com">babalicious2510Aaol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 17-Apr-02 23:56:05 EDT<br><br><b>Chico my free flying nanday</b><br><br>I had a nanday conure named Chico who was left on my door step by some close family friends.He was still a baby in which he could not fly yet,my mother and I would put him outside in the summer time so he could have some fresh air. Well it was mothers day and Chico got out of his cage and took off it was raining hard and we went out to track him down. We left his cage outside for a week w/ food and low and behold we found him in his cage sitting on his perch. Ever since then we let him outside every summer and he would fly the friendly skies for several years and he would always come back in his cage in the evening. 2 years ago he never returned we figured he either broke his wing or someone took him, but we have his rememberance in a big box of feathers that we kept over the years that he lost. We miss Chico and hope that where ever he is he is being taken care of.<br><br><b>Anette Butler</b><br><a href="mailto:Ac4281@aol.com">Ac4281@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 17-Apr-02 12:40:43 EDT<br><br><b>Warm Weather</b><br><br>Hello everyone: As "Mother Hen" to my flock of birds (1 MSC2, 1 Jenday Conure, & 2 Cockatiels), I wanted to remind everyone that with this warm weather we are having, to NOT take your birds outside without them being in a harness or properly clipped. Please see your avian vet/groomer if you do not know how to do this. With that said, here's a story I'll share with you about an actual event. My conure and I were sitting on our front porch one lazy afternoon summer last year. It was about 6:00 in the evening, after we had all eaten supper and the family was relaxing. My bird and I were doing our usual "chit-chat", huggy, kissy things, when I notice this gentleman traveling up and down and around our block. Normally I would look, smile, and forget about it -- except this man was holding a net. Now, I'm not one for butterflies, but this man was looking UP in trees, circleling, trotting around -- then spied me with my bird. It seems this man forgot HIS Jenday was on his shoulder when he went out to retrieve the mail and this bird wasn't clipped. The bird took off and to this man's horror - didn't look back. As he approached me, I let him know this wasn't his bird, but mine and that she was 9 years old. His bird was a one-year-old. With a saddened heart, the man continued on his search. I saw that man several times throughout the months before the cold weather came in. He never found his bird. I only hope that someone found it and took it in and I pray it has a better home. <br><br><b>Patty</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 05-Apr-02 12:16:19 EST<br><br><b>Nikki</b><br><br> Hello , my name is Amanda and I have a beautful 11 month old sun conure.He was a gift to me because my lovebird had died a few months earlier.I couldn't imagine life without him. He loves to take a shower under the fawset. He ghas grown accustomed to nipping though.I re4ally don't think he likes me though . He'd rather bewith my uncle who lives with us . I'm afraid of him liking to be with him more , because thats what happend to my last bird Melody and he accsidently killed her because he went to bed with her on his shoulder and rolled over on her. i don't want that to happed to Nikki. There have been times when he's fallen asleep on the couch and had the bird on his shoulder and bird really doesn't like anyone else,but I will still always love my Nikki .<br><br><b>Amanda Schoendorf age 10</b><br><a href="mailto:aws1010@netzero.com">aws1010@netzero.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 04-Apr-02 13:12:52 EST<br><br><b>Ozzy</b><br><br>I've had ozzy for about a year now and boy is he loyal. If he had his way my boyfriend would move out and i'd be all his. He follows me around like a little puppy dog. I have 2 4 year old daughters and ozzy is great with them. he loves to got to the bath with them. Recently i got brave and took him to my Daughters preschool, the week they were learning about parrots. I didn't know how he'd behave, but he was in all his glory.He loved the attention and all the treats. And at home i can never get him to talk on command but at the school thats all he did. It was a great experience for everybody!!<br><br><b>Dawn</b><br><a href="mailto:bonnie611@yahoo.com">bonnie611@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 03-Apr-02 05:52:08 EST<br><br><b>A baseball loving bird</b><br><br>Our adopted "Baby" stunned us last year when we discovered he was a fan of the Boston Red Sox. This soon to be 9 year old sits and watches baseball and is glued to the TV when games are on. He mumbles the word baseball and when you show him a picture of Fenway Park he says baseball. My wife and I both swear we heard him mutter "opening day" or something close too it on Monday. It is bizarre. He watches for me to come home from work and when he hears me pull in he makes this loud barking sound similar to a dog. We own a cockatiel and a lovebird. We were asked to adopt this conure a year ago and its the best thing we ever did. He mumbles to me on the phone from work. He also sings "Baby,baby" to Smokey Robinson's "Ooh Baby Baby" We love all three birds but this guy here is his Dad's pal and he knows it.... <br><br><b>John in NH</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 01-Apr-02 23:22:26 EST<br><br><b>LONELY WITHOUT FREEWAY</b><br><br>I HAD FREEWAY FOR 4 YRS,ALL THIS TIME I THOUGHT HE WAS A BOY. IT TURNED OUT TO BE A FEMALE BECAUSE SHE LAYED 2 EGGS ONE ON FRIDAY AND THE OTHER ON SATURDAY. ON MONDAY MORNING SHE WAS SINGING TO ME LIKE SHE ALWAYS DID BUT I NOTICED EVER SINCE SHE LAYED THE EGGS SHES BEEN REALLY QUITE AND NOT VERY PLAYFUL,SHES NEVER BEEN WITH ANOTHER BIRD. SHE PASSED AWAY AT 3PM. CAN YOU PLEASE GIVE ME SOME ANSWERS?<br><br><b>MAGGIE </b><br><a href="mailto:TGE62@HOTMAIL.COM">TGE62@HOTMAIL.COM</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 30-Mar-02 17:16:22 EST<br><br><b>Malabu Likes to Play</b><br><br> My three month old Sun Conure(Malabu)is always eating or playing. His two favorite games to play are climb the ladder and Batbird. Batbird is when he hangs upsidown, sometimes only with one foot, and looks at himself in the mirror.He also like to climb. OH HE REALLY LIKES TO CLIMB!!! UP AND DOWN, UP AND DOWN!He is the sweetest bird in the world I love him he is a great friend!!!!<br><br><b>Ashley May</b><br><a href="mailto:snowbear519">snowbear519</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 30-Mar-02 05:27:12 EST<br><br><b>Rosie</b><br><br>Rosie is a red bellied conure nearly a year old. She can talk. She says "helow Rosie" "Shooee" (the name of the cat we have) and "see you later" as we leave the house. We leave the radio on for her. She is full of mischief and has her own playcentre. Just on slight problem can any one give a reason why she loves hiding under the sandsheet at night and during the day? When we call her she comes out and stays with us for a few minute before she disappears again back under. If any one can help would be grateful. If the cat and her are together in the same room its is usually the cat that disappears if the bird flutters. <br><br><b>Marilyn</b><br><a href="mailto:mhayward101@hotmail.com">mhayward101@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 27-Mar-02 10:52:29 EST<br><br><b>Our wonderful conures!!</b><br><br>When I was young my dad brought home a tame yellow naped amazon named Curly.I was in love at first sight.Since my mom and dad were divorced i had to move away to arizona with my mom and missed Curly dearly,so later on in life with 3 children of my own purchased a 3 and a half month old sun conure and called him Paco.Paco fell in love with me and is very affectionate with me and not my husband,so a few weeks later found an ad in the paper for a green cheek conure and jumped on the chance to have yet another wonderful little person.No sooner did we get home the bird was in love with my husband that grows stronger everyday.Well as soon as i get home from work I let the birds out and give them fresh water and their veggies,paco can't wait till i give him his but when i take them to fred(last owner named him)he tries to attack me,so he is pretty much my husbands.just the other day i asked pablo to bring me Paco so I could hold him,and as soon as fred seen that pablo had Paco he ran down pablo's arm and bit him, all that I heard coming out of my husbands mouth was OUCH THAT HURTS!!! that is so funny,so now whenever pablo looks at Paco and tries to pick up fred he gets bitten.I just want everyone to know how much fun and smart conures are, my sun is already saying poopy and screeches when he needs to go potty....They are great little birds and when I have more stories I will write.Bye for now <br><br><b>Shelly and Pablo</b><br><a href="mailto:smcenteno@yahoo.com">smcenteno@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 24-Mar-02 21:22:52 EST<br><br><b>LIFE WITH MY CONURES</b><br><br>IN JULY OF 1990, MY HUSBAND GENE AND MY SELF PURCHASED OUR FIRST BIRDS, ONE WAS A NADAY NAMED APOLLO, AND A PEACHED CROWN CONURE. A FEW MONTHS LATER WE GOT ANOTHER NANDAY HIS NAME WAS ORIAN, THEN WE GOT MIDUS A SUNCONURE.THEN CAME OUR NANDAY NAMED PERCY, NEXT TWO SUNCONURES HELEE, AND SHERRY. WE WERE GIVEN A BLUE CROWN CONCURE NAME TALIOUS. THEN CAME ANNIE A CATUS CONURE.THEN CAME OUR FIRST PARROT, SKIPPY, A SENEGAL. THEN WITH OUT NOTICE WE WERE GIVEN A COCKETIEL... NAMED FRIDAY II, WHO IS A REAAALLLLLL STRANGE LITTLE BIRD,THEN CAME BOOBOW A RED MASKED LOUD MOUTH CONURE. THEY ALL ARE A REAL TRIP.. ONE DAY MY MIDUS CAME RUNNING AS FAST AS HER LITTLE LEGS WOULD RUN FROM THE WEST END TO THE EAST END OF THE FIREPLACE MANTLE( WHICH BY THE WAY IS THERE PLAY GROUND) RIGHT BEHIND MIDUS WAS A LITTLE MOUSE GOING IN THE SAME DIRECTION AS MIDUS RUNNING. I KNOW YOU HAD TO BE THERE BUT IS WAS SOOO FUNNY!!!. ON NOVEMBER 9,2001,MY FOUR BABIES DIED. MY FLOOR HEATER DID NOT TURN OFF, AND THE HEAT KILLED THEM..MY HUSBAND SAID I WAS BEON BEING COMFORTED.. I HAVE BEEN IN MORUNIG SINCE THAT DAY... IT IS GETTING BETTER..BUT I DO BACK SLIDE SOMETIMES... BUT ON2/22/02 GENE GAVE ME TWO PAIR OF WHITE COLLOR DOVES.. ON 2/26/02 ONE PAIR LAID TWO EGGS. AND ON 2/19/02 ONE OF THE TWO EGGS HATCHED. SO I AM AN AROUND THE CLOCK NURSE FOR A BABY DOVE.... THESE BIRDS WILL NEVER REPLACE MY BELOVED BABIES.. BUT, THEY WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART... I LOVE THIS SITE... <br><br><b>CARMEN & GENE</b><br><a href="mailto:sorceress_2000@hotmail.com">sorceress_2000@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 24-Mar-02 21:16:27 EST<br><br><b>Help! I'm being held captive by 7 birds!</b><br><br> Hi again! My name is Matt and I'm 13. I wrote a story back in Dec. 99' and haven't thought about this website since! Well, when I wrote that story I was the proud owner of one conure.Things changed and now I am the proud owner of 7 birds:a maroon bellied conure(Taco), a sun conure(Mango), 2 cockatiels(Angel and Ruva), a quaker(Spinnaker),and a pair of emus(Rocket and Turbo) not to mention 2 very large Labradors! Mango and Taco are probably the closest to my heart because I got Taco for Christmas because my other cockateil died only 3 months earlier(will not go into details, tearjerker). Mango I rescued from certain death because no one wanted her because she had to have her leg amputated because when she was only two weeks old, she was in the nursery at a breeders home and got her foot wrapped up in a towel. The vet could not get the swelling to go down so they amputated it. Well, theres some of the wild and crazy stories from my household. Thanks for reading! <br><br><b>Matt Niemi</b><br><a href="mailto:tiresmoke@att.net">tiresmoke@att.net</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 21-Mar-02 22:46:50 EST<br><br><b>You have the best of the conures, imho</b><br><br>You have a Nanday Conure, sounds like to me. I am proudly owned by a Nanday named Daisha. She is sweet and wonderful. And if you ignore his yelling and cawing and pay big attention when he is appropriately noisy, like whistling or talking, he will stop yelling as much. Will add more later... Laura<br><br><b>Laura</b><br><a href="mailto:lmpajot@msn.com">lmpajot@msn.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 16-Mar-02 18:49:40 EST<br><br><b>IJUST WANT TO KNOW</b><br><br> I DONT REALLY HAVE A STORY TO TELL MY CONURE NAMED DODI WAS GIVEN TO ME BY MY NEICE WHO COULDNT TAKE HIS LOUD SCREAMING ME WHO TAKES IN ALL UNWANTED ANIMALS DECIDED I WOULD TAKE HIM SO I GAVE HIM HIS OWN ROOM WITH A VEIW HE HAS TREES AND OUTSIDE BIRDS TO LOOK AT AND A HUGE CAGE SO HE IS A HAPPY BIRD. MY PROBLEM IS I DONT KNOW WHAT KIND HE IS HE IS ALL GREEN WITH A BLACK HEAD BLUE AND BLACK IN HIS TAIL AND WINGS AND RED STOCKINGS ON HIS LEGS I DIDNT SEE HIM DECRIBED ANY WHERE. I REALLY LOVE HIM HE SOMTIMES GOES TO WORK WITH ME WHERE HE GETS LOTS OF ATTENTION. HOPE SOME ONE CAN HELP tailwaggers10@msn.com<br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:tailwaggers10@msn.com">tailwaggers10@msn.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 14-Mar-02 13:47:04 EST<br><br><b>The Ninja Escapes</b><br><br> Everyone has a horrible "my bird flew away story", heres one with a happy ending. Our Nanday, Ninja, flew out the back door right into a 200 ft. maple in the back yard. He remained there several ours, then flew into a pine in the neighbors yard. However, after sunning and looking for several hours, DOWN HE COMES when it starts to get dark. After taking on a few blackbirds who roost in that particular tree...I bet they had a story that night. The moral of this story is this...if you spoil the bird enough, it ALWAYS comes back!!!<br><br><b>Jo</b><br><a href="mailto:JoKnows13@hotmail.com">JoKnows13@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 13-Mar-02 21:26:55 EST<br><br><b>This conure is soooo lovable.</b><br><br> Conner the nansun(nanday/sun mix)conure. the first day we walked into an animal house we were looking for a type of conure, this conure we saw which is a nansun, i have been watching and messing with for the past few days, he was very expenive though, 275.00. well my mom looked at him and she saw a sign for quaker parrots 99.00 she said o why dont we get him he is cheap, but i didnt know much about them and he wasnt very sweet, but this conure was. so eventually she was like ok we will get it.we couldnt figure out a name so we named it conner after conure.we took him home and immedietly we bonded, although he is like in LOVE with my mom and my mom loves him back i love him too but im not his fav i guess cause he bites me when he is on her shoulder and im trying to put him on his cage cause he runs from my moms hand cause he dont want to get off.he has learned several words like peakaboo and prettyboy and ow and owy, he'll mix peekaboo and pretty boy and get peekaboy,lol its funny. he LOVES the water too, he seems to always want to take a bath and he does, he love table food.We are thinking about getting another conure cause we are so happy with ours, i recomend a conure for anyone cause they are sooo loving and easy to hadnle, i can admit he is loud but he makes up for it in his loving ways.ther are a lot of things that i could go on and on about that is so lovable but i would be here all night.lol.well we were looking for a nanday or a sun or maybe another nansun or a greencheek, we are looking for breeders in the st.pete pinellas area, if there are any breaders out there please please please e-mail me, if you have any questions about my bird or conures just e-mail me and ask and ill deffinatley e-mail you back<br><br><b>josh</b><br><a href="mailto:f00tball_playa88@yahoo.com">f00tball_playa88@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 11-Mar-02 21:37:21 EST<br><br><b>Mariah and conway</b><br><br>I have a beautiful sun conure name Mariah , she is something else , she likes to watch tv , she loves a bath , if she hears the water run when i do dishes , she screams for me to give her a bath ! and she is always with me when i run the sweeper , she makes the same noise as my aweeper , i also have a brown throat , conway , he loves the 3 stoogies and makes the same noise as them yuck , yuck , yuck ! he can say mama , comehere , love you , hello and many more , both birds are jealouse of oneanother . they both dance when i play my organ , they love music ! these 2 conures are my best friends , i love them so much , they are different from night and day ! and they have the best of everything ! pat<br><br><b>pat</b><br><a href="mailto:maka9699@aol.com">maka9699@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 11-Mar-02 15:36:19 EST<br><br><b>My Nikki</b><br><br> I've had my sun conure,nikki , for 8 happy monthes. I love him so much.I rember the day when I he was given to me,he was only 3 monthes old.That night ,i remember him laying on my chest ,falling to sleep.I was so happy to have him because,only a few monthes before my lovebird Melodey, died.I love nikki very much.Every day i give him a bath under the faucet.He loves that.He'll eat anything you give him . He especially loves papaya.He is very messy though.That dosn't botheer me though.I couldn't imagine not having him.To me he's the best bird.<br><br><b>Amanda Schoendorf</b><br><a href="mailto:puppynikia73@cs.com">puppynikia73@cs.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 10-Mar-02 16:56:27 EST<br><br><b>Pickles the Little Birdie</b><br><br> I have on my head as I write this a grey-green-cheek South-Amercian Conure. I think you will love all the stories I have to tell you about his litle guy. In June of 2001, my mother,who is a nursery teacher,once took her kids outside to play for recess (We live in Silver Spring, MD). My brother had already finished school for that year and had come to her work with her. While they were outside, right out of nowhere, a small parrot flew out of the trees and landed on a little girl's head! The girl, not knowing what was on her, brushed with her hand. The bird flew off and landed on my brother's head. When they brout the bird home, it was all dirty, ,with feathers sticking out everywhere, and a cracked beak. My mother named him/her (we call it both) Pickles, because of her green back. Pickles quickly became a member of the family. She was first attached to my bother, then later ended up favoring my parents. Since we didn't have a real birdcage, we used the old rabbit one we owned. Pickles had a lot of space in it. At first we kept her inside it all the time, ,letting her out so we could clean the cage. Then my mother read somewhere that it was abuse to keep birds locked up, so we gave her free reign of the house. My brother, a boy scout, eventually went into the nearby woods and came back with a small dead tree, as well as some dead branches. We nailed everything together, put it in a cristmas tree stand, where it now rests in our the kitchen. Pickles, being a tropical bird, eventually prefered the chandlier, hwere it was nice and warm. Did I mention Pickles was smelly? Well, she wasn't too smelly, so we let her ride aound on our shoulders. But one afternoon, she was with my dad as he did a load of laundry. she had jumped onto the edge of the washing mashine and was trying to get a sip of water. The next minute, she had disappeared! My dad looked down and saw her splashing around in the water. Then the agitater started going. My dad took her out, and she looked hysterical. Later she dried and didn't smell anymore. But from then on, she had tons of fun standing on top of the door to the washing mashine and sliding down. Sometimes even, when my mom is doing the dishes, Pickles would put her head and eventually her own body under the faucet, enjoying herself. On the subject of food, at first we only gave him things like seeds and fruits. We knew Conures are allergic to chocolate and avocados, so we didn't let him near that. But one day Pickles managed to get a beakful of pizza. He loved it. We started giving him more "human food" and he ate almost everything. At the dinner table we feed him almost whatever we eat. He loves soft drinks and milk and juice more than water. It's always so funny when he dips his beak into the drink, scoops it out, smacks his beak several times, and goes back for more. Just a month ago he developed a love to throw anything out of a drink he felt shouldn't be in there--spoons, ice, etc. HE LOVES ICE! He grabs small chunks of ice out of the drink and tries to eat it. (Who was that who said parrots HATE cold things?) He eats either small shunks of food or ABC food. Yes, from ALL of us. Sometimes my brother wears his cap to the table. Sometimes Pickles will climb onto his head and start attacking the cap. It's extremely funny to see my brother's cap bounce up and down and can't see who's doing it. Everybody who visited us loved him. Well, most people. We had some relatives who aren't crazy about birds, so we had to lock him in his cage whenever they came over. But most guests loved Pickles. They would let him climb all over them, drink out of their glasses, and other things. Whenever we were in the kitchen and Pickles was on his tree or the shandlier, he would see us drinking or eating, focus on us, and walk back and forth with excitement. Pickles also has a thing for opening doors (if they're already opened a crack). One morning I was getting ready for school and had my door opened a teeny bit. I had glanced to one side wall and screamed when out of the courner of my eye I saw something small walking across the floor right at me! Pickles had landed on the floor in front of my room, pushed the door open, and casually strolled right in! He walked up to my shoe, climbed up my leg and onto my lap, and I swear he smiled. To this day I know he can smile. He can chirp, screech, purr, blow kisses, and click. One of the funny things about him is that When we're listening to music, he bobs his head up and down in sync to the music and click. She makes so many noises, but thankfully most of them are happy ones. At first Pickles slept on my brother's head. Then, he managed to find a place on top of the food cabinates in between the wall and the boards hiding the cieling fixtures. He only goes to sleep if it is completely dark. When all the lights are turned out he kind of grumbles to himself as he climbs in and settles down. There were times when Pickles managed to fly out of the house and into high trees, but my mom was always able to coach him down with soda. The last time it happened my mother finally clipped his wings. He was pretty depressed about it for a while, but now he's his old cheerful self. On the whole, we love Pickles and are planning on keeping him forever. We had quite a few people coming, responding to our ads about Pickles, but he wasn't theirs. They had all lost parrots who had flown off. When they came to see if Pickles was their bird, they ended up crying because it didn't belong to them. We felt sorry, but we don't at all mind keeping him. Pickles is a lovable bird. We give him nicknames like "Booch" (don't ask), Little Birdie, Fuzzy, and Babyface, among others. People have until June to reclaim him, and if not hes ours forever. <br><br><b>Abigail Singer</b><br><a href="mailto:abbyunicorn@hotmail.com">abbyunicorn@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 07-Mar-02 21:19:57 EST<br><br><b>Don't Eat Me</b><br><br>I lived in Hong Kong for the past two years and went to the famous Bird Market Street in Hong Kong... there I picked up a baby, no feathers Jenday Conure, eye droppers and all the babysitting it was time to name her. So first somehow thinking it should be a chinese name, picked Ling Ling... but someone said that of course it sounded like a panda... so for some reason her name ended us "Dim Sum" Dim Sum has a sign tied to her cage written in Chinese and English... says "No Screaming" Knowing her family originates out of South America, does she understand Spanish? Cuz I speak with her in english, does she understand english? Because she sits by a radio during the day does she understand Cantonese? Two years later, it was time to move back to San Francisco... and of course one cannot leave a bird named "Dim Sum" alone in Hong Kong... I just know she'd get eaten... So put her though customs, put her through U.S. Quarenteen, and yes, flew her in to SF where I had to pick her up at Cargo... where the United clerk handed over her cage to me, and said, "note here says Dim Sum", I never knew someone would fly in fresh live Dim Sum" Think Dim Sum has more flight miles on her than most birds get in a lifetime. Cheers.<br><br><b>Greg</b><br><a href="mailto:sparkhk@aol.com">sparkhk@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 07-Mar-02 18:49:13 EST<br><br><b>Finally the day</b><br><br> It all started 2 years ago as a 11 year old i loved birds i was fasinated by thier wings and colors. I went to Las Vegas to visit my Aunt and Uncle next thing i knew we were inside a hotel called the Tropicana and everywhere was parrots mostly macaws and small conures. One of security guards allowed me to hold a hyanith macaw! it was huge I could barly hold it on my arm it was weighing me down! Then i remember i was looking at the really pretty cockatails i was looking at the sign that said no touch or feeding or putting hands in cage i could not help myself i suddenly found myself sticking my fingers in the large wide bars suddenly a small cockatail hopped on my hand and the other ones seemed to like me the one on my hand gave me a look that said "Mom when i get home can i get a cockatail?" finally when i got home i went to the pet store to get my first cockatail it was a gray and white one i named it Misty because of the misty day it was a the first day i got home i was very surprised that i went on my hand so fast and never once tried to bite me! one day i woke up to go to school and found my beloved bird dead "He must have got a draft i feel so irrisponsible!" i cried soon i was at the petstore again i was looking at the cockatails and saw the luntino one i had saw when i got misty 1 month ago. Finally i found myself bringing him home i took him out and he bite me! "This is going to take awhile!" i said to myself i soon named him Snowy it has been 2 years now and she is wonderful my parents saw i have a way with animala and she rarly bites now for my birhday (my 13th) i finally got greencheeked conure who is now named Mirage after a hotel in Las Vegas she is very small and will learn to eat with her feet soon but i love her very much! <br><br><b>Lindsay</b><br><a href="mailto:MJMDL@mediaone.net">MJMDL@mediaone.net</a><br><a href="http://expage.com/lindsaysbirdpage">lindsays bird page</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 03-Mar-02 01:33:17 EST<br><br><b>He is a SHE!!!</b><br><br>For the first two years we have had our bird, we could not decide on a name for him. We Knew we did not no the sex of our bird, but we wished and assumed it was male. Finally, a year or so later, we both decided on Senor Fluffigans, having traveled from Mr. Firley to, well, just Birdie. Well, to make a long story short, I walked into the dining room to say hi to SF, when I noticed a white shaped object in his happy hut with him. What? An EGG? Is this possible? What do we do now. We feel horrible, because he, I mean she, is cuddled up to it between the layers of the wall of her happy hut. Help?<br><br><b>Tc</b><br><a href="mailto:tcstibbs@attbi.com">tcstibbs@attbi.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 26-Feb-02 23:09:09 EST<br><br><b>Cranberry</b><br><br>In 1998 I got a little Green Cheek Conure. I knew the second I saw her that she was the bird for me. So I took her home and set up her cage. As I was doing that my cat walked in. Not knowing what a bird was she pawed with it and almost ate it. I was left with a tailess bird. SHe hated my mom but loved me and my dad. In May of 2000 I left to go on vacation. When I came back I came home to my little precious Cranberry dying on the bottom on the cage. I grabbed her. I called the vet. "Hurry Mom" I said as we hoped in the car to take her to the nearest vet. Once we got down the driveway she had died. Crying my eyes out I pressed her agaisnt my cheek. I felt the wet bird limp in my hands. I put her in a shoebox. As I entered the bird room I found 2 of my cockatiels dead on the bottom of the cage. I put them in a seperate shoebox. I couldn't get to sleep that night because I had memories of when we went to the park or when she bit my mom and then came and kissed me. When she went to my classroom and rode the class bunny. THe next day was horrible. Since I didn't sleep I didn't go to school. I was crying as I took my 3 dead birds and my 2 live ones. The 2 lives ones became buds and were tested negative on any diesesases. On the other hand my baby Cranberry and my 2 cockatiels were posotive on hepatitis A. My life was a wreck I couldn't get dressed, I couldn't think about anything besides her. My life has hell. I told my teacher and sge told me to stay home because I came to school with my shirt on backwards. THe next 2 days I laid in bed looking through pictures of my lost babies. I had pictures of when she went to school and when she was at home. I got her picture painted and hung up on my wall. She will always be a part of me and I will never forget about her.<br><br><b>Zoe </b><br><a href="mailto:nobletonobles@aol.com">nobletonobles@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 26-Feb-02 23:09:09 EST<br><br><b>Cranberry</b><br><br>In 1998 I got a little Green Cheek Conure. I knew the second I saw her that she was the bird for me. So I took her home and set up her cage. As I was doing that my cat walked in. Not knowing what a bird was she pawed with it and almost ate it. I was left with a tailess bird. SHe hated my mom but loved me and my dad. In May of 2000 I left to go on vacation. When I came back I came home to my little precious Cranberry dying on the bottom on the cage. I grabbed her. I called the vet. "Hurry Mom" I said as we hoped in the car to take her to the nearest vet. Once we got down the driveway she had died. Crying my eyes out I pressed her agaisnt my cheek. I felt the wet bird limp in my hands. I put her in a shoebox. As I entered the bird room I found 2 of my cockatiels dead on the bottom of the cage. I put them in a seperate shoebox. I couldn't get to sleep that night because I had memories of when we went to the park or when she bit my mom and then came and kissed me. When she went to my classroom and rode the class bunny. THe next day was horrible. Since I didn't sleep I didn't go to school. I was crying as I took my 3 dead birds and my 2 live ones. The 2 lives ones became buds and were tested negative on any diesesases. On the other hand my baby Cranberry and my 2 cockatiels were posotive on hepatitis A. My life was a wreck I couldn't get dressed, I couldn't think about anything besides her. My life has hell. I told my teacher and sge told me to stay home because I came to school with my shirt on backwards. THe next 2 days I laid in bed looking through pictures of my lost babies. I had pictures of when she went to school and when she was at home. I got her picture painted and hung up on my wall. She will always be a part of me and I will never forget about her.<br><br><b>Zoe </b><br><a href="mailto:nobletonobles@aol.com">nobletonobles@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 25-Feb-02 14:55:39 EST<br><br><b>special thanks</b><br><br> to whom it may concern this story is directed at who ever made the web site called conures you gotta lovw em. for some time now my nande conure has been sick and i didnt want to pay a vet until i did some research to see what might be wrong with him. one day i was looking through your site when i started reading the disease page and it turns out that my poor bird has giardia. i would like you to know that you probably saved his life. so i would like to send you my greatest thanks along with my bird hopper who is now learning to talk. <br><br><b>jonathan moore</b><br><a href="mailto:res00kqh@gte.net">res00kqh@gte.net</a><br><a href="http://.msn.com">MSN</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 18-Feb-02 16:37:47 EST<br><br><b>Help Me PLEASE!!!</b><br><br>We have just bought a very luvable jenday conure but we have been stumped on a question. As the bird is only young it is still quite timid and shy, and if you know the answer to our question we would be grateful if you could e-mail us. Since we have never really had a parrot round the house i would like to know whether puting your conure in artificial light would bother its life cycle and if it needs to have natural light all the time, and what time we should put it to sleep at night? thanks George Koudis (aged 12)<br><br><b>George Koudis</b><br><a href="mailto:georgekoudis@hotmail.com">georgekoudis@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 17-Feb-02 23:00:03 EST<br><br><b>Litter is a good thing?</b><br><br>I almost didn't get my bird. I had driven 2 hours to the breeder's home. To add to the 2 hours we had to wait at the winne-dixie near her home to wait for her, so we cou8ld follow her to her home. I couldn't sit in the car for that long so I ran around for a little bit. We got there and meet the only sun conure she had. He was the sweetest thing. So I decided that i would definatly buy him. But I had lost the money some how. It was around 300 dollars and I was far enough away from home that I couldn't just get money like that. So we went back to the wiine-dixie with about 0 hope of finding the envelope of cash. I was praying all the way there. When we got there we notice the huge area of litter and since we had parked near it we thought maybe there is hope. So we looked, and there was the envelope as full of cash as it had been when we lost it. Ironically, the breeder told me that even if we didn't find the money I would have gotten Papaya anyway.<br><br><b>Lizzy</b><br><a href="mailto:genei_returned@hotmail.com">genei_returned@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 07-Feb-02 00:50:19 EST<br><br><b>Fred the ~Cockatoo~</b><br><br>I don't have a conure but I have a cockatoo called Fred.He is adorable and I got him when he was 4 months old. He loves cuddles scratches under his wings, chin and head. Whenever he hears my voice or catches a glimpse of me he starts screaming or ringing like a telephone really loud so I'll come to him. He can bark, meow, ring, say hello, hello cocky boy/gal(or sometimes goy if he cant decide which to say.) I had to clip his wings coz he flew away and got stuck up a tree twice and tried to fly down. The first time he kept trying and trying to fly down but kept landing in a different tree until finally he landing on a tree with enough branches to climb and the second 3 nieghbours had to pull the branch down with a rope. Then he fell off the veranda onto the cement ground and chipped his beak coz we have a 2 storey house. After that he climbed up a tree and couldnt get down but saw me and jumped off and chipped his beak again.Then he got scared of a dog (I take him for walks) in the park coz he thought it tried to eat him. He is such a lovable bird and has never bit anyone even though he is scared of strangers and even when the cats stalked and leaped on him he hissed and sort off bit them lightly just to scare them off even when they continued doing it. Anyone can even pull out his tongue coz he is so tame. But unfortunately, I have recently found out Fred has beak and feather disease which he was born with. This makes the bird's immune system lower and makes their feathers fall out and beak break off. There is no cure which makes me really sad. When I first got him I noticed he had a weird toenail which I thought was nothing but it turned out to be one of the symptoms of beak disease. He is a bit over a year old now and a lot of his feathers but everyone still loves him and everytime they see him they always want to see him. Hopefully he might be able to fight the disease even though chances are slim. <br><br><b>Jana</b><br><a href="mailto:jana2001au@yahoo.com.au">jana2001au@yahoo.com.au</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 07-Feb-02 00:50:19 EST<br><br><b>Fred the ~Cockatoo~</b><br><br>I don't have a conure but I have a cockatoo called Fred.He is adorable and I got him when he was 4 months old. He loves cuddles scratches under his wings, chin and head. Whenever he hears my voice or catches a glimpse of me he starts screaming or ringing like a telephone really loud so I'll come to him. He can bark, meow, ring, say hello, hello cocky boy/gal(or sometimes goy if he cant decide which to say.) I had to clip his wings coz he flew away and got stuck up a tree twice and tried to fly down. The first time he kept trying and trying to fly down but kept landing in a different tree until finally he landing on a tree with enough branches to climb and the second 3 nieghbours had to pull the branch down with a rope. Then he fell off the veranda onto the cement ground and chipped his beak coz we have a 2 storey house. After that he climbed up a tree and couldnt get down but saw me and jumped off and chipped his beak again.Then he got scared of a dog (I take him for walks) in the park coz he thought it tried to eat him. He is such a lovable bird and has never bit anyone even though he is scared of strangers and even when the cats stalked and leaped on him he hissed and sort off bit them lightly just to scare them off even when they continued doing it. Anyone can even pull out his tongue coz he is so tame. But unfortunately, I have recently found out Fred has beak and feather disease which he was born with. This makes the bird's immune system lower and makes their feathers fall out and beak break off. There is no cure which makes me really sad. When I first got him I noticed he had a weird toenail which I thought was nothing but it turned out to be one of the symptoms of beak disease. He is a bit over a year old now and a lot of his feathers but everyone still loves him and everytime they see him they always want to see him. Hopefully he might be able to fight the disease even though chances are slim. <br><br><b>Jana</b><br><a href="mailto:jana201au@yahoo.com.au">jana201au@yahoo.com.au</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 30-Jan-02 20:54:57 EST<br><br><b>Daisey</b><br><br>Daisey came into are lives in August 2001 we had her for 5 months and she was a great bird she loved everyone but didn't like us to touch her feathers so we never touched them. She was happy one day I took her to get her wings clipped and she was never the same she didn't make noises when we ate dinner and that was not like her I thought she was tired. And two days later she fell to the bottom of the cage so we rushed to the vet and she died before we got their. My family was crying every day it was terrible it was to quite my daughter was a rake so we went and we bought Turman he's 5 months old and a great bird and we love him so much but no bird will ever take Daisey place.If I have any words spelled wrong it's because Truman is typing with me. And he already says I Love You, Thank You, and step up.<br><br><b>Dora Richardson</b><br><a href="mailto:D.AQTEEE@VERIZON.NET">D.AQTEEE@VERIZON.NET</a><br><a href="http://">Daisey</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 30-Jan-02 20:54:57 EST<br><br><b>Daisey</b><br><br>Daisey came into are lives in August 2001 we had her for 5 months and she was a great bird she loved everyone but didn't like us to touch her feathers so we never touched them. She was happy one day I took her to get her wings clipped and she was never the same she didn't make noises when we ate dinner and that was not like her I thought she was tired. And two days later she fell to the bottom of the cage so we rushed to the vet and she died before we got their. My family was crying every day it was terrible it was to quite my daughter was a rake so we went and we bought Turman he's 5 months old and a great bird and we love him so much but no bird will ever take Daisey place.If I have any words spelled wrong it's because Truman is typing with me. And he already says I Love You, Thank You, and step up.<br><br><b>Dora Richardson</b><br><a href="mailto:D.AQTEEE@VERIZON.NET">D.AQTEEE@VERIZON.NET</a><br><a href="http://">Daisey</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 29-Jan-02 16:00:20 EST<br><br><b>How my parrot came to own me~~ </b><br><br>Well I never thought I would own a bird. I thought them to be noisy and didn't make good pets. Boy was I mistaken!~ Well anyway the wanting a parrot madness started when my husband and I were visiting a petstore and they had some of there babies out and I got to hold one. It was sweet and a little scared. I really liked it and my husband just got me out of there in time so that I would not make an impulse buy!!~ I got home and couldn't stop thinking about birds!LOL~ I ordered books and looked up online for all the info I could gather!~ We than decided we needed to go visit a place that had many differn't kinds of parrots in order to decide on a certain species. Well I got to hold big macaws and cockatoos and little baby conures. I realized that a conure would be what I wanted. We went to this place called the feather farm and I got to hold many birds but none really clicked as the one. Although my husband got very attached to this 3 year old senegal~ He must have spent two hours with him~ While I played with everything else. We decided to go visit a breeder who had a petstore not far from us to see what they had. That is where I met my nanday~ He was full of spunk yet took to me right away. I had done alot of reading but not enough on the nanday conure. So being unsure we left and I went thru the process of reading all we could. I couldn't stop thinking about this little guy so the next weekend we headed back there and HE seemed to rememeber me!!~ He was being all loveable and sweet!~ I was carrying him around picking out toys for him when my husband came up to me and said TOYS?? are you getting him????LOL~ There was no way I was leaving that store without my baby!~ He however has not taken to my husband at all~ Than I noticed my husband was crazed with looking up info on senegals~ Before I knew it we were back at the featherfarm buying that senegal!~hehehe~ On the way home he said HELLO plain as day~ He also says hey, what ya doing? I love you and always loves to say step up!LOL~ he wolf whistles and does this sad whistle when you go out the door!~ so Sweet!~ My Vlad(nanday conure) was not to pleased with his arrival~ He let me know that I was under no circumstances to pay any attention to this other bird and would squak if I even came near him!LOL~ I am hoping my vlad will live for 30+ years and I promised him I would never get another bird as he likes to have me to himself!:) Now I know a life without birds is no life at all!!!!!~<br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 29-Jan-02 10:20:55 EST<br><br><b>questions???</b><br><br>5 years ago i fell in love all over again with a little boy named Jasper. jasper lived with us for only one year before his home was overturned by a cat when someone was watching him. i mourned my loss for quite some time until i read of a pair of breeder conures that were "too old" for their purpose and were being "turned out to pasture". my partner and i had formed a rescue network and thought this would be a perfect opportunity to allow these beautiful beings a restful life. i built an indoor housing unit that was very large and off we went to pick them up. the were housed in a parakeet cage nailed to the side of a barn in western north carolina in january. we were informed they were "wild", untouchable. i would be too if left to live like they were. romeo and juliet lived with us for 2 years before juliet passed on. romeo was alone for not quite 2 years this past saturday. as we had moved and built an apartment in her parents home, my partners mother was concerned for his lonliness and asked if he could be housed in a cage next to her lovebirds. although his depression after losing juliet lifted, his lonliness continued. up to this point he would still not allow anyone to handle him. this was fine with us, we created enogh space for him. i walked into a pet store in our area to get him a smaller "travel" case so that he could spend more time with my partner and there right in front of us sat the saddest little bird i have ever laid eyes on. she had been sold to the store by a "breeder" that had left her in a cage with 2 other birds that had picked and pulled on her. no one could handle her but she cocked her head in such a way, i do not know exactly what it was, and we all fell in love again, my partner ran to get her mom and we sat with her. they talked about giving us a good deal on her, no one had shown any interest since she arrived. the price kept getting lower and lower the longer we stood there. we eventually just said, why don't you just give her to us? you know she will be loved and cared for and we believe she would be the perfect companion for our beloved romeo. you see, to get my mind off the little bird i walked to the other side of the store to think and there staring at me was the most beautiful nanday i had ever seen. i think i saw her before i saw her mate. i talked with the woman working the counter who was feeding a quaker she had raised to sell there. she said the owner had information on the nandays and that he needed a loving home, they were loud and too much to deal with at the home they once had. health records looked good and i love the loud ones, louder the better. my partner loved the cage they were in. a huge black iron thing domed at the top. we talked for a while and wound up leaving there with 3 birds and the beautiful cage and an extra cage and toys thrown in. i believe the stories of our rescue work got to them a little. i read every little thing i can get my hands on concerning our new housemates. adjustment period is going well, i actually think they might like our crew ( 8 cats, choco lab, 2 ferrets, and their cousins upstairs that live with her mom). they wake me every morning with a howl and a "song" well, you know. my questions are, how do we begin to work with them? anyone got any suggestions? any anything? whatever you've got would be appreciated. my address is: 2 valle vista drive, asheville, n.c. 28804 email is: grrlkris @yahoo.com, our names are kris and bri <br><br><b>kris woodman</b><br><a href="mailto:grrlkris@yahoo.com">grrlkris@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 25-Jan-02 22:05:48 EST<br><br><b>Paulie Bird</b><br><br>My sister had wanted a bird of her own for quite a while. My stepfather and mother decided to go out and buy her one. An add in the paper about a talking green-cheeked conure caught their eye. They brought him home and he instantly took to my stepfather and me. He liked to land on your shoulder and chirp away. One day he landed on my shoulder and my mother's cat (which we still have no idea how he got in) decided to scale my bare arm and attack Paulie. I chased off the cat before he really got hold of the bird and put the fear of the devil in the cat. After that Paulie acted as if I was the enemy. He liked playing "musical heads" fluttering from one head to another. He constantly provoked me, coming up and 'pecking' me and running off. You never kept him in the cage when you were in the house! I learned my lesson and gained a very interesting knickname. He landed on my head and crapped down my face. I was ranting and raving as I cleaned away the mess, threatening to kill him. He went to my mother (his mommy too) and huggled against her. I stood before her, threateningly pointing. "son of a Bitch!" he squealed plain as day. My mother chased me off and as I left he said: "whatcha ya doing son of a bitch?". Ever since then he called me that. Quite the little person. He ate off plates, drank Koolaid from glasses (or bathed in them as he seen fit), helped mom paint, and slept in my mother's hand on his back. If he landed on you and you screamed he'd never leave you alone. Sadistic if you ask me. He lived a good life, only caged when we weren't there. We (me and my mother) just came back from pool practice at around 11 and both of us were rushing to get ready for bed. Paulie had landed on my head and mom rushed to put him away. I got my bath and got ready while mom hurried and finished washing the clothes. My little sister was up and asking questions. I went to bed and was later wolen up by someone crying. My little sister must have let Paulie out and he must have went into the washer because of the running water. He'd always climb into the sink or bathtub when the water was running to get a bath. So why would this be any different? Mom obviously didn't notice and now she held him close to her. It had only been thirty minutes and I thought there was some chance of trying to revive him. I cleared his lungs of water, tried CPR, being careful not to explode his little lungs and a heating pad to raise his temp. At midnight I gave up and comforted my mother. She had just lost her son. We had owned the little bird for a little over half a year and he had such a major impact on our life. I still wait for him to fly on my head when I walk in from school. Sure, there will be other birds, bit never will there be another Paulie. <br><br><b>Kelly</b><br><a href="mailto:Sundance300@hotmail.com">Sundance300@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 13-Jan-02 20:30:15 EST<br><br><b>Uh Oh!</b><br><br>This is short, but cute. It's about a game our Conure, Chili, loves to play. We call it "Uh Oh" and here's why. We've filled his cage with all kinds of hanging toys (most costing more than $5 bucks a piece), but nothing we could have bought could occupy him like a $1.99 pink and white barrel-shaped toy, with a jingle bell inside. If we stand it up on the top of his cage, he will knock it over, and with his beak he will either push it or carry it around the top of the cage until he is satisfied with a good drop zone, where he runs to the edge of the cage and throws it on the floor! We started to say "uh oh" not realizing that this phrase would be repeated back to us! He seems to do it most when we leave the room. Somebody want some attention? We've tried to put it on the floor, but he just won't have anything to do with it there! It's so cute!<br><br><b>Traci</b><br><a href="mailto:tracibennett@cts.com">tracibennett@cts.com</a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 12-Jan-02 20:49:07 EST<br><br><b>I miss you, Baby.</b><br><br> It all started about a year ago at my great grandma's house. She had a Jenday, simply named Baby, that she was baby-sitting for my aunt. I was spending two nights there. I automatically fell in love with Baby. He liked to clown around and make noise. He also liked to sit on my shoulder and "groom" me and he loved it when I sang to him. For Christmas my aunt parted with him and gave him to me. I was worried I would not be able to care for him but it all worked out fine, temporarorly. In such a short amount of time we had already become best friends. I loved him, I don't know why, I just did. Four days after Christmas I woke up and was going to go play with him but he didn't look right. He was all puffed up and his wing and tail feathers we're spread out. I knew someting was wrong. I did all I could, but shortly after he died. Me and my mom took him to the vet and we think he died from a heart-attack from all the changes he had been through. Now I have knowledge that there is a gas leak in front of our house and that may have killed him, but either way I miss my bird. Right now I am looking for another bird, but nothing will ever replace my Baby.<br><br><b>Rhiannon Paterniti</b><br><a href="mailto:kingdomofthedragonsfire@hotmail.com">kingdomofthedragonsfire@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 12-Jan-02 13:02:44 EST<br><br><b>cherry head conure</b><br><br>When we lived in Tulsa Oklahome back in the mid 90's we had a cherry head conure his name was Edward. He was a great pet for our family. My husband made a great cage for him and he was spoiled rotten. He was stolen from us in a home break in and we have been looking for him ever since. <br><br><b>judy payne</b><br><a href="mailto:judypayne169@yahoo.com">judypayne169@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://">cherry head conure </a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 08-Jan-02 16:49:23 EST<br><br><b>Sadie (Simon), My Sun Conure</b><br><br>I work at a pet shop that almost always sells sun conure babies! I have hand fed and become attached to several conures during my years of working at the shop. My fiance and I own twenty five pets and I believed at the time that getting a sun was out of the question. Then Sadie came along!! Her and her brother came to the pet shop at just six weeks old and we began the job of hand feeding and caring for the new babies. I was particuarly drawn to the smallest of the two. We believed her to be a boy and we secretly named her Simon. At only 3 months old she was mimicing her name, Simon, along with a few other words and was very affectionate. After her brother sold, I became more and more attached to my baby. I carried her all around the store with me and she really bonded to me and my fiance. One Saturday morning I came in to work and whistled to her and for the first time in 3 1/2 months heard no reply. I was then told by my co-workers that she had been sold to a nice man with a big family. I was crushed!!!!! Exacly a week went by and I was still missing her at work. Suddenly the man who had bought Sadie returned with her in a box. She was screaming uncontrolably and when my boss (who also hand fed her) tried to get her out of the box she screamed and bit in fright. It took us quite a while to calm her down. Apparently the man's young children had been tormenting the bird and he was returning her for her own sake. The next week I brought her home.:) Sadie will be a year old on February 16, 2002. She is the love of our lives and is VERY spoiled. She is hardly ever alone and even comes to work with me at the pet shop. She has learned a few tricks and performs in our exotic animal show at schools, darecare centers and birthday parties. (she's the favorite star!) And even though we now know through a blood test that she is a "she" she still says the name Simon once in a while. <br><br><b>Melissa</b><br><a href="mailto:Musicalpets@aol.com">Musicalpets@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 04-Jan-02 12:32:18 EST<br><br><b>An eggy situation.</b><br><br>Hi my name is nicole and I bought beautiful Sun Conure.Her name is Buddy!I first bought her when she was 8 months old. I bought her from a pet store.When I first saw her I fell in love with her.So,I went home got my money and went back to the pet store.When I got there and said that I wanted her they said ''OK''.then I asked how she got there they said that she was abandoned by the pet store door on christmas day.When I heard that I just grew to love her even more.so, when I got her home she went right to her cage.When I first got home I thought that she was a male.so,I named her Buddy.The pet store said that I should feed her peanuts,and fruits and veggies.so I started to give her peanuts because her food had them in it.so,about 3 months later she started acting realy weird one day.so,I cleaned her cage because she goes crazy when her cage is dirty .so I thought she wanted me to clean the cage. So I did,and when I walked back in to the room to put the bottom thing back in since it was clean, there was an egg in the cage.Then I figured out why she was acting so weird.she was trying to lay an egg.Then I remembered that she had a circle in the corner of her cage before I cleaned it out.it was a circle with her poup and peanut shells.then I felt so bad because it washer nest.<br><br><b>NICOLE</b><br><a href="mailto:devil4life96@aol.com">devil4life96@aol.com</a><br><a href="?">?</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 02-Jan-02 10:41:11 EST<br><br><b>Tango's Story</b><br><br>Hi I am a tango. A 2 1/2 year old gorgeous sun conure with persoanlity plus. For this reason I have been dubbed "the man" I think that I am the "cassanova" of parrotdome! I love to give kisses and rub my beak in my owners hair or caress their hair. I am a sweet, and affectionate and very very special lil "fid" and I survived a brutal attack by a ferret. I was very very lucky and will never again be allowed to be unsupervised even for 1 minute! I was raised from an egg incubator and never saw my parrots, therefore I think that I am human and want to do as humans do. I am very social and love to visit everyone from toddlers to grandparents! I love to go for rides in the car, for walks or just lie on people and watch tv. Usually I lay on my side and play with my tail feathers and bob my head up and down all the while. I am a very very spoilt lil parrot.<br><br><b>Sharon Sargent-Van Jeune</b><br><a href="mailto:sunconures4me2002@yahoo.com">sunconures4me2002@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://www.angelfire.com/va3/tangospage">Tango The Sun Conure</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 01-Jan-02 22:36:44 EST<br><br><b>Cielo</b><br><br>Our baby Jenday conure had his wings clipped from the day he came home with us on father's day from the shop, but we decided on the name Cielo, or sky in Spanish anyway. We watched him grow, from his first moulting, and the days we fed him his baby bird formula, and pampered him with his favorites, dried papaya and bananna. We became his flock, and taught him things like laying on his back in the palm of our hands, and were repayed with kissing noised and grooming sessions. One day, my brother and I and Cielo were outside on the hammock, when my brother jerked him from his finger, and caused him to start to fly. We had thought that his wings were clipped, but he landed first on the roof, then went from tree to tree, untill he calmed down in the top branched of a huge one. As we panicked and cried and called the fire department and pet store for advice, we could see him through the binoculars calmly and happily playing with the leaves. By twilight, roosting time, he began to fly around the tops of the trees, and we worried that our baby, only a year old, didnt know how to fly downwards. we left the cage outside, and cried ourselves to sleep. we knew he wouldnt be able to survive by himself. After a week of calling ASPCAs, a neighbor told my dad about a poster that he had seen in a convienent store, telling about a found white bird. Though cielo is blue, red, yellow, orange, and green, we thought it was worth a try. As my mom read Cielo's foot band number into the phone, and then started to cry, we realised that we had found our baby, alive and well. He came home to us, and the family who cad taken him in said that they had seen an exotic and mangy looking bird on the roof of their car, and he had stepped right up when offered a finger. That is the happy ending of our Cielo, and, needless to say, he always has his wings clipped now.<br><br><b>Megan</b><br><a href="mailto:garfgirl14@home.com">garfgirl14@home.com</a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 01-Jan-02 19:17:19 EST<br><br><b>Another Christmas Miracle</b><br><br>I've been an animal lover all my life, with a special fondness for hookbills. My husband has known for a while how much I miss having a "big bird".( we have a 'tiel and a budgie already) Anyway, with two kids and a whole Noah's ark of pets, I knew it would be a long time before we'd be able to afford it. The day after Christmas, he came home lugging a huge, tablecloth-draped, madly screeching...what? Why, it was my longed-for Big Bird. A Patagonian Conure, to be exact. The cage was a nice one, expensive looking, full of expensive looking toys. And it was absolutely filthy. I can't even describe it...use your imagination. Long story short, some loser had abandonded it in a vacant house.For weeks! I don't know how he survived, but their loss is my great gain."Crackers" is amazing, charming and beautiful. He has stolen my heart, I'll never let him go. <br><br><b>Desiree </b><br><a href="mailto:valenquela@msn.com">valenquela@msn.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 30-Dec-01 12:56:55 EST<br><br><b>Simon</b><br><br>I know this is a site about conures, but I couldn't resist telling you all about my baby Simon, the hahns macaw. I got simon last christmas. he was only $250 because he was 5 years old. I went looking in the pet store wiht my mom for the perfect bird for me. Simon was by the counter in cage by himself. For some reason, I instantly loved him. The lady at the pet store told me and my mom that Simon bit almost everyone, except for one person who he would bond too. She also told us that once he got to know you, he would be the most loving bird. Although my mom was a little afraid to buy a bird that would bite everyone, in the end I convinced her. I stayed at the pet store with Simon while my mom went home to get a space and cage ready for him. I loved him instantly. While at the pet store, I tried to hold him. Simon would back away snapping at me. Still, I refused to give up. I was right, as soon as I brought him home, he hopped right onto my finger. He quickly became my best friend. I loved him dearly. He was so cute. We would lie on my floor watching the movie Paulie. I was eating sunflower seeds. And each time I put one in my mouth, simon would promptly take it. He was the sweetes bird. I would make kissing noises to him, and he would make them back, saying "kiss kiss"...he would do that every night from his happy hut. he said many words, his favorite being up up, hello, and he would scream OW right after he nipped at someone. he had the funniest laugh.i loved him so much. On labor day, i brought simon outside, we were having a huge party. his wings werent long enough to yet be clipped, so i figured it owuld be okay. after a few minutes simon started flapping his wings. he soared up and over the house. he landed in a tree across the street. i went over there and tried callnig to him, but he would not come. my stepdads friend even climbed the tree to try to get him, we had te fire department come, and my stepdad went up a ladder. nothing worked. i left his cage by the tree for the remainder of the day. he never came down. he flew away somewhere else towards nighttime. i cried for hours. it felt like my best friend had died. it was a terrible thing, and knowing it was all my fault made it worse. i miss my baby so much to this day. i followed simon with an obnoxious cockatiel, thinking it would be the same. it wasnt. i ended up returning him. now in a few days, i am buying a greencheek conure. i have heard so many wonderful things about them, and i'm sure i can try to fill the hole that simon left in my heart....all of your stories have convinced me that birds are the most wonderful pets you can have, thank you.....i miss simon so much, im hoping having a conure will help me<br><br><b>Brittany</b><br><a href="mailto:brittany@silver-mist.net">brittany@silver-mist.net</a><br><a href="http://www.silver-mist.net">Silver-mist</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 25-Dec-01 15:35:25 EST<br><br><b>Fear, abuse turned to love and trust</b><br><br>My son works in our local Humane Society and is for ever showing me some animal I just have to have. One evening when I picked him up, he showed me the bird he had been telling me about. She was stuck in a back room, in a cage with no toys, only 2 perches, a food dish and a water dish. I took one look at her eyes, and knew I had to have her. That was saying something, since at the time, I was petrified of birds. I bought her (at a discount rate) for my then boyfriend who was living with me. He had parekeets, doves, and a few other types I don't remember the names of. We got the bird home, making a stop on the way for a cage and some food, only to discover she had been more abused then we thought. Her only concern was self preservation, regardless of who was near her. After a couple weeks, my ex was able to get her out of her cage, but she still bit to draw blood. He continued to work with her, and I continued staying out of the way--I like my fingers way too much! Unfortunetly, I ended up having to kick him out of the house as he was using drugs. I didn't realize that the bird was sharing them until she went through masive withdrawal after he left. She and I have had almost 2 years together now. At first I wanted to get rid of her, but with her history of abuse, I didn't have the heart to add to her truama, so she and I learned to get along, thanks to a wonder vet who spend hours with me, training me to train her. Now, as I sit here, she is on my shoulder, watching our dogs and cats lay on the couch. She'll never be the playful, trustworthy, fun loving type that so many of you have, but in her own way, she is even better. She has lived through so much, more then any human should have to, and she came out of it in one piece. I know she has more fight in her tiny body then most people do, and every day I marvel at the progress she's made, not only overcoming her start in life, but helping me to overcome my fear of birds.<br><br><b>Robyn W</b><br><a href="mailto:wayr21@msn.com">wayr21@msn.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 21-Dec-01 19:15:04 EST<br><br><b>pet shop heartbreak</b><br><br>I worked in a pet shop that sold conures and macaws. I immediatly fell in love with the two baby conures that came in to us. We received a jendaya and a green cheek conure. We kept them in the same cage and they would cuddle with each other. I had to teach them to perch on a hand, to eat, to do tricks. In short, i got attached. I saw them come and i saw them go. I came in on my day off to buy the pair, and on a petshop pay thats a tough deal. They were gone. Some lady with too much $ and an urge came in and bought them on a whim. She didnt even know what they were. It broke my heart. I started working overtime just so i could be there for more of the sales. <br><br><b>angela</b><br><a href="mailto:antzueezuee@cs.com">antzueezuee@cs.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 17-Dec-01 15:20:58 EST<br><br><b>MY best friend whiteny</b><br><br>when I first met her she look like she cold be my best firend forever THE END.<br><br><b>amber hubbell</b><br><a href="mailto:324 amber is @ stopped">324 amber is @ stopped</a><br><a href="http://">windows 98</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 10-Dec-01 18:18:33 EST<br><br><b>My Birthday Suprise</b><br><br>It all started with the day before my birthday I went to my local Pet Smart with my Mother to get some cat and dog food and I made the mistake of walking by the bird enclosures and noticed a beautiful sun conure among their normal assortment of budgies. I had been looking for an Electus, wanting a larger bird and all but one look at this little bundle of feathers done me in. He was in a glass enclosure and kept trying to get on my finger through it, when he couldnt do that he started jumping up and down, it was too funny. There was a few people also looking at him so I moved to the other side and he ran after me and that was all it took. I left that store crying knowing we could not afford a $500 bird plus $150 for cage and food, it being Christmas and all. I even tried to see if they would take payments but no luck. So I went home and e-mailed my husband and told him I was in LOVE. He called me back and I told hime all about this little creature. He listened and told me that if he wasnt so much he would get him for me and me crying like a baby said I understood. The rest of the day I cried and cried, I wanted this little bird so bad. I have had various other birds including a gold capped but he died and I never thought I would want another conure. Well crying all day I was laying in bed exhausted when my husband got home (early by the way)and when he walked in he handed me his lunchbox and asked me if I would unload it for him, I opened it and out popped my little buddy. I just started crying again, this time of happiness. My husband said he knew as soon as I told him about him that he was getting him for me even if our mortgage payment is a week late:) He is only 4 months old and I love him already. I have had him for 3 days and just decided on his name. He talks to me like a little duck so I named him Ducky. :)<br><br><b>R Smith</b><br><a href="mailto:rbirdy@mediaone.net">rbirdy@mediaone.net</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 05-Dec-01 12:12:51 EST<br><br><b>sunny the sun in my life</b><br><br>i have a jenday conure. he is 4 years old and his name is sunny. i got him when he was 9 months old it is really funny him and my youngest are like days apart. my story is my husband or i go to take a shower and he flies in with us. he has done this since we got him. we live in a trailer so you know there are small spaces under the door.well if we close him out and he hears the shower here he comes. he will fly to the door crawl under and in the shower he is. he takes 2 to 3 showers a day by doing this. we had 13 at one time and they all got in the shower with us it was like a line of birds in there. a shower that takes us 10 mins with the birds takes us 45mins. we had cockitiels, parkeets, and conures at that time none in cages. now we just have sunny. we moved to a smaller place and had no choice but to find new homes. i just couldnt let sunny go . he is the son i will never have. <br><br><b>tara</b><br><a href="mailto:tkk_76@hotmail.com">tkk_76@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 05-Dec-01 11:28:03 EST<br><br><b>"Yoshee" the patty in ours lives</b><br><br> Yoshee a Patagonian Conure she or we think she is... so we have been told. When I first saw this Bird, there was no mistake about the bond she took to me. I would say it was almost instantanious. She tolerates my wife and will allow petting, but you know just the way Yoshee acts that she has me (not that I have her) At this time of writing here I have only had this Patty 5 days in the home. She plays very well with me and she always wants attention. I think that is great. I wish I had learned about Patties along time ago. As time goes on I will be writing here as to Yoshee's and my progress with eachother. I think the patagonian conure makes a good pet to have. You can go to my home page by going to my profile at AOL. AOL screen name is Croccor I will have a pic up on the page of "Yoshee".<br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:Croccor@aol.com">Croccor@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 05-Dec-01 11:28:03 EST<br><br><b>"Yoshee" the patty in ours lives</b><br><br> <br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 29-Nov-01 18:34:30 EST<br><br><b>Sweet but Violent</b><br><br>I purchased a preowned Sun Conure about a year ago. The reason I bought him was because I had a Cockateil named "RuPaul", he was amazing, he said lots of words. He was given to my mother but for some reason took to me quite soon. One windy day, the door to my house flew open and out he went. We searched until the next morning but couldn't find him, I was completely devistated and I still cry when I see other birds like him. So as a transition bird I bought Tequilla Sunrise, my Conure. He was three years old when I got him. He is so beautiful and he has also became very attached to me. He'll fly to my bed and sit with me while I do homework or watch television. He loves to play on the bed, so one night i turned the lights off and put him on the bed with me, he crawled right under the covers and snuggled really close. Now he sleeps with me every night. He is a really good bed partner, and in the morning he wakes me up with sweet kisses on the cheek. But there is also a very violent side to my baby. He is very territorial of his room. He'll stand at the doorway and try to bite anyone who tries to come in the room except for me. He loves me and he protects me, he acts like it is his job. He so adorable.<br><br><b>Julia Harrison</b><br><a href="mailto:thajules@hotmail.com">thajules@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 27-Nov-01 09:35:48 EST<br><br><b>Igore....black headed conure</b><br><br>I got Igore when he was just a little thing.I hand fed him untill he could eat regular food. He still thinks i am feeding him when he gives me kises,he bobs his head up and down.He loves to take baths.I fix the water to the right temp in the sink and leave the water running .He tries to stick his head down the drain,and makes these funny little churping sounds.He also lays down in the sink,and fluffs all up when under the running water.He gets really loud at times sqaking.Ithink that is his way of getting my attention.<br><br><b>shelly</b><br><a href="mailto:tylertrtls@yahoo.com">tylertrtls@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 24-Nov-01 09:31:08 EST<br><br><b>my best chirsmas present</b><br><br>When my brothers woke me up. I heard a sqak in one of my biggest present. that was the one that I ripped into first. and when I saw Dusty my green cheak counre. He flew to my shoulder and kissed me. Now hes like a dentis. my brother has a green cheak counre and a parakeet their the nicest birds in our small town. But dusty knows how to do 4 tricks. I'm happy now that I have my favorite bird from casa la parrot. they have the coolest birds. Its in grand rapids.Me and my brothers birds are best friends. they talk non stop Dusty likes to watch boys meet world. me and Dusty like to go out side and go in a tree. And get fresh air. He loves it out side. He likes to swing when you hold his feet.Thats one of his tricks.I make him these bannana and oatmeal muffins he loves them. He loves to dig in his bed. when I go over to his cage he'll crawl out of his bed and try to open his door to his cage.<br><br><b>lauren doyle</b><br><a href="mailto:tigergirl96">tigergirl96</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 20-Nov-01 17:57:31 EST<br><br><b>Carlos - mitred conure</b><br><br>Carlos, a mitred conure, is 3yrs old. We've had him since he was a baby. He speaks over 70 words & has special sounds (e.g. coffee grinder & laughing) & he loves to quack like a duck & sing & dance. Normally when I uncover Carlos in the am he'll say "good morning" "time to get up, get up". This am he looked at me & said for the first time "how are you this morning?" The other day I left him in his cage when he thought he should be out. As usual, he started yelling "bad bird!" & "you bad!" trying to make me feel guilty. After a while I told him "be quiet". He responded with "you be quiet Birdy!" He really likes to tell me what to do. Lately his favorite words are "Carlo happy" "I love you" & "snuggle, snuggle" We take showers with him blowing him dry with the hair dryer on low while he yells out "pretty bird". We also have a beautiful 2 yr old male eclectus who talks a lot & is affectionate & fun. However, Carlos is the real personality & clown. He's better than cable. We love both birds to distraction. Our old friends think we've gone completely nuts.<br><br><b>A. L. Bennett</b><br><a href="mailto:laureleseq@cwo.com">laureleseq@cwo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 12-Nov-01 16:33:15 EST<br><br><b>The Secret Agent</b><br><br>I have a Painted Conure and he's 6 years old. His name is "Rego." The other day I was drinkning some water and I wondered if Rego wanted some to. At the time he was on my shoulder and so I lifted my glass to him and tilted it. At first he kind of looked at the ice floating around and then he started looking around. I thought he wasn't interested in it and was about to move it when all of sudden he was sipping out of the glass. I started to laugh cause he was making sure no one else was watching go in my cup. Just like a Secret Agent.<br><br><b>Elizabeth Clark</b><br><a href="mailto:choodles2001.aol.com">choodles2001.aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 10-Nov-01 09:49:51 EST<br><br><b>Bird in Heat</b><br><br>I Have a Sun Conure "Skittles". One day i woke up and i went to go feed her , i seen that her bird buddy was missing so i looked on the ground in her cage i wasn't there and on the carbet and also was not there. So i looked again in her cage and thier it was Skittles deattacted her bird buddy from the side of her cage and draged it in her Happy Hut with her, she was sleeping with it.<br><br><b>Jacky Riggen</b><br><a href="mailto:Skittles11027@aol.com">Skittles11027@aol.com</a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 28-Oct-01 10:43:07 EST<br><br><b>Bubbles galore</b><br><br>I arrived home with my new friend 'Bobby' a three month old Patagonian Conure with no knowledge of what he would do, what he would be like or how he would react to his new surroundings. All I knew was that I thought he liked me as he chose me I did'nt choose him as such. When I went to the Aquatic centre and pet shop their he was, and as bold as brass he jumped on me crawled up me and sat on my shoulder not wanting to be moved. I was sucked in immediately and as we had been looking for a large bird to purchase for nearly two years, rang my husband immediately to see if he could come home. Glad the search was over he quickly agreed. On arrival he came out of his cage and again sat on my shoulder loving all the fuss and attention. But as life must go on I needed to wash up, so I proceeded to fill the sink with warm water and washing up liquid. To my amusement Bobby jumped in and started flapping around rolling side to side, dipping his head in the water. He came out of the sink covered in bubbles. Worried the washing up liquid was not quite the right thing for my feathered friend, I removed the washing up and washing up water and provided plain warm water. Bobby immediately jumped back in and took a shower under the tap and again rolled from side to side in the water. I don't think I've stopped laughing at his antics ever since. <br><br><b>Cheryl Woolston</b><br><a href="mailto:Cheryl.Woolston@btinternet.com">Cheryl.Woolston@btinternet.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 28-Oct-01 10:43:07 EST<br><br><b>Bubbles galore</b><br><br><br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 21-Oct-01 07:38:38 EDT<br><br><b>Jealousy, Cheekiness and a beautiful Conure.....</b><br><br>I have a special species of conure, "he" is a marroon bellied conure, but one from the south of america, so he looks slightley different from a true maroon belly. He is very young, only about 17 weeks old, but he already has a real character! As I type this, he is sitting on my shoulder fighting my earring as if it was standing between him and life itself. He always tries to get in bed with me and my boyfriend and frequently dive-bombs him from the top of "his" cage if he so much as kisses me! One day, he was in a very cheeky and mischivious mood. Just before we were going to go out for the evening, my boyfriend was trying to pick him up to put him back in his cage (he always gets this job coz why should he hate me when he already hates my boyfriend?!) but he kept running away, and all we could hear from under various obstactles was the pitter patter of tiny feet running away very fast. When we finally caught him, and got him in the cage, we gave him one of his favorite treats - a rasin, which he promptly threw right back at us. Despite these frequent episodes, I still love him dearly!<br><br><b>Kim Mouncer 16 England</b><br><a href="mailto:kimmywillie@hotmail.com">kimmywillie@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 09-Oct-01 01:03:51 EDT<br><br><b>Dusty the fun conure</b><br><br>I have a DuskyConure named Dusty, i know its not creative but it fits him. When i went to the pet store i was going to buy a sun conure and i saw him and we fell in love with each other, jus kidding, and as soon as he saw me he hopped on my shoulder in the store, then i knew he wanted to come home with me, so i bought him. He is ver loving anf he has a mischievious look on his face, i had him since he was 2 months old. Hes a very cute birdie, I love him, he never wants to stay on top of his cage or inside his cage, he wants to be with a family member , hell sleep with u, hang around you all day, he also climbs the step with you. Hes cute. His birthday is on oct,13 . Hell go out side climb trees and com back, hes tamed , and he is potty trained so i leave him outside of his cage all day, when hes hungry he goes and eat, he has his playgym. <br><br><b>Gerrold</b><br><a href="mailto:Gerrold00@yahoo.com">Gerrold00@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 04-Oct-01 00:09:24 EDT<br><br><b>Lunch for two!!!</b><br><br>Hello, my name is Cory and I have a white eyed conure that I have had about a year now. Her name is Maggie and she is about 2 years old now. I work in a dog grooming shop and I take Maggie to work with me most days. And everyday we listen to a radio station that gives something away for free. That particular day it was a lunch for two at a classy resturant. To enter, ouhad to fax in our name, phone #, and work title and address. I decided just for the heck of it I would send in Maggies name. And sure enough, she won!!!! I could not stop laughing when I heard her name get called over the radio! "Maggie at best of Breed Pet Grooming has won the lunch for two!" So I called in and at first said "I" was Maggie. Then they asked me for my S.S.N., so I broke down and told them waht really happened. They awarded it to me instead. After the last song, the radio D.J. got back on the air and said this was the first time he had ever known a bird to win a lunch for 2 over thee radio! "That has gotta be the best fed bird in town!!" LOL <br><br><b>Cory {Maggie-bird}</b><br><a href="mailto:jho Louie83@aol,com">jho Louie83@aol,com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 13-Sep-01 17:45:24 EDT<br><br><b>no no!!</b><br><br>I bought Scooter at 3 weeks old. I raised him off of a bottle and he's rotten. He's five months old now and has a problem with biting. Last week when he went to bite, he heard the same thing he always does. NO NO BITES. So before it was out of my mouth he said NO NO Bites, and bit me anyway.<br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 04-Sep-01 02:22:04 EDT<br><br><b>The Casanova Inheritence...</b><br><br>Hi, I am a 30 year old musician living in Wisconsin. About 2 years ago my grandfather was diagnosed with depression. He was told to get a pet to help ease his lonliness. I am the only single child or grandchild he had old enough to take him shopping or spend a great deal of time with him. We did some research and he decided he wanted a parrot of some kind. We shopped and found a very adorable 7 week old conure, sold as a sun, but turned out to be a sunday conure. My grandpa took him home with a cage, food, toys,etc. and I did not see them for about 4 weeks. Then the phone rang. It was my aunt. My grandpa had died suddenly from a heart attack. He was only 67. My aunt told me she would see me the next day at the wake, and that she had a great "responsibility" to ask of me. I arrived at the wake and my aunt asked me when it was over if I could possibly take the little bird we had just bought and return him to the store for her. She did not have the time or patience to train it. I went to the house and picked the little bird up. I asked my aunt what he was called. She replied "we never got to name it, we don't even know if it's a boy or girl." I told her there was no way to tell, and that I would take him to my apartment for the night and return him the next day. At the time I took this sunday conure home I lived in assisted living apartments because I had suffered a very bad back injury the year before and was not 100% able to care for myself yet. When I got the bird home it was already dark out. I fed the bird some seeds and fresh water. I also gave it some apple since the book I had said fresh fruit was a good idea. The bird clung to the side of the cage and let me touch it, so I opened the door. He hopped on my finger and walked straight up to my shoulder and rubbed his beak on my shirt. I had no idea he was finger trained at less than three months old, let alone that he was such an affectionate bird. I knew he was a lover and I named him Casanova, like the famous lover of myth and legend. I got evicted from my apartment 2 months later partly due to his screaming in the early mornings, but I did not mind. Casanova and I did my exercises together and I went from a wheelchair to walking with a cane. I now live an independent life with few drugs and no assisted care. Casanova and I work daily on tricks, talking (he says about 30 words including "casanova", "apple", "grape", "toast" and many of his other favorite foods). He gives kisses, laughs, sighs, and even tells you when he wants to go to bed. He is my amazing recovery story. Who would think just a couple of ounces of feather and beak could mean so much, but when I accidentally inherited a bird I call Casanova I got my life back and I got my own kind of family. Remember, if you have a parrot, they are very smart and sensitive creatures, and you are their world as much as they are yours too. We need each other and always cherish the love of your parrot! Thanks! <br><br><b>Suzanne Casey</b><br><a href="mailto:ibzannie@excite.com">ibzannie@excite.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 01-Sep-01 17:59:11 EDT<br><br><b>A Birthday Present</b><br><br>On a night near my brithday,my mom came in my room.She had something.I went back to sleep,becuase I thought she was putting away clothes. Then I felt something on my head.It was my bird Early.I tryed to get it out,but it started scodcking.my mom had lefted by then.I went down starts to ask to help get it out.When I went down stairs my mom said HAPPY BRIRTHDAY!!!!!.<br><br><b>Gabriela</b><br><a href="mailto:gabrielacuevas">gabrielacuevas</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 18-Aug-01 18:35:59 EDT<br><br><b>How Much is that Conure in the Window?</b><br><br> Answer: PRICELESS............. Read the Following Story<br><br><b>Jill Cobb</b><br><a href="mailto:jillbearcobb@aol.com">jillbearcobb@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 18-Aug-01 14:24:13 EDT<br><br><b>Earl Grey: How much is that conure in the Window?</b><br><br>Let me begin by saying that we have a menagerie at home.I stopped by our local animal deli to buy some rabbit food, chicken feed, and dog food. I walked past a play gym with two Sun Conures and two Dusky-headed Conures.One Dusky decided to make my acquaintence. I said"Up, Bird." He responded by climbing up my arm, nuzzling me and falling in love with my hair on the top of my head. He also made quick work of a bracelet-style watch on my wrist. He undid the fastener in two seconds! I called him a jewel thief and found that he had also stolen my heart. I went back two weeks later and he was still there and he still found me to his liking.I put a deposit down and came back in a short time to bring him home. He was 5 months old at the time.He is now past a year old and he loves me deeply. He gives kisses and "preens" my hair. He acts like a little two year old child some days and pushes my buttons. He also shows off and performs "bird Ballet" by stretching his left wing and left leg and then switches and does the same with his right. My chickens do the same thing out in the yard.Earl Grey seems to like my oohs and aahs when he performs.I learned the hard way about the advantages of clipping flight feathers. I ran out to the car one day in a huff for some paperwork. Earl Grey was perched on a kitchen chair.By the time I was going out the door, he had flown onto the back of my shirt. I didn't realize he was there until I raised the trunk lid and spooked him. He took off like a jet.We have acres of marsh and grassland surrounding us as well as a wildlife refuge across the road....He was GONE...I, my husband, and two children were calling and calling him. I put his cage out in the open where he could see it and hopefully would come back. I tearfully called my neighbor and told her of the situation. She told me of how years ago, a cockatiel had found their bird feeder. They adopted it and I guess it lived for many years. My heart was broken.I couldn't imagine my sweet Earl Grey being with anyone but me. After all, he picked me out of all the customers at the animal deli....Well, I made one more attempt at fixing up his cage to look inviting,adding his favorite toys and food. I heard a distant call like a Blue Jay. Earl Grey has a call like that. He talks to the jays from the bay window. I once more croaked out his name with my dry tearchoked voice....He called back!!!I kept calling and he kept answering, much like the kid's game of Marco Polo! I found him about fifteen feet up in a Sugar Maple! I stretched out my hand with my fingers out crying,"Up, Bird!".He seemed too frightened to come down from the tree. Thoughts entered my mind of placing a "Public Assistance Call" with the local volunteer fire department.So close and yet so far...My husband suggested reaching a loose branch to him. I thought it would frighten him and force him higher up the tree.After much encouraging and begging, he climbed onto the branch and we lowered him back to captivity. My children still remark of how I was holding him and kissing him while tenderly telling him "Bad Bird". I immediately called a friend who has an African Grey and a Cockatiel.He arrived and quickly clipped my escapee's flight feathers. I have a moral to this story.....It is better to have a clipped bird in the hand,than a full-feathered one in the Sugar Bush.....I miss his beautiful blue flight feathers that end in purple at the tips.I would miss more the whole bird had he been gone forever.He is the most fascinating and endearing creature I have ever known. There is no other bird as affectionate as a Dusky-headed Conure.For me, there is no other bird who has my heart but my little Earl Grey. <br><br><b>Jill Cobb</b><br><a href="mailto:jillbearcobb@aol.com">jillbearcobb@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 08-Aug-01 17:54:14 EDT<br><br><b>beautiful babe</b><br><br>I have just bought a 9 week old nanday conure we have called him babe as he was the youngest conure in the group we saw.As he was hand reared he is already very tame he has bonde with me really quickly and will quite happilt perch on my finger and shoulder(i have now discovered old t shirts are a must)he reaaly is a joy to have and i am looking forward to lots of happy times with him.I would love anyone with experience of conures to send me any information or tips that they think i would find useful. christine<br><br><b>christine mulligan</b><br><a href="mailto:mllgnc@aol.com">mllgnc@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 07-Aug-01 00:14:59 EDT<br><br><b>Screecher Creature</b><br><br>Hello there! Well, once upon a time, my four year old was in a little Christian preschool. They had a "pet day" in which a local pet store came and showed off the pets. Very cool. My little girl started talking about "the bird". Her fifth birthday was coming up. I thought, "well, if it's a parrot, it's probably gone now, and if it's a cockatiel or finch, fine". We went to the pet store. It was like a bad drama. "SCRREEECCH!" yelled my daughter joyously. "Screech!" bellowed the bird so loud my eardrums suffered cracks and shatters. It was love at first sight. It was $650. I tried to beat up the guy who showed this bird to my kid. We worked out a payment plan. She's only bit me 2,494 times so far. She follows my daughter everywhere. I've bribed the killer pomeranian, Poopsicle, to take her out. What do I need with an animal who's claim to fame is biting me, snoring like my ex husband, and barking like the pomeranians??? Now I have a boyfriend. Big, gorgeous, hairy Sicilian boyfriend. Beautiful nesting material all over his body. Screech loves him. He loves her. She rubs her body on him and kisses him and tries to sleep on his pillow. She tries to pull his body hair through his shirts. She doesn't like it when I come near him. I'm trying to find a mate for Screecher. A big one. One who drinks too much and hangs out with the guys. One who loves me and likes to beat his wife. It's only fair.... Rickie<br><br><b>Rickie Miller</b><br><a href="mailto:Missrick@pacbell.net">Missrick@pacbell.net</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 01-Aug-01 22:41:41 EDT<br><br><b>my buddy smokey</b><br><br> HI, MY NAME IS JOHN AND I JUST BOUGHT MY FIRST BIRD "SMOKEY" A NANDAY CONURE ABOUT 3 MONTHS AGO AND I HAVE TO ADMIT. I THINK A BIRD IS MAN'S BEST FRIEND. THE WHOLE FAMILY LOVES HIM.HE IS ALWAYS PUTTING ON A SHOW FOR US. HE IS THE CUTEST LITTLE THING WHEN I PLACE HIM ON THE FLOOR AND WATCH HIM WOBBLE ACROSS THE FLOOR. HE HAS THIS OBSESSION FOR METAL OBJECTS,HE LOVES TO TRY TO TAKE MY RING OFF. HE IS SO LOVEABLE.SMOKEY WILL SIT ON MY SHOULDER AND JUST STARES INTO MY EYES LIKE HE KNOWS WHAT I'M THINKING. HE LOVES TO RUN HIS TONGUE ACROSS PEOPLES CHEEKS. AFTER HAVING HIM NOW I AM HOOKED ON BIRDS. I CAN'T WAIT TO ADD A NEW ADDITION TO THE FAMILY. <br><br><b>JOHN FREEMAN</b><br><a href="mailto:FREEMAN27028@YAHOO.COM">FREEMAN27028@YAHOO.COM</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 26-Jul-01 16:53:54 EDT<br><br><b>Tequila Sunrise</b><br><br>I was adopted by Tequila Sunrise, a beautiful 8-year old Jenday Conure, in October 2000. I had always thought I wanted a Sun Conure. But when I met “Tikki” at Nancy’s Parrot Sanctuary, here in New Jersey, my plans were instantly changed. A lot of folks would question adopting a previously owned bird, and one that was 8 years old no less, but I have positively no regrets. Tikki is my absolute joy out of all the birds my husband and I own. She is definitely MY bird, and sidesteps my husband, “Daddy” at all costs to get to me. She clucks like a chicken when she’s snuggled under by chin, does deep belly laughs when she hears me laughing, announces to the world when I come home (she has ears like radar!), plows through her toys like there’s no tomorrow and absolutely loves her grapes. I adore her comical expressions, especially when she puffs up and gives you that “fish eye” when she knows you’re ignoring her. Although Tikki doesn’t talk, her sounds and devotion are all the communication that I need to understand her. When she walks on the ground, she marches like a wooden soldier – she hates exercise! And baths, well let me tell you – I think there are gills tucked under all those feathers! If she doesn’t get a bath every day, boy, talk about an attitude! I do have warm regards to Tikki’s former owners who must have parted with her with a heavy heart, and somehow hope that with this note, that they can rest easy knowing that she is so well loved. I also have a special “Thank you” for Nancy, the owner of the sanctuary, whose hours of devotion to the birds are not missed by those who know her so well. And thanks to Nancy, we now have Petey (my HUSBAND’S bird <<wink, wink>>), a Medium Sulpher Crested Cockatoo, who shares the bedroom with her roommate, Tikki. Please consider adopting your feathered friends. They need you and return their love tenfold. Here's Nancy's site for all you that are interested: http://www.parrot-sanctuary.org/index.html All the best, <br><br><b>Patty</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 25-Jul-01 10:12:30 EDT<br><br><b>My Conure Family</b><br><br>Hi, my name is Trudy, and I have two conures; Paco is a 4 year old Jenday, and Rico is a 2 year old Sun. They are the loves of my life. When I first saw Paco, I wasn't really planning on a conure; I wanted a baby African Gray. But...the minute he stepped up on my shoulder and cuddled up to my neck....that was it. Love at first sight. He went home with me that night. Similar story with Rico. Walked into a pet shop, saw him, had to have him. They don't talk a lot, but they both say "Hi", "Out", "come on", "Pretty, pretty", and make slurping sounds when they drink out of my glass. Paco also sounds like my touch tone phone and makes chewing sounds. They have a BIG play gym with lots of toys and know that when they are not at their cage, that is where they need to "poop!" Rico never does his business elsewhere, and Paco only once in a while. They also like it when I make a tent out of the pillows and blankets in bed. They run under the covers, squeaking and playing. Of course, I need to be under there with them. To be honest, I'm not sure who really owns the house, them or me. I know I spoil them, but if you're going to have birds of any kind, you might as well just go ahead a spoil them. They know I love them, and they return it 100%. I wouldn't be without them. <br><br><b>Trudy Cramlet</b><br><a href="mailto:trudy.cramlet@pca.state.mn.us">trudy.cramlet@pca.state.mn.us</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 08-Jul-01 20:32:55 EDT<br><br><b>my frist sun conure</b><br><br> july 8,2001 hi my nameis patti and just got my new sun today. alli have to say is we drove homeit took 1hour to fall in love with sunny!!!!! he is only 2 months pld and has more to grow... <br><br><b>patti bachenheimer</b><br><a href="mailto:lovelady_bugs@yahoo.com">lovelady_bugs@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 03-Jul-01 13:02:31 EDT<br><br><b>Greencheek Conure Eggs</b><br><br> I have a Greencheek Conure. He/she is about 1 1/2 years old. I also have a cockatiel who is about 6 years old. They travel from each others cages. I woke up this morning to find an egg laying in the bottom of the cockatiels cage. But since they travel from each others cages, I am not sure whose egg it is. My question is: What do Greencheek Conures eggs look like? And at about what age do they start laying eggs? Also this morning when I went to hold my conure, he/she bit me like crazy and that has NEVER happened. Do conures get aggressive after laying eggs? If anyone has a picture of Greencheek conure eggs, could you please email it to me. And if anyone breeds conures can let me know if this aggressive behavior is normal after laying eggs. Thank you so much.. Jo Goodalways@yahoo.com <br><br><b>Jo</b><br><a href="mailto:goodalways@yahoo.com">goodalways@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 30-Jun-01 01:10:53 EDT<br><br><b>trying to find information</b><br><br>I have a conure that I rescued off a "person" who was mistreating it. I have had him for 8 mths now . He is predominantly green , bright yellow chest and neck. red on the top of his legs. In the past week his wing feathers have turned blue and his tail yellow . 8 inches tip to tail. can anyone email me and tell me what sort of conure he is and approx his age. he is addicted to tobacco smoke and caffine. any advice on breaking him from these habits? I have tried keeping him in his cage when we are smoking or drinking coffee. he gets very aggressive when I do this. he talks really well and is a constant source of amusment. he is very affectionate most of the time. I have named him Pete ( long story ). Also I would like to here from any other people who are owned by conures in New Zealand . thankyou and I look foward to hearing from you all soon <br><br><b>John Player</b><br><a href="mailto:tandk@paradise.net.nz">tandk@paradise.net.nz</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 29-Jun-01 22:27:35 EDT<br><br><b>Green Cheek Question</b><br><br>I have a green cheek conure and am forced to keep him on the 3rd floor (my room) because of my mom's allergies. I am up there a small portion of the day and always hold her between 2 and 6 hours a day. She has plaenty of toys but I was interested in a new bird and would like for it to be her companion. I kind of wanted a different species. What kind of conure or parrot do you reccomend I get? The cage is very big and I would much rather have them live together. If you have any answers or advice please e-mail me. Thanks, Jack<br><br><b>Jack</b><br><a href="mailto:XDragonJackx@cs.com">XDragonJackx@cs.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 28-Jun-01 19:15:36 EDT<br><br><b>Kiwi the ruler of the house.</b><br><br>Hi My name is Kiwi I'm a Nanday Conure. My Owner's name is Lesley but I call her Les. These are a few words that I say, "Les" "give me Kisses." "I'll get It." (when hears the Phone ring!) "Gimmie some". I love when my owner Les buyes me new toys. Every time someone knocks at the door I greet them. "Hello" I love Diet Coke and hot cheetos, yum, yum. I also love to travel with them. I take lots of H20 with me when I go. The best part of me is my Long beautiful tail. Well gotta go, got some nut cracking to do. <br><br><b>Lesley </b><br><a href="mailto:Lesleymicaletti@hotmail.com">Lesleymicaletti@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 28-Jun-01 12:57:21 EDT<br><br><b>My name is Kiwi</b><br><br>Hi my name is kiwi and I`am a Nanday Conure.My oners name is lesley, but I call her les . I say gemmie kisses, les,The phones ringing,I also dance,calf,and laf.I just got a new toy it is the bom.I`am from South Amrica.I also love to take baths.I have a best friend that lives next door her name is tobie.Well I better go play with my new toy, or my oner will fill bad. see ya <br><br><b>LesleyMicaletti</b><br><a href="mailto:lesleymicaletti@hotmail.com">lesleymicaletti@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://conures story entry page">My name is Kiwi</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 28-Jun-01 12:57:21 EDT<br><br><b>My name is Kiwi</b><br><br>Hi my name is kiwi and I`am a Nanday Conure.My oners name is lesley, but I call her les . I say gemmie kisses, les,The phones ringing,I also dance,calf,and laf.I just got a new toy it is the bom.I`am from South Amrica.I also love to take baths.I have a best friend that lives next door her name is tobie.Well I better go play with my new toy, or my oner will fill bad. see ya <br><br><b>LesleyMicaletti</b><br><a href="mailto:lesleymicaletti@hotmail.com">lesleymicaletti@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://conures story entry page">My name is Kiwi</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 28-Jun-01 12:57:21 EDT<br><br><b>My name is Kiwi</b><br><br>Hi my name is kiwi and I`am a Nanday Conure.My oners name is lesley, but I call her les . I say gemmie kisses, les,The phones ringing,I also dance,calf,and laf.I just got a new toy it is the bom.I`am from South Amrica.I also love to take baths.I have a best friend that lives next door her name is tobie.Well I better go play with my new toy, or my oner will fill bad. see ya <br><br><b>LesleyMicaletti</b><br><a href="mailto:lesleymicaletti@hotmail.com">lesleymicaletti@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://conures story entry page">My name is Kiwi</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 25-Jun-01 11:33:40 EDT<br><br><b>my whole big bunch</b><br><br>I own 3 Feathered friends the first one I got was a white winged brotogeris, kudzu, I got him late one night right before petco closed and took him home to live with our loving family. The second bird that I received was for christmas, She was in bad feather condition and now she has grown to be a beautiful lutino cockatiel. But this story is based on my nanday conure, kiwi! I was going to petsmart one day to get some toys for my two babies and I noticed in a small display cage was a little baby nanday. Her sibling had gone earlier that week and this nanday had been left all alone to be sold. as a I walked up to the display cage the little baby nanday just stared at me with cracking eyes. I asked a lady that worked there to let me take it out and minutes later I had litterally fallen in love with this little nanday. Now it was up to convincing my parents and 2 days later I was suprised at the descision my parents made, Kiwi was coming home with us. Now kiwi is well adjusted to our home and she is actually wandering around my parents bedroom right now as I am typing this story. If you are a bird enthousiate as I am feel free to E-mail me at QtbabyDOllz1234@aol.com ~pauline~<br><br><b>pauline</b><br><a href="mailto:QtbabyDOllz1234@aol.com">QtbabyDOllz1234@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 22-Jun-01 14:37:37 EDT<br><br><b>the tree little bares</b><br><br><br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 12-Jun-01 09:03:49 EDT<br><br><b>In Coming!</b><br><br>This is my story about a conure. I was at my grandma's house talking to my dad. Just then I saw a medium sized conure fall out of a tree and hit the ground. I noticed it couldn't fly. So my dad asked me what happend and I told him. He asked my grandma's neighbor it belonged to any one . She said no. My dad ended up letting us keep it. So we decided on kiwi as his/or her name. He was quiet for about 30 min. Then all we heared was...screaching noises! Kiwi calmed down after that. OH I forgot he was in a cage:) . We took him home and kepted him as a pet. <br><br><b>Chantille Gooding</b><br><a href="mailto:W ig wamckg@msn.com">W ig wamckg@msn.com</a><br><a href="http:// Bestbuy. com">Bestbuy .com</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 11-Jun-01 01:53:30 EDT<br><br><b>LOST & FOUND...Lewi? (LOL)</b><br><br> A couple months ago my boy-friend & I added a new member to our family. His name is Lewi. He has recently turned 5 months old. My boy-friend grew up with a Cockatiel. I have owned many different animals but never a bird. Lewi has turned out to be a surprise & blessing. He is spoiled rotten but very well behaved. He has his own baby blnket in which he sleeps in with us every night. Today was a very busy day. My boy-friend, Tony, was running around visiting old friends. I was busy cleaning & moving furniture. Lewi was quiet & watched on with curiousity. At the last minuet I had to run out but, Tony had not returned yet. So, I locked Lewi up in his cage & left the door unlocked so Tony would be able to get in. I was gone about 30 min. or so. I came home & went straight for Lewi's cage. He is barley ever locked up. However he was not there. I freaked! The cage was still locked but NO LEWI.... I began to call for him. No answer! I began looking ever where...still nothing. I began to think some-one had stolen him. I ran to the phone & called a friend. As I was franically explaining what happened I heard a quiet clucking. I followed the noise to find Lewi in our bed asleep under his baby blanket. It seems he had managed to lift one of the sliding doors & while we were gone made his way to the bed room up the bed into his baby blanket. I tried to pick him up so glad he was O.K. He just kept jumping onto the bed repeating na-night...na-night! An back into his blanket he went. He is adorable & has a wonderful unique personality. <br><br><b>Kelly & Tony</b><br><a href="mailto:Givingtree143@aol.com">Givingtree143@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 05-Jun-01 21:47:41 EDT<br><br><b>This is very serious & Important, but wonderful!</b><br><br>Hi! We have an 11 month old Sun Conure named Sunny. He is one of the most sweet and wonderful pets we have ever owned, and we couldn't imagine life without him... Although we almost had to. The fact that Sunny is still with us and is very healthy and happy is the wonderful part of the story, the very serious and important part is that Sunny had lead poisoning in February. He was only 7 months old and we had only had him for 4 months. We were already completely in love with him and very attached, Of course! We had put his cage in a very safe (so we thought!) and active corner of our living room. He got to see all the people that came in our front door, learned to say hello, and watched and participated in most of the activities in our home. Little did I know that he had been playing with my soft, silken window treatments which I had NO IDEA were weighted with LEAD Shavings!! One morning, we noticed that Sunny was completely not himself. He was not active, his wings were drooped, he was bobbing his head and his feathers were completely poofed up. He wouldn't step up, squawk or kiss (which he does to me every morning!!). I became very scared and immediately called our vet, who luckily is an avian specialist. I got him to the vet right away, and he collapsed and fell right off my finger. The vet quickly gave him oxygen, IV fluids to rehydrate him and placed him into an incubator. After stabilizing him (about 2 hours later!) he took 3 Xrays and found metal fragments in his gizzard. I went home and surveyed his entire cage area. I was about out of ideas as to what it could possibly be untill I happened to glance at the curtain and found that there was a small frayed piece hanging off the very edge of the hem. I looked closely to find that in the 1/8" hemline there were small lead shavings compressed into a yarn thin roping to weight the curtains. The lead shavings were so small, they were like pencil eraser shavings! Sunny had ingested six very small shavings into his stomach, then were passed into his gizzard, which made it in-operable! He already had the lead into his blood stream. The vet gave him less than a 20% chance to survive! But boy was our fiesty little conure a fighter! After 8 long days in an incubator at the vet, and 24 hour care by lots of people there who fell in love with him, he came back to us. He had to have three daily injections of a "binding" that would attatch itself to the lead to try and pass it, because the lead will not pass on its own, nor will it ever digest. After we got to take him back home, we had to give him another weeks worth of injections, and an oral dose of Tagamet for his tummy! It took a few more days, but he became himself again! Our wonderful loveable and most of all comical Sunny! I know this is a long story to read, but it is so important to know the dangers that lie in your household that you don't even know are there! We almost lost our beautiful baby to something we had no idea existed! Please, learn from this and make sure to check your curtains, and anything else that just might be a hazard to your bird. Our baby is back and better than ever, but I can't even begin to tell you the tears we cried over those eight days waiting to see if we were going to lose Sunny, and the tears of Joy we cried when they called us to take him home! At that time, the vet also informed us that the 20% chance of survival they told us he had was simply to help us feel optimistic! Our vet told us that the staff had actually said their "goodbyes" to Sunny one night because he was sure he would die that night! Lead poisoning is one of the most fatal things to happen to a bird. Our vet called him our "Miracle Bird" and said he never should have survived this! Thanks for listening, and please be so careful to "bird-proof" your home and all of your birds surroundings!! <br><br><b>Julie - Ohio</b><br><a href="mailto:juli8899@aol.com">juli8899@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 03-Jun-01 23:22:16 EDT<br><br><b>update on buddy and basha </b><br><br>Well i told everyone about our wonderful , amusing blue crowned conure buddy hes 4 years old and is doing wonderfully , then i told everyone of our new baby 1 1/2 year old female blue crowned named basha . both of them are doing great , basha is talking up a storm and learing everyday she now says ;baby , mom , mama , what are you doing , meow , here kitty kitty (we have no cats lol) hey pretty pretty bird , brandon (my sons name) hello , hi , up up , come on , get down , i love you and wow .and shes learning more and more .buddy has learned a little dance he turns in circles back then the other way and bobs head up and down . they both love to laugh at the funniest times like when on phone with bill people , or when husband kisses me .they love going out side and talking to other birds . but since feburary our conures have settled in nicely . thank you all i love reading your stories .<br><br><b>Allie & David </b><br><a href="mailto:madammashardra@aol.com">madammashardra@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 25-May-01 20:08:48 EDT<br><br><b>Wilby the nanday conure</b><br><br>hey,i'm 13 and have a nanday conure. he needs to learned to step up.but all in all hes a good bird.My friends try to hold but he flies to me when i call him.IF U KNOW HOW TO TEACH A PARROT TO STEP UP,E-MAIL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1<br><br><b>mike kamin</b><br><a href="mailto:mike_kamin@hotmail.com">mike_kamin@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 23-May-01 21:36:03 EDT<br><br><b>My Very Own Ventriloquist!</b><br><br> A new funny story about my new found "child", Kiwi, (a Blue Headed Conure). As I told you before I found Kiwi, who tells me he is a boy, around 5 1/2 months ago. He is a very good talker with at least 12-14 different phrases, and if I'm in the same room as him and look at him, the un-ending chattering and talking begins...and doesn't end. We have "conversations" and we take turns immitating each other. He is very good at verbal cues. If I say "I want a kiss", he starts making great kissing sounds and starts kissing my cheek and tries desperately to kiss my mouth,(say NO to tongue)! If I say "shake hands" I put my finger up to his right leg and he reaches out and holds my finger and shakes it for around 3 seconds. He knows that "get up" means to get up on my finger. If I say "you are a pretty boy" he very slowly and gently rubs the side of his head and beak up and down on my cheek over and over again and tries to sneak in a few kisses. Whenever I am laughing he makes the same laughing sounds. I used to have a parakeet as a child who could wolf whistle, so I thought I would teach Kiwi to do it. Take a hint from me, do not try this dangerous trick!! He can get the wolf whistle around 1 out of 5 tries but the 5 tries are the Loudest, Highest Ear-piercing Shreaks he has made so far!! I have STOPPED teaching him it!!!! Can you tell I adore him? Now to tie in the title of this story...sorry for getting carried away. Unbelievably enough he does have a flaw..he more then occasionally bites me, any part of me that is close by. Never hard enough to draw blood but it does hurt! I had been telling him in a low and a little bit louder voice, "NO BITE!"...he looks at me, fluffs his wing feathers out a bit and bobs his body and head to each word. If I say it too loud he leans over and says "Shhhhhhhhh" to me! I tell him he is a "Bad Boy" to bite me since he tells me constantly that he is a "Good Boy". This attempt to magically and immediately cure him of bitting has not worked! I heard someone say to hold the beak closed (not too hard, it is more a symbolic gesture than really holding it shut--Kiwi can open it if he wants to)and say "NO BITE" and put him immediately in the "thinking spot" (his cage) and shut the door. OK, sounds great...so I tried this yesterday. I guess I was assuming that when I held his beak closed he could not talk, (like his beak was like our lips..lol) The first time I tried it, as I was holding his beak shut and before I could say a word, out from his closed mouth came "What'cha doin??", It was so absolutely a perfect question for the situation that I was really fighting to keep the smile in. For the first time I realized he could talk even if his "lips" were closed! I gave him another chance and 1 minute later he bit my finger again. I did the same thing and THIS time the little Ventriloquist said "I love you", I am such a pushover!!! But I was a good Mommy and put him in the "Thinking Spot" (his cage). I will try this for a while to see if it helps. If anyone knows a better way to cool the biting down please E-mail me, I would love to hear your suggestions. (Sorry this was so long!)<br><br><b>Linda</b><br><a href="mailto:LCOY@aol.com">LCOY@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 23-May-01 16:49:30 EDT<br><br><b>"That's Not Nice!"</b><br><br>My husband and I have two conures a Halfmoon named Gonzo and a Green Cheeked Conure named Mojo. Mojo is the youngest of the two and he talks incessantly, while Gonzo only imitates sounds such as a car alarm and a baby crying. Mojo talks up a storm especially at night when the cage is covered. He likes to stand underneath his water dish and "practice" talking! One evening my husband and I were in another room watching the movie "Wall Street" and we had the TV on very low as to not disturb the birds. Mojo was doing his usual "practicing" and then a few minutes later he got quiet. There's a point at the end of the movie where Michael Douglas and Martin Sheen are "going at it" punching each other out and calling each other every name in the book. At the height of all this mayhem on the TV screen, Mojo all of a sudden bursts out from his covered cage "That's not Nice." My husband and I continued to watch the movie amazed at Mojo's impeccable timing. The violence on the screen continued, then all of a sudden Mojo blurted out again "That's not nice!" "Your a bad boy!" My husband and I were totally floored laughing to the point where Gonzo my older bird started tapping on his cage as if to say "be quiet, I'm trying to sleep!" <br><br><b>Stephanie Gabris</b><br><a href="mailto:Sgabris@aol.com">Sgabris@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 14-May-01 11:35:50 EDT<br><br><b>Tragic death</b><br><br>I had the most wonderful 10 year old little maroon-bellied conure named Koko until last night...I had been giving him a lot of freedom lately to roam around the apartment, and usually I had a perfect sense of where he was - he would always make little noises anyway. I assumed my husband had put him back in the cage before we left for the laundromat. When we got back, we thought he was sleeping under a towel in his cage (which he usually does when we're not around). We started teasing him to come out, because we have a game where he hides under there and runs out to attack us after several lunges. This time, however, he didn't come out, and we looked under the towel to discover to our horror that he wasn't in there. Then the panic began - we started tearing up the apartment searching for him. He has some kind of obsession with cracks and gaps, especially gaps in the couch cushions, and sometimes wedges himself into them to explore. We found his dead limp body in a pillow case to a pillow I had been lying on reading all night. He had been climbing in there lately but I had no idea...I feel horrible. I later was able to place a strange noise I heard while laying that made me walk around to check if everything was normal...it must have been him suffocating after I perhaps shifted my weight. This is so sudden and unexpected. He was the most bizarre, eccentric, and loving bird ever - he overflowed with personality and nothing could ever replace him. I can't believe he's gone. <br><br><b>Réka Csabó</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 02-May-01 21:14:58 EDT<br><br><b>Carole the green cheek conure</b><br><br>Hello my name is Diane and we live in Canada. Carole is a green cheek conure and she/he ( don't know it's sex) is only two years old. Anyways we also have a tiel and two shelties. Anyways one day Carole decided that one of the shelties would be a great horse so she hop on Nikki's back and rode her while hanging on tight. Nikki is pretty use to Carole and once in a while they decide to play tag. Yes a sheltie and a conure. The sheltie will bounce on the carpet and the conure comes charging. The sheltie backs up quickly and bounces back toward the bird and the bird charges. lol <br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:furet@mb.sympatico.ca">furet@mb.sympatico.ca</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 01-May-01 11:00:40 EDT<br><br><b>King of the Menagerie</b><br><br>Hi, my name is chris and my sunny one and I live in Western Australia, I took him out of the nest at 3 weeks because I was nosey parkering too much and his parents stopped feeding him. I stopped looking at him too much for 3 days, but they were stubborn and he was getting weaker and weaker, I felt dreadful, my curiousity was going to kill the only chick they had produced for the entire season. So I lifted him out, all skin and eyes and beak and enormous feet. He slept in a plant humidifier with a thick damp towel over the heater so his skin wouldn't dry out, it took him days to recover the weight loss and pick up on his appetite, I didn't stop his 2am and 4 am feeds until he was 6 weeks old. Then he had feathers, found his voice and became my alarm clock, and now at 9months we have cages in strategic places in the house and in the yard so where ever I am he can see me, we have snuggle sessions at night before he goes to bed in his box, which is attatched to his very expensive cage that we cut a hole in so that the entrance, which is a hollow log could be attached on the inside and his sleeping box is on the outside of his cage. In the mornings he waits for me to slide the lid of the sleeping box and put my hand in, he takes my finger in his beak, very gently, and I tow him up out of the box, and we have breakfast together. I love him to distraction and often souvenier branches off gum trees for him to chew on,he gets the pick of my roses and lords it over every one else in the house, two legged and four legged as well. <br><br><b>chris shinn</b><br><a href="mailto:shinnp@wanet.com.au">shinnp@wanet.com.au</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 20-Apr-01 11:34:20 EDT<br><br><b>Another "Found a Lost Conure" Story</b><br><br> His name is now Kiwi and he is a Blue Headed Conure. I love him dearly and am very sorry for the previous owner who somehow, was not careful enough to keep Kiwi safe. Four months ago I arrived home late in the evening with my 8 yr. old son and 15 yr. old daughter. There were 3 urgent messages on my answering machine from my former stepbrother stating there was a parrot outside his patio window standing on a large role of chicken wire apparently thinking it looked alot like a bird cage. The bird had been there the whole day and with the dark cold night arriving, he was getting more worried about the bird freezing. When I arrived equiped with a small sheet (in case the bird was wild, we have a wild flock of about 40 green parrots in the area)and a box. I walked outside and Kiwi, upon seeing me, perked up and quickly came as close to me as possible and said "Hello, I love you!" and "I'm a good boy!" He was on my finger and raced up my arm to sit on my shoulder and made kissing noises and kissed me over and over. I did the responsible thing and tried to find the owner; newspaper adv., animal shelter and I contacted the local bird farms. He is my lovey boy. He danced and sings to music with me and if I dance and snap my fingers he bobs his body to the music and makes clicking noises. He says "Scooby doo be doo", "Pretty Boy","How are you?" "Fine" "Hi" and another few sentences that I have not figured out yet. He gets a bath every day in his pie tin (or else he will bath in his water dish). He will try all foods as long as he sees me eat it first. And when I drink out of a glass he always is trying to get his face in to drink it. I do deny him my wine. He fluffs up and goes after my cat who is a sweet, gentle little girl I hand raised from 3 wks old. I will share more stories another day. Thank you Linda (my name too!) for this wonderful place to come and read other stories about our little feathered children. <br><br><b>Linda</b><br><a href="mailto:LCOY@aol.com">LCOY@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 15-Apr-01 20:02:34 EDT<br><br><b>The joke is on you kitty.</b><br><br> I have a one year old white-eyed conure named Rocky. My husband and I have only had him for about a month. One afternoon my husbands parents were over and we were all sitting with back door open so the wind could blow through from the screen-in-porch. At our apartment complex there are a lot of stray cats and one just happened to be sitting out side of our porch. Well, i attempted to show Rocky what a cat was. The cat eyed Rocky and Rocky eyed the cat. I guess Rocky got tired of the cat and screamed at the cat. Scared the cat half to death and she ran off. We all started laughing and Rocky wanted to join in and laughed louder than all of us.<br><br><b>Heather White</b><br><a href="mailto:SCGRITS2@aol.com">SCGRITS2@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 06-Apr-01 20:02:27 EDT<br><br><b>MY WAKE UP! ON THE MORNING</b><br><br>i HAVE 2 CONURES THEIR HAVE NEARBY 3 YEAR AGO THEY KISS ME AND PLAY ON MY BED BUT THE "DESSERT" NEVER FAIL. I TRYING TO SPEAK BUT I HAVE NO ANSWER ON MY TRAINING ABOUT 1 HOUR DAILY. THEY PLAY ON THE WATER BUT THE CONURE "EAT" THE TAIL OF MY DOG. <br><br><b>ALBERTO LIZARDI</b><br><a href="mailto:berty_99_99@yahoo.com">berty_99_99@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 06-Apr-01 12:09:44 EDT<br><br><b>Gave up hope</b><br><br>Tuesday night 3/4/01 my husband went out side and "Emi" followed him but went to high and got taken by the wind. Emi is only 11mths old. Everytime he tried to come down you could see the wind took him, then he just flew out of our site. We hunted for him taking our other Conure with us as they adored each other. The next morning my husband found him down the river about 5kms away, he called him but he wouldnt come down,there were so many birds around and he looked scared. I said "let him be free if thats his wish". Thursday my husband took "wandy" to the shop with him and as usual he was saying what he thought making so much noise and later he was going mad, when my husband looked there was "Emi" flying toward him. He had to get on the roof to get him off the antenna, but i could not beleive he'd returned. He's now rested and back to his cheecky self again. I cried so much with happiness I could not beleive it. And when he sits on my shoulder saying "Emi, come" I say yes Emi you did come, come back to your family. Then he pops up and says "Emi, No, No-pick a boo" and I laugh with tears in my eyes thinking my baby has returned. We have no children so our animals are our babies. And Wandy our other Conure is so happy to, hes no longer lonely and depressed. How one small bird can take such a big part of ones heart is incredible. I still have to include them on our homepage. Luv to all those bird lovers out there.<br><br><b>Angela Kemp</b><br><a href="mailto:angela@lm.net.au">angela@lm.net.au</a><br><a href="http://www.adelaide.net.au/~kempstv/">Frank & Angela's Page</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 29-Mar-01 12:35:51 EST<br><br><b>Heart break birds</b><br><br>I have 2 Conures that are so very different then most, you see while they were very little (so I am told) another bird bit off both legs of one and one leg off the other. They are 2 years old and I have only had them a short time, but to see them and how the one with one leg holds the other up while sleeping and the way they care and love each other, is enough to make you tear up. I have never heard a bird purrrrrrrrr before until now, and in my 41 years of life never to see birds with stumps get around like they do. My only fear is that when the one passes on the other will be at such a loss that he too may follow. I will tell you how I am doing in tring to win them over, for they have not had the love they need over the years that they have been alive.<br><br><b>Johndrue P. Mabb</b><br><a href="mailto:JMabb@mail.NYSED.GOV">JMabb@mail.NYSED.GOV</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 25-Mar-01 07:57:54 EST<br><br><b>Sunny & Lucky (Both spoiled rotten)</b><br><br> While on a trip to florida we stopped in a gift shop for t-shirts & things and the shopkeeper had a sun conure. My wife and fell in love with him right away and offered to buy it. The man (al) told us where we could get one so we went and bought Sunny. It was an interesting trip back home to milw,wisc Sunny spent a great deal of time riding on a perch hanging from my rear view mirror. a couple months went by and we felt sunny needed a companion other then us so we got lucky. They are both spoiled rotten. If they hear one of us come pull in the driveway or our key hit the door. Thats it they go off until the second we go to their cage to say hello. But hello is not good enough we have to pick each one of them up to kiss and love on them then give them a treat. Miss 1 step and they start yelling again. My wife and the birds have a evening ritual. Every night around 7:30-8:00 pm she lets them get on the bed and they go under the covers and play they rolled around just like a couple of little kittens. If it gets past 8pm they raise cain until she gets them. Our male Lucky just loves my wife to death he is not to fond of men. But our female Sunny loves me. When we are home the cage is open at all times and when we are busy with household duties lucky gets down and searches the house for kathy. Some people say that all sun conures are very loud. I am border line with this because wen we just had sunny she was very quiet. Now lucky on the other hand is very loud and annoying at times. But we love him and would not give him up for anything. He is actually yelling right now cause I'm on this thing and not messing with him. But he's getting prett loud so I better tend to him. <br><br><b>Tom & Kathy</b><br><a href="mailto:Tmjb@webtv.net">Tmjb@webtv.net</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 21-Mar-01 10:19:29 EST<br><br><b>Leo and Murtle</b><br><br>Hello, I live in Denver. My husband and I own 2 conures. We have a sun conure and his name is Leo. He is orange with blue and green feathers. He is very spoiled. He loves to be fed people food. He will drink out of a cup if you hold it. Sometime when we are eating he will come out of his cage and beg to eat our food. He is very loud and loves to dance. He is a friendly bird. He is 4 years old. Are other conure name is Murtle I not sure exactly what kind of conure she is.She is green with red socks. She is around the same age as Leo. She doesnt like to hand fed or messed with. When we start feeding Leo she get loud. Both of our bird love pizza. Sometime Leo will eat chicken. I think he thinks he is a person. I love both of them very much. My daughter will go up to the cage and start dancing and Leo will get all puffed out and starts dancing with her. They both love being outside. Only when its nice out side. We will put the cage outside, but have to be careful for cats. <br><br><b>Evangeline</b><br><a href="mailto:den.receptionist@designfab.com">den.receptionist@designfab.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 21-Mar-01 10:19:29 EST<br><br><b>Leo and Murtle</b><br><br>Hello, I live in Denver. My husband and I own 2 conures. We have a sun conure and his name is Leo. He is orange with blue and green feathers. He is very spoiled. He loves to be fed people food. He will drink out of a cup if you hold it. Sometime when we are eating he will come out of his cage and beg to eat our food. He is very loud and loves to dance. He is a friendly bird. He is 4 years old. Are other conure name is Murtle I not sure exactly what kind of conure she is.She is green with red socks. She is around the same age as Leo. She doesnt like to hand fed or messed with. When we start feeding Leo she get loud. Both of our bird love pizza. Sometime Leo will eat chicken. I think he thinks he is a person. I love both of them very much. My daughter will go up to the cage and start dancing and Leo will get all puffed out and starts dancing with her. They both love being outside. Only when its nice out side. We will put the cage outside, but have to be careful for cats. <br><br><b>Evangeline Sandoval</b><br><a href="mailto:den,receptionist@designfab.com">den,receptionist@designfab.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 20-Mar-01 18:52:48 EST<br><br><b>Singent The Blue-crowned Conure</b><br><br>Singent hatched in the tropical jungles of Richmond Hill on August 11,1994.He certainly displays his Leo personality.Highly curious,he investigates everything.He loves to climb dowm my arm when I am cooking to steal a bite of whatever I am preparing.I discovered he HATES garlic.He also HATES the sound of dishes going into or coming out of our dishwasher.He just SCREAMS!!Maybe,he wants to do them.Think so? Singent is very affectionate with me,but he is reluctant to share me.My husband has been allowed to serve a a landing platform,if I am not within range.He is not clipped. A watchdog would be a waste for us.The instant a stranger enters our home,the alarm is sounded (perhaps SCREECHED is a better word). Singent has acquired a good vocabulary consisting of words and sounds I had hoped he would learn and others I wish he hadn't.Conures are very smart.They are learning all the time.Don't assume they don't hear you.Trust me,they do. I have been very fortunate to have had Singent in my life for six years now.He is a great companion and a wonderful friend.<br><br><b>Ada</b><br><a href="mailto:john163@sympatico.ca">john163@sympatico.ca</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 16-Mar-01 00:35:17 EST<br><br><b>BUDDY HAS A NEW FRIEND</b><br><br>Hi all my las tstory was about buddy our bluecrown conure and baby the parakeet. buddy is doing great baby on the other hand didnt make it he was sick when we got him he was begining to get better but as he was getting his strength back tried to sleep on his perch and fell off in the middle of the night and is no longer with us.we miss him but are still glad he lived longer than he was expected to .but now the current news buddy has another new friend now her name is basha (another blue crown) she was adopted from a woman in arizona who loved basha so much that when she didnt have enough time for her she found basha a good home with us we picked her up on the 14th from the airport and am very happy to report that she is adjusting well no serious bite just some nips and no screaming she is adjusting to her new surroundings wonderfully . she is even feeling comfortable enough to talk for us we took her to the pet store today and basha asked the cashier "whatcha doin?" it was so cute well im gonna go for now more to come in the future<br><br><b>david &allie</b><br><a href="mailto:firewater68@aol.com, or madammashardra@aol.com">firewater68@aol.com, or madammashardra@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 15-Mar-01 15:06:06 EST<br><br><b>"Khukla" and the "Door Knocker."</b><br><br>I am a full-figured, 30 year-old woman (obviously because I used "full-figured") from Poughkeepsie, NY with 2 tattoos and a pierced nipple. (Yes, this is relevant). The love of my life, my joy of joys, "Khukla" - a 7 month old Jendaya Conure who is absolutely perfect in every way, of course - among many other incredibly cute things to do, loves to nose-dive into my shirt. When he gets in there, he squooshes around "the mama," flips onto his back where he giggles (yes, giggles) and has me tickle his belly, etc. Other times, he will just gnaw on my bra (and he's pretty good at trying not to pinch) and express his glee with honks, squeaks, "whistles," and all sorts of R2D2 language that is irresistably cute. Other times, he'll just perch on the strap and chill. Well, sometimes, we'll take a nap together. I make a little "burrow" for him or he'll get in my shirt, shut his eyes and we'll lightly conk out for an hour. One evening, I wake up to feel "tap, tap, tap" on my nipple ring. No pulling, no tugging, just "knock, knock, knock." I look down and there's Khukla, rapping on my ring like a little doorknocker. Laughing, I said, "Who's there?" and he let go, looked up and said (kinda chirpy, but understandable), "Baby!" And that was his first word. :)<br><br><b>Tracy Verteramo</b><br><a href="mailto:TracyV3@Juno.com">TracyV3@Juno.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 09-Mar-01 13:56:19 EST<br><br><b>Sunshine</b><br><br><br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 08-Mar-01 21:13:39 EST<br><br><b>what to do with sunshine</b><br><br><br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 08-Mar-01 21:10:58 EST<br><br><b>what to do with Sunshine</b><br><br><br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 01-Mar-01 03:43:38 EST<br><br><b>A Bird Brained Hockey Fan!</b><br><br>It might seem a little crazy, but my 2 year old Jenday likes hockey. My boyfriend is a hockey nut. He plays, watches, and participates in on-line clubs that involve hockey. Everytime he goes to play a game Hau'oli gets really excited. As soon as he picks up his hockey sticks or bag, she'll fluff up and make cute noises. I find it really strange. At first we just thought that she liked seeing him leave, but now she gets excited when hockey is on television. My mother says it's too bad that they don't make bird sweaters like they do for dogs, if they did I could take her to one of his games. I bet she would love that. She's the only hockey fan I know of that is about the size the puck.<br><br><b>Kimberly </b><br><a href="mailto:kdhuges@altavista.com">kdhuges@altavista.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 22-Feb-01 19:25:47 EST<br><br><b>Oz the Jenday conure</b><br><br><br><br><b>Sierra Washington</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 22-Feb-01 19:25:47 EST<br><br><b>Oz the Jenday conure</b><br><br><br><br><b>Sierra Washington</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 22-Feb-01 19:25:47 EST<br><br><b>Oz the Jenday conure</b><br><br><br><br><b>Sierra Washington</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 21-Feb-01 02:42:48 EST<br><br><b>jimmy</b><br><br>i have a 2.5 year old sun conure named jimmy, i love jimmy to death but he is very spoiled, i am the only person that can touch or hold him, he attacks everyone else that comes in the house, he will draw blood, i am not quite sure how to change his attitude, how can i get him to be nice to people or to at least tolerate other people, if my nieces stay over for the weekend he has to stay in his cage unless they are outside any other time as long as i am home he is out, i feel guilty leaving him in his cage but do not want him bitting anyone, any suggestions on correcting my problem would be greatly appreciated thnx cathy <br><br><b>cathy </b><br><a href="mailto:dalcas2002@yahoo.com">dalcas2002@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 20-Feb-01 01:51:13 EST<br><br><b>Caesar lays 2 Eggs</b><br><br>Caesar is our 10 year old brown throated conure. For about 7 weeks he has been shredding the newspaper in his cage and hiding under the newspaper. Tonight we took a peek and there are 2 eggs in there! I guess Caesar is a female. We don't know what to do with the eggs. Is is worse to take them away, or leave them in there until she is not interested in them anymore? Please help! <br><br><b>Ann Theisner</b><br><a href="mailto:abmwt@aol.com">abmwt@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 19-Feb-01 10:59:21 EST<br><br><b>Kermit....</b><br><br>Thanks for your nice site. I am new to conures, and have just adopted a 4 mo old Sun. I called him (her) Kermit becasue as my wife and & I were bringing her home she started croking like a frog! She is adorable but was a gift at Christmas for a 12 yo boy (instead of a puppy) big mistake. He liked her, but had no idea how to care for her. She had learned to bite to get on his shoulder then she would torment him with nips to the back of the neck and ears. When he would have enough and finally get her off , by laying down on the couch, she would scream if he tried to put her back in her cage and nip. When we drove up to the house to look at her, I could hear her screaming clear out in my car! Well that was several weeks ago. She now only yells when she wants to get up, or I first get home (or I leave the room and she is protestinmg that I'm not taking her with me). She is not allowed on shoulders (I don't know when , if ever, she will be) but rides around the house with me on my hand. She likes to lean her back against my chest as we walk so turns around on my finger to let me know to lean her agianst me. I think this position makes her feel secure. Kermit is very well behaved now, for a young conure. She doesn not bite, only nips now and then to get her way. She falls asleep with me at night wtatching TV, curled into the crook of my arm. She loves to have her neck rubbed and has taken to flipping over on her back for a brief tummy tickle. I hope to have many many good years with her. She is, of course, spoiled with toys, stands, and a very large cage. I have branches for her to chew, several size twist percehs for her to chose from, swings, etc., and it seems everytime wqe go to a store I find her another toy (my wife is beginning to wonder where we will put them all) I switch out some of the toys to givr her variety. She is not very shy, does not realy scare eaasily and loves my dogs....well, she loves to intimidate them anyway. Thanks again for the sight, I enjoy reading and learning new things about birds. I had a loved cockatiel die recently and my wife encouraged me to get another bird. It was hard, but I am glad she did! Mike.<br><br><b>Mike Hervey</b><br><a href="mailto:Northstaral@yahoo.com">Northstaral@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 18-Feb-01 15:21:46 EST<br><br><b>AN UNBALIEVABLE STORY</b><br><br> Hi my name is Adrienne and i live in NH. I just got a Nanday Conure 2-16-01 and her name is Takeana. I got her from a pet store around my area and when i got her I was told a story that she had been abused. So i bought her and took her to her new home. The first day she was confused, well because she was in a new home so she was on me most of the time. But then the next day she decided to bight me, so i left her alone for a while. On 2-18-01 my son Johnathan was sick, he had been sick for a couple of days. So he fell asleep on the couch and Takeana's cage is right next to the couch where my son was sleeping. I saw her climb over to him and she started to kiss him and talk to him, words that i haven't herd her say.. She was telling him "I LOVE YOU" and some other words but they weren't clear words. My son Johnathan is 3 years old, but the way she was with him as he was sleeping its like she was protecting him from something. She was near his neck talking, preening him, kissing him ect. I don't know why she did this but i think she is attached to him. I need some help understanding her needs and wants and why she was the way she was with my 3 year old son. Thank You Adrienne<br><br><b>Adrienne</b><br><a href="mailto:xxtinyfoxx@aol.com">xxtinyfoxx@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 13-Feb-01 21:14:59 EST<br><br><b>Nanday Conure reaches for the better</b><br><br>Hi,I am Sam,since my owner can't figure out my sex we found this NAME suiteable. For 12 years I lived in a house in Fl.After a while they started to neglect me so I chewed on stuff and huddled to whatever in my cage. I chewed a whole thruogh a half descent cage well not quite well my owners weren't horrible they just could't find the time for me so when my new owner moved down I fell in love with her sweet personality. . My owner noticed and was thinking for a year to give me some one and it is the year 2001 now and I a knew cage more than Descent and I get atention and the care i want.I got from the worst to the best in my eyes. <br><br><b>LimeBuggy01 </b><br><a href="mailto:LimeBuggy01@juNO.COM ">LimeBuggy01@juNO.COM </a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 13-Feb-01 21:14:59 EST<br><br><b>Nanday Conure reaches for the better</b><br><br>Hi,I am Sam,since my owner can't figure out my sex we found this suiteable for 12 years I lived in a house in Fl.After a while they started to neglect me so I chewed on stuff and huddled to whatever in my cage. I chewed a whole thruogh a half descent cage well not quite well my owners weren't horrible they just could't find the time for me so when my new owner moved down I fell in love with her sweet personality and I FELL IN LOVE. My owner noticed and was thinking for a year to give me some one and it is the year 2001 now and I a knew cage mor ethan Descent and I get ateention and the care i want.I got from the worst to the best in my eyes. <br><br><b>LimeBuggy01 </b><br><a href="mailto:LimeBuggy01@juNO.COM ">LimeBuggy01@juNO.COM </a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 13-Feb-01 13:23:52 EST<br><br><b>"Peaches"</b><br><br> I would try to find out what bird would be best for me and the only one to always come up was the gold capped conure. I could not find any gold caps but finally I found Peaches at Daves. Peaches is extremely loving and I love him. One time Ihad him on my shoulder and I heard a "Whazup" and as I'm not used to hearing parrots talk I was suprised. I caled Daves and told the woman who sold him to me. Apparently he can say "hello" and "mom" as well. <br><br><b>Luke Pinette</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 11-Feb-01 22:40:36 EST<br><br><b>My beautiful little boy</b><br><br>I owned a greencheek conure. His name was Weiser. I also own a cockatiel. Her name is Bud. I didn't realize at the time I named Bud (that it turned out that she was a female- she started laying eggs). We left the name the same because we named the birds at the same time. I miss my little boy Weiser. He died last weekend. Don't know how or why. He was always a happy little bird, bouncing and dancing in his cage everytime I had music playing. I've only had him for six years but I tell you, those were the best six years. I love all my animals and I wouldn't trade them for nothing in the world. They become part of your family. I also own a Yorkie and his name is Bandit. He did great with the birds. We also have a Macaw and her name is Skittles. She talks up a storm. Weiser never talked but he did say two words (which reminds me of the cartoon Roadrunner). He always chirped beep beep. It was so cute because he did it just like the Roadrunner. I cannot express how much I miss him. I took it hard, cried for days. It is a week today since he passed on and I still have his cage and everytime I pass by it I say hello Weiser. I know he is gone but I can still feel his presence around me. I'd love to get another one but I want to wait a little while. Weiser is still on my mind and still in my heart and it hurts right now. I think anyone who owns birds and other pets are special people. Love them with all your hearts because you never know when they will leave you. I'd like to dedicate this conure story to my little boy "WEISER". May the angels watch over him. <br><br><b>Darlene</b><br><a href="mailto:bandit2@eatel.net">bandit2@eatel.net</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 10-Feb-01 19:19:55 EST<br><br><b>Dedo Misses His Friend, Harvey</b><br><br>Just a short story: I raise rabbits, and my oldest mini lop rabbit, "Harvey" lived in my home with my two birds, a dusky conure named "Dedo", and a quaker named, "Quake". Harvey is quite old, being born on May 5, 1991, which makes her almost 11. She lives inside my home, with the two birds being her friends. They like to fly down and walk around on top of her cage, and go inside and visit her when her cage door is open. This past Tuesday, Harvey went off her feed, which I knew was not a good sign. On Wednesday morning, she did not even touch her breakfast cereal, so I knew something was up. On Wednesday evening, she started breathing heavily; the birds and I become very concerned. I slept beside Harvey's cage that evening and on Thursday morning, February 8, 2001 at 1 AM, Harvey passed on. I was lucky enough to hold her in her few moments of life - I told her she was very loved. The next morning, both Dedo and the Quake were silent. There friend was gone. Dedo spent the day throwing every toy out of his cage in retaliation. Quake was very quiet. I spent Thursday evening with both birds talking to them. When it was bedtime, they slept together in one cage Thursday night close together. I guess this is their way of dealing with the loss of a loved one. I just wanted to share this with every bird owner - my birds really loved their rabbit friend as much as I did, and they each showed their grief in their own way. Regards, Janis Potter<br><br><b>Janis Potter</b><br><a href="mailto:TBUNFLA@aol.com">TBUNFLA@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 09-Feb-01 15:53:27 EST<br><br><b>The Noisy bird</b><br><br>We went to Pet Pluse Wearhouse in Parksburg. They said "these birds are not noisy". So we thought for a little bit and besided to buy it. Well a couple days later the bird was so noisy we had to put it in a different room, it was so loud we could not even hear the T.V. or hear the other person on the phone.<br><br><b>Joyce Thomas</b><br><a href="mailto:eminem16@epals.com">eminem16@epals.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 09-Feb-01 03:16:23 EST<br><br><b>Glade Air Freshener or Teflon pan Killed my Green Cheek</b><br><br>I just bought a beautiful, friendly, healthy, & loving Green Cheek bird on a Friday. I was visiting relatives over the weekend and the bird was wonderful. Then I brought it home and placed its cage in the living room (located 5feet away from a Glade Oil Air Freshener). The next day I went to work and couldn't wait to come home and talk to my beautiful bird. My bird, Kiki, was happy to see us home. We played with her and put her on top of her cage. We started cooking on a teflon pan. No more than ten minutes later she died :( Our hearts cried for her, but we could not save her. We took her to the vet the next day for a necropsy. The results came back in and said she was healthy female, but her lungs filled up with blood and she suffocated. I called the pet store, Pet Zone, in North Highlands, CA, and they basically said, "if she was ill we will reimburse your money, but if it was your fault, you don't get any money back". I didn't care about the money, we cared only for the bird. My question is???? What should I do now? Is Pet Zone liable? Is Glade liable? Is there nothing I can do? Just a note...when I bought the bird the manager didn't explain anything about the bird, not even a flyer about the do's & dont's. He just took my money and said thank you..enjoy your bird. Please help! Sincerely, Chris sac53287@hotmail.com<br><br><b>chris</b><br><a href="mailto:sac53287@hotmail.com">sac53287@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 06-Feb-01 07:11:26 EST<br><br><b>Our New Buddy **</b><br><br>we got buddy about 1 week ago . he's doing great . he picked me to be his person . he like's to perch on my shoulder and preen my hair , it's a weird feeling lol . he also likes giving me kisses on my cheek and and laughs after i give him kisses . our baby parakeet has now learned to use his legs and started perching yesterday on my hubbys finger lol . we are so proud of our feathered children buddy (blue crowned conure )and baby (parakeet ) more up dates later allie & david <br><br><b>allie & david </b><br><a href="mailto:madammashardra@aol.com">madammashardra@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 02-Feb-01 02:09:39 EST<br><br><b>New arrival to our house!!!</b><br><br>We've just got a 7 mo. old green-cheek conure. We're not sure of it's sex and haven't named it yet. But we seem to say she or her alot. Any info on her would be great. We have a big cage but we have to keep it up cause we also have a 15mo old child. She has bitten us (usually when we try to pick her up and she doesn't want to). So any training tips and vocal lessons would be great. Thanks!<br><br><b>Brandi</b><br><a href="mailto:Serendipity202@yahoo.com">Serendipity202@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 27-Jan-01 18:29:44 EST<br><br><b>sorry email error</b><br><br>this is the right email . sorry 8o)<br><br><b>allie & david</b><br><a href="mailto:madammashardra@aol.com">madammashardra@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 27-Jan-01 18:21:23 EST<br><br><b>Our New Baby Buddy </b><br><br>We welcomed our new 4yr blue crowned conure home today jan27,01. when we brought him home we took the top of his cage off so he could get out , his prev. owner said he wasnt out much . so we decided to let him get a feel for the new house . we also introduced him to our baby parakeet (baby) baby so far really likes him and wants to do everything buddy does . they both fight for attention and loved watching the movie tonight together , but they had to be right next to each other because baby got mad . (he thinks hes a big bird and can do those things too lol) so far so good . buddy also showed us he can say "hello" "pretty bird" and he laughs and makes kissy noises .well we are glad to have our babys , and wanted to tell everyone about our new addition. bye all <br><br><b>allie & david</b><br><a href="mailto:madamashardra@aol.com">madamashardra@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 26-Jan-01 14:13:07 EST<br><br><b>You brought home a what?</b><br><br> I work as an office manager in a veterinary office and I recently aquired what I think is a red-masked conure. A lady walked in yesterday and started asking about getting a clamydia test and wing,nail & beak trim for her bird. I was very interested and we talked for a few minutes and she told me she had found a "Love Parrott" or rather it had found her. She was walking down the street and he was up in a tree and flew down to her shoulder. (He is banded and very tame most of the time.) She then walked the 20 minutes back to her house with him on her shoulder saying HELLO over and over again. It ended up that she was really looking for a home for him and I jumped at the chance. (My Vet. was a little upset because I beat her to it.) He is irridescent green with red around his eyes and on his cheeks and on the edge of his wings he has red & yellow with a little red by his feet. My husband use to have Cockatiels and a Spanish Rossella so I figured HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Now I'm not really sure if I can trust him or not out of his cage because I have a little boy (age 6) and you know how little boys are constantly in motion. He already got a little bite yesterday, but that was his fault. How are these birds with children and what should I be doing to get him use to us. I love him already. My husband got up this morning and was grinding coffee and Tequila said "What are you doing?" so of coarse he answered him and told him "I'm making coffee." to which our bird replied "Uh oh!" Just wanted to share the news with someone who understands. Gotta go, Tequila is calling me. <br><br><b>Sharon Crain</b><br><a href="mailto:flacrains">flacrains</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 23-Jan-01 22:09:57 EST<br><br><b>PJ and Cristmas</b><br><br>Since losing a pet bird as a child, I had longed for another. About a year ago, found a precious friend in a beautiful gold capped conure named PJ. We instantly bonded and became inseperable. Although I must work, PJ has learned and accepted "our" schedule. He loves mashed potatoes, grapes, chicken, and sunflower seed! A new treat is a couple of licks on my cinnamon lollipop! This makes PJ so happy, he bobs and rocks and clucks for more. He doesn't get sugar, so we limit this one! The week before Christmas, I had gone to the pet shop to buy PJ a gift (of course!) There was a sad and lonely brown throat in there alone in her cage. Her owner spoke to me and wanted to find her a good home. Well, since we love conures, I gave her the phone number to call! We had been home about 5 minutes when the phone rang and sure enough, we adopted "Chrissy" short for Christmas. Now PJ is a little less bonded to the "Mommy" thank goodness. He is slowly accepting Chrissy. They have plenty of time. We don't force the relationship, and they have seperate cages and territories, but I know they will become friends! Now, we have two loving friends to share our lives with. There are few things to equal the love of a pet bird!<br><br><b>Terri Carroll</b><br><a href="mailto:carroll@rose.net">carroll@rose.net</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 21-Jan-01 16:25:55 EST<br><br><b>Buddy Goes to Camp</b><br><br>We are the owners and directors of Camp Waziyatah in Waterford, ME, where the original "Bug Juice" series was filmed for Disney Channel during the summer of 1997. Because of the reality-TV approach to our summer at camp, the series directors and producers would not know until they edited each episode, which pieces of tape would actually appear in the series when it aired. Now here's the conure part: Buddy, our little green friend, joined our family the winter before. Ours was his second family, and he adjusted beautifully to a multi-cat plus dog household. When we moved to camp for the summer, his cage stood in a sort of bay window, most often with the window sashes up for ventilation, and a great view of the center of camp. From time to time, as conures are wont to do, Buddy would scream loudly to be sure that campers 1/4 of a mile away at the softball field would know he was participating fully in camp activities. It became obvious to the film crew that if they used any footage with Buddy expressing himself in the background, viewers might think that this was about a camp devoted to torturing small children, rather than one dedicated to their growth and development. The film crew could not edit out the Buddy screams, so they came to us one day to share their dilemma. We all agreed that the best course was to shoot a few feet of tape which would sort of "explain" the source of screeches and shreiks on the soundtrack. To that end, we asked Buddy if he was ready for his close-up and he agreed to be presentable for the camera. As one might expect, he was also totally silent during his filming. It's a good thing his "cover shots" were never needed -- maybe they decided just not to use any footage where he was screaming in the background. Buddy has now had four wonderful expressive summers at camp, and is looking forward to his fifth (noisy) summer in Maine. He continues to provide background accompaniment for all phone calls and many interviews, always saying "hello" when the phones ring, and a pretty good approximation of "Camp Waziyatah" and "thank you" when the call concludes. Maybe we can enroll him in Katie Gibbs this fall!<br><br><b>The Kerns Family</b><br><a href="mailto:waziotters@aol.com">waziotters@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://www.wazi.com">Camp Waziyatah</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 20-Jan-01 13:21:24 EST<br><br><b>BABSIE</b><br><br>Babsie can say her own name and she can also say "Mirror,Mirror on the cage, who's the prettiest bird of all?? Of course me!!" and she can say "Look at that little bird run!" I think it's so funny!! <br><br><b>Mattie Wilcox</b><br><a href="mailto:poke44587@home.com">poke44587@home.com</a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 19-Jan-01 19:06:30 EST<br><br><b>SUNNY</b><br><br> I JUST GOT SUNNY BUT I ALREADY LOVE HIM. HE SITS ON MY SCHOULDER OR ANYWHERE. SOMETIMES HE JUMPS TO THE FLOOR AND WALKS AROUND WITH ME. WHEN HE WANTS TO COME BACK UP HE CLIMBS UP MY LEG. EVERY MORNING I GET UP TO SEE HIM CLOWNING AROUND.HES VERY SPOILED. WHENEVER HE WANTS ATTENTION HE GETS IT. HES A JOY TO HAVE. MORE STORIES SOON. <br><br><b>ANGIE</b><br><a href="mailto:CHOO821@AOL.COM">CHOO821@AOL.COM</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 16-Jan-01 23:34:30 EST<br><br><b>Attack of the killer puppet?</b><br><br>We have a Dusky That is a little over a year old. His name is quite fittingly "Screech." I do not believe that he is aware that he is actually a bird. Every morning he wakes me up, not to get out of his cage, we leave his cage open all the time, he is just insistant that I am up with him. I could not name all the times that he has had us rolling in the floor laughing. He has quite the personality. Today, our dog brought me one of the kids toy dinosaur puppets. Screech ruffled up and did his little bobbing head thing, then his mad dance and proceeded to attack it. He ran down my arm, bit it viciously a couple of times, and tried to run for his life, tripping on my sleeve and falling back to the puppet. I assume he thought he was dead, because he just laid there on his back for a few seconds, then ran again. He finally made it back to his hiding place in one piece, which is my hair. He is such a joy to have. I am glad I decided to buy him. He is the Comic relief in our house. <br><br><b>Ashley</b><br><a href="mailto:Albc7477@cs.com">Albc7477@cs.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 15-Jan-01 15:09:18 EST<br><br><b>FRANKIE CAME BACK HOME</b><br><br>About a year ago we moved to our new home.....frankie our sun conure who was 3 months old and still handfeeding decided to take off.....my husband frank didnt think she could fly he would take her out on the porch and sit with her and she would stay on his shoulder...well one day she flew....we had this terrible storm and she was gone for a day and a night....we told my daughter if she came over and helped he would pay her 50.00....as soon as my daughter pulled in our driveway she told me she heard this bird crying and it sounded like our conure...i ran outside and there she was in front of our house on the telephone wire...she was afraid to drop down i was directly underneath her and the street was right there with a lot of traffic she flew in a circle and landed on the neighbors trailer a few places down from us.....i got her cup and her spoon....and i banged on her cup and she looked at me and jumped right into the cup.....needless to say frankie will never go outside again and whenever we have a storm she hides in her cage...im not sure where she spent that night but im glad she found her way home....never take your birds outside......<br><br><b>darlene</b><br><a href="mailto:birdlover4u2@aol.com">birdlover4u2@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 15-Jan-01 14:30:34 EST<br><br><b>Horney matty</b><br><br>he liked other birds<br><br><b>Peter</b><br><a href="mailto:perterco@hotmail.com">perterco@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 15-Jan-01 14:27:55 EST<br><br><b>Fatty matty</b><br><br>i had a conure named fatty matty. he licked to try and mate with our grey hound dog named Kelly. They went on for hours. ha ha ha<br><br><b>James</b><br><a href="mailto:jamesco@hotmail.com">jamesco@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 11-Jan-01 09:53:10 EST<br><br><b>Time for another Frey Story!</b><br><br>Before i tell my story I would like to say I'm sorry for everyone of you that has written a story about loosing a great friendship found in your conure. I cry everytime I read one of these stories and apprieciate every moment I have with my "love bug." I must say one more thing before I go on...many stories state that a bird looked sick and people went to the pet store for meds. Don't ever go to the pet store for remidies to illness!! Always take your bird to a aviary vet. It might cost more but to see your little friend healthy and perky is worth every penny!! Every morning when my husband gets up he takes out Frey (if he doesn't SHRIEKFEST 2001 starts!) Frey sits on the towel rack while i shower saying kiss kiss over and over again until I finish. Then he takes his place on the towel on my head...look out here comes king Frey! He stays up there while I put on my make-up occasionly climbing down the front to peek his little face down in front of mine to say kiss kiss, once and a while I get a Frey tail in my face only to be removed with great squeeks of protest. Frey then sits down to breakfast with us on his free standing perch that fits oh so nicely on the table (my husband made it for him). As soon as my husband is finished putting the milk in his coffe and cheerios Frey climbs down the perch and waddles across the table to my husbands bowl and tries to snatch a cheerio. It kindda sounds like this..."hey!" "SQUEEK!" "stop that!" "SQUEEK!" "get away from there!" "SQUEEK SQUEEK!" "get out of my bowl you dirty birdie!" "SQUEEK! SQUEEK! SQUEEK!" And of course Frey triumphantly waddles away with his prize...one of my husbands cheerios! He goes back on his perch and enjoys his "catch" of the day. Once he is finished with that he once again makes his way across the table to my coffee cup and perches himself on rim and has himself a couple of sips (it's decaf ofcourse!). Talk about a bird who thinks he's human! As much as my husband prostest he still gives Frey a good scrath and a kiss before he leaves, hey who could resist a cute little Gold Capped Conure like that! Obviously we can't! Look for the next Frey story... Frey Loves His Cozy <br><br><b>AnnRose</b><br><a href="mailto:annyrosey@aol.com">annyrosey@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 11-Jan-01 09:53:10 EST<br><br><b>Time for another Frey Story!</b><br><br>Before i tell my story I would like to say I'm sorry for everyone of you that has written a story about loosing a great friendship found in your conure. I cry everytime I read one of these stories and apprieciate every moment I have with my "love bug." I must say one more thing before I go on...many stories state that a bird looked sick and people went to the pet store for meds. Don't ever go to the pet store for remidies to illness!! Always take your bird to a aviary vet. It might cost more but to see your little friend healthy and perky is worth every penny!! Every morning when my husband gets up he takes out Frey (if he doesn't SHRIEKFEST 2001 starts!) Frey sits on the towel rack while i shower saying kiss kiss over and over again until I finish. Then he takes his place on the towel on my head...look out here comes king Frey! He stays up there while I put on my make-up occasionly climbing down the front to peek his little face down in front of mine to say kiss kiss, once and a while I get a Frey tail in my face only to be removed with great squeeks of protest. Frey then sits down to breakfast with us on his free standing perch that fits oh so nicely on the table (my husband made it for him). As soon as my husband is finished putting the milk in his coffe and cheerios Frey climbs down the perch and waddles across the table to my husbands bowl and tries to snatch a cheerio. It kindda sounds like this..."hey!" "SQUEEK!" "stop that!" "SQUEEK!" "get away from there!" "SQUEEK SQUEEK!" "get out of my bowl you dirty birdie!" "SQUEEK! SQUEEK! SQUEEK!" And of course Frey triumphantly waddles away with his prize...one of my husbands cheerios! He goes back on his perch and enjoys his "catch" of the day. Once he is finished with that he once again makes his way across the table to my coffee cup and perches himself on rim and has himself a couple of sips (it's decaf ofcourse!). Talk about a bird who thinks he's human! As much as my husband prostest he still gives Frey a good scrath and a kiss before he leaves, hey who could resist a cute little Gold Capped Conure like that! Obviously we can't! Look for the next Frey story... Frey Loves His Cozy <br><br><b>AnnRose</b><br><a href="mailto:annyrosey.com">annyrosey.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 11-Jan-01 09:11:49 EST<br><br><b>Baby Billy-Green Cheeked Conure</b><br><br>Billy was my birthday present-how our lives have changed since he entered our lives...non-stop entertainment! I've had him 1 mth - he's approx. 3mths old. He's fully weaned now, loves to have showers with us, and has become a darling companion. I have only one concern, he does not poop in his cage, only when he is out. I'm worried about this and wonder if this is normal or not. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. <br><br><b>Nancy</b><br><a href="mailto:dvokey@sympatico.ca">dvokey@sympatico.ca</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 10-Jan-01 18:41:02 EST<br><br><b>misaa</b><br><br><br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 08-Jan-01 12:37:34 EST<br><br><b>silly simey!</b><br><br>i have a nande conure and let me tell ya she is one crazy kid!! she talks and talks and squawks and squawks!!! SO one day i was sittin in the living room of my humble abode, and simon, other wise known as simon...was sitting atop her quaint cage. i brought in a soda can and began drinking out of it when out of nowhere, flap flap flap, incomes the simester!! luckily i wasnt holding the can because she bit and attacked it like theres no tomorrow!!! the soda spilled all over the table and floor...and she sat on the edge of the table happy as a clam in the sand, with nothing more to say but "Who did it?" so now i have to put her in her cage every time i want to drinksome sodey-pop!!!!<br><br><b>nikki</b><br><a href="mailto:nikkin_14@yahoo.com">nikkin_14@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 06-Jan-01 11:00:06 EST<br><br><b>Ooops....</b><br><br>Jezebel's email address is janjuly65@yahoo.com Sorry for the mistake :)<br><br><b>Jezebel</b><br><a href="mailto:janjuly65@yahoo.com">janjuly65@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 06-Jan-01 10:52:16 EST<br><br><b>A Home For Jezebel</b><br><br>My family and I just inherited a Nanday Conure named Jezebel. Jezebel has quite a history. Seems as if her first owner "accidentally on purpose" left her cage door open so that she would escape. :( They didn't get along too well. Well, as chance would have it she turned up on a friend of mine's porch. She and her family adopted her and they kept her for about 6 months. They too tired of her screeching and demanding nature. :( She then was adopted by my ex-brother in law. :) He kept her and a cockatiel named Buddy for several months also. Alas, HE tired of the feathers and the screeching too! :( Finally, and HOPEFULLY, Jezebel AND Buddy have found a permanent home with me and my children!! This is only our 3rd day together but already Jezebel is screeching much less and is letting us hand feed her. She loves for me to sing to her and is pretty calm as long as she can see or hear me. In my opinion, she's finally found her true home! We're all looking forward to a long and happy life with our two birds. :) <br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:janjuly@yahoo.com">janjuly@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 16-Dec-00 19:32:36 EST<br><br><b>First Night</b><br><br>Just This thursday December 14 2000 I got a 3 year old Nanday Conure Named Amos (early christmas present) he is so great he is still a little nippy when i try to take him off his cage but we are only in the 3rd day and i already see improvement anyway the first night he was here he said hello and i love you which makes me realize this is gonna be a good relationship. I am 16 and am looking forward to a long and fun relationship with him. also on the first night i was laying on the couch with Amos kinda up on my shoulder trying not to push it for the first night but to my surprise he came down after preening a little and got under my chin and went right to sleep he already lets me turn him upside down so i know he trusts me. More on Amos at another time <br><br><b>Robert</b><br><a href="mailto:Mialright@aol.com">Mialright@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 06-Dec-00 20:07:26 EST<br><br><b>Bubba , The Cherry Head Conure </b><br><br> I got Bubba, a four year old, cherry head conure, from a local pet shop. Bubba had no front feathers. I was told that he had been abused. I said hello to him and he brightly said "hey good-lookin" and whistled VERY loud. Leaving the store he let out a loud laugh and said "bye yall". It didn't take long for Bubba to get used to the family. He is very playful. He is very attached to me and loves to be held and cuddled.He can say anything that he gets ready to.<not always good> Bubba copies any sound that he hears. <the squeaky front door, zippers, coughing, etc.> He playfully growls and sqwuaks at my husband. Acts as if he might bite anyone that comes around. If the reaction suits him he laughs as loud as possible. When I pick him up he says "hey buddy" and says "mmmmm", and "what". Bubba loves to argue and always has to get the last word in. =0) One of his favorite games is to get into the curtain and yell to the top of his lungs "HELP" then laugh hysterically when he is discovered. I love my little feathered friend, although still no front feathers ...he is a cutie =0) <br><br><b>christy</b><br><a href="mailto:sunshine1174@aol.com">sunshine1174@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 04-Dec-00 22:27:34 EST<br><br><b>Wrestling fan Conure!</b><br><br>I have a sun conure named Kiki who is about 1.5 years old. When he isn't attacking anyone, or the dog, he likes to "Sing" along with anyone who is talking too loudly(in his opinion) or whatever music is on the t.v. or stereo. However his favorate song is Scott Stiener's (Bigpoppapump of the WCW) intro music. He starts bobbing his head and making his defining screaching noise in harmony with the tune, it actualy excites him! He can almost say poppa! (With a little coaching from me1) He just like a member of the family. He spends all of his time in my shirt and will attack anyone who comes near him but me. I only wish I could get him to stop regurgitating food! He stinks. And loves to eat chicken.<br><br><b>Brian</b><br><a href="mailto:BeefrocketTA@AOl.com">BeefrocketTA@AOl.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 03-Dec-00 17:02:17 EST<br><br><b>B the bird</b><br><br>Yesterday, I was watching T.V. & I had Babsie on my shoulder. All of a sudden, she started nibbling on my ear. I told her to stop, because she was tickling me. So she stopped that, but then she bit my lip sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard! It hurt soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! Now, there is a blood blister there. We punished Babsie for 3 days because we know Babsie likes to be out of her cage, but now she has to stay in.<br><br><b>Mattie Wilcox</b><br><a href="mailto:poke44587@home.com">poke44587@home.com</a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 23-Nov-00 11:44:01 EST<br><br><b>Calypso (The Sun Conure)</b><br><br>My bird Calypso is a Sun Conure. She is about a year old. She can say "Cally-ipso" & "Nighty, night Calypso!". We have had her since we lived in New Hope in Philadelphia. It seems like we've had her alot longer. I have a friend, Mattie Wilcox, & I slept over her house Sunday, November 19, 2000 & we played with her bird Babsie, & she slept over my house the next night & we played with Calypso. & we played with my snake, Romeo. (We are using Mattie's computer, so use her e-mail!)<br><br><b>Ashley Marvulli</b><br><a href="mailto:poke44587@home.com">poke44587@home.com</a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 23-Nov-00 05:53:48 EST<br><br><b>GRACIE - my new best friend</b><br><br>I have been a pet owner owning dogs & cats. I have had stray dogs & cats follow me home. About 8 moi.s ago my husband & I were out for a walk on the beach by our house. Gracie flew into a low bush & whistled to us. When we got close she climbed up onto my shoulder & came home with us. I have never had a bird follow me home before. That Monday I took her to the vet to find out about her, get an idea of her health & start to look for her owner. I did all the standard things of listing her however since she was unclipped the vet said she could have come from anywhere. Three months later my huisband & I couldn't stand to be apart from her & decided we were keeping her. We named her Gracie after Gracie Allen & my husband hopes to teach her to say "Goodnight Gracie". She likes to play. I discovered by accident that her favorite opera is Rigaletto - to which she does a little song & dance. Last month we took a trip up to Canada & we took her along with us. Traveling with a bird is very easy - she was very quiet(quietly scarfing peanuts)and the customs officials didn't notice her. We has a wonderful vacation with her. Since I've had Gracie I can't stand to leave her alone at home so I take her most everywhere with me. The only thing is she has a few stuffed animals - 3 stuffed teddy bears & she must always have a teddy with her. I don't know how she survived in the "wild" before we adopted her without her teddies. Gracie is a very friendly bird that doesn't bite UNLESS you touch the Teddy bear. No one touches the Teddy bear. We keep a Teddy in her 3different cages. I am so glad that this little conure found us. Sometimes I feel sorry for whomever lost her but it would break my heart to be apart from her. So whoever lost her - know that she has a good home & the sweet little conure is greatly loved & spoiled. <br><br><b>N. McPhail</b><br><a href="mailto:Doginfog@aol.com">Doginfog@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://Gracie-girl">Goodnight Gracie</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 22-Nov-00 16:41:01 EST<br><br><b>My little Babsie</b><br><br>My bird Babsie always bites. One time, she bit my hand & tore the skin off my hand. It started bleeding & the breeder of my bird said to hold her at my chest & say "No bite Babsie" very calmly. It really does work so if anyone needs help to stop their bird(s) from biting, just hold them to your chest & say "No bite__________" really calmly.<br><br><b>Mattie Wilcox</b><br><a href="mailto:poke44587@home.com">poke44587@home.com</a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 22-Nov-00 12:39:21 EST<br><br><b>My conure thinks he's human :-)</b><br><br>I have a Jenday Conure called Buster who is about 8 monthes old. He has such a personality and along with that comes a terrible temper, but he is extremely lovable and I adore him :-) But that's neither here nor there. I really think my conure believes he's human. He has no desire to stay in his cage... insists on being out with me and my husband. He loves to listen to the radio,tease my cats and then bite their paws or nose when they get too close. He comes off my shoulder and eats with me when I'm having a cup of fruit yogurt (he doesn't like cherry but seems to be quite fond of peach and rasberry)so I put a spoon with yogurt on it for him to eat while I eat mine. He takes away my rummikub tiles when i'm playing and insists on taking the keys off my keyboard with his beak. When company comes over I cannot shut him up for the life of me... even when I take him out of the cage... he still screams to insure he is the center of attention. My hands are all torn up from trying to put him back in the cage. If anyone has any suggestions on how to break him of this biting habit when he gets mad... my ears are all open. <br><br><b>Elli Pauli</b><br><a href="mailto:Eyaffe@aol.com">Eyaffe@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 08-Nov-00 21:03:06 EST<br><br><b>Charlie,scare</b><br><br>Well heres one i got 2 stories heres one so oneday i go to skool i was playing with my charlie before it but when i closed the cage i didnt close it all the way so when everybody left the house the cage wasnt closed rite so then like a 8 hours later my mom came home and they found him rite by the door hes a smart bird he knows that somewhere outside that door thats where we were but he dosnt know whats out there. #2 Well we bought this thing for the cage to keep the seeds in so one nite we went saomewhere and the thing was on so charlie mut of been playing with it and he got his head caught in it so we were realywcared so my dad he came up and he set him free and know we dont use that anymore and after that he just was sitting on his perch and scratchin his neck.<br><br><b>Joe</b><br><a href="mailto:Jeprofaci@yahoo.com">Jeprofaci@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 07-Nov-00 17:10:32 EST<br><br><b>No story just a reply to a story on this web re; wyatt</b><br><br>To msconure, dianne wyatt's mom, if I could give you a hug I would your a real good mommy, I read your story about wyatt, and I cried. Wyatt is a very very lucky little fellow to have a caring mom like you it takes special people like yourself to care about all creatures, thats why you work where you work. Thanks, Loretta Van Pelt I am mommy to Lola, a sun conure. <br><br><b>Loretta Van Pelt</b><br><a href="mailto:angels2569@aol.com">angels2569@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 06-Nov-00 22:09:08 EST<br><br><b>Fustrated mommy of a loveable conure</b><br><br>Hi conure lovers out there, my name is Loretta, and I am owned by Lola a sun conure, she is one year and nine months old approximately, Lola loves everyone in the family, but when daddy comes home and she is with mommy, she gets very protective of me and attacks my husband. Now if Lola is with daddy alone she is alright most of the time. Thats my first little dilema, the second is we cannot take Lola out if there is company over, she will attack them and if she is on my shoulder while i'm talking to them she will look at me and bite me and start to yell loudly. And we all know how loudly they can yell. I am fustrated because she is a very talented bird and has a pretty big vocabulary for a sun conure, she talks alot because I am home and spend alot of time with her. I would like to keep her out when company is over to show her off. I need help. If anyone can give me any advise as to what to try or do, I wouldd greatly appreciate it. Thanks and love your conures, because I do even though she is a little fresh. Linda, I have to say that I tried your receipt for the conures, and Lola loves it especially with the tofu, like louie. Good going mom. Thank You, Loretta Van Pelt, <br><br><b>Loretta Van Pelt</b><br><a href="mailto:Angels2569@aol.com">Angels2569@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 04-Nov-00 23:47:38 EST<br><br><b>Babe The Hugger</b><br><br>Babe loves to cuddle in my neck. He cuddles so much that eventually he is either lying on his side or his back. He loves to turn his head upside down and rub the top of his head against my face. He usually goes to sleep doing this. Babe also loves to kiss me, If you don't watch him he will french kiss me. My husband has taught him to put his head down when my dog comes around who's name is prissy. Prissy is a 12 lb female dachund. He tells Babe to hide that prissy is coming and babe puts his head down to hide from prissy. Babe loves to come out to play with the family but stays in his cage most of the day . When we come in he starts to scream to tell us its time to play. To night Babe got brave and tried to climb on Prissy hind leg but prissy got scared and walked away . Both animals are very spoiled. Babe is only 3 months old and was handfed.He was very tamed when we got him. <br><br><b>Melinda Cheek</b><br><a href="mailto:Joe60Mel62">Joe60Mel62</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 28-Oct-00 02:51:23 EDT<br><br><b>Nasaburphy</b><br><br>When I was 9 I had a Conure. I named "him" Nasaburphy..? I don't know where I came up with that one. We only had him for 2 weeks, and when my Uncle went to clip the wings, he got out and flew away. I was soooo heartbroken. When we got home, he landed on the porch and was "yelling" at me. Nasaburphy was the craziest character... he would flip the lid off of his cage and march over to where I was doing my homework and put his face between me and my glasses like, "Hey, pay attention to me now!!!" He would sit on my head, steal my mothers playing cards and hide them. (To this day she does not have a complete deck! She should buy some...) I came home from school one day, he squawked and fell to the floor of the cage. He died that evening. I still miss my baby. He was the greatest pet I have ever had...<br><br><b>Patience Poast</b><br><a href="mailto:ppoast@aol.com">ppoast@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 19-Oct-00 23:30:49 EDT<br><br><b>jesse the sun conure</b><br><br>My son, who is 12, wanted a sun conure desperately. he saved all the money he was given and earned in the total sum of 1700.00 in order to purchase his buddy and give him the finest of homes and toys. jesse is almost 2 years old now and we have had him 1 1/2 years. he is the most lovable creature. there are some things he does that i did not read in your notes. such as : he rubs his beak on my sons check as if to pet him back and will do this for several minutes all the while he is making cooing noises. Yes he loves to kiss and his favorite is to snuggle in my husband's or son's shirt, come evening. he snuggles between their shirt and undershirt for several hours before bed. poking his head out every so often to give them a kiss or to steal whatever food they are snaking on while watching a movie. He is a member of our family. <br><br><b>Karen</b><br><a href="mailto:shp9047@schoolofhope.org">shp9047@schoolofhope.org</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 19-Oct-00 14:58:36 EDT<br><br><b>Mick</b><br><br>we have had Mick now for about 2 months and what a character. I could never imagine birds being like humans! He cries when we come home from work so we can play.....he cries when he drops his nutra-berries....and when he throws his toys on the floor!!! Just like a baby. The problem is when we want to go to sleep we try covering his cage but he screams bloody murder.....I don't know if he's scared, or just crabby. Any suggestions? Please let me know. I'm willing to try anything.<br><br><b>Heather</b><br><a href="mailto:kingerh@aol.com">kingerh@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 17-Oct-00 21:54:23 EDT<br><br><b>outside</b><br><br>One day I went outside. <br><br><b>Tony</b><br><a href="mailto:bolognawcheese@hotmail.com">bolognawcheese@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 17-Oct-00 16:51:18 EDT<br><br><b>Good Samaratin Bird</b><br><br>I have a green cheek conure (Pablo) and a cockatiel (pepper). They have a plan gym that I bought them with a swing on it. Pepper was standing right in front of the swing as it was swinging, and Pablo ran over and stopped it from swinging with his beak. It seemed like Pablo was trying to save Pepper from being hit. Also, usually while I'm reading, Pablo comes and lays on his back, while i tickle his stomach.<br><br><b>Emily</b><br><a href="mailto:unicorn582@gurlmail.com">unicorn582@gurlmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 14-Oct-00 11:14:24 EDT<br><br><b>my love</b><br><br>Hi Im 12 years old and i own my verey own green cheeked conure one day when I wsa getting my swim suit on for swim practice I took Nekco my bird in my room beacase I hadnt seen hom all day amd so when I couldnt find my swin suit I went looking for it and left Nekco in my room . then I went nin the bathroom and changed an di went out in the kitchen to get a snack before practic eand I forgot all about nekco and before I could even remember there nekco was standing in the doorway of the kitchen and I picked him up an dput him on my sholder and he gave me one of those looks like never do that again but I love you sort of looks. <br><br><b>shari</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 12-Oct-00 19:52:09 EDT<br><br><b>my desgracia</b><br><br>es que no conosca alos basctreet boys y que ellos no sepan cuanto me gustan sus canciones <br><br><b>wendy camara ascencio</b><br><a href="mailto:limewede@prodigynet.mx">limewede@prodigynet.mx</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 05-Oct-00 20:46:37 EDT<br><br><b>My little buddy, Rockie</b><br><br>About a year ago, someone we know gave us a nanday conure. He was pretty nasty, attempting to bite every time someone got too close to his cage, or when we watered, fed him, or cleaned his cage. As you can imagine, he wasn't very popular among our family members. <p>It wasn't until I came across a bird behavior book that I started to work with him. Within a day, he was accepting food from my hands. Within two days he was coming out of his cage to sit on the arm of my chair. Within three days he was sitting on my shoulder preening me and talking to me, and within a week I was taking him out on car rides. <p>These birds are so smart, and I have made a great friend. He hangs out with me as I work on the computer, or do my homework. He talks a little- his favorite word being "Hello", or "huh?". When ever my mother and I are talking and we finish a sentence, he replies with a "yeah". I just wanted to say that if you have a not-so-nice conure, don't give up! You could be missing out on a wonderful, wonderful friendship that will hopefully last for years to come.<br><br><b>Maeve </b><br><a href="mailto:imagine-it@chickmail.com">imagine-it@chickmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 23-Sep-00 22:37:21 EDT<br><br><b>Fly!!!!!!!!!!</b><br><br>My famlys conure,Simon,flu all over my nighborhood, but thankfully we got him back.Also once on the road we took him for a trip but a car scared him and he flu into one of the biggest trees I've ever seen.He likes to look at fish and probably thinks of eating them when he's hungry (when isn't he?) well my cats are also afraid of him . Bye.<br><br><b>Tesusu</b><br><a href="mailto:Sailorsaturn_06@yahoo.com">Sailorsaturn_06@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 21-Sep-00 21:47:48 EDT<br><br><b>Tabasco & Keys</b><br><br>Our bird, Tabasco likes to play with lanyards that have keys on them for some reason. She also likes to play with an old sleeveless shirt I have.<br><br><b>Brytta</b><br><a href="mailto:Pocaho8127765071@aol.com">Pocaho8127765071@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 18-Sep-00 17:35:26 EDT<br><br><b>Pika, my side kick</b><br><br> 2 years ago is when my partner Pika my peach front conure was brought into my life. I remember the day I got the silly bird... I was at a local Flee market and I was looking at the bird section because birds ARE my favorite animals. Well I was trying to con my dad into getting me a parakeet at the time, when this bird just jumped on me. The lady that was working at the time because the bird never really showed affection twards any of her other customers, infact the bird was actually kind of harsh. As my dad walked over twards me, he noticed the green glowing thing sitting on my shoulder. He hesitently asked me why the thing was on me because he thought I was getting a Parakeet, before I could even talk the lady interrupted me and told him "birds pick people". My dad was kinda shocked and edgie about it but before I knew it he was buying this bird for me. I wanted to name the bird something cute at the time so I named it after one of those annoying pokemon characters...PIKACHU. Since that time My bird has become my side partner and my best friend. He talks now, He-she what ever it is says Pika,Hello, I love you,and What the f**ck(not my fault). Pika also makes all kinds of strange little noises, it grrrrrs, imatates the ice maker, laughs, clicks, and kisses. I love my bird, it is the neetest little thing in the world, It imatates me and gives me all the kisses I need. Without my loud mouth,potty mouth bird, I think I would go insane:)<br><br><b>Nana </b><br><a href="mailto:iveenya@hotmail.com">iveenya@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 09-Sep-00 20:54:59 EDT<br><br><b>I know what my conure is going to be like!</b><br><br>First I decided to get a cockatiel, so I ended up getting a pearl cockatiel. 2 months later, he still did not know how to do anything and I got him out all day long and tried and tried. That day on, I just knew he was not my ideal pet so I had to get rid of him, I was so upset. We ended up taking him back to a bird shop in otahu, we swaped him for a baby conure but as we arrived, the lady who looks after them had gone to feed them. She arrived on sunday morning at 10:30 am, she had all these real cute looking baby marooned belleid conures. My step father took one out and passed it to me, he jumed on me and started snuggling up to me and I just new he wanted me. So from that time on we kept him, I will never regret getting a conure! <br><br><b>Ashleigh Bailey</b><br><a href="mailto:Ashleigh_Bailey@free.net.nz">Ashleigh_Bailey@free.net.nz</a><br><a href=""></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 07-Sep-00 19:15:47 EDT<br><br><b>CONURE WANTING TO KNOW.</b><br><br>When I first taught my Blue Crown Conure, Kojak, how to talk the first thing was,"What you doing?". He learned those words first. Well one day while panting his room,I moved him to my bedroom. Well needless to say it was a day when my husband & I where,well you known,making whoopie. I had Kojak's cage covered so he couldn't see us. Bad mistake because when it was all quiet when we were done he said, "What you doing?". We didn't say anything because we weren't sure if we heard him right. So he said it again this time twice as loud,"what you doin?!!!!!!",and with alot of exclamation in his tone. We laughed so loud & so did he. He really wanted to know. Moral of story,becareful what you do around your talking pet bird,they might suprise you. M.Talton<br><br><b>M. Talton</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 02-Sep-00 15:55:37 EDT<br><br><b>Sailor, the brave and mighty!</b><br><br>This just happened to me last night, and it's been the funniest thing my Sailor has done so far! First of all, Sailor, is my seven month old, female sun conure. I've had her for about four months now. OK, and on with the story! Every night I bring Sailor out of her cage at about 8:00. It's now a habit, and if I don't get her out at 8:00 she throws a screaming fit! Sailor also lives with a six year old Maine coon, named Scratch (which she's not very fond of). So, like usual I brought her out and started playing with her on my bed. When all of a sudden Scratch, started pawing the door to get in. It was cracked, so I saw him peek in. But so far, I haven't introduced Scratch and Sailor, and didn't inted to! But it didn't work out that way. Sailor immediately perked up when she heard something pawing the door, and peeking in. She stood up straight and didn't move for about two minutes. (Now, before I tell the rest, I want everyone that's reading to know: this cat is NOT harmful, he's de-clawed, mellow, and IS quite fond of birds). Ok now, so...the door slowly opened and Scratch jumped on the bed! Then I saw a sight of Sailor I'd never seen before! She plumed up about a foot tall, opened her beak wide, spread her wings, and viciously charged at Scratch!!!!(while hissing and spitting). Then the cat tore out of the room as fast as he possibly could!!! As Scratch ran out of the room, Sailor screamed about five victory yells in my ear. Then she ran to the side of the bed, and watched that door for about three minutes making sire he was gone! And I was laying on my bed hysterically laughing my head off! Finally she waddled back over to me, and started grunting her friedly grunts, and going in and out of my shirt. Well, I hope everyone enjoyed my conure story! You'd find it much funnier if you actually witnessed it. But that's only one of the hundreds of comical things Sailor has done! Thanks for reading, and happy conures, Blair<br><br><b>Blair</b><br><a href="mailto:cuteyquail12@hotmail.com">cuteyquail12@hotmail.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 02-Sep-00 00:55:26 EDT<br><br><b>Jay My Nanday</b><br><br>I just got Jay my Nanday, 3 weeks ago. He is now 13 weeks old and the best. I have a husband and 3 kids, and they are just about as crazy as i am about this bird. Our German Sheperd isn't that happy but he's adjusting.At 13 weeks Jay is starting to mimic "hello" and "night night" I look forward to cleaning his cage daily cause as soon as i turn on the water he jumps in the sink and runs under the faucet. He has changed all our lives but mostley mine. All my kids are getting older and i started to feel a loss of purpose, and then came Jay. My family still needs me and i love them but Jay really needs me. We are glad he is a new addition to our family.<br><br><b>Dee</b><br><a href="mailto:iowealot2@yahoo.com">iowealot2@yahoo.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Wednesday, 30-Aug-00 14:17:13 EDT<br><br><b>Stupid</b><br><br>It's called duct tape and nobody in this world would duct tape a bird's mouth shut, maybe your husband or your son, but not your bird.<br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 28-Aug-00 05:14:30 EDT<br><br><b>duck tape???</b><br><br>What the heck is DUCK tape??<br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 28-Aug-00 05:14:30 EDT<br><br><b>duck tape???</b><br><br>What the hack is DUCK tape??<br><br><b></b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Monday, 21-Aug-00 11:57:18 EDT<br><br><b>A very smart sun conure! Should I get him?</b><br><br>Two days ago I went into a pet shop because I just enjoy looking and playing with most of the pets. The first thing the the store that caught my eye, was a beautifully, brightly colored sun consure! I have never had a bird, so I don't know very much about them. But, I went over and put my finger in front of him, and he jump up on it right away. He was very eager to play with me and loved to bit on my watch and long, red finger-nails. But, he never once bit me hard. The owner of the store was watching me, and he told me that he was born around Dec. This is not Aug. 20th. He started showing me the things that this conure could do; like lie on his back and clap his feet together. I left the store reluctanly, because I wanted to stay longer. Yesterday, I went back to the store to see Sunny again (I have already names him!<SMILE> But, I still haven't made up my mind to purchase him yet. Anyway, I was just playing around with him when I thought I would see how smart he was. He was standing on some tubing that the store owner had made for him to play on. Right below the place he was standing, was a piece of tubing that vertically stuck up, but was about 5 inches below where Sunny was standing. I tapped on the top of the verticle piece and said,"Come down here." Immediately, he looked down and positioned himself in the reverse direction to try and take the step down backwards. He realized he could make it! I tapped the top of the vertical tupe again and said,"Come down here." He tried one more time to turn around and try stepping down backwards. When he realized this just wasn't going to work, he walked all the way around the tubing to the back of the pen, down some little steps, and onto the bottom of the pen and over to the place where I had tapped. It was amaizing to me how quickly he figured out how to get over there where I wanted him; even if it was a long way around! I have been reading some of the stories that all of you have written, and noticed that the "sun conures" don't do that much talking. However, one lady said that her "blue crowned conure" could say quite a few sentences. My question is; do some kinds of conures learn to talk more than others? And, are they all about the same size as the sun conure? Think I should buy Sunny? Please tell me what you think. Thanks! Kathy<br><br><b>Kathy</b><br><a href="mailto:KathyESP@aol.com">KathyESP@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://www.lesdolls.com">Les Dolls - Specializing in artist dolls</a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Friday, 18-Aug-00 20:09:47 EDT<br><br><b>Wyatt ... The one winged ... no toed blue crowned parro</b><br><br>Wyatt was brought into the vet hospital that I work at to be put to sleep. He had been caught by his wing for 24 hours by a farret toy! That didn't belong there! He was in shock and dying! The Avian specialist that I work for took him right of way and said that it did'nt look so good. I BEGGED him to try to save this little Darling. The Doctor took the little guy into surgery and started on the removal of his wing and the tears began....we took the first (end digit) of his wing off and stitched him up. We then waited for him to wake up...HE DID!!! That was amazing! When he woke up he looked up to me....his NEW MOM... and said..."Hi! Love You". Well, the days and nights went on and we went throught two more surgerys and many bandage changes. It was terrible but we survived...and more importantly WE FELL IN LOVE!!! The really sad part of this story is that as Wyatt and I went through surgery and bandage change together...I saddly became the "un-trustful and hurtful hand in his world" He no longer would trust my hands for the loving and warmth that every mother wants to provide. However, Wyatt is still my darling boy and the best talking bird you have ever seen!!!!! "Hi! What Ya Doin? Love You! Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty. Baaaad Caat! Get the Kitty, PUUUlll Kittys Taiiiiil. Come HEEEER. Hello! Give Kisses? Whaaaat? Whad ya say? Hey Waylon? Hey Alec? Whad a Pretty bird! and best of all Gee Mom You're the Greatest!!! Haaa Haaa Haaa Haaa (True Story)!!!<br><br><b>Dianne L. Foust</b><br><a href="mailto:msconure">msconure</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 13-Aug-00 23:39:32 EDT<br><br><b>Lani</b><br><br>We got Lani when she was 3 mos. old and just weaned. She's 17 mos. old now and a real character. She loves bathing in the sink and throwing water everywhere, then being blown dry while she sits on top of my head with the blow dryer on low, she turns and preens herself and every so often she rearranges my hair just so. She will eat just about anything and was deemed pudgy by the vet at her last visit. I resented that but have taken care to make sure her diet is better. She loves tomato sandwiches, tacos, pizza. She has learned we will come when she yells and she does often. She is pretty easy to get along with though as long as she has her way. If not, she throws temper tantrums, especially if I am on the phone. She says quite a few words and phrases, nite-nite, bye-bye, I love you, sweet baby,whatcha doin, good girl, stop it, outside and a few others. She loves to go outside but we really have to watch and keep her wings clipped or she gets frisky and flutters away. She will sit on top of her cage and scream a few times, if we don't appear she will just climb down and come to the den looking for us. It's really funny, like you can almost hear her say, "Well! I knew you were in here!" She's real ticked off too and will nip you when you pick her up if she had to walk down the hallway. Immediately after we got her I rushed out and bought all the goodies I thought she would like and need, including a Happy Hut. She never touchs it. She prefers a cereal box or a microwave popcorn box to sleep in. I change it pretty often and she gets excited over a new box. Weird but easy to provide and cheap. She really gets excited when I tell her we are going bye-bye in the car. She loves riding in the car. We love this little bird so much and I absolutely cannot imagine not having her. She's a blessing. When she's being sweet there's nothing sweeter, the same for her other mood. The black one. Right now my husband is making noise in her room, if he wakes her up she will come out of her box and in bird language proceed to cuss him out. She has done so before. She really lets him have it then goes back into her box and gets quiet again. She's an amazing little creature and I am thankful to have her. Thank you for letting me talk about her. Carolyn<br><br><b>Carolyn Tillery</b><br><a href="mailto:ctillery@ala.nu">ctillery@ala.nu</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Saturday, 05-Aug-00 17:41:36 EDT<br><br><b>Busy Box</b><br><br>Ruckus had been very sick with a skin disease. Finally, cured he continued to feather pick where the disease had been and it always became infected. He had to where a collar which is terribly confining. After a year of collar on/collar off days and weeks, my husband and I made a decision we would not collar him again. It did not seem like long term solution and was beginning to feel unkind to do so. I bought a 8"x8" corrugated mailing box from the food store. They come flat and you fold them into box shape. We placed it on the bottom of his cage and tied string through holes to hold it in place. That and the teletubbies TV show have filled Ruckus with lots of activity. He loves .... I mean LOVES his box. He spends about a week completing ripping it to shreds and then when he is ready lets me know he wants a new one. When I take the old one out he becomes quite upset until I place the brand new box into his cage. (By the way he does not dirty his cage with poops - he always saves it for when I get home and he is on his porta perch or my shoulder:) We are so thankful we have discovered this method of keeping Ruckus entertained. Wonder if anyone else has tried it?<br><br><b>Patty Comber</b><br><a href="mailto:comberph@aol.com">comberph@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 20-Jul-00 13:05:23 EDT<br><br><b>Frey is no bird brain!</b><br><br>There was this pet store i use to go to all the time to see the baby parrots. One day my husband said out of no where "want to go look at the baby parrots?" Hey sure! sounds great to me! When we walked into the pet store and an employee approached me and asked "are you here to feed your parrot?" (they would have new owners come in and learn how to feed their new feathered friends)I looked at her and said I don't own a parrot. With that another employee rolled a cart out with a tank on it and said "Yes you do!" In that tank was the baby gold capped conure i love to watch! Hey what can i say i married one of the greatest guys on this earth! After i finished jumping up and down i picked up my fluffy little baby! Time passed and Frey trained my husband and i to his liking. One day my while my husband was working at his desk(from Frey's cage you have a perfect view of my husbands back)Frey decided he wanted to come out. My husband ignored his flapping wings so Frey went to plan #2 SHREIK!!!!! And keep shreiking till you get what you want!!! Also march back and forth on your perch while doing this. After about 10 mins of this my husband jumped up..."that's it!!" He grabbed a pillow case and covered Frey's view. It took Frey about 1 min. to figure out he could pull that sucker right off...and commence shreiking. "Ooh yeah!" My husband said as he went and got two clips and clipped the pillow case, not to the cage but to ledge of the wire book case Frey's cage sat in. "Now be quiet!" I peeked over the rim of the book i was reading to see what Frey would do. Frey walked back and forth on the floor of his cage mumbling to himself (to this day i swear he was plotting down there!). My husband sat at his desk, happy with the silence. That's when Frey made his move...he quietly climbed up the side of his cage, (this part took alot of beak reaching) got hold of the pillow case and started tugging on it. It took about six or seven good birdie tugs and then ping! One clip flew off, then ping, the second. Frey sat in silence staring at my husbands back(i swear he was waiting for my husband to turn around!) My husband turned around and as soon as he and Frey made eye contact Frey screamed as loud as he could and bobbed his head up and down as if to say take that sucker! <br><br><b>AnnRose</b><br><a href="mailto:annyrosey@aol.com">annyrosey@aol.com</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Thursday, 20-Jul-00 13:05:23 EDT<br><br><b>Frey is no bird brain!</b><br><br>There was this pet store i use to go to all the time to see the baby parrots. One day my husband said out of no where "want to go look at the baby parrots?" Hey sure! sounds great to me! When we walked into the pet store and an employee approached me and asked "are you here to feed your parrot?" (they would have new owners come in and learn how to feed their new feathered friends)I looked at her and said I don't own a parrot. With that another employee rolled a cart out with a tank on it and said "Yes you do!" In that tank was the baby gold capped conure i love to watch! Hey what can i say i married one of the greatest guys on this earth! After i finished jumping up and down i picked up my fluffy little baby! Time passed and Frey trained my husband and i to his liking. One day my while my husband was working at his desk(from Frey's cage you have a perfect view of my husbands back)Frey decided he wanted to come out. My husband ignored his flapping wings so Frey went to plan #2 SHREIK!!!!! And keep shreiking till you get what you want!!! Also march back and forth on your perch while doing this. After about 10 mins of this my husband jumped up..."that's it!!" He grabbed a pillow case and covered Frey's view. It took Frey about 1 min. to figure out he could pull that sucker right off...and commence shreiking. "Ooh yeah!" My husband said as he went and got two clips and clipped the pillow case, not to the cage but to ledge of the wire book case Frey's cage sat in. "Now be quiet!" I peeked over the rim of the book i was reading to see what Frey would do. Frey walked back and forth on the floor of his cage mumbling to himself (to this day i swear he was plotting down there!). My husband sat at his desk, happy with the silence. That's when Frey made his move...he quietly climbed up the side of his cage, (this part took alot of beak reaching) got hold of the pillow case and started tugging on it. It took about six or seven good birdie tugs and then ping! One clip flew off, then ping, the second. Frey sat in silence staring at my husbands back(i swear he was waiting for my husband to turn around!) My husband turned around and as soon as he and Frey made eye contact Frey screamed as loud as he could and bobbed his head up and down as if to say take that sucker! <br><br><b>AnnRose</b><br><a href="mailto:"></a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 16-Jul-00 17:29:19 EDT<br><br><b>my bird</b><br><br>i got a new bird my sister wrote a story eralyer mine is the same kind but his name fliget. he bites alot but i love him. we think mine is a girl and hers is a boy. he is getting better about bitting thought we got them at the same time. i will write later 4 more updates or e-mail me for more info.<br><br><b>zach</b><br><a href="mailto:jpiph">jpiph</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Sunday, 16-Jul-00 13:47:33 EDT<br><br><b>new bird </b><br><br>yesterday i got a new bird i named him/her monkey. him/her knows how to step up on your finger. monkey is a green cheek conure all of your stories in coureged me to get i have wanted one sence i was littel. he/she is only 10 weeks old she trys to talk but he/she can't say well i will write later for more updates <br><br><b>piph</b><br><a href="mailto:powder278">powder278</a><br><a href="http://"></a></td></tr></table><p></center><center><p><table width=90% border=1 cellpadding=5><tr><td bgcolor="#ffffff">Tuesday, 11-Jul-00 23:23:52 EDT<br><br><b>Patagonians can make you laugh</b><br><br>Patty is about 7 yrs old. Here's a few things that come to mind...is it funny?........ chewin thru the internet line, eatin the zipper out of my husbands leather jacket, chewin under the door to get thru,( reason the door was shut was to keep the bird out ) eatin the zipper out of someone's sleepin bag as they were sleepin on the floor Comin home to find the whole living room scattered with kleenexs, the bird in the empty box here's a funny one..... Patty loves bags, so when I get done puttin away the groceries I let him get in the empty bag on the counter, a fun game. One day I left a bag upright on the counter, and the bird tipped it over, took out the groceries, and proceedeed to bang on the back of the bag, an annoying tapping thing he loves to do. He tapped that bag right over the counter.with him in it. 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