Bird Type: Conure

Should I have 1 bird or 2??

Hi! Aspiring first time conure owner. I’ve done lots of research but am seeing mixed opinions on the topic of having a lone green cheek or a pair. I work a full time job but have lots of attention to give when I’m not working as I don’t have kids. I have a large outdoor […]

Sun conure vs jenday

Can a jenday have a large amount of yellow on it’s back and wings. There were also sun babies in with him when we got him. Could we have gotten a sun by mistake. At 11 weeks they look so much alike.

Golden conures

I am thinking about getting two females (they have been sexed) that are from sane clutch and are presently in same cage being still hand fed Will this be ok to continue to keep them in the same cage bonded? I presently have an African grey almost one year old that of course will be […]

Bonded Conures displaying mating behavior

I have a 2 1/2 year old black capped conure and a 1 1/2 year old green cheek conure who have recently bonded. They are caged separately and groom and feed each other and are displaying mating behavior. I do not want her to lay eggs or to raise chicks. I want them to be […]

Food in bed

I have a sun conure who suddenly started bring food into his bed. He is about 5 years old. Why?

My Conure I don’t want her to get egg

Hello, my Green -Cheek- Conure layed a egg last year & she seems to be getting ready to do it again. She feel heaver and her abdomen feels firm. It’s to late to remove her blanket and other nesting items & not sure if she is going to lay a egg. However I don’t want […]


Can I put 2 older conures together in the same cage if they have always been in seperate cages

Hormonal pineapple conure. #3

Hi. Ty for your information. She is 4 and started laying eggs at 3. Last Christmas she had 3. Last month 2. They seem fine now, male likes to stay in his cage. She is a sweetheart, him he likes to bite us humans for no reason…trying to work on correcting biting behavior, is fine […]

Hormonal male conure

Thank you for your response. I have already did what you suggested. They are otherwise compatible, for they share the same food and water bowls , they sit together and groom. Each other. Is this the beginning of a violent mating season? She has laid eggs, to no avail. They have mated many times before, […]

Hormonal male

Hi. I have a Male and female conure who get along just fine. Last week his hormones went wild as he attacked the female with such force I thought he would kill her. I separated them for a good week, and gradually reintroduced them again, and now it seems like old times. I have never […]

breeding months

I have read in every blog that February is when Conures breed. But that they can have 3-4 clutches per year. I have not found one single article on which other months they breed. Assuming every six months to pair them up again?

I’m clueless

My daughter gave me her female green cheek conure who is at least 5 years old. The bird rarely got out of the cage because of pet dogs. She’s never had a mate and I let her have pretty much free flight around the house, spending a lot of time in my shoulder or cuddling […]

preventing breeding

how long should I leave the dummy eggs for my green cheek conure? she had a cluch of 9 (dummy) and I took after 5 weeks and my male was upset and started trying to mate which my female is laying again. they get 14 hrs of sleep and an organic diet including tops pellets. […]

Hormonal conures

I have 2 greencheek females. Left them dark for 14hrs. Worked good last year…now it is not. I have replacement eggs to put I place. This makes me crazy

Sun conure

Can I buy a fertilized egg and replace it with one that isn’t fertilized will she be able to raise it?

Close eyelid

Hi , my sun conure has one eyelid close , any suggestions will be welcome.


I was just wondering about should I buy q hand rared conure or should I get a baby conure and hand rare it myself

how to get rid of dried up poop on my birds skin?

Hello! my green cheek conure recently had eggs and she of course lays on them but there have been a couple times now that i’ve found poop on them and we cleaned them and it doesn’t happen anymore. i didnt notice until today that she’s been laying on these eggs before and when she did […]

Female Conure

Do female Conures mate each other? I have what I think is two females Greencheek and Pineapple consures. I saw them mating yesterday and I think maybe my Pineapple is a male until I get it DNA.

Conure Eggs

Have a green cheek. She is 6 yrs old. Last year laid 1 egg. This year laid 4. Took them away and now laid 3. Vet said leave in cage to get her to stop laying. How long do I leave them in before taking out and keeping her from laying more. Thanks.

New carpeting upstairs

Hi Im asking a question for my bird verde it’s be a while since I’ve asked on this site. So we just got carpeting today on the upstairs level where verde stays with me in my room and of course we had to mover her downstairs in the office so the smell won’t bother her […]

Conure laying eggs

Hi my conure is in an aviary with 2 other conures. This is her first time laying eggs and has now laid her 7th egg starting April 2nd and her 7th one today April 19th. I have removed each egg and replaced them each time with a dummy egg. She is sitting on the bottom […]


So I had a conure once he was old enough to come home and I’ve hand raised him since he had a little bit of his feathers. He’s now and adult but I have since then got another baby conure ( male ) and brought him up the same way. they both live in separate […]

Gcconure injury

Head got scraped on door, removed scalp features,head ok,,apart from pin hole size blood(didn’t bleed),seems absolutely fine 2hrs later he’s chatting away from the darkness of his cage now..ty

Introducing a young female conure

I have a green cheek conure who is 2 years old. I have a young female which is 16 weeks old in a smaller cage next to him. I have tried to introduce them and he is very aggressive to her straight away. Can you tell me how I can end up have them together […]

My New Blue Crown Conure

I have a new blue crown conure named Paulie. His last home, he was alone all day with the radio. I have tried to acclimate him to my other birds, but he hates them He screams nonstop. I take him out of the bird room and put him by himself with the radio on and […]

Conure abdomen

my almost 7 year old DNA male conure has a “belly” between his legs. his annual blood work is good. I started giving him milk thistle and aloe (lily of the desert) in case it’s liver issues. is there a test I need to request to check his liver? he has always been flighted and […]

One legged jenday concure

Ive had my parrot (mr bob jolly) 3 years now, we bought him off someone off the internet. He seems happy enuff he has a lary cage, eats all day, sings well makes little noises lol, hes free to come and go from his cage n has a play area. My question is he had […]

Boarding & Conure Behavior

1. Thoughts on boarding parrots for 2+ weeks vs taking them on a road trip 2. 3 yr old female green cheek and 3 year old male quaker. green cheek bites me for no reason, do you recommend shots to control her puberty/hormones

5 week old green cheek Conure

I removed the babies at four weeks from his mom it’s now five weeks I’ve been hand feeding formula. How much day should I be giving it. Please note it cries most of the day or at least it sounds like it’s crying and it wants to eat a lot more than 12 mL per […]

Airdog purifier

What about the brand Airdog? I have been using this for several years and it works very well. Is this dangerous for birds/sun conures?

Green cheek egg laying

My 5 year old green cheek has laid 7 eggs so far in the last 3 weeks. She has never laid eggs. No mate. No nest box. She is getting calcium supplement and boiled egg. I’m worried how many eggs she has laid. She gets 13 hours of sleep in a dark room.

Can my bird sleep in a box?

I purchased a pineapple conure at 6 weeks old (I now know that is really young). The bird is now 11 weeks old. When I got him he was sleeping in a box with Aspen shavings. I tried tonight to put him in a cage that he has been sitting on here since the day […]

Late egg laying

We have had a sun conure for about 9 or 10 years. We do not know the age of her since we got her from another family. She just laid her first egg. Is this common?

Conure hatchling

First time parents for both humans and birds. The first egg has hatched. What are the next steps? Do I need to change their diet? Is there something else I need to get to help the birds and babies? They do have a nesting box

Preening gland

Hello and thank you for your time. I have a half moon conure, I don’t see a preening gland, I have looked for it. And he has been chewing at his feathers not as bad from the tip but from where the feather starts. The feather is just a string now . I am very […]

Annual wellness exam

“Hi, I am taking my 2 year old Green Cheek Conure to my Bird Vet for his annual wellness check. What should that exam entail? Your recommendations for testing 2 year old Conure an this annual wellness exam.

Conures laying eggs without a box?

I have two cages with paired birds. Both of them recently laid eggs in the bottom of their cages. I inherited these birds after my sister’s death recently and wasn’t expecting them to breed so quickly. I have nesting boxes but what do I do now? Do I set up the boxes and move their […]


I have a new sun conure . I was wondering if you still give samples for them. So that I can tell what they may like?

Egg Laying Sun Conure

My 4-5year old Sun Conure just laid her first egg…it broke when it fell out of a hole she had nibbled through her bed (now I realize it was to get to the batting that was cushioning the bed)…so I replaced it with a stone egg of same size. Please advise

Feeding problems

Hi i have a Jenday he flew away from somewhere. Got him for 3 months now but but sruggling with food. He dnt wanna eat fruits or veggies. He only want sunflower seeds nd i really dnt want him to have it. Please can u insist me in this matter. Thank u Nelie

gestation period

What is the gestation period after you see your green check are mating do they lay eggs.

Sun Conure Laying Eggs

My single sun Conure of 14 years has laid two eggs. I have read a lot about how to prevent the egg laying behavior (now that I realize this can happen) but what should I do now that there are two eggs? Take them away or let her realize they are not viable?


Hi. I have a question. So if I have 2 conures. They are 4 and have been together since they moved with is ( 4 years ago). This breeding behaviour has happened just this year. She lied 3 eggs ( which broke), we gave them a house and she laid 4. It is already 5 […]

Green cheek conure breeding

Hello, I purchased a male green cheek and a female pineapple proven breeding pair of conures in the beginning of June. We put a breeding box on them a few weeks ago and they laid their first egg and ate it. We did some research and learned that they may eat it if it’s infertile. […]

Bumble foot and perches

Referring to the question of bumble foot: 1. what do you say about birds ( mine is a gc conure) that seem to like staying on the same perch? 2. what do you think about the rope perches? I have a “bungie” rope which gives her great exercise as she climbs up and down, along […]

Conure biting

I have a pineapple conure that likes to bite. How can I train him to stop?

which bird is best?

hello 🙂 I am 15 years old and i have been wanting a bird for a very long time now. My family use to have two cockatiels and budgies. I have always wanted either a Love bird, Parrotlet, or Green cheeked Conure. I am homeschooled and due to covid we are home almost all the […]

Swallowing issues

I have greeen cheek conure(6months old), recently he is facing swallowing issues , it seems like his esophagus is kind of choked. Whenever he eats after few seconds he does like vomitting it out. What could be the issue?


My suncouner parrot likes to sleep under my blanket and when I brought him down to his cage . Even though i bought him nice nest house inside his cage. He doesn’t like it. Is it normal and what can I do to change it. Thank

Green conure

Hi my green conure always refuses the leash and it always refuses to put it on no matter where we take him. I see other green conures put leaches and go out but nothing from ours

Separate two parrots or no?

Hello, so a few days ago one of my relatives bought a 3months year old green cheek conure called Coco. After a day she/he flew away from an open window and they couldn’t catch it, and the escape happened because a friend of theirs forgot to close the window so after a day they bought […]

Buying a pair

I have a female sun conure which is almost 2 years old..let’s keep it 1.5 years old. She has started to show hormonal behaviours and I’m now looking for a male sun conure. So my question is , the male sun conure which I’m about to buy should be of how many years old…?. Second […]

Movement outside of cage

Hello! I have a 1y.o. pearly green cheek conure. When I got her from the breeder, her wings were clipped & she was abt 8wks old. Throughout the first 6 months I had her she liked to run across the bottom bars of her cage to play with the dogs. In doing so she tore […]

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