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Sherry1 <email address not displayed>
Sherry1 wrote on the Nanday Conure Forum message board: > Thanks for your input, especially the book information - I really > appreciate it. And, yes it's extremely hard to imagine the noise when > you've never heard it. I didn't find the Sun Conure too bad, so I'm > going to go by that. Now, mind you, the Sun Conure that I've been > visiting seems to like me and he chirps at me when I walk away, but it > doesn't seem too bad. I'm going to visit him a few more times just to > make sure that I haven't been lucky and seen him only on quiet days. > He's so gorgeous, I can see why people would put up with a little > noise. > > It's a little scary (and exciting) getting your first parrot. I've > always wanted one, but I wanted to wait until the time was right. I > like all birds and feed the wild birds all the time. My daughter is > almost all grown up so I should have lots of time now. > > I'll let you know how it goes when he arrives (likely not until > April-May)- he's just an egg right now! > Sherry > > > (No name) wrote: > > > > > It is so hard to describe noise, isn't it? I'm not familiar with > the > > noise of a Quaker or Rose Breasted Cockatoo. A Nanday is definitely > > louder than a budgie. I have heard a Sun Conure only occasionally > so > > I can't really compare. The noise sounded similar, to me. One of my > > Nandays is a "sentry" - he screams whenever he sees something out > of > > the ordinary. It could be a dog walking by, or a raven, or even me > > with a grocery bag. But after the "monster" is gone, he stops. He > > certainly is not as loud as my macaw or Amazons, but his scream is > > much higher. My other Nanday is less likely to do a sentry scream, > > though both are male. Neither of my birds screams for long periods > > for no apparent reason. They usually only call when they want my > > attention (especially when food is expected!) or if they see > > something requiring the warning yell. I don't know if you can > predict > > by a baby's behavior how likely that bird would be to be noisier > than > > average. Maybe a breeder could comment? Because you don't have to > > worry about neighbors, and you are obviously a "bird person," you > > probably will not be bothered by a Nanday's calls, especially if > you > > are not particularly sensitive to high pitched noises. The > Companion > > Parrot Quarterly, or Sally Blanchard's book, has some good tips on > > how NOT to teach your bird to scream, as some people do without > > realizing it. In fact, reading her basic companion parrot book is a > > great way to prepare for your new arrival.
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