Nanday Conure Forum

Message #1927. This is a followup to #1925.

Name:Nick
Date:Thursday August 12, 2004 10:23:36 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Free bird?
Message:Do you think it would get along with a couple others.  I have two other nandays, but i don't know what sex they are, they are very passionate towards each other so i don't know if it would fit in!

Hannah wrote:
> Hi! I'm trying to find someone with a home and heart big enough to
> take in a nanday conure. His name's Mr. Bird, and he's approximately
> 6 years old. A little background - my sister bought him from a pet
> shop about 4 years ago and had him without problem until this last
> October, when she had a baby. With the new addition, her and her
> husband lacked both the time and the patience necessary to deal with
> the bird anymore and he was extremely unhappy about it...he took up
> screaming whenever the baby was visible (we all know how loud they
> can be), biting at Brooke and Brandon, as well as plucking out most
> of his feathers. Fast forward a few months and I was just as tired of
> hearing about how awful he had become and how they'd resorted to
> squirting him with water whenever he made a sound as they were of the
> bird...so I figured the issue was with the owners rather than the bird
> and asked for him, more out of pity than out of really wanting a bird.
> He's doing a lot better in the months I've had him (most of his
> feathers have grown back in and he's super-affectionate), but I
> travel a lot and still feel he doesn't get the all of the attention
> and love he deserves. More about him - he doesn't really speak
> coherently, but you can definitely infer his mood by his tone and the
> types of noises he makes, like grumbling and mumbling almost under his
> breath when upset, making quiet talky noises when he's relaxed and
> happy or if you're talking with him, he loves to bob his head and
> whistle along to music, he mocks laughter, and when I share fresh
> fruits and veggies with him I've got him saying "Mmmm!" and we're
> working on "Thank you" (sounds kind of like a hiccup when he does it
> though :P), among other noises. I live alone with him and 3 cats and
> don't have a lot of company, so he's not used to a lot of people, but
> he tends to be affectionate with everyone once he gets over the
> initial shock of someone new being in the house. I don't know how he
> would react to being around other birds as he's been alone with
> people since his purchase and probably thinks he is one. I never shut
> his cage on him, allowing him free reign of the living room but he
> tends to stay on top of his cage and knows to go in when it gets
> dark.  If anyone is interested, please respond to this post or e-mail
> me, and here's a few recent pics
> http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/justahannah/album?.dir=/850a
> I'm in the Columbia Gorge area of Washington state and am willing to
> travel within a few hours to meet potential owners. I want him to get
> the attention he deserves. Thanks!
> Hannah

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