Nanday Conure Forum

Message #3192. This is a followup to #3191.

Date:Monday June 20, 2005 5:57:22 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Just Wondering

Margaret wrote:
> Nandays reach sexual maturity around age 3 years.
> For the most part Nandays make good additions to a multi-bird
> household and while they may not be "fast friends" or even "friendly"
> with another parrot in your household, the chances are rare that the
> nanday will seek out your other birds and hurt them. This is just a
> generalized statement though since each bird has their own
> personality and is an individual.
> My house consists of 26 pet parrots and my Nanday doesn't bother any
> of them. While I can have my female sun conure on me at the same time
> as my Nanday (and this female sun only tolerates this Nanday, she
> doesn't attack him but she doesn't interact with him, but she will
> attack other birds if they get too close), my Nanday also tolerates
> her with indifference. That is better than chasing each other down
> and pulling at each other's feathers.
> I found out recently that Nandays are illegal in Tennessee.
> In New Jersey owning a Nanday requires a permit.
> These are the ones that I'm currently aware of but there certainly
> could be others. I'm not aware of any one place that will list all
> states where it is illegal to own Nandays.
> Nandays do breed prolifically and I would imagine that the
> agricultural business may worry about the impact that wild flocks of
> Nandays could have on their crops, much as they do with Quakers and
> the reasoning behind making them illegal in some states also. Some
> states in which Quakers are illegal include California, Hawaii,
> Kentucky, Tennessee, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Perhaps
> Nandays would be outlawed in a similar fashion in these states as
> well? I honestly don't know.
> If you're travelling with your Nanday through several states, or if
> you are moving to a new state and plan on bringing your Nanday, check
> with each state individually to find out if there would be a problem.
> I hope this helps.
> Catherine wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I was wondering if anyone knows when nandays reach sexual
> maturity.
> > Also are they friendly with other species.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > P.S. Sorry I almost forgot, does anyone know if nanday are illegal
> > anywhere in the U.S. and if they are what states?

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