Nanday Conure Forum

Message #7656. This is a followup to #7654.

Name:(No name)
Date:Thursday November 29, 2012 11:12:32 pm MST
Subject:Re: Conure troubles
Message:vegan555 ypyour heart is in the right place, but going about the rescue swept th you under a rug. thank heavens its temporary, but you need to know what's happened to you so you can salvage the situation.

Your first mistake was getting a 'friend," for Carl," you now have two birds that think they are going to lose their position in the family therefore they do not nor will they like each other, but now you have both, and now you have a dress to cut out model and style if you will. You have to demonstrate and its going to take monnths maybe a year maybe more that they are both loved and that they aren't going anywhere..

you won't be able to have carl out when ginger is out at least for a while, when they are you ne giving up to early. you need friends, people who will give you advice. It's to easy to induct them into a rescue and t these birds right back on the rehome cirecut you just took them off of. Pick up some good books, some local bird experts andhing know they're worth something, now with flustering time, many bites but with work youll have the two best birds you've ever had. please don't give up because yachworth something, and now yoits tough, and your schedule is hectic to boot All I can say is it will be worth it n remember if you need help come here. P.S> you are letting them get away withbeing brats as far as food is concerned. They can be tricked...........
 need to te wrthn somett you justeasy ted to be there to so bele and change up the diet. and no I really believe its good for eiuther bird to be given, donates, sold or what have you to a rescue place.

Its going to be a tough roll for you, but you can get these two birds to behve, perhaps even be civil with one another, but you just rescued them, and I think you are don't him. you can mix, measure other, it would be bad news1

1. who's boss. Carl needs to know you are in charge notfirst thing is don't bring anymore friends home for one or twrote:
> julie wrote:
> > vegan555 wrote:
> > > Hi, I have a Nanday Conure named Carl, I love him to pieces but I
> > can
> > > not stand his screaming any more, I feel like I am going crazy.
> He
> > > screams all day long all the time. He is very sweet and
> > affectionate
> > > and he's always on my shoulder, we play games and I'm always
> > > interacting with him but his screaming has gotten to be too much.
> > He
> > > was a rescue bird, someone had him that was mistreating him and I
> > > offered to take him. I did not know what I was in for. If anyone
> > knows
> > > of a good rescue group that would take him in, I have already
> tried
> > > Mickaboo but they are full. I dont want to just sell him to some
> > > random person because I dont know anything about them. Carl has a
> > lot
> > > of flight time, all the time, sometimes all day and someone else
> > might
> > > keep him locked up all the time. I think a rescue place would
> treat
> > > him better and find a good home for him. Any suggestions would be
> > > helpful. Thanks
> >
> > Have you read any thing about Nanday? They are know for their
> screams.
> > However when Carl is in the does he have a lot of toys? Have you
> taken
> > him to an Avian Vet yet? Their could be some wrong. What are you
> > feeding him? What is his diet? There could other factors as to why
> he
> > acts this way. I would take him to the vet and have him check out.
> Let
> > us know what he is eating. You they like to sing if you are playing
> > music and can sound like a scream too. Let us know more about his
> > environment. Maybe we can help you and him find a commend ground.
> > They are great companions. I have had my Nanday for 7 years now and
> > that bird is the love of my life. My husband got him for me on
> > Mother's Day. Once you when his trust more and y'all get to where
> he
> > isn't screaming you should have a great relationship.
> > Bruce will have answers for you as well.
> > Keep us updated.
> > Julie
> Carl has lots of toys, chewing toys especially since I know he likes
> to chew on everything. I have a bath in their for him as wells o he
> can take baths. I feed him organics pelleted feed. I used to have him
> on Harrison's feed and he really liked that but the main ingredient
> was corn. So I switched his feed to the organics pellets but he
> doesn't seem to like that very much at all. I have tried mixing it
> with other food but he just picks around it and eat what he likes. He
> get lots of flight time everyday. We also have a female nanday named
> ginger. We got her for Carl a couple months ago to make give him a
> friend and make him happier. They don't seem to like each other that
> much and she has obvious behavioral problems. She refuses to come out
> of her cage. I leave the door open for her and she just wont ever come
> out. She also wont let you touch her pick her up or come near her and
> she screams ALL DAY long and gets Carl riled up. It's so frustrating.
> I love them both so much but I feel like my life is being taken over
> by them. I put them online before and several people contacted me but
> I just couldn't bring myself to letting them go, fearful that the new
> owners wouldn't know how to handle them or give them enough love.
> That's why i was thinking of giving them to a rescue instead. I don't
> know what to do though. I have asked people to take care of them when
> I am away on vacation etc. and everyone is to afraid of changing their
> water or food. It's just a nightmare! Please help.

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