Posted 17 July 2012 - 12:03 AM
So basically I need some opinions on if rehoming him would be selfish or unfair to the little guy or if it would make me a bad owner for doing so...
Also I have recently fallen in love with a sun conure who is very very sweet and its kinda complicating the matter a bit
Should I be feeling guilty or bad about a possible rehoming for Morry?
Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:34 PM
Have you researched sun conures, and are you aware of their window shaking scream? I'm asking this because that's exactly how I got my sun with cage, free of charge.
I just don't want to see both of these birds rehomed. There is no perfect bird, Some times you just have to get used to their varied personalities.
Having both birds in your home may keep them too busy to act out. JMHO.
My birds enjoy free flight outdoors.
Tiki -----sun conure---------------♂ hatched--3-9-6
Peepy - blue pacific parrotlet -♀ hatched--7-7-7
Ruby ---green winged macaw-♀ hatched--8-22-7
Bud -----me--------------------------♂ hatched --5-7-48
Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:41 PM
And yes I am aware of a sun conures scream but they are also a bird I have always wanted.
I also know there is no perfect bird but I'll sit at home and wish I had a bird I could just hang out with and try it with morry but in the next two seconds he will start to draw blood. So im not sure about the rehoming but I'm hoping he will be in a home with another bird instead of just a person so his biting calms down that is if i do rehome him
Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:36 PM
Some good training sorces are
There are some other training websites around I am sure others will come along and suggest some resourses.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:10 PM
Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:44 AM
Another problem I see is that a Lovebird who IS a true pet might prefer to be a single pet. They have a tight pair bond. WIll you really be able to work and develop a strong pair bond with a Lovebird, who might want to be scrambling over your body and in and out of your pockets while you're home...and also properly train a Sun Conure?
I guess my first thought would not be rehoming, unless you are certain the Lovebird is hand-fed and bonded to humans to such an extent that it couldn't accept a friend of its own species. I'd definitely be thinking a nice flight cage set-up with a mate. You don't have to breed the birds. They enjoy life as just the two of them...
The Sun Conure is a separate issue, but you do need to understand parrot psychology, because Aratinga very frequently also become biting birds if they are improperly handled. They warn, they give signals, and they can be distracted very successfully from biting...but you need to understand how to read them. An odd habit of Aratinga is to bite their mate if they see a rival, in other words, if they have claimed you and someone else enters the room, they may bite you to drive you away from the rival. It seems perverse, but if you are aware of the behavior and you are ready to distract the bird with chewables right before someone enters the room, this problem is easily solved. However, you need to know in advance that it's a known problem and how to solve it.
I feel like you cannot spend hours with both the Lovebird and the Sun Conure, but I don't see the sense of rehoming the Lovebird if it can be redirected into having a happy, enjoyable life as a display bird with a friend..I had a pair of rescue Fischer's Lovebird for many years in a display flight, and they were very happy and seemed to enjoy life. They were trouble free and easy to care for...but if someone had split them up and tried to place them as pets, ay yi yi.
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