10-03-2012, 04:45 PM
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Off topic for our Texan bird people here - question -
Does anyone have experience with conures? I've been looking for a companion - or otherwise 'additional bird' to have around to be friends with my cockatoo (separate cages) for a couple of years (parakeets don't work - tried that). I care more about personality than anything, so I've passed up a bunch of birds. I'm not outright searching, but I do take the time to look at birds when I pass them by at stores, or wherever. Fell in LOVE last night with an adorable in-your-face 9 month old sun conure last night....been thinking seriously about him, but I hear they are SUPER loud - well, what is loud? Parakeets are loud - are they louder than parakeets? Parakeets won't shut up EVER and they will carry on all day. My cockatoo is vocal at certain times of the day, but that's it, and no big deal.
Anybody know about conures? I played with him for 30 minutes last night...super great with my older daughter - he likes to lay on his back and roll and go get toys and bring them to you. Would work great for the family and is a very hands on bird, down your shirt and going to sleep upside down. But constant on the hour every hour noise (like parakeets) is a deal breaker and youtube doesn't show me anything obnoxiously loud but the fact sheets on them warn of there volume. Any thoughts-opinions-experiences to share?