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New baby conure behavior

Discussion in 'Behavior Byway' started by Dena G, 5/8/18.

  1. Dena G

    Dena G Checking out the neighborhood

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    Yesterday i brought my baby conure home that had just been weaned from a pet store. Once he came home he jumped directly on my arm and to my shoulder, which is what he did in the car too because it made him less scared. Now he never wants to be in his cage, and now when he climbs up on my shoulder he falls asleep, but whenever i put him in his cage he starts squaking. His sleep schedule is really off which I think is normal because he wasn’t in an incubator long ago, but he sleeps at night and most of the day. He also makes these really weird quacks like a duck when i try to pet him on his head or put my hand near him and starts biting my finger. Is this normal behavior for a baby?
     
  2. Mizzely

    Mizzely Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran Vendor I Can't Stop Posting! BINGO CHAMPION

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    Green cheeks naturally quack/croak. It's usually a sign of contentment. It's totally unnatural for a bird to be alone as soon as it's out of the nest as they would be closely following mom and dad to learn the things they need to survive. You're now a parent, and your baby is clinging you you because it went from a big flock (the store) to just you, and its not confident yet to ignore instincts and be by itself
     
  3. Dena G

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    Thanks so much I feel so much better. Once i leave him in the cage he’ll play with his toys, but when i take him out he’ll curl under my neck and sleep. Is that normal? I think he’s about 2-3 months old
     
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  4. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Veteran I Can't Stop Posting!

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    Wanting to sleep near or on you is very normal.
     
  5. LSA

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    Congratulations!
    Your new GCC will be clingy and prefer out- of- cage time. It's up to you as parent to decide how much free time is appropriate.
    Be aware that your GCC will depend on your decisions and want everything you have, friends, food, freedom, etc. Again, it's up to you to set limits.
    Although considered an "apartment" bird, it has the potential to be noisy. While not as loud as a Sun Conure, it has that potential. Again, it'll depend on you for instructions.
    A cage must be large enough for them to have plenty of freedom to move. In addition, a travel/night cage is recommended. Your GCC will prefer a small, dark, quiet place to roost. Plus, it MAY sing itself to sleep.
     
  6. Dena G

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    Thank all of you guys!

    I’ve had my baby for exactly a week now, and I’ve noticed unusual things.
    He’s been plucking a bit and I don’t have any idea why. He usually does it when he’s on me but he’s out of his cage most of this day and always snuggling and playing with me. So I don’t know why he would pluck his feathers? He also has food, water, and many toys in his cage. I’m also not sure if its preening but it’s usually in the same spots. He’s pretty nippy but I know that’s normal because he’s a baby. So is his eating, he’s been eating a lot but i’m guessing it’s normal because he’s a baby. He has also been sneezing a lot. More than a couple times everyday. He sneezed 3-4 times in a row and he was itching his little nose holes between them. I don’t spray any perfumes or cleaners and I open the window just incase. His poop looks normal and i’ll have some pictures below.
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    I’m taking him to the vet this week just to make sure he’s fine. Sorry for all the pictures and info i’m just a new and scared parront!
     
  7. CrazyBirdChick

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    Congrats on your new baby, what a cutie pie!

    I am glad you have a vet appointment set up cause baby birds don't usually pluck.

    I will :bump4: this thread so hopefully others can chime in.
     
  8. iamwhoiam

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    It's good that you are bringing him to the vet. Even if there are no issues always good to bring bird to vet for a new bird check up. Also good to have birds rechecked @ every year.
     

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