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Discussion in 'Conure Court' started by Dan Ruggiero, 7/11/19 at 2:41 AM.

  1. Dan Ruggiero

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    What treats do you guys feed your conures? I'm allergic to most nuts especially peanuts so my treat selection is a bit more limited! I wanted to see what other people give to their conures so maybe I could find some to use myself.
     
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    I don’t have a conure YET ;):rolleyes:. Have you tried Millet, seeds and fruit?
     
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    I actually don't have a conure yet either! He's gonna finally be with me at the beginning of August!
    I thought fruit was supposed to be part of their regular diet? And that millet was mainly for budgies? But thank you of reminding me of seeds I am not allergic to sunflower seeds at all so that would be a perfect treat!

    (BTW I hope you have success finding a conure buddy!)
     
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    Pepitas, safflower and sunflower seed. Any other food that is enjoyed like dried coconut, peas etc.
    Some birds are happy with praise because they are not food motivated.
    Whatever your bird really likes can be a treat/reward.
     
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    Millet can be for all birds but is most common with budgies and tiels, good luck with seeds!
     
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    Thanks for the help!!
    From experience or what you read online would you say conures are more food motivated or praise motivated?
     
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    I honestly don’t know much about conures at all other than they are very gorgeous birds.
    I know that @Lodah has a little cutie called Pilo who asks for raspberries and ice cream a lot! :)
     
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    I think it would depend on the birds personality, for example if it was a timid bird that didn’t like to be touched it would probably be more food motivated where as a bird that lives for snuggles could enjoy praise more.
     
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    Yeah if the little guy is shy I wouldn't think that he'd like me screaming and doing big movements when he does a trick!
    Icecream is safe for birds? If so my little guy will thrive in my freezer!;).

    Thanks for the help guys!!
     
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    No I’ve cream is not really safe for birds although I’m sure Burt (my bird) would love it if he was allowed some Lol. Pilo just asks for it all the time ;)
     
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    Hmm, Chandra might help you, hold on.
     
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    Oh boy the peanut allergy thing nixes nutriberries. Are you allergic to the point you can't handle peanuts at all?

    @Mizzely has done a lot of research on contents of food.

    Fruit shouldn't be given daily. It can lead to yeast growth. Some fruits are better than other such as blueberries versus apples. Citrus fruits are something to watch.

    It is like people stuff. Research what has more nutrients than other things. Try to push veggies and foods rich in good stuff like sweet potatoes. My guys love those.

    I give pellets daily in their bowl. Two nutriberries in the morning and at night.

    Some type of veggie dish or a switch with grain bake.

    A few times a month I will do a junk food dinner instead of veggies with popcorn, apples and carrots. Popcorn night.

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    Treats can be anything that your bird likes and doesn't get as part of it's main diet! Some things I do for treats:

    Sweet potato fries
    Bird bread
    Fruit
    Freeze dried fruit and veggies
    Popcorn
    Bird treats from places like Avian Organics, Wayley's Dailies, Texas Freeze Dried Naturals, Christine's Chop Shop.

     
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    We've only had our conure for a few days, but I've got him to take sunflower seeds, grapes, and bananas from my hands, which is great considering he is very shy around hands still.
     
  15. Dan Ruggiero

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    I can't eat peanuts but having them in the same room as me won't do me any harm! The chunks in Nutriberries are quite small anyway.

    Congrats on your new Conure!
    I was going to give fruit as part of the daily diet but I'm going to keep it as a treat now!
     
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