Hello! My name is Heather and I am owned by two conures. I used to have cockatiels, finches, green cheeks, African gray, eclectus and a Quaker parrot, but sadly had to rehome them all because I lost my home and my future was uncertain - it was the hardest thing I've had to do, and I've missed them all since. I had been living in a townhome for 10 years and decided it was time to adopt. I found Georgie the Nanday on Craigslist. The lady told me he was a green cheek and sent me a picture of a green cheek (not him). I brought him home (he was in a box so I couldn't see him) and when I opened the box and put him in the cage, I knew immediately he was a Nanday. I had no experience with Nandays other than I knew they were loud and living in a townhome I didn't think I should have him here.
Well, in one week I fell in love with him and he stayed. He's about 3 years old from what they told me, although I don't know what to believe from them. The cage they gave me for him was filthy, barren and wreaked of smoke. I don't think they knew how to care for him, and were inexperienced. They said they fed him pizza, French fries, mac n cheese and gave me a sack of seeds. I've had him only for two weeks and he's already flying to us and letting us pet him. He seems very interested in me and sits with me on the chair or my leg for hours. However, he has been flying at my 9 year old son's head every time he walks by, and I'm not so sure it's a friendly thing. Do you have any recommendations on curbing that behavior? I clipped all of my bird's wings before, so this flying thing is new to me. I wanted him to keep his flight feathers. Do you keep wings clipped or let your birds fly around?
I adopted BettyLou this weekend - a green cheek Conure. She's very sweet and they had clipped her wings. She's 5 months old.
Thank you for any advice, and I look forward to getting to know everyone!