Let’s Start With Forgetting That Birds Do Not Like Change!

Hi! I very much enjoy your emails and all the information you provide. By the way, my green conure (Wyndle) looks just like the bird you have in the picture with you, Mitch.


Wyndle is a “mutt”, not a pedigree like my Sun Conure was. She has a HUGE personality and is full of spunk; very strong, inquisitive, eats all day (not overweight, tho), etc.



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Why Are My 2 Sun Conures Suddenly Fighting After 15 Years?

Cecelia B. writes,


Hi, Mitch and Catherine,


I’ve been living with conures for thirty-five years and am seeing behavior that is new to me.


I have two male Sun conures who are brothers.


They are about fifteen years old.


Until a few weeks ago, they were a very happy bonded couple, mating frequently, grooming and feeding each other, sharing a cage, and getting along just fine.


One of them, Max, recently started pulling Min’s head feathers out, pecking Min’s head and leaving bloody spots.



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Should I Get a Quaker, Ringneck, or Conure?

Kayla writes to ask:


I’m stuck between getting a conure or a quaker (ok maybe an Indian ringneck too), and could really use advice on what current owners think.


I’m hoping to find a best friend who wants to be involved, cuddly, silly, and maybe even say a few words eventually.


I mostly don’t want one who screams and screeches all day.


Is a quaker on the right track?



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How Do We Teach Our Bird His Name?

This is a follow-up post to:


How to Remodel a Cage to Reduce 2 Bird’s Hormonal Behavior


Lisa N. writes:


Happy New Year Catherine this is Lisa. I just wanted to let you know that Reggie and Kiwi are getting along like best friends. There have been no problems with Reggie attacking Kiwi they love being together. Thank you for that lighting treatment. 



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