I just adopted a 7 month old Nanday conure. I am new at this, so I have
some very elementary questions. No one I know keeps birds and my only
previous experience was with canaries during my childhoon (my grandparents
He's noisy, but I really love the bird, whom we call Garcia. Other than
the noisiness, he has so many good qualities and really responds to love
and gentleness. In fact, he is bringing out a side of myself that I had
almost forgotten about.
My questions are:
He is sneezing. I know they have delicate resp. systems. He sneezes maybe
on the average of once per half hour. Is he sick? Should I do ANYTHING
about it. I know not to spray perfumes and hairspray, etc near him, but
are there other things triggering his sneezing?
2. Do conures travel well? Once spring comes I go to my mom's in the
country for the weekend sometime. It is one hour away. Can I safely take
him with me. Are they hearty that way? Or should I take him to the local
pet store which babysits birds when I go to the country?
3. I work. My husband is at home during the day sometimes, but only
occasionally. I am concerned about him when he is alone. what can I do
to make him more comfortable, less lonely, etc. He was so noisy this
morning when I left I couldn't help feel he was distressed to be alone. I
spend oodles of time with him in the evening. Should I worrY?
Thanks for any responses.