Parrot questions (Picture)

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by Rafter 7 Paint Horses, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    This is what Dh brought home tonight.
    Can anyone tell me what breed it is? Can you tell me if it is a male or a female, or can that be done only by DNA testing?
    DH said they called it a yellow-headed something. It is about 3 years old and was hand fed as a (chick), I don't even know if that is what baby parrots are called.
    I know very little about parrots, so any info would be greatly appreciated.
    Does he need to covered at night?

    Jean

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  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Well I know NOTHING about Parrots, but he is AWESOME!! [​IMG]
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a Sun Conure or Jenday hybrid.

    ETA: You'll have to DNA test it to find out sex. You'll probably want to cover it at night so it doesn't wake you up at the break of dawn. [​IMG]
     
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  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:its a pretty sun conure ( spelling sorry) but Ive seen them in the pet stores going for 300$ I would cover him up at night or you eill hear him talking to you on and off threw te night
     
  5. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I would say sun conure. Most parrots like being covered at night. I don't think there's any way to know the sex without dna testing. [​IMG]
     
  6. beckt

    beckt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sun Conure. They are so cool. You will fall in love with him/her fast. I have a Peach Front Conure and he is my best buddy. Yes cover him at night. It makes them feel more secure. You are so lucky. Good luck.
     
  7. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    I think he is really pretty, too.
    He talks a little bit. He says Hi and I was told he says Nana.
    He makes some noise, but is really rather quiet. I opened up his cage and he came out and walked around on it and all up and down the sides. He bobs his head up and down when Dh was whistling the Andy Griffith theme song to him. It was cute!
    DH just walked up to the cage and raised his arm, and he went right back in and has been pretty quiet since.

    I know about not cooking with teflon cookware, but I use cast iron, so that is not an issue. I cooked onions tonight and the whole house smells of them, would that bother him?

    Jean
     
  8. beckt

    beckt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it would. They don't have a good sense of smell. Just remember to move slow around him till he gets used to you.
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Jean your so lucky, pretty bird. All my birds liked to be covered at night.
     
  10. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    Ok, what should he be covered with? A sheet or something heavier like a towel?

    Jean
     

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