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Black capped & green cheek conures (West Midlands, UK)

I'm still unsure whether or not I am going to sell them, though I do feel that it is for the best, so if the right person comes along then I will be willing to let them go

I'm sadly thinking of rehoming my black capped conure (Charley) and my green cheek conure (Amber). The reason that I am doing this is that they are currently living in an outdoor aviary which I need to move a lot of other birds into due to the old one the budgie flock is in falling apart. The other day I lost some of this years birds I have bred and a few others due to the door falling apart (even though it gave no signs). Charley and Amber have been in one of the indoor aviaries now since earlier this year and I can't bring them into my home due to the obvious losses of my other birds. I still believe that it is/was something in the house and I can't risk bringing them in. If it wasn't for this, then I wouldn't be selling them at all

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Charley is a black capped conure. We suspect that he is actually female. He hasn't laid any eggs and hasn't been DNA tested but from his/her behaviour and attitude we're 99% sure that he is a she. She is roughly 7 years old according to her ring details, though I cannot guarantee this. Their previous owner didn't seem to know much about them. Charley is a sassy girl, and I mean sassy! She is 'tame' when she gets to know you. At first she's a little bit shy and then she turns into a bird who wants to hang out and eat with you. She isn't one for stepping up but she does like to fly to you if you have something she wants. She has yet to bite me at all and gives good warning before doing so (the snake neck dance and plenty of grumbling). She does talk, but I have absolutely no idea what so ever what she is saying at all

Amber is more of an aviary bird, though he does like to follow Charley everywhere. He is not confident around people as of yet but he has been in an aviary now for some time. We suspect that Amber is actually male, again, based on behaviour and traits I have seen in my other birds. Because of his shyness, I can't write too much about him, because I don't feel like he's been able to show his true colours just yet. Amber is roughly 6 years old

Both birds need to stay together. They can either be housed together or they can be housed separately but Amber is better off being housed with Charley for confidence. Neither bird has their wings clipped, nor will I be having them clipped for the new owner. It gives them more confidence and Amber may just have a meltdown if she's clipped. At the moment they're being fed on variety of high quality seed mixes. I have to take the sun flower seeds out all together though as both of them are real junkies. Their previous owner fed them on a diet that was almost ALL sunflower seed and the odd bit of millet. They now readily accept their fresh foods (best in the morning when they've not been fed). I would either like them to go to an aviary home OR a home where they will be either part of a flock or have plenty of out of cage time every single day. I want to be guaranteed that these birds are going to be happy

I can either rehome the conures on their own for 150 for both of them OR I can rehome the conures with a large cage thrown in for 200 (also toys of theirs and such)

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They are so beautiful!! I hope you find someone to take them for you
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Thank you, I hope so too. I may have to start advertising them. I can't have them in my grandparents house either because I don't feel they'd be given the right type of care. As I've said, I think they'd be happier in an aviary home but they still need interaction. I just don't know what to do really. I don't want to put them back in a cage if I can help it
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Good luck Daisy.. They are beautiful... Love the scaly breast on the BC... And is your greenie a yellow sided? It looks like one!
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Hi Daisy,
if you are not quite sure whether you want to rehome them why don't you make a second start searching what could be wrong in your house?
If there is something toxic it could also be dangerous for you and your family.
If you like we can collect ideas together.
Especially for you I find it too sad to live without birds in your house.
What do you think about that?
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I'm really hoping you find good homes for them, Daisy.




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Hi Daisy,
if you are not quite sure whether you want to rehome them why don't you make a second start searching what could be wrong in your house?
If there is something toxic it could also be dangerous for you and your family.
If you like we can collect ideas together.
Especially for you I find it too sad to live without birds in your house.
What do you think about that?
I don't know if I'll ever have birds in this house again anyway. I find my birds to be much happier outside enjoying the weather and being able to fly all day long without me having to keep a constant eye on them. There's not a lot out there for me to worry about really. We've searched and searched but don't know what it could be. People have even told me it could be fumes coming off over-heated lightbulbs! I don't know any more. I think they'd be happier with another flock of conures or somebody who can give them a bigger, better place. I very, very rarely rehome any of my flock members. I've rehomed a budgie and a breeding pair of parrotlets. It was very upsetting, even though none of them were tame. It will upset me a lot to see these two go but it will be for the best, I think, in the long run. I don't know. I wouldn't have put them up here unless I was almost certain, but I'll only do it if the right home can come along

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And yeah, Amber is a yellow sided
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Still not having much luck I'd be able to keep them if I had the money to buy my new aviaries. I'm estimating a hand made one at around 100 at the moment but unfortunately I really don't have that sort of money to spare. The bills came out this month, add that on top of the rent and animal care and I've got nothing. Had to have somebody buy me food! I literally have no income right now either due to working from home and not being eligible for any help. I may be forced into getting a job which I really, really am uncomfortable with. Sigh. If the perfect home comes up then I'd happily rehome, but so far I've had one creep and that was it
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Well I ended up taking down all of the adverts for these two. I was getting that many idiots demanding I GAVE them to them for free! Erm no thank you I was feeling terrible guilty too. I really want to get some aviaries up soon. I've had to get myself a job, so at least I will start earning a bit of money

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Good news! I found a home for these two and they went last night. Last week I was talking to a guy about his birds and he was telling me that he had a lonely male cockatiel (as well as a budgie and kakarikis) and he would love it if I could sell him one of my female cockatiels. Bella, though she was the most stunning cockatiel I'd had, didn't fit in with my other 2 and it was making breeding very difficult. So he came and bought Bella. She is going to be living in an aviary with the male While he was collecting her he was asking me about the conures. I explained that they were for sale but I'd had no adverts up since everybody wanted them for free. He went home and continued to ask me questions about them. Sure enough, he wanted them So he took them both and is going to be keeping them as companion parrots! I dropped the price and gave them a cage as they didn't have much money to be buying more in but I am confident they will be very well cared for. I've since seen videos and pictures of them, Charley is loving head scratches!

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yay that is such great news! sometimes it just takes a while to find the right home perfect match!
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This is good news, I'm happy to hear that they found a loving and caring home.
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Thank you both, I had to turn down a lot of people Luckily I know they will be really happy

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