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I am confused,,,

Please bare with me: This is my first Conure, I have had birds all my life my last was a Cockatiel and I loved him.

I just got Buddy yesterday he is 2 y/o. I am not sure the owners were truthful with me.

Yesterday he was very vocal, I think he was testing me. I did the think telling him I will be right back etc.

Today he is too quiet? Is there such a thing? I tried to get him to come out, gently, he refused. Then I gave him a treat, talked sweetly and I am sitting near him and he is so quiet I wonder if anything is wrong.

He seems to be occupied with my silk flowers I like to let them hide in at night they love it...
Could I be so lucky that he is settling in better than I thought?
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what kind of conure is he? i have a green cheek conure and she/he is very quiet actually one of my quietest birds.

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As long as he's eating and drinking then just give him a few weeks to settle and then see how he is. I have had most of my birds for years and sometimes I still don't understand some of them


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what kind of conure is he? i have a green cheek conure and she/he is very quiet actually one of my quietest birds.
He is a Jenday, I am sorry I got a little ahead of myself. He is doing much better today. He only screamed today when I left the room but just a few times.

I am reading up on him and I am ignoring his bad behavior just like a doggie.
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He is a Jenday, I am sorry I got a little ahead of myself. He is doing much better today. He only screamed today when I left the room but just a few times.

I am reading up on him and I am ignoring his bad behavior just like a doggie.
glad he is doing better i agree with the above post just give him time he will get better

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He is a Jenday, I am sorry I got a little ahead of myself. He is doing much better today. He only screamed today when I left the room but just a few times.

I am reading up on him and I am ignoring his bad behavior just like a doggie.
Screaming when you leave the room means he is most likely feeling more comforted by human presence and probably likes you some already. That is a good sign, but I would still ignore the screaming and give him a lot of attention when he is quiet. Usually birds are quiet when they are scared. When he starts coming out of his shell, you'll start to see his personality more. Right now he is going thru a lot after loosing his family and all the things familiar to him.

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The yellow side I got seems to be a screamer at times, been getting better. Whenever I go to the front door they (dunno sex yet, gonna send in DNA) scream. Not sure what to do, I tell them it's ok, I'll be back, etc... The girl had quite a few birds, and some of the sounds they make I'm not sure what kind of bird makes it. I would love to get this bird tamed down as it is quite a beautiful bird. And for it and Shelby to play together on the gym. Nothing like the bird I met at the house and brought home though, very skittish and all... Sat on my finger and all the night I got it.... Now doesn't want anything to do with me. I may have to move it into my room to help acclimate... Dunno.

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When my birds contact call , I whistle back, trying to mimic their call. I only do it a couple of times then stop... It is just to let them know I am still close by !
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I wouldn't worry about it, sounds like he's just settling in (and that he may have already taken a shine to you )

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I've had a Jenday and right now have a Sunday boy. He was a screamer and would not do anything else but holes in your clothes (he must have destroyed 25 T-shirts of mine so far -LOL). He would not come to you, would not allow you to touch him, give you kisses or anything but he is fine now, no screams, gives kisses, allows all the scritches you are willing to give and, although he stills chews my clothes, he doesn't do anywhere as badly as he used to and has learned the command to stop. I find them to be very smart and affectionate birds and not hard to 'mold' if you put in the time and patience so congratulations on your new friend and just take it easy and it will all work out.
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