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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-19-2015, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Cuddly Conure

Is it normal for conures to be super cuddly in the morning? Both my budgies and conure have free range of the house while I am home except when I am cooking so they don't get hurt.

My budgies will only come out when they want a bit of wing time but Zelda seems to always need to be near me. I will put her on top of her cage when I go to do something, like laundry and the next thing I know she has flown to my shoulder and is pooping on me or chewing my necklace.

She sees no interest in her toys yet even though I try to play with her multiple times a day. She enjoys chewing on my phone case or my nails. She sleeps on me during nap time.

I don't mind her cuddles I'm just wondering if it is normal for her to be so attached.
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In my experience, budgies tend to be more independent and flighty birds. My cockatiels are super needy and somehow always find a spot on me to cling on to. My English budgie boy has no need of that sort.
I have heard that conures tend to be needy as well. So, I wouldn't be surprised if Zelda's behavior towards you continues.

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My experience is that conures are very cuddly/clingy. We had a pineapple green cheek that preferred to be with us. She spent a lot of time on my head clinging to my hair. She would leave to investigate and/or explore around the house but wanted to be within sight of us. She did not play with toys much in her cage but was very interested in items that we used. She loved to snuggle and cuddle also. Currently we have a sun/jenday conure. He is not cuddly or snuggly but wants to be with us. Loves to be on your shoulder when you are up doing something. When rearranging bird toys today, I realized we have a few that look like new but have been in the house for around a year. Not a big toy player in the cage. Out of the cage, in the last week or so he has destroyed a block, chewed several pens, several pieces of paper, a hair clip, (also discovered how to remove them from my hair), put a hole in a pair of my shoes. . .
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They're naturally clingy birds who don't want to leave you alone. A few of my budgies don't mind a fuss but it's very, very rare if they come to me for it

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