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Talking Is this normal conure behaviour

My sun conure who is 17weeks now, still acts very baby like. He does this baby noise and bobs his head quite a bit as if to say I need to feed him. He eats ALOT, mainly large quanities of apple, pear, corn, peas, pellets and seed but not so much. When do they usually stop being so baby like? Im jyst confused since ive had young teils and they seemed to be less baby like.

I may as well do a update on him too, he is doing very well, settling in well. He bathes in his water bowl if he doesnt shower with me or in the basin. So far I have no regrets. He can be noisy but only when he has to, say he has no corn left lol. Pretty sure my neighbours know he is here lol. He has nearly cgewed through his perch or one of. Guess ill have to go look for some more gum trees. Oh and are gum leaves and flowers ok for conures, I give them to the teils all yhe time. The tree is native to Australia

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It probably depends on each bird. My Mom's 10 year old conure still does similar behavior at times. She eats fine on her own, she just likes the attention.
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Like Shannon said, some of this behavior will stay with your Conure for life. They're just adorable Fabies (Feathered Babies).

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Im going to try and post a link so you guys can see what I mean, bare with me im on my phone

Aleron-Male Sun Conure Dnad had since 15weeks old
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Check out this cutness 3


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrK4...e_gdata_player

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Stormy-Male WF pearl pied male teil had since 9 weeks old
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I can't see the video at the moment, but I think the same as the others. My green cheek conure still does this. I think tiels are less needy than conures. I don't think there's any problems with it though

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Is my link not working? :/

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Nah I was on another computer

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Awww so sweet. Don't you love how their soft thier feathers feel on your face? I do that with Cricket too.
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I checked out your video, too cute by the way. This is what Sasha does, her baby behavior. She's always done this, she even quacks like a duck at the same time. No need to worry about it, it's normal.
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17 weeks isn't very old so it is common for birds to still act up with baby behaviours. Sometimes we can trigger the affect as well by touching the sides of the beak where the skin connects. My golden is over a year old and he does that head bobbing for food when I touch the sides of his beak.
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Alex does the same.




DIGBY 4-year-old male Congo African Grey
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