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Noisy, Anti-Social Green Cheek Conure
I adopted a 3 year old Yellow Sided Green Cheek Conure about 2-3 weeks ago. A nice lady dropped him off at the pet store my brother works at because she could no longer take care of him.
Since then, I have bought a larger new cage. I kept some of his same toys and his bed, but also provided new toys. He gets fresh water and veggies with some fruit every day. He has a seed/pellet mixture with various treats throughout the day.
He never bites, but was more interested being around us when we first got him. He used to like me more than my boyfriend, but ever since I took him to the vet for a DNA test it hasn't been the same. It could be coincidence or even just all in my head. I took him in a cab that day and it seemed fine, but he did seem upset after his nails were clipped and DNA taken. The vet cut all his nails without asking me first. I understand he needed to for the DNA, but I wasn't impressed he didn't ask me first as I would have said no.
At the time I didn't get his wings clipped because he wasn't flying very far, but now he can fly across the apartment which makes it hard for me to have him out with me more often. Every time I bring him out, he tries to run away from me but eventually does step up. Before he used to come running to me and do a cute little hop on to my finger. Once he's out, he flies back to his cage or the closest place he can fly to if I'm not near it. He does have a wing clipping appointment in 2 days so hopefully that will help.
He was also very quiet when we got him. Now he is screaming for most of the day when I'm working (I work at home), especially when my boyfriend isn't home. I've had him in the same room as me but it doesn't help. We have him next to our other parrot who is a Quaker. They have their own cages, but when they are out, the Quaker is interested and wants to be friends but the Conure wants nothing to do with him. We don't force them to interact but we do have their cages side by side.
Another thing the conure does sometimes is tuck his tail in and shake. I don't know why he's doing this.
Any suggestions/advice is welcome.