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One conure I've had since weaning and is a clown and a half. Nothing stops him, whether its right side up, half way over or fully upside down. My fully adult "breeder" type wild pair, Pan and Nike, took months to start realizing that things in the area were movable. Suddenly, Nike is walking up and down the top the cage upside down like she owns the place and Pan has devised a way to use the fully swinging perches as leverage to get at my hand for a sneak attack. I love it.
Conures are amazing. And they are seriously weird little creatures. Just in my experience, they couldn't care less about what direction is up and which one is down. But, give them time. I got Pan and Nike, untamed and formally in a quite minimally decorated breeder cage, and they took their own precious time learning what was what.
I know it sucks to hear to idea of 'just waiting', but if the options are available, your little guy will recognize them eventually. Especially as a conure breed. He might still be preoccupied by you guys, or being in a new home. It has only been four days, which is progress in itself if he's behaving normally otherwise. They are goofy little birds, he's going to discover what is around him on his own terms, in the next few weeks or so. And you're going to love every second of it. (:
lindsay, owned by three conures
six tiels, two dogs & two tortoises