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Hi!

I'm new to this forum but I have an account on talkcockatiels. Since we adopted a sun conure a few weeks ago I thought I'd join this!

I have two super tamed and flighted cockatiels. Ricky, my male is 5, I've had him for 4 years. Penny, my female is 1 year and 4 months, I've had her for one year.

I rescued my sun conure, Sonny, 3 weeks ago. He is extremely cage aggressive and aggressive towards hands. I don't know anything else about him, but I hopefully will when I take him to the vet soon and the get the band number!

Any suggestions on training him? Someone told me to try target training?


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Welcome to our forum!
I'd love to see pictures of your little flock, especially sun conures are such beautiful parrots.
Parrots often get behavioral problems when they are adopted solitary as young babies.
It's hard for them to build their identity without another parrot of their species.
I hope your little guy will settle soon.
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Welcome to our forum!
I'd love to see pictures of your little flock, especially sun conures are such beautiful parrots.
Parrots often get behavioral problems when they are adopted solitary as young babies.
It's hard for them to build their identity without another parrot of their species.
I hope your little guy will settle soon.
Thanks, I'm going to post about his behavior in the correct section. I can't get the pictures to upload right now, I'll try later.
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Welcome to the forum.. love to see pix of your flock!
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Hi!

I'm new to this forum but I have an account on talkcockatiels. Since we adopted a sun conure a few weeks ago I thought I'd join this!

I have two super tamed and flighted cockatiels. Ricky, my male is 5, I've had him for 4 years. Penny, my female is 1 year and 4 months, I've had her for one year.

I rescued my sun conure, Sonny, 3 weeks ago. He is extremely cage aggressive and aggressive towards hands. I don't know anything else about him, but I hopefully will when I take him to the vet soon and the get the band number!

Any suggestions on training him? Someone told me to try target training?


Thanks!
HI and welcome. i had a sun conure for 10 yrs and had to give her to my friend. she screamed so much that it hurt everyone's ears. except mine.

is it a new cage for him? where did you get him
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Take it slow.

With Conures.. unfortunately it takes a little more patience, they are very very stubborn little things sometimes. Sit quietly for a while nearby... begin talking to him... if you read a book read it out loud.

Anything you can do to get him used to people again.

Start Perch training him to step up so you can bring him out.. and slowly but surely get him used to that idea before you introduce your hands.

Hold Millet next to the cage with your hands; get him used to the idea that 'your hands are something GOOD not bad.'

It can take months or even years to rehabilitate a bird.

Take it slowly.. easily.

And soon you'll have a wonderful friend.

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HI and welcome. i had a sun conure for 10 yrs and had to give her to my friend. she screamed so much that it hurt everyone's ears. except mine.

is it a new cage for him? where did you get him
Yes the cage is brand new! We got him from feeders, but not in the sense that the pet store bought the bird from where ever the buy their animals to sale and then we bought him, but rather some one just dropped him off at feeders and went on with their lives, and we rescued him.
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