Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Benicia, CA
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Don't necessarily give up on the Jenday, Adrienne! All parrots are noisy! Jendays need lots of enrichment - foraging toys, challenges, chew toys to keep them busy. A Jenday will demand as much attention as that established up front by the owner - so boundaries on how much holding/petting upfront apply to this species just like others. My Conure is a noisy guy in AM and PM, and used to kick up a fuss when I left the house. Funny, but I began to put on the Hawaiian music channel when I left the house which my birds learned meant, "Mom's going, but she's coming back" - the tone is soothing, and the background noise keeps them company - I'm sure any music will work as long as it's not heavy metal, lol! I also believe in covering my birds, and they have sleeping cages in a quiet place in the house so they get a full 12 hours of rest regardless of the season. The Conure Handbook, written by Anne Watkins is an excellent resource for understanding the personalities, care requirements, and training of Conures. In any event, good luck with whichever species you choose, but read all you can to help you be the best 'Parront', and your parrot be the best he/she can be too - knowledge is power! Hugs!
~ I ka lani malama ho iki mai la ka 'nani' ~
(In the heaven's brightness beauty is revealed)