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Should I Buy This Conure?
Thank you for your advice. I do in fact have an excellent avian vet, Dr. Pappas at West Geauga Veterinary Hospital, very near me. When I inherited my cockatiel, my aunt had been in a nursing home for months and Charlie was being cared for by a neighbor. She just allowed him to be free and fed him outdoor bird sunflower seed only. His cage was a mess. He is 20 grams underweight and had a yeast infection in his mouth, but he is on the mend. He is hand shy (unless we are at the vet, then he is all over me!) but will step up on a stick. He does enjoy my company, so we are working it out.
Is a 6 month old conure too old to start out with? He is hand tamed and was hand fed. The girls at the store love him and spend a lot of time playing with him, so that is a plus. He has been tested for several diseases and is healthy, but of course he would go right to my vet. I read somewhere online that Barney's is just a big bird supplier, so I hate to give them my business, but I am bonding with this little fellow. I also am not sure that I am experienced enough to adopt a little baby. I have considered rescue, but again I don't feel confident dealing with behavior or health issues. I am learning as I go and reading a lot.