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    Ray the Sun Conure-

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    I can't get over how smart he is. He throws me kisses (compete head dip & kiss noise), he can whistle, do tricks... just a cool little guy!
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    Re: Ray the Sun Conure-

    Awesome! Amy and I have gone to the local Petco a few times to look at the Conures and mess around with them (they love water bottles). I read up on them and there was something about them screaming. That is the one reason I haven't gotten a bird. I can't deal with the screaming. Maybe an African Grey one day!

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    Re: Ray the Sun Conure-

    Quote Originally Posted by jglass38 View Post
    Awesome! Amy and I have gone to the local Petco a few times to look at the Conures and mess around with them (they love water bottles). I read up on them and there was something about them screaming. That is the one reason I haven't gotten a bird. I can't deal with the screaming. Maybe an African Grey one day!
    Nope, not a Grey, not if screaming bothers you.

    Most of the conures are screamers. I have seen a couple that were not. They do make fantastic pets IF you have tons of time to spend with them. They like attention, lots of attention.
    I may not be very smart, but what if I am?
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    Re: Ray the Sun Conure-

    Quote Originally Posted by wilomn View Post
    Nope, not a Grey, not if screaming bothers you.

    Most of the conures are screamers. I have seen a couple that were not. They do make fantastic pets IF you have tons of time to spend with them. They like attention, lots of attention.
    Weird..I thought when I researched Greys it said they were one of the non screamers. I have enough pets right now anyway. I had birds when I was a kid and always found them interesting and fun to take care of. But with snakes, geckos, rats, cats and a dog, I think I have enough on my plate for now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jglass38 View Post
    Weird..I thought when I researched Greys it said they were one of the non screamers. I have enough pets right now anyway. I had birds when I was a kid and always found them interesting and fun to take care of. But with snakes, geckos, rats, cats and a dog, I think I have enough on my plate for now!
    Wayyyyyyyy back before I was seriously into reptiles, sort of, I worked with a few birds at a few pet stores.

    Greys scream loud. Real loud. Not as much as a conure or some cockatoos, but loud enough and often enough to be really annoying.

    No doubt there are some that don't. Somewhere. Maybe.
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    Re: Ray the Sun Conure-

    Quote Originally Posted by wilomn View Post
    Wayyyyyyyy back before I was seriously into reptiles, sort of, I worked with a few birds at a few pet stores.

    Greys scream loud. Real loud. Not as much as a conure or some cockatoos, but loud enough and often enough to be really annoying.

    No doubt there are some that don't. Somewhere. Maybe.
    Thanks for the info!

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    Re: Ray the Sun Conure-

    Quote Originally Posted by wilomn View Post
    Wayyyyyyyy back before I was seriously into reptiles, sort of, I worked with a few birds at a few pet stores.

    Greys scream loud. Real loud. Not as much as a conure or some cockatoos, but loud enough and often enough to be really annoying.

    No doubt there are some that don't. Somewhere. Maybe.
    Yes they do, really bad too! But Greys can be taught to be some really good talkers too.

    Ray whistles now- he would screech initially in the morning when he heard I was up- but I play "The bright side of life" as sung in Monty Python's life of Brian each morning & would reward him... at first for not screeching, then for whistling.

    So he is no more "squeaky bird". I'm trying to teach him to talk... if I can get him to sound as good as Scooby-doo I think I'll be lucky. By giving him stuff to do, and other ways to vocalize he's very easy to live with.
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    Re: Ray the Sun Conure-

    Quote Originally Posted by wilomn View Post
    Nope, not a Grey, not if screaming bothers you.

    Most of the conures are screamers. I have seen a couple that were not. They do make fantastic pets IF you have tons of time to spend with them. They like attention, lots of attention.
    I do think this is part of why Ray is doing so well, but I do find an outgoing bird, who likes to show you affection quite endearing. I look for new tricks to teach him & he loves the challenge. He got dance moves too...
    All the Best,
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    Re: Ray the Sun Conure-

    I was in a pet store today that carries parrots. A lady who has a grey came in and the owner was there so I asked them about screaming.

    Both said it was uncommon for greys.

    Apparently I was just lucky in knowing the couple of screamers that I've had contact with.

    They are excellent talkers and mimickers.

    So, based on those with far more experience than I, I was wrong.

    Consider the grey.
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    Re: Ray the Sun Conure-

    Quote Originally Posted by wilomn View Post
    I was in a pet store today that carries parrots. A lady who has a grey came in and the owner was there so I asked them about screaming.

    Both said it was uncommon for greys.

    Apparently I was just lucky in knowing the couple of screamers that I've had contact with.

    They are excellent talkers and mimickers.

    So, based on those with far more experience than I, I was wrong.

    Consider the grey.
    Greys will scream if not redirected towards talking, or when around other birds that don't talk. Screaming is basically an attention getting behavior. Your results on that are more about the time you have to work with your bird... or so I find it to be.
    All the Best,
    Deb @ www.NorthernRegius.com

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