Posted Mar 03, 2013
When I walked into the pet store twelve years ago, I saw two conures. One was a Nanday, and the other a cherry-headed one. The green cherry-headed appeared very intelligent and I fell in love with her. After a couple of days of indecision on my part, my husband bought her for me. We named her Star because she would be bright. She was three months old, and only green then. After four months, she began to change to the bright colors she is now. She learned to talk, or a more accurate description is, she learned to mimic easily. I've taught her phrases like, "What are you doing?" "What kind of sound does a cat make?" and she's even learned to bark, learning that from the dogs in the neighborhood. She knows about fifty words or so, and at twelve years of age, is still adding to her vocabulary.
She is very easy to care for, although she tends to be a one-person pet. She won't go to other people, and will try to bite them if they come too close to me. Also, the cherry-headed conure is not a quiet bird, and tends to be a screamer during the day, so I don't recommend her for apartment living. However, my conure is a wonderful, and loving addition to my home.