Acquired: Pet store
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Posted Oct 24, 2015
We never intended to own a bird; I should start there. My daughter and I found Starfire at a pet store. She was tossing a little ball in her cage and reminded us of a little puppy - we had to bring her home. Star has been the source of many laughs and fun memories for our family. We have all grown to love her high-energy and enjoy playing with her. These birds will always want to be a part of the "flock", so if you and your family are eating, your bird will want to be right there with you. Green-cheeked conures need to be interacted with for a MINIMUM of 2 hours per day. Our bird typically stays out of her cage all day, either sitting on my shoulder or playing on top of her cage. Conures are also very loud and messy, so please consider that factor when selecting a bird breed. As with all birds, the larger the cage, the better. Conures (and parrots, in general) enjoy lots of room to play and a wide selection of toys.
For a person who has plenty of time to devote to an intelligent and fun bird, conures are the way to go. They really are lovely little pets for the whole family.