Acquired: Pet store
Posted Jun 01, 2014
My roommate and I went to the pet shop in Arizona back in the early 80s to buy a bird. She decided on the Nanday Conure. What we were not told was that the big cage jammed packed with healthy, screaming conures were caught in the wild and being sold as pets.
It takes a special kind of person to tame a wild caught bird, or to even voluntarily own one. Personally, I am 100% against catching birds in the wild and selling them to the pet market.
At any rate, we tried and tried and tried to get this bird to like us and he was having none of it. We took some very serious bites. In the end, he escaped and flew away. I'm sure he was feeling like he was finally free like he should be.
I don't know how good of a pet a Nanday could be because my experience was awful and so was the bird's! The bite of a conure is incredibly bad.