I've lived with Peachfront Conures Aratinga aurea for 30 years. I've bred 'em, trained 'em, even visited Bolivia to observe them in the wild. For more about me, click right here.
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how big is your flight cage?
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: The proper cage size for small birds may look "bigger than seems reasonable" to the uneducated eye. Our Peachfronted Conures need room to fly, to climb, to play, and to snuggle up. Too often, people seem to think, "Little bird, little cage." Not so. You can maybe get away with a somewhat smaller cage if you have a single pet with clipped wings, but then you need to provide at least one interesting play gym with lots of climbing toys. Don't cheap out when housing your Peachfront.
Old-fashioned cages were truly a menace. Here's the start of a rant from the Duke of Bedford, published in the early 1950s:
The average parrot cage would appear to be constructed with the express object of causing the maximum degree of discomfort to the parrot and of inconvenience to the owner. In the first place it is almost invariably at least half the size it should be for the bird it is expected to contain...
We have a lot bigger and better options available today. Take advantage of them. Yes, your Peachfront may seem content in the smaller cage, but get the bigger one anyway. After a storm like Hurricane Isaac, when I compare how active my birds are when they're stuck in the small temporary portable cages and how active they are when they're back in their flight cages...there is absolutely no comparison.
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