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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know your bird's best diet
From my September 1994 BIRD TALK article:
I want to emphasize that no one seed or seed mix can be a complete diet for any finch or parrot. For instance, my Conures' diet, especially when breeding, begins with a bean mix and an assortment of fresh vegetables that I cook myself. I also offer a variety of fresh fruits and greens in season. My Cockatiels and Budgies eat a much less elaborate diet, with a higher proportion of seed…
Did you catch that? You may be very experienced with feeding and breeding Cockatiels and/or Budgies. However, your Peachfront Conures will need a different, more complex, less seed-reliant diet. Your experiences with the easier-to-keep birds still have value, but you must be open to creating a more elaborate diet for your Conures. Too many vegetables in front of a Cockatiel is a waste of good vegetables. The Cockatiel just won't eat 'em. But your Conures will crave classic healthy foods like veggies, fruits, well-cooked beans and grains. Add a Conure to the household, and you have added a good influence on your own diet.
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