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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peachfronts are resilient!
On June 30, 2003, the parrot porch was completely destroyed by Tropical Storm Bill. It was a miracle that the birds and turtles came through unharmed. Yellow-Crowned Amazon Cookie and older Peachfront Conure Sheldon, who had vulnerable cages, had been moved inside. The other two flight cages were very strong, and we thought they'd stand up to anything, certainly a June storm. One of them had a framework of six foot tall industrial grade stainless steel, from surplus that went back to the days of the mainframe computers, and the other was more recently built with a sturdy wooden framework. Still, your blood runs cold when a 20,000 pound oak tree falls through your ceiling. Despite the destruction of the actual aviary, the stout cages warped but did not crumble under the impact. Both flights had to be taken away as totaled, but not a feather on any of the Conures involved was harmed.
Peachfronts are resilient. They had to take up residence in some temporary cages for awhile, until we had the opportunity to replace their flight cages, but they were remarkably well-behaved about it. I think I was more shaken up than they were. They were calm again, two years later, during another prolonged stay in temporary cages when we were evacuated for Hurricane Katrina. Yes, birds like routine, but my gutsy little Peachfronts know how to roll with the punches.
Here's the back of the house with the aviary broken down to be hauled away:
Stay tuned. I'll show off the re-build soon.
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