3 Tips to Eliminate Problems Caused
Socialization in Conures
Conure is an extremely popular parrot. So popular in fact that many aviaries
have a waiting list for chicks. Unfortunately this rush to ownership can often
result in a lack of proper socialization. Properly socialized Jenday Conures
will be happy, healthy, entertaining, and friendly members of your family for
years to come.
socialized Jenday Conures will bite, scream, exhibit destructive and dangerous
jealous behavior, thrash and charge, and even pluck their feathers.
Socialization is particularly important for the Jenday because they are
extremely intelligent and social birds. Left to their own devices and isolated
from their families they can develop some extremely bad habits.
provides you with several ways to combat this bad behavior.
Here are 3
tips to eliminate your Jenday Conure’s bad habits.
Tip #1 Give
your bird plenty of time and attention every day. They enjoy interacting with
people, so when possible let him out of his cage to hang out with you and your
family. Your Jenday Conure also enjoys being handled. If biting is a real
problem consider placing a towel on your hands when you get him out of the cage,
at least until he is properly trained. Of course, when you’re unable to be with
your Jenday, make sure that he has plenty of room to fly around his cage and
plenty of toys to keep him busy.
Tip #2 Don’t
accidentally encourage bad behaviors. Many birds go through a nipping phase and
if you punish it or have an extreme reaction, you can actually train them to
continue nipping. Similar habits can be developed if you have a strong reaction
to any adverse behavior whether it’s biting, screaming, charging, or feather
If you yell
or splash your bird for screaming or biting, you teach him to be fearful of you.
Fear breeds more bad behavior, you’re doing exactly the opposite of what you
want to do. You want your bird to love and trust you. You want your Jenday
Conure to feel comfortable, happy, and well socialized.
Tip #3 Trick
train your bird. Trick training solves bad behavior problems in several ways.
First and foremost it gives your Jenday Conure what it wants most, attentive and
structured time with you. Secondly, it engages your Jenday Conure’s
intelligence. Bored Jendays can cause trouble.
Trick train your Jenday Conure
and you challenge its intelligence. You stimulate its problem solving skills.
Third, when you trick train, you build a bond of trust between you and your
though not the least important, is that there are specific tricks that you can
train your bird to make it stop those annoying behaviors. Biting when you
retrieve him from the cage for example can be trained away by training the step
up and step down commands.
training must be done correctly, which means that if you’re going to trick train
your Jenday Conure then consult the advice and guidance of experts in Bird Trick
Training. Look for easy step-by-step guides, like the ones found at
birdtricks.com. The trick training
products found there are
also designed to eliminate unfavorable behaviors