My husband and I picked up these two gorgeous babes from a seller in Connecticut. I saw a post on a conure group through facebook that the birds were needing to be rehomed. Although I do agree it is wrong to breed hybrid mixes, this nansun hybrid really caught my eye. At first I asked if she would sell him or her separate from the sun conure, but she had insisted that these two were bonded. I couldn't imagine breaking up a bonded pair, so I spoke to my husband about taking them both. Now having four parrots is a bit crazy, but having six? I am not sure what goes through my head sometimes! :) We took the 2.5 hour drive home from Connecticut and set up their cage right away.
Right now the sun and nansun are being quarantined from the rest of my flock. We have a vet appointment on Wednesday evening for both of these new conures. I've noticed their nails were very overgrown, which I fear the quick has grown out too far. Their wings were clipped at one point and a bit uneven so I clipped them again to start a fresh regrowth. The nansun has a missing nail on one foot, so it is more of a stub. The nansun seems to be a bit malnourished so we are working on both of their diets. They were very hungry when we arrived home, and they did very well on the ML Zupreem fruitblend pellets. I am interested to hear what the vet says. We plan to keep these two quarantined for 60 days. There has been a lot of hand washing and clothes changes between handling all of my birds.
As some of you know, we just moved into a new house. It has it's own bird room, and we have a very large basement (with windows) that we are planning to renovate for them. The floor will be tile and there will be a sink located in their room, which is WONDERFUL. Some more great features will be a roll out paper floor for underneath their cages, ropes & ladders from the ceiling, and even more surprises to come. I think these two will be very happy to join my other conures.
Are any of you wondering, "hey, she didn't mention their names?" Well.. I will tell you this - I really am not sure of them yet! These two conures have had three previous owners from what I was told, and they were guessed to be about 6 years old. I do know that the two previous owners had different names for them, and I think because they are now in a forever home, that we can decide on two names to stick to! The nansun we seem to be leaning towards using a male name, as we do not know their sex. I cannot stop saying "she" when referring to the sun conure, so a female name would be more appropriate to us. I will hopefully have an update with those names soon!
Enjoy some pictures below. These two came with a gorgeous new cage, and many toys to be bought for them! Thanks for reading and following our blog!