HI everyone i'm on the list from a breeder for a baby hand reared sun conure i'm hoping for a dna sexed male but will be happy with a female too. Is there any difference in personality in males and females? I'm female if that helps.I'm getting my for $320 dna sexed. The breeder has a clutch due to hatch this week and another in 2 weeks. They should be ready to go home around november. The breeder said if i'm definatly interested in a sun conure he will send me weekly pictures of the babies.
About quartine if i handle the sun conure then want to handle my other birds i will have to change my clothes. I've been lucky so far, i've never quartined any new birds that have come in. I should do this with the sun conure. Now my boyfriend doesn't want to drive the 5 hours there and back in on hit. So what were thinking of doing is driving the 5 hours there pick up bird drive some of the way home then spending a night in carvan or motel. How will the bird handle this? I know i should take a small cage,food,a cover to cover him with. I do have a bird transport box but if were going to spend somewhere overnight he will need a cage too right? i can't wait i hope time flys. How long should i keep him in quartine for? how difficult is it to harness train a sun conure or any bird? I need to buy a new aviator harness the one i got is the small size i read i need the x small.
If you want to break up your long journey why not drive to where you are collecting him then stay overnight somewhere near there. Next morning collect your bird and drive straight home! Much better for the bird if he comes straight home without stopping overnight somewhere. This is how people do when collecting birds from me.
Mueb is right, it will be less stressful for the little fellow. Quarantine is usually a good idea for 60 days, however you could take it to a vet and have a full check over which may ease you mind a bit. How about asking the breeder to start putting a harness on while still on a couple feeds a day? That way it will get used to it much faster and will be less stressful on the bird and you. I love conures, such beautiful birds and so funny! You will have a great time with your little one I am sure.