Fred + Ellie – Nanday Conures
Meet Fred + Ellie. They didn’t come to STAR as a pair, but they quickly became bonded to one another at their foster home. Fred and Ellie are lively and loud. They are both cage territorial but Fred will be your buddy once he is away from the cage and Ellie. Ellie will hang out on a human shoulder if Fred is with her but prefers the company of birds once she insures that she is the flock leader. Ellie can be aggressive towards birds that she doesn’t like. Fred has a heart condition and needs medication daily. Since he has started medications, he has been happy and lively without any incident. They do not like food pellets and that is what lead Fred to have a heart condition. They will eat pellets if that is all that is available, but they will be extra loud in protest of the “horrible” situation of only having pellets available to eat. They will eat their fruits and veggies if they are mushed and mixed with seeds. They love tearing up paper, foraging packets and boxes, but if it is too difficult to get into they will give up on it.. They both bite and will draw blood if your hands are not covered while getting them in and out of the cage. Ellie likes to dance to Bob Marley and similar music.
See below for their previous bio’s before they became double trouble!
Ellie has had it pretty tough in the past and is not very trusting of humans. When she first came to us, she was scared and would sit in the corner all day. Now, only a few weeks later, she happily comes out of her cage and sits on top. She loves to play with her toys and rub her head on them. I feel that one day she may love to be scratched on the head, but this will take time. She will, however, snatch treats from your hand. She had a terrible skin infection, which may be the reason she plucked her belly and shoulder feathers. She has plucked a few on our watch, but new ones are growing in, so we are hopeful she will stop now that the infection is gone.
We do not know Ellie’s age or sex at this time. She is a nanday conure, which means she can be pretty loud. Continued love and care will do great things for her. She doesn’t seem to mind the other birds, but is not particularly friendly to them either. Ellie is looking for her forever home, which will need to be patient, kind, and tolerant.
Hatch Date: Unknown
Fred is a nanday conure who was born in Louisiana in 2001. He is a lot of fun and loves to help with homework or hang out while you play games. We are working on improving his manners and switching him to a pelleted diet. He is a wonderful joy of a handful.
Hatch Date: 2001