Half Moon Conure

I had 2 half moon conures that are bonded and share a cage. They are fun loving pets.

Half Moon Conure
Half Moon Conure

 

Half Moon conure

General Information
Size: 12 in. (30 cm.)
Weight Range: 100-130 grams
Life Expectancy: 25 years
Talking Ability: fair
Noise Level: Relatively noisy.
Minimum Cage Size: Bar Spacing: 18″x18″x18″ 5/8″ to 3/4″
Natural Diet: Seeds, fruits, berries, and flowers.
Captive Diet: Fresh fruits, veggies, pasta, legumes, pellets, seeds, nuts and grains.
Special Dietary Needs: Conures are very active and have an elevated need for fat. They should be fed a modest amount of seeds or nuts daily as supplementation to a healthy and balanced diet.
Characteristics: Active, comical, gregarious, affectionate, and very clever.

Latin: Aratinga canicularis
English: Half-moon Conure; Petz; Orange-fronted Conure

 

Half Moon Conure #0033

Currently Hand-feeding

Feed: formula, pellets, fruits and vegetables

Age: 5-8 weeks

Add DNA $9.99 each

Shipping: United or Delta only

$149.99 each

 

 

  • All items will be added a .031% Pay-Pal Fee, which it will reflect automatically on each item during check out.
  • USPS Express Mail packages will arrive next day delivery to most places, but there are some Cities, Towns and Sates where the birds will arrive 2nd day.
  • Express Mail are supposed to be guarantee next day delivery but our Post office doesn’t honor such guarantee.
  • Our Post Office requires us a 72 hours arrival before the shipping gets reimbursed within our Post Office.
  • During some occasions and a the costumers request we’ve sent back the originals receipt and shipping labels and they have been able to get a reimbursement within their local Post Office. “This is not guarantee and it varies on locations”. 
  • Forest Wonders Pets will not collect any unclaimed reimbursements and at the costumers request we will mail the originals receipt and original shipping label.
  • When deciding a method of shipping, please keep in mind the Winter Weather. This might affect the birds.
  • ​Forest Wonders Pets has no control nor is responsible if the pets arrive late, once we have shipped the pets, it will be out of our control.
  • Most Cities have an Express Mail Sorting Facility, these Facilities are open 24/7, when the pets do not arrive the next day or on time, most likely they will arrive that night between 10PM and Midnight and you may contact the facility and make arrangements to pick them up. Otherwise they will be deliver the following morning. We do not have these facilities contact information.
  • Hand-Feeding babies WILL NOT be sent via USPS.
  • Hand-feeding babies are guarantee live arrival, once they have arrive theres is no further guarantee.
  • We will insure all birds according to their value and you must file a claim with the Airlines at the time of pick up.
  • There is no insurance via USPS Express Mail.
  • These regulations may change without further notice.

 

Before you take your bird outside

About 19,000 pet birds are reported lost each year. Only 20% are reported found. Those are gruesome odds. If found, some are kept by their finder, who think if the bird was loose, the owner was irresponsible, so they keep it without guilt – or they sell it to the first buyer they can find.

The majority of these losses happen to people who dearly love their bird, but have lost the initial fear of taking it outdoors unrestrained. Once a bond is formed, it’s easy to fall into the mindset of thinking your bird wouldn’t fly away from you – or would come back if it did. So you take it outside on your arm or hand because you think your bird will enjoy being outdoors – and you may feel guilty for having to keep it in a cage. 

Please don’t think I’m being self-righteous. I fell into that trap. I walked outside with my parrot on my arm, she startled and flew up into the 80 ft evergreen trees behind my house where I could hear her, but not see her, and I couldn’t get her to come back down to me. I’d had her over 12 years. I lost sight of my responsibility as guardian of a wild animal whose main instinct is to flee from danger. I went into shock and was unable to think clearly about ways to get her back down to me. I searched online and tried everything I could – except call the local power company to see if they had a boom long enough to get up to her. I would do anything to have her back but I found wing feathers down the road 6 days after she flew away. I failed her by simply not thinking about what I might be risking by walking outdoors with her.

I couldn’t understand why she wouldn’t fly back down to me when she got hungry, so I started doing research. I had to dig for it, but here’s what I found out:

1. If your bird doesn’t fly across the room to you now, it won’t fly to you when it’s outdoors and terrified. Captive bred parrots haven’t been trained by parent birds to fly downward (normal fledging), and fear will likely keep your bird from trying.

2. Captive bred birds miss that basic training because they are taken from the nest at 3 weeks to be hand fed so they’ll make better pets. They miss out on flight training, foraging for their own food, and learning what’s truly dangerous. Instinct will make them fly upward, but it’s parental training that teaches them to fly downward from a great height. Height equals safety to a bird.

3. The most commonly lost birds are African Greys, Cockatiels, and parakeets. More parakeets are ‘found’ than are claimed by their owners. They survive because there isn’t enough money in parakeets to justify hand feeding, so their parents raise them. They learn how to find bird feeders, and to fly upward and downward.

Stop feeling guilty about keeping your bird indoors. It’s the only life your bird has known and a roomy cage and familiar house equal safety. Natural sunshine is good for your bird – so take it outdoors in a cage or harness (harness training is not easy for an older bird). And provide a UVA/UVB bulb above the cage so it gets enough ‘sunshine’ to produce calcium and stay healthy.

A pet bird never, ever belongs outdoors unless safely restrained. There will always be people who refuse to think any pet of theirs would willingly leave them, and insists they take their bird outside and it doesn’t fly away because it hasn’t – yet. Unless you want to carry the horrendous sadness and guilt of a lost bird who loved and trusted you to keep it safe – refuse to allow yourself to be one of those people!

*Please feel free to copy and post in your state. Let’s try to save some birds!*