Animal Stories - Half-Moon Conure


Animal-World Information about: Half-Moon Conure

   A happy little bird, the Half-Moon Conure has a wonderful temperament and is very friendly. They are very popular and fun pets!
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Les Shulman - 2008-06-07
I purchased Payno (short for jalapeno) seven months ago when he was about ten weeks old near where I live in central Mexico. Although parent raised, within a week he readily and eagerly stepped up and enjoyed being handled, even being stroked on his back. He seems to take pleasure in outscreaming my cockatiel, four parakeets, and cardinal. He is a heart stealing protective delight who only shows his sweet and loving side to me. While I excercise in the morning he takes tremendous joy in flying back and forth from his cage to his playground about 12 feet away and then repeatedly bowing to my applause. His favorite activity seems to be climbing onto my wide brimmed sombrero and inverting himself while he beaks my ears, nose, lips, and back. Payno is everything - playful, loving, resourceful, independent - one could want from a companion bird.

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Paige - 2007-09-03
I had a half moon conure named Chip he was the cutest thing ever. He would squeeze through my door in the morning just to get next to my face and wake me up. He absolutely loved hot cheetohs and coffee. He was extremely protective of me and would fly and bite anyone's face who he didn't want near me. The only girl he liked was me. He would sound like a microwave and loved to pretend he was a zipper. We let him fly freely around the house and he was seriously part of the family. Everyone was devestated on 8-21-07 when he was killed by a hawk who pulled half his wing through his cage while he was outside and killed him. This bird and my budggie were the only birds I have ever had that got away outside and always flew back to me. I will definitely miss him.

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  • faith raymond - 2010-04-15
    Did the hawk attack Chip while Chip was in his cage or house. I was going
    to take my conure out on the porch in a small cage but now fear predators.
    Will you explain better how Chip was hurt. I do not want this to happen if I
    can avoid it.
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Janice G - 2007-07-19
I had purchased a half moon conure a month ago. He was 4 months old. He was slow at weening, so I wasn't able to bring him home until just yesterday. I took him to the vet for a check-up, as required by the store's health guarantee.

Bloodwork was part of the routine check-up. He was taken to a back room. When he came out he didn't look right. He was very wobbly. The vet took him in the back again. When he came out he seemed better. 3 hours later he died in my hand at home.

I have been searching for answers and I think the same thing happened that happened to Alvaro Gonzalez in his post on 7/10/07.

Everybody please be aware of this. We found out the hard way.

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  • faith raymond - 2010-04-15
    This is terrible. I wonder what the vet did. I am now afraid to take
    my conure to the vet.
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Micki - 2007-05-29
I was brought up with parakeets, but two weeks ago I bought my first half-moon conure. He was about 12 weeks old and was hand fed as a baby. It was love at first sight. He let me hold him and play with him in pet shop for almost an hour before we took him home. 'Banjo' loves attention and would rather be with people more than on his play area. He already is letting me scratch his head and will lay on his back for a tummy scratch. He lets me pick him up and will come up near the side of my face to cuddle. First thing in the morning and when I return home after work, he makes all sorts of noise to get my attetion so I will talk to and play with him. Can't wait to see what he does after some real training!

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Jennifer - 2007-01-01
I have a half-moon conure named Pumpkin but he seems to respond better to "NO" or "QUITO". He will be 3yrs old february 25th. He is so smart and he loves to shower every day, right under the faucet in the laundry room. He does not have a cage, he's well behaved and stays on his gym, but most of the day he is on my shoulder. A little too spoiled, if you do not pick him up he walks over to you and climbs up your pants and gives you a kiss. He is the best. I have never had a pet as loving and affectionate as Pumpkin. It is amazing, and he gets jealous if somebody hugs me, very protective my little guy... -Jen

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GABY - 2006-10-17
My Orange Fronted Conure died yesterday, his name was Polly and he was very special to me and my Family. It was an unexpected death and I wish I knew why he passed. He was very overprotective of me and he didn't like anyone to get near me especially not my boyfriend, he always gave me lots of kisses and showed me lots of love. He was a very special part of all our lives. He use to sleep, eat, play, and even take showers with us. I honestly think he thought he was a human. He will truly be missed. R.I.P. Polly

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Brian - 2006-07-17
I have a halfmoon named JC that I just got a little over two weeks ago. He is almost six mos. I have wanted a halfmoon for at least five years and I'm very happy with him. Although he's not into cuddling yet, he's content to perch on my finger. He's already learning to talk. He can say "Whatchadoing" clearly. He is such a cute bird!! I wish there were more of these birds in the petmarket because they make such great pets. I'm very happy with JC and hope he lives a long time.

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Eric Burns - 2006-06-24
I just got my Halfmoon Conure....today as a matter of fact! It's 13 weeks old, and has done nothing all evening but sit on the upper perch in it's brand new cage and stare at me, in between short little naps. This is my third Halfmoon over a span of 30 years, and I look forward to many years of joy with the newest member of my family! I established a great deal of trust and closeness with my previous birds; I hope to accomplish the same with "Bodhi".

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Toni - 2006-06-12
I have a 1 year old half moon conure. He is so sweet yet can be very vocal! He loves to take baths and eat people food. His favorite thing is to ride around on my shoulder.

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lucydjacobs - 2006-03-03
We adopted Luna, our Half Moon, with best-friend Buster, a Green Cheek conure.

Luna is sweet and has a lot of personality. If I had to recommend a bird choice, I would recommend a Half Moon over a Green Cheek, although the Green Cheek's "Napolean-like" personality and playfulness has its puppylike charms. But since some new owners who haven't been "bird people" don't have patience with getting nipped if the treat isn't coming fast enough, a Green Cheek might not be the best choice for them.

Luna is more patient, less nippy, but more fiercely resistent to going to bed at night. She likes to sing and eat carrots, apples, spaghetti, steak and pink lemonade.


She is as talkative as Buster, but says "hello" and "pretty, pretty bird." She is friendly with our cockatiels as well.

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