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The Fun Factor

Conures take play seriously.

By Anne Watkins

Ask any conure owner what toys or activities their bird prefers and chances are you’ll get a variety of answers. Favored toys range from bells to chewable wood items to knotted leather; highly rated activities include bathing, hanging out with favorite humans or helping with household chores. However, what applies to one conure may not necessarily apply to another. But one thing seems universal; conures just want to have fun!

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It can be difficult to pinpoint all-around favorite toys or activities because many conures, like orange front JC, enjoy a variety of things. “JC loves to chew on paper towels that I’ll tie around the cage bars for him. He enjoys chewing on bamboo toys after I give him a spray bath,” said JC’s owner, South Dakota resident Brian Cochran. “He will move plastic toys around if they have bells on them because he enjoys listening to the sounds of the bells. And he loves to chew on wood toys.”

**For the full article, pick up the April 2008 issue of BIRD TALK**

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