||Eleven months old|
||Rochester, New York, USA|
is an intelligent and very playful Dusky Conure. We had gone to the
pet store planning to buy a Quaker Parrot but this little Conure proved to
be irresistible. She hopped right on my finger, looked at me with those
big black eyes, and I knew this was my new baby. You can't tell the sex of
a Conure just by looking at them so we didn't discover Rocky was a girl
until we had her DNA tested in December. We picked the name Rocky because
she had a crooked beak and needed a tough name!
Rocky really acts more like a dog than a bird. She prefers sitting on a
couch instead of a perch and she just loves to snuggle. Her favorite
treats are green beans, millet, and an occasional bite of a cupcake. She
was born with a crooked beak that requires extra care but it's worth it
for all the love she gives us in return. Although sometimes Rocky gets a
little loud we love hearing her happily squawk during the day. She's also
a great playmate for our poodle, as long as she doesn't steal his favorite
toys. We can't imagine life without our wonderful Dusky Conure, Rocky!
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