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Living with Pyrrhura Conures and tracking them in the wild

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By Jessie Zgurski

The description of Chiku on the rescue group’s website said, “This bird needs someone with experience because he is definitely dynamite in a small package.”  Chiku is a hybrid Pyrrhura conure I had offered to foster from a rescue until he could be adopted.  However, I later decided to adopt him myself! He’s a firecracker, but he endeared himself to me anyway.  Of course, that’s not difficult for a Pyrrhura conure to do, as these long-tailed, little green birds are among my favourite parrots.  They can make engaging companions and display some very intriguing behaviours in the wild.

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