My conure is in extreme nesting mode. Will getting a boy conure for her make her not a pet anymore?

I have heard that once you make a parrot into a broody bird, they aren’t pets anymore. My conure has been trying to make a nest out of everything lately, making her breeding sound every time you pet her, and loving male humans in our house that she hated before!
1 – What are the ups and downs of breeding parrots?
2 – Is what I heard about mommy conures true and, if so, – After she had babies and was done being mommy, would she become a Cute Pet again?
3 – Do first time mommy conures usually know how to raise their babies by themselves, or do they need the chicks taken away and hand raised?
Thank you!

I have 3 Sun Conures & have had the male 12 years & the hens 6 years. The "girls" aren’t aggressive but I’m terrified of the male. He’s also in nesting mode & will fly at me with beak open ready to do battle with lots of blood. This will pass (if I survive) and all 3 will go back to being sweet birds. Mom’s know how to take care of babies, but you might want to get "baby bird formula" and a small syringe just in case. This only applies if you have a male. Follow the directions EXACTLY. If you don’t have a male, she will probably just lay eggs, but don’t take them for about 20 days or she will keep laying.

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One Response to My conure is in extreme nesting mode. Will getting a boy conure for her make her not a pet anymore?

  1. Nancy M says:

    I have 3 Sun Conures & have had the male 12 years & the hens 6 years. The "girls" aren’t aggressive but I’m terrified of the male. He’s also in nesting mode & will fly at me with beak open ready to do battle with lots of blood. This will pass (if I survive) and all 3 will go back to being sweet birds. Mom’s know how to take care of babies, but you might want to get "baby bird formula" and a small syringe just in case. This only applies if you have a male. Follow the directions EXACTLY. If you don’t have a male, she will probably just lay eggs, but don’t take them for about 20 days or she will keep laying.
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