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Queen of Bavaria Conure
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"Pooki" is just about four months old and he is so darn playful,... he can't wait to be let out of his cage!
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I have a GCC, called Fife, now for about 2years and I'm only 13years old. She is wonderful, She has grown very attached to me, and she can't stand to be with anyone else. She hates it when I beat box, and she sings and dance along with the music I play. She likes going up my sleeve, when she was about a month old, and that has expanded to be being down my top. Any loud noises, she will also make her fair share of loud noises. She gives lots of Kisses and snuggles up with you. She flys after me too.
Though of course there are the bad bits; She bites very hard if she get angry (but we need to clip her beak), she is loud, and she always wants to be with you.
If you can't be with them everyday, place a carboard box in her cage of some sort and that will keep them busy.
I have heard that they go through their terrible twos, so I am waiting for that.
But if you can ignore those bad bits, then she is the best bird that you could ever have.
My family had cockatoos, Cockatiels, budgies and a few chicks, but this bird beats all of them.
I bought a GC Conure on 1-30-09 from a pet store and in her cage she was being such a clown. So as you might say, she won my heart. She was really timid at frist but once I had her wings clipped she warmed up to me quick. She loves to ride on my shoulder and on top of my head. She is only 7 months old and I named her Baby. I have never owned a conure before, but I am ready for the challenge.
I just added (one day) a new family member, Sweet Pea (Cinnamon GC) to our extended family of two cocaktiels (Sunny (M) & Puffy (F) and a Green Cheek Conure (Coconut - F) and praying that Sweet Pea gets along w/the other family members, especially Coconut. So far they have been very aggressive towards one another during play time which I am montioring closely. They are a great joy. Hopefully, we can all get along?
My African Grey is 7 years old and to me he is gifted. GR (my African Grey) can be seen on UTube on my channel Amymint5.
He is seen in various videos demonstrating things that he can do. He knows each and every member and knows each and everyone's actions. For example he acted as an alarm for the baby, when we did not have a gate on the stairs. Each time the baby tried to climb the stairs GR would shout "No", warning us. Also the baby would stop there and listen to the Parrot and not go any further! Each time the baby comes around, GR has a special whistle, and he normally only use this special whistle to call the baby. Everytime we walk back to the Parrot the baby laughs, then we slowly walk away and GR Whistle again to call us. GR and the baby enjoy this little game. Once GR was seen communicating with the dog. GR was watching Spike our dog, who was barking quite alot. GR sat watching him
than calmly said, "Shut up Spike, Be quite"! GR is truely gifted and very special.
I bought my Chucky a week and a half ago now, I was really lucky to get him at a third of the cost! He's 11 weeks old and the biggest sook I have ever met....he is scared of the dark, and just wants to sleep with me all the time. He is always out of the cage when I am home, and when he is in the cage, he continuously rolls around on his back and makes noises like a duck until I let him out! He loves to be touched, and never bites. The only problem that I have is that he is jealous of everything I touch that isn't him. He has already attempted to pull the keys off my computer keyboard! So no more internet when he is out! Best money I have ever spent! Worth every cent, he has already paid his way in smiles!
Kurt van Wyk
I visit a nearby pet shop each week to see the new stock of parrots they get and from the moment I saw their little GCC I was attached! Unfortunately we are immigrating soon so I can't buy him, but we will definitely get a conure as soon as possible!
I love my greencheek conure. So smart, I am very impressed with this bird. My bird dances' she will ask you to dance too. Best of all, I love how my bird tells you to gimme a kiss. You must be very sweet and quiet for this, My bird is romantic. BIRD'S MOM
I have a Cinnamon/Yellowsided GCC. She is a joy. I've had her for 3 yrs. I don't know what I would do without her. She also gets along with my cat very well, but have found her to be very possessive towards me with my daugther. She tries to attack her when she is out of her cage, but leaves my son alone. I still don't understand it.
I got my GCC, Diego, about 3 months ago. He has a big cage and a playstand with lots of toys. I give him/her (I think him but who really knows)the best food of different varieties in several bowls with fresh veggies everyday. He loves grapes! I also give him a 1/2 slice of good bread with nuts and seeds in it hung by a clothes pin to his cage. He eats it every morning and loves it. So far, he says his name in a gravelly voice, "Diego." Especially when I turn out the light for him to sleep and cover his cage, I say, "good night, Diego", to which he will reply, "Diego, Diego". He loves to be out and playing with and on me. He can be very sweet but he also can bite. I think he will get over that, now he mostly does small little "love bites" that hurt terribly on my neck and arms. He also grooms my beard and makes happy noises while he rubs his head and beak against me. It is a strange mixture of love/hate action that can baffle human logic. I know he likes me and I am hoping the nipping will end someday. He will bob his head and open his wings slightly in a "begging" type motion that indicates he wants you to somehow entertain him, which I always fall for because he is fun to play with. He is fascinating to watch and, considering parrots are wild creatures, he is very friendly and tame. Lots of fun and I am crazy about him!
I have had my GCC, Messy, for a little over a year now and I absolutely love her. Most of the time she is really sweet, but if she gets angry, she will go charging after your fingers like a little bull. She hates balloons and fluffy toys. She can take a dislike to a certain person and attacks them whenever she sees them, also attacking the person who tries to get her off that unfortunate person. I think purring is a GCC trait, although Messy's is more of a soft growl. She does get a bit bitey at times, I have a few scars to prove that. When she is in her cage and I come home, she flips her wings about and crouches on her perch until I let her come out. Then she flies around the house following me wherever I go. When I am handling her, sometimes she rolls onto her back and nips my fingers. She goes down their shirt? Messy goes down your shirt, then she emerges from your shirt sleeve and bites the underside of your arm, which hurts a lot! GCC are wonderful birds, and I think of Messy more like a child than a pet.