Animal Stories - Green-cheeked 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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Barb Digmann - 2010-08-26
I have a beautiful GCC. We have had him since he was 4 months old. He will be three in two months. We have just met a cute Pineapple green cheek. Dose anyone know If my bird will except a new friend or is this a bad idea.

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-08-27
    There should be no problem getting him a friend, but you should introduce them slowly. Start by putting them in separate cages and slowly move them closer and closer until they are next to each other. Watch their behavior towards each other for signs of aggression. Go slow (if needed) and they should begin to like each other over time. Be aware also that birds that have each other will usually become less attached to the human in their lives and more attached to each other.
gakomuto - 2010-03-22
I have a green cheek that is one year old but I don't know if it is female or male how can I know what it is?

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  • Ryan - 2010-06-03
    You can get your bird sexed or a DNA scan or something like that.
  • Jacinta - 2010-07-10
    Go to the vet is the best way or you can wait for sexual maturity and see the behaviors displayed but this isn't advisable.
Jeanny - 2010-04-12
I just recently bought a five-month old Fancy Green Cheek Conure I have named Lexis. Immediately she bonded with me and I'm trying to train her more advanced tricks such as lying on her back. She is VERY intelligent and knows "step up" and "step down". She loves being stroked on her head. I feel more confident handling her because of my experiences with my old Dusky-Headed Conure, Wiecho. I just love birds, especially conures!

Diana - 2009-06-03
My husband and I adopted a YSC from his aunt and uncle a little over a year ago. He is a real attention-beggar - he loves making chirping or "quacking" noises to get attention, and if we happen to leave his door open overnight, he will even waddle into our bedroom and onto our bed to wake us up! He's also got his nighttime habits - if the lights are turned off, he will either go to his little fur-house in his cage, or if he isn't around his cage, he will snuggle against one of us to nap. One of the funniest things about him, though, is his palate. He loves breading from fried chicken and vanilla ice cream, among other things. He gets EXTREMELY pushy if he sees any of these things being eaten in his presence. Oh, and he loves trying to sing to techno music.

Amy - 2009-04-08
I have a gorgeous GCC that is now about just under a year old. He's become the whole families favourite pet. Whenever you walk past his cage he bobs up and down and tries desperately to try and fly to you even tho he can't lol. He dances to whistling and makes a variety of sounds, he loves it when we take him outside and he can listen to the bell birds in the wild. He has grown very attached to the women in our family and 'defends' them from anyone coming too close by, puffing up his chest. He loves to help out with household chores, e.g. sitting down your top with his head poking out while you are ironing or doing the dishes. He loves to have a snuggle with my mum and our cat when night time comes around, the cat is like his idol, he worships him! He makes little cooing noises when he's falling asleep and will gladly sleep on anyone. He enjoys sitting at the door of his cage and throwing corn out onto the floor and LOVEs eating twisties (well not so much eating but chewing into tiny crumbs) He's the light of our lives!

Ridewaan - 2009-03-30
I have a 2year old sun conure called Chucky. He is ectremely cute. His wings are unclipped so he flies around in the house and can be quite a pest sometimes. He helps himself to food on the table and often fiddles with the buttons on the television set. He once managed to up the volume so loud that he and Koko, the african grey, got a big fright from the noise. He likes to sleep under my duaghter's clothes and get's annoyed when disturbed. My son oftens teases him, therefore he is the only one that gets bit. Anyone eating chips is his buddy because that's his ultimate favourite.

Annie - 2009-03-14
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.

Anonymous - 2009-02-03
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.

nellie - 2008-12-14
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?

Amymint5 - 2008-04-11
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.