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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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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.
I bought a GCC in June, but was not sure if I wanted one. I wanted a conure but when I saw Missy, she choose me. Well I went out today and bought me a Pineapple GCC, he choose me. I love GCC's so I might just own a bunch of them for now on.
Have had my GCC for about 3 years now, cute little thing sometimes. Very socialable, but demanding. If he does not get what he wants he will become nippie. If he senses that you or something around you is a threat he will take a nasty bite out of you. Mostly when he wants to communicate he will bite on the ear to get attention and he also will purr when he is happy and content that he is receiving the attention he feels he deserves. It seems that like some other postings this bird will also tend not to like certain people for some reason and just want to vicously attack them, but with anyone else including his owner he is mostly sweet. Side note: he is deathly afraid of ballons. Maybe this is a GCC trait.
I find it impossible to read all the wonderful things posted here about GCC. My GCC is 3 months old and was hand tamed/hand fed by a local breeder. When he first came home he was nippy, but showed some promise. Now he is by far the biggest disappointment I have ever had. I have owned cockatiels, parakeets, canaries, etc. and was so excited about getting a small parrot. I have never met a more nasty, hateful creature. I have bites everywhere and can not touch him without a suite of armour. I would never recommend a GCC to anyone (especially around children)unless one enjoys being brutalized daily. He wants to be on you from the time you open the cage and then immediately bites, rips and tears at flesh (arms, fingers, anything). No friend in this beast. Have tried every recommendation onine for curbing the biting and it only gets worse. Will never make such a horrid mistake again.