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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 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.
My wife and I have had our green cheek Ernie for about 5 months now. We had him sexed before we bought him so we know he's a boy. He's an extremely intellegent bird and has learned many words. He's quite content to sit on top of his cage looking out the window but as soon as someone walks by he always wants to be picked up. We have a shower perch for him and he loves taking showers with us. Ernie does have a nipping problem like most young conures do and the way we deal with it is to grab his beak and shake his head gently and stress to him "no biting". We have heard after a year they settle down a bit. He's quite a good little man and we're very happy with him.
My name is Emily and I just got my Green Cheek Conure 6 days ago. I don't know her gender so I guessed shes a girl. I named her Kiwi because of her green feathers. She is a great pet to have, I've had two budgies before when I was little and I have already noticed how much more work having a Green Cheek is. Kiwi is very playful and she loves to cuddle. If I let her out of her cage and I sit down to do homework she flies right on top of my head. I love her a lot, but she does bite sometimes. I don't really know how to prevent this, but so far I have just ignored it. I have also noticed that Kiwi enjoys listening to other birds out the window, today she was sitting with me on my bed and she sat on the window sill and chirped back at the birds. I love Kiwi a lot, for all of you who are considering getting a Green Cheek, I definitely recommend one.
I bought a young conure at the start of the year, around 4-5 months ago, and I am so happy with him. Although I have only had beau for a short time i feel like he's bonded well. he's started saying hello, i think, because a lot of the time its just random mumbling he does. i'v also taught him to summersault around my finger. he's so cute, but i think i spoil him too much because he has a habit of throwing temper tantrums when he doesn't get what he wants. despite this, i love him heaps and he is the best bird ever.
i have had my green cheeked conure, arnold, for about 4 years now. hes the sweetest little bird ever, well to me anyway. im the only one that can touch him, even my mom whom he cuddles with on occasion cant pet him without getting bit. he cant really talk though he can mumble baby bird. he learned how to fly a few months after i got him. i was too scared to clip his wings and i now feel that since hes been flying for the past few years it would be rather mean to get them cut. hes never flown into windows or anything, but he did get out of the house once, which ended good because he now realizes that outside is bad. it was below zero out and snowy. i didn't even take the time to put on my shoes to go climb the tree he was in, so i wasn't happy with him. thank god he didn't get sick though. overall he is a great affectionate and interactive pet. i adore him.
Hello Everyone. I am an employee at Petsmart in a washington state store. And I have just become a mommy to my new gorgeous Green Cheek:) Her name is Luna and she is gorgeous.(she has not been sexed but we say she is a girl:)) She is such a joy, she is only twelve weeks old but i have fallen in love with her. she has also captured my husbands heart as well they are playing playstation together as we speek...lol. ANyways, she is my first bird ever even though i have worked with them for many years i just never have owned one. i can not beleive what i have been missing. They are incredible. She is still beinng handfed and has no interest yet in weaning she is already spoiled rotten:) Well have a great day yall.
we just got our pet green cheek "congo" a few weeks ago! we do not yet know it's gender, so we just call it a he. "Congo" is so much fun! in the morning he flaps his wings excessively and trys to get off the ground, but he can't yet beacuse he is only about 4 weeks old. he also likes to squawk very loudly when he is hungry. my next door neighbor has birds too. she helps us out a lot since she's had birds a lot longer than us. i've wanted a bird for a long time, and now i have one! i love my green cheek "Congo"!
Jojo is the sweetist birdie ever. He is so smart and nosey. he says things like come here, you hear me, hi jojo, want a cookie, want a bite, want a drink, you baby hey you baby. he is very playful and loves to eat anything I eat. I don't know how I existed without him. He helps keep me sane. Thanks for listening to a GREEN CHEEK LOVER, SUE