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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 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
Stacy and Lola
Hi my name is Lola, I am a Green Cheek. My best friend purchased me about one month ago. I am almost five months old. I am very curious and playful. My new best friend and I enjoy playing games such as peek-a-boo and go get it. She is constantly working with me on expanding my vocab, so far I can say hello sweetie, pretty pretty and pretty birdie. I continue to try hard b/c I love the treats she feeds me (Honey Bunches of Oat cereal, my favorite is the clusters and almonds). We also like to sit and watch through the window, I am very intrigued by the wild birds we feed each day. Other than the great care and companionship my new friend offers, I also love picking on her kids and other pets. I love the reaction I get to nibbling their little fingers and cold noses. The cats are so scared they won't even look at me. I love my new best friend and best of all she loves me too. I can tell we will be together for a long long time.
Thanks for learning about us,
Lola and Stacy
No parrot is perfect as there are both pros and cons to owning birds. I am a long time bird owner and bird lover and I know quite a lot about parrots. For example, green cheek conures need a MINIMUM of 24 in. cage. Their water bowls must be cleaned out daily. They can fling food everywhere and make a huge mess. They poop excessively. They may screech in the morning and evening. They can be nippy if crabby and will use their beaks against you if provoked. They demand hours of devoted love and attention. Also, parrots can not just become part of your decor. They must be included in daily routine and family activities. You must only get a parrot if you are able to understand that parrots are living, breathing, creatures with individual personalities.
Also, although birds can be hard to care for sometimes, once you've done your research and you're truly ready, getting a bird is usually the most amazing and wonderful experience ever.
I have a green cheeked conure named Jaguar. He is a year and a half old (Maybe) For a green cheek he says a number of phrases quite clearly such as "Jaguar Rraaoow!" "Hows it going baby?", "Whats going on eh?", "Hello." "How are we today?", "Hi Baby!" "The Shadow knows,Henh,henh,henh,ha!" "Come here Jaguar.", and "Baby! Baby! Baby! "Pretty good vocab for such a little bird. He loves to eat whatever I'm eating and is a big fan of cranberry juice. Like a lot of conures he loves toys that weren't meant as toys. His favorites are the lids off of lipton Ice Tea bottles, my bright orange nalgene water bottle and my mettalic purple coffee cup/thermos. His newest fascinations are a collection of small stones (rose quartz, carnelean, amethyst,and jade.) that are just perfectly sized for his feet and beak. I put all these objects together on a low table and it is like the perfect play gym. He is of course jealous of other people who I show affection to but can come around eventually if they interract with him while he is on his cage or on me. Actually he will pick up things they teach him quite quickly once he realizes the "intruders" entertainment value. He loves mash potatoes, apples, red hot peppers, sweet carrots and fruit juice. He is fascinated by holes such as shirt sleeves and crevices between cushions. He sticks his head in them and then growls mightly, listening to the weird acoustics. He's a bossy bird but I totally love him.