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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 love my 8 year old green cheeck, Icarus, but he is not fun all the time. He is loud a lot of the time when I am leaving him to go to work or just leaving the room. I have him out playing with me a couple hours a day, but he still is very needy, and wants to be out all the time when I am home. He bites me pretty hard sometimes, particularly as a displacement when someone else comes into the room. He hates everyone except for me, regardless of many years of trying to incorporate other people such as my wife. He is loud every morning at 6-7am. I am not trying to complain, I love my bird and would not replace him with for anything, but realistically, he is a huge commitment, and I would not suggest to anyone without the time/energy to get one. I can't believe some of the things I have read such as kids bringing them into a classroom and having all the other kids handle the bird. Mine would make them bleed. And it is not just an owner thing, I am a researcher and will read up and try to do anything for my pets. I do think people should get this bird, but know the bad as well as the good.
I have a green cheek conure that is around 3 months old. He is the funniest parrot I've ever come across - plays like a dog, sometimes biting a little bit harder than he should. We all love him very much. he's cheeky and funny and has started making mimicking sounds of words we regularly say. He loves to curl up behind my neck and lie down and sleep, making a clicking (grinding) noise with his beak.
I have had parakeets in the past and unfortunately lost one to egg binding and one to a philodendhron that I have now gotten rid of. I was nervous about getting a new bird but once I got to the pet store and met Oogie my GCC it was love at first sight!! The only way I can describe him is like a tiny puppy with feathers. He is into everything, chews on everything including my very tolerant cats. He has not started talking but I believe he may be trying. He does imitate a couple of whistles though. When it comes to bedtime he has also learned the command "back in your cage oogie" I sometimes have to tell him a couple of times if he really really doesn't want to go.;)
I Own a 3 month old GCC. His name is Ozzy. Ozzy is such a little explorer. He shares a room with 5 lovebirds and he loves to take a bath. Everytime he hears me come through the door he freaks out and wants out of his cage immediately. He's so funny. He is having a little bit of trouble saying his name but has no problem saying Ricky which i guess sounds close to him. He loves to play catch with our jack russel kato .. what a great bird.
I own a five-month-old green-cheeked conure named Mojo. He doesn't speak yet, but he does make some whistling noises. Being a budgie person until now, I can't decipher what his parrot noises mean like I can with my two budgies. He bathes in a small bowl almost every day. He likes to burrow underneath the paper lining the bottom of his cage and in his own scarf, and also likes walking through and under things. He's sweet and affectionate and wants his cheeks rubbed all the time. He likes to play with a ponytail holder--he becomes so absorbed with it that he'll lay on his back, waving it around with one foot, and sometimes does accidental somersaults. He generally ignores my budgies, but eats their food and plays with their toys. His wings are clipped and he likes to go outside on my shoulder and gaze wide-eyed at the hummingbirds and the hugeness of the world around him. He loves all kinds of food, especially fresh berries and fruit juice. Mojo's a great pet.
Animal-world your site was and still is very helpful, because I am thinking about gettting a Green cheeked conure and the information your site provided was very helpful, especially since I knew absolutely nothing about conures! But now I do! Thank you!
thank you for the information, because i just bought a green cheeked conure and its the first day.its going on my hand, trusting me, and talking a little bit. thank you for your tips and every thing
I think your website is wonderful! I have a Green Cheeked Conure myself and they are the most loving little birds. Its great to have a site with so much information and beautiful pictures too!
I have a 5 year old GCC called Ringo. He is an absolute darling, although he does have his moody moments and is prone to temper tantrums when he can't get his own way. I stay in an apartment so his wings are clipped (for his own safety)- but that doesn't seem to bother him as he thinks he should be carried every where anyway ! He does try to talk and mimics whistles perfectly. He happily keeps himself amused for hours (even when I'm at home) but enjoys a good playtime together. After not being much of a "bird person" I am really so glad I decided to share my home with Ringo - it would be a dull day without him ! Even my husband is attached to him and they have a special cuddle time before Ringo goes to bed !
my conures is very good at talking. it can sing the liverpool song. it sang it when liverpool play the other night and it is only 5 weeks old.