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Old 10-23-2011, 03:22 AM
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Re: I want to know about your Green Cheek Conure!

You can say this is none of my business, but since you are 20 I was wondering where you found that would let you have a bird. In my town, in college no one would let me get a bird - not even a little cheeping parakeet! Did you own? We had to wait until we 'owned.' Knowing what I know now though... Quackers could have been an under cover brother in an apartment and never been caught!
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:29 AM
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Re: I want to know about your Green Cheek Conure!

Lmao @ undercover brother. Are pet quakers that quiet, because the wild ones here that use to eat the neighbors peaches were not quiet at all.
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:37 PM
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Re: I want to know about your Green Cheek Conure!

Quackers (not quaker) is an orange wing amazon. I don't know if they are supposed to be loud or quiet, but I know he is VERY quiet!
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:42 PM
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Re: I want to know about your Green Cheek Conure!

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You can say this is none of my business, but since you are 20 I was wondering where you found that would let you have a bird. In my town, in college no one would let me get a bird - not even a little cheeping parakeet! Did you own? We had to wait until we 'owned.' Knowing what I know now though... Quackers could have been an under cover brother in an apartment and never been caught!
I kept all kinds of animals in my dorm room haha snakes, hedgehogs, lizards, a cat, trained rats... haha I fostered out of my dorm lol but now I rent an apartment and my landlord is really nice. I explained that I couldn't live in the dorms anymore because I'd rather live on my own than deal with dramatic females (dorms here aren't co-ed... sharing a bathroom with 60 other girls doesn't jive well with me lol) and I also explained to him that my animals would be coming with me. We compromised and he allowed me to keep my dragon, fishtank, and birds he said I can have anything but a dog, cat, or pig. (rural area, people keep potbellies as pets lol)
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:17 PM
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Re: I want to know about your Green Cheek Conure!

Did you have trouble with nipping/biting? How did you handle this?
Yes I sure do it's my understanding for GCC to be beaky I wouldn't really call it biting or nipping. I say no and give him a stern look for me it's not nearly as bad.

Do you have trouble with screaming/screeching? Does your bird wake you up in the morning ? My has never woke me up with screeming just ringing his bell and saying what you doing

Do you think you could raise a baby in a house with a GCC without wanting to kill yourself or the bird ?
NO Both are a lot of work and require a lot of attention and sadly the GCC would lose out in that department
Why did you pick the color you selected our of all the mutations and normals?
the bird picked me I have a turquoise GCC

Do you know your birds gender and do you think his or her gender affects his or her behavior?
I don't know and don't really care. i'm overall really happy with my bird

How does your bird handle it if you go on vacation or do not have as much time for them one day? my bird tipically gets no less then 5hrs out of the cage time and i have a good friend that loves to spend time with my bird and he also loves my friend so i'm lucky

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Re: I want to know about your Green Cheek Conure!

Did you have trouble with nipping/biting? How did you handle this? Very seldom does my GCC get nippy

Do you have trouble with screaming/screeching? Does your bird wake you up in the morning ? Mine doesnt scream all that often

Do you think you could raise a baby in a house with a GCC without wanting to kill yourself or the bird ? Well I dont have any kids, but I am thinking it would not be a problem

Why did you pick the color you selected our of all the mutations and normals? It was the only one the lady had

Do you know your birds gender and do you think his or her gender affects his or her behavior? I do not know the gender

How does your bird handle it if you go on vacation or do not have as much time for them one day ? I think he would be ok

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Re: I want to know about your Green Cheek Conure!

Did you have trouble with nipping/biting? How did you handle this?

sometimes but never hurts just a nibble and i just put him in time out in a dark room or blow his nose

Do you have trouble with screaming/screeching? Does your bird wake you up in the morning ?

i have two and no they dont wake me up they only yell when they need something

Do you think you could raise a baby in a house with a GCC without wanting to kill yourself or the bird ?

done that already

Why did you pick the color you selected our of all the mutations and normals?

both of mine are mutations but one is pure breed/maroon tailed the nicest green cheek ive ever seen and a pineapple cinnamon all green cheeks are pretty nice and i didnt pick i just saw and bought didnt matter what kind

Do you know your birds gender and do you think his or her gender affects his or her behavior?

yes they boy is the pineapple the other is a female they get only like 1% more territorial during the puberty stage around 1 1/2 only one has gone through but didnt notice much of a difference

How does your bird handle it if you go on vacation or do not have as much time for them one day perfectly fine we left for two nights we put extra food extra bowls of water and when we came back perfectly fine we had the neighbor look through the window for us though but he said he did and didnt even have to look twice we even left for a week twice but by a friend of course but when i came back perfectly fine
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:30 AM
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Re: I want to know about your Green Cheek Conure!

Did you have trouble with nipping/biting? How did you handle this?

My GCC is 9 now - he nips me sometimes but only when I overdo it with the head scratches. My hubby gets bitten, but only if I am close by

Do you have trouble with screaming/screeching? Does your bird wake you up in the morning ?
Never woken us up in the morning, he generally only starts chirping when I lift the cover off the cage. He does 'scream' now and then, but it's always a noise or a knock at the door that sets him off.

Do you think you could raise a baby in a house with a GCC without wanting to kill yourself or the bird ?
My sons are older already (26 and 16) I have raised a rottweiler and bulldog since Pidgey's reign in our household if that counts lol!! Seriously though our GCC is non invasive on our lives generally - give him food (lots of), water and love and he is the easiest pet I've ever had.

Why did you pick the color you selected our of all the mutations and normals?
At the time we got him, I didn't know there were any other types, we went to a petshop for dog stuff and there were these 3 babies in a cage, love at first sight I guess and 9 years later I still love the monster to bits.

Do you know your birds gender and do you think his or her gender affects his or her behavior?
I have no idea, nor do I have any intention of putting the bird through a sexing exercise, doesn't really matter to me - I do refer to him as a 'he' though and that's simply because everything else in our household except me is a male so I guess he is too.

How does your bird handle it if you go on vacation or do not have as much time for them one day ?
I used to work crazy long hour for years and have only been working from home now since May last year - it's never had any adverse affect on our GCC. Again, love them, feed them and give them quality attention time - oh an of course LOTS of toys.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:34 PM
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Re: I want to know about your Green Cheek Conure!

Did you have trouble with nipping/biting? How did you handle this?
I did, and still do sometimes. GCC are known for their nippiness so I don't think you should be put off by this. Occasionally Tich will bite, either because he believes it's my fault for him falling off my finger, or because he's in a mood. If he does bite, I put him on the floor and turn my back, or I give him a little earthquake on my hand. There are more techniques for dealing with this also.

Do you have trouble with screaming/screeching? Does your bird wake you up in the morning?
Tich doesn't wake me up in the morning as I get out of bed early. He usually squawks just before I get home from work (I'm guessing because he's excited). Other than that, it's rare for him to make a sound, unless he's talking.

Do you think you could raise a baby in a house with a GCC without wanting to kill yourself or the bird?
Heh, not sure about this one. I'm not that keen on kids personally... Just remember both animals and children are a big commitment.

Why did you pick the color you selected our of all the mutations and normals?
Tich is a green-cheeked-turquoise conure and I chose him because he was a little bit different than a standard GCC. But it was mostly his personality when I first met him.

Do you know your birds gender and do you think his or her gender affects his or her behavior?
I don't know Tich's gender so I can't really say that it affects his behaviour..


How does your bird handle it if you go on vacation or do not have as much time for them one day?
Usually he's ok. Although today I left the house for 2 hours to do some Christmas shopping and he was in a mood. I can only think he was tired, or he didn't like me going out. GCC do need lots of attention and company.

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:44 PM
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Re: I want to know about your Green Cheek Conure!


Did you have trouble with nipping/biting? How did you handle this?
Zeph is usually very good, but on occasion he still bites (when he doesnt want to be picked up or protecting his food/toy), we usually firmly say no, and he goes straight back in his cage.. but that is a very rare occurance.

Do you have trouble with screaming/screeching? Does your bird wake you up in the morning?
no problem with that at all.. Zeph is quiet most of the time. he does have his moments of happy rambling and whistling, but we like that and it's his way of communicating.. he greets us in the morning with lots of kissy sounds and saying "big kiss!".. he never "screams", and doesn't get excessively loud.

Do you think you could raise a baby in a house with a GCC without wanting to kill yourself or the bird?
can't answer that. i don't ever want kids. prefer my dogs.

Why did you pick the color you selected our of all the mutations and normals?
i didn't really pick him, my mother did, but i do love the normals just the way they are.. i often just stare/study Zeph looking at all the colours he has on him.

Do you know your birds gender and do you think his or her gender affects his or her behavior?
we had Zeph dna tested the week we got him. haven't had much experience with females, but we do have one and she's not very social. i've heard females don't talk, but our female Forest does a little, just not as clearly as the boys do.

How does your bird handle it if you go on vacation or do not have as much time for them one day?
i personally don't really "go away" that often, considering i work from home, and i work for Lonely Pets club (taking care of other peoples pets when they are away), i'm never away from home all that long.

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