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Old 08-31-2013, 10:50 PM
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Hello from a new GCC

Hello! My name is Kat, and I am a new to the world of conures! I fell in love with a little yellow sided green cheek conure at a pet store on the day he arrived from the breeders, couldn't get him out of my mind, and went and got him 4 days later. I did some internet research on GCC's over the weekend before I got him/her, and spent several hours on this site reading up on them. Figured it was only fitting to join the forums since I am now a proud owner!

I have had him/her (calling him a him for convenience, but haven't done the DNA test yet) since Tuesday, and am definitely in love! They are SO.MUCH.FUN!!! Took him to the vet yesterday to get looked over, and he passed with flying colors. Vet was very impressed with how friendly and willing to interact with strangers he is. I have named him Argyle, as it goes with my dog named Paisley!

Based on the suggestions I read on this forum last week, I bought Harrisons bird food the day I brought him home, as well as conure seed mixture and the zupreem food he was used to. Also have been introducing him to new fruits/vegetables each day, and have already started using my food processor to mince up and freeze it for later.

I bought a starter cage with him, but have ordered a bigger and nicer one from petco that should arrive next Friday. This is the cage I ordered:
HQ Opening Victorian Top with Cart Stand Bird Cage - Cockatiel Bird Cage and Conure Bird Cage from petco.com

I would love suggestions for toys/things for it so he has a nice home!


I would love any stories/suggestions for raising a well adapted and interactive bird. He just hatched june 13, so I feel I'm starting with an empty slate, and I want to make sure I raise him right!


Thanks!!
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:43 PM
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Re: Hello from a new GCC

Hello. Argyle is beautiful! GCCs are such a blast, being the smart, silly clowns that they are. You're in for loads of fun. Congratulations.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:03 AM
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Re: Hello from a new GCC

Welcome! Argyle is adorable, and I love the name!

If you want to make homemade toys, here are some ideas-http://julianna.hoza.us/homemadeparrottoys/. (My website)

You can make some fun stuff if you just get a roll of rope. Then you can use that to hang cardboard, paper, blocks, or any other toy parts you come up with on.

As for raising your bird right, it sounds like you're doing a great job so far. Try to introduce him to as many new things as you can while he's still young, because this is when they're most receptive to new things. Show him new people, take him new places, take him on car rides, and do lots of training! You can still train parrots when they're older, but now is the best time. Good luck!


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Old 09-01-2013, 01:11 AM
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Re: Hello from a new GCC

Argyle is BEATIFUL, I just love greencheek's as well as the black capped conures. You very lucky to have brought one into your life.

Have you ever heard of trick training and touch training with a clicker? You should start researching it. It's amazing for our birds mental state, they have to think an use their Brain. It also comes in handy with redirection aggression, especially important during puberty.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:16 AM
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Welcome to the forum!!! There's many GCC owners on board here!!!
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:03 AM
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Welcome to our wonderful forum
Argyle is gorgeous
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:55 AM
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Re: Hello from a new GCC

Argyle is adorable. He looks so cuddly. Congratulations on your new baby.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:40 AM
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Argyle is just gorgeous! Congrats!
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:56 AM
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Argyle is a cutie! Your in for lots of fun! Congrats!
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