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Old 10-18-2015, 07:22 AM
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Question Male vs female GCCs... are there big difference between genders as there is in tiels?

Sorry if this has been asked before, I am still confused whether there is a standard difference between male vs female GCCs? As there are rather HUGE differences between male and female tiels. I have a 3 yr old male tiel. I have a VERY strong preference towards male tiels vs female tiels because the male tiels sing such incredibly cute songs, are just as cuddly as female tiels (at least mine is), they bob their head and dance with me...

I would LOVE to get a GCC next year but am very confused if there are big differences between the genders... are male GCC considered to be more territorial than female GCCs? If so, then perhaps it would be SAFER for me to get a female rather than a male and lessen the chance the GCC might seriously injure my tiel?... and is the territorial issue (aggressive behavior) the ONLY main difference usually between male vs female GCCs?

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Old 10-18-2015, 01:02 PM
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Re: Male vs female GCCs... are there big difference between genders as there is in ti

Generally speaking, there isn't a huge difference between the sexes in medium sized parrots and up. Both can learn to talk, both can be cuddly. Only real things I can think of is that male cockatoos and female eclectus have the potential to be more aggressive during their hormone period than the other sex, but otherwise, no major differences except that males can't lay eggs.
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:58 PM
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Re: Male vs female GCCs... are there big difference between genders as there is in ti

Thanks, I'm super confused as some people say the oppostite of what you just told me and that I would be better off getting a female GCC rather than a male GCC because the male GCCs are more territorial and more aggressive than female GCCs?? I am very confused

I have a 3 year old male tiel and would love to get a GCC but am confused if it would be a better (SAFER) idea to get a female rather than a male GCC.... as I want to lessen the chances of there being aggression towards my tiel... so I'm hoping to get whatever gender GCC that is more likely to not be as aggressive.

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Old 10-18-2015, 03:08 PM
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Re: Male vs female GCCs... are there big difference between genders as there is in ti

GCC don't really have any gender related personality difference, same for mutations in colour. Their personality and behaviour will be more related to socializing, handling, personality of the parent birds and pot luck.
The standard behaviours people talk about is GCCs being, cuddly, clownish, quiet enough for apartment living, and energetic.
This is not always true for any bird or other animals. You might get a GCC that's noisy, or doesn't like cuddling, or even one that isn't an energizer bunny with wings.

I have no experience with teils, but GCC are wonderful so don't let this discourage you, just don't go out expecting the world. Gender doesn't matter unless you're getting/have more than one bird (personally speaking). I'll let other's chime in but I don't believe GCC are any more territorial in general then other species of bird. GCC can get chewy/beaky but that is relatively easy to keep in check with training (positive reinforcement) and proper handling.

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Re: Male vs female GCCs... are there big difference between genders as there is in ti

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GCC don't really have any gender related personality difference, same for mutations in colour. Their personality and behaviour will be more related to socializing, handling, personality of the parent birds and pot luck.
The standard behaviours people talk about is GCCs being, cuddly, clownish, quiet enough for apartment living, and energetic.
This is not always true for any bird or other animals. You might get a GCC that's noisy, or doesn't like cuddling, or even one that isn't an energizer bunny with wings.

I have no experience with teils, but GCC are wonderful so don't let this discourage you, just don't go out expecting the world. Gender doesn't matter unless you're getting/have more than one bird (personally speaking). I'll let other's chime in but I don't believe GCC are any more territorial in general then other species of bird. GCC can get chewy/beaky but that is relatively easy to keep in check with training (positive reinforcement) and proper handling.

Goodluck with your choice
I already have a 3 year old male tiel... this is why I am so concerned about getting the best gender GCC that would be least likely to be aggressive towards my tiel. Since my tiel is a male, I almost feel like 2 males is a bad combo? Therefore it would be best to get a female GCC?... I have no idea I am confused which would generally be best gender to get
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Re: Male vs female GCCs... are there big difference between genders as there is in ti

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I already have a 3 year old male tiel... this is why I am so concerned about getting the best gender GCC that would be least likely to be aggressive towards my tiel. Since my tiel is a male, I almost feel like 2 males is a bad combo? Therefore it would be best to get a female GCC?... I have no idea I am confused which would generally be best gender to get
I'm not sure why you're still confused about this, it sounds like you've already answered your own question. I don't totally agree with everyone who says there's no difference between male and female GCCs because my male is definitely a little territorial and that's to be expected of ANY male-dominated species. A male or female won't necessarily act any differently towards YOU, but they WILL act differently towards other birds. At least, this has been my experience.
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:24 AM
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Re: Male vs female GCCs... are there big difference between genders as there is in ti

I am "confused" because so many keep telling me contradictive answers. I suppose it is all a "crap shoot" depends on each individual bird.

What I am really "confused" about driving myself crazy with I cannot seem to make a decision as to get another tiel or a GCC. It is driving me crazy! I will figure it out soon hopefully. I am normally a very decisive person, but this one's got me for a loop.
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Re: Male vs female GCCs... are there big difference between genders as there is in ti

Spent some time with both species?
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Re: Male vs female GCCs... are there big difference between genders as there is in ti

Sorry posted in error duplicate post

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Spent some time with both species?
I have only spent time with a family members GCC once or twice and he or she was amazing little bird so incredibly playful... but I feel my tiel would prefer to have another tiel around rather than a GCC and it would also be safer... so I am driving myself nuts trying to decide. I would LOVE to own a GCC but I think getting another tiel would be better for my tiel who HATES being alone.
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