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Old 05-18-2017, 05:58 PM
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He has settled in great, I've had him for a few weeks now. We are buying our house so he still needs his first birdy vet trip but i was also waiting to get his harness for. (He isn't clipped).

He was on (all living things) cockatiel seed mix but I'm transitioning him into a basic chop. I make chop for a lizard i have so its mostly of a "things he doesn't like but needs to eat" chop for the bird so he gets used to eating greens and veg, he gets fruits later in the day bc i know he likes those lol

This week its just banana, strawberry, red bell pepper, and kale. He's finally stopped throwing the pepper on the ground and tantruming about it although he is being extra messy with it. He also appears to have eaten the kale this morning.

He has adjusted his bite pressure quite a bit and I'm no longer getting chunks taken out of my fingers! He will start pinching me if he feels i am not giving him treats to his satisfaction (unearned lol)

He loves to make the kissy sound a lot, so we pretty much spend all day making kissy noises at each other (I'm crazy I'm sure). He also likes to play "copycat " where i try to copy his sounds or him mine, but if i get really quiet, he does too in a birdie whisper! Its hilarious! A lot of the time if i make the kissy noises he does a really great laugh.

He's a bit hard to convince to come out of the cage, but once he does i can normally get him onto his "stick " and work from there.

He's such a smarty i can't wait to tighten up his rusty tricks and teach him new ones!

Hes pretty good at pottying on command, and knows if he wants out he has to poop....my man didn't realize this and thought he was scaring the literal poop out of the bird and felt awful. I was cracking up

I'm really glad i got this little fluffball. We are good buddies already and I'm sure we will only get along better over time.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:06 PM
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Re: Nibbler the gcc

Congratulations...
I want a GCC so much!
But I have to adore them vicariosuly.
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Nibbler the gcc

Congratulations! Sounds like you're doing all the right steps. There's a treasure of information on the forums and so many helpful people with excellent advice.

Here's a great link for doing chop mix: Converting Parrots to a Healthier Diet - Tips

And here's a list of good, safe fresh veggies and fruits you can use for your chop mix: Converting Parrots to a Healthier Diet - Tips

Regards to Nibbler!
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Yep have all those saved, like i said its just super basic this week as we transition. I can't get to my photobucket on my phone my reception isn't good enough so sorry no pics yet. He's a normal colour though:P
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The lists for birds is close to although more extensive then for my skink. Its nice
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I'm doing some stuff on my laptop so here you go
I will be phasing in green beans with no salt tomorrow, really trying to phase in veggies and greens at the start. Do you guys have favorite mixes? IF so, feel free to share your conure recipes!

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Aww, welcome Nibbler and human! so cute!
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well, he hates greenbeans haha. The dirty look and cussing out I got were great though
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Re: Nibbler the gcc

Both of my conures detest greens.... I consider it a work in progress. My current tactic is to use a chopper to cut them up super fine and blend them into fruit so that they can't pick them out It works to some extent lol. Conures can cuss with the best of them when they don't like what you serve for dinner
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Re: Nibbler the gcc

i had to make puree for my skink for a while because she'd eat around the greens or actively spit them out. I will try this for Nibbler when I find my chopper! Although so far he's gotten over everything but the green beans. I'm having fun introducing new veg to him, I am cracking up over every new reaction to foods.
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