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Old 11-26-2017, 09:44 AM
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I had a sun conure quite a few years ago and remember the ear splitting volume of his screams.
Now I've been considering a GC but was wonder if they are as loud? I know they will still be loud but I'm hoping its not quite as ear splitting.
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Re: scream volume sun vs GC

Green cheek volume is definitely not on the same scale as a sun. I have one of each and there is a definite difference in the ability to make my ears ring . Tango can make lots of noise if he’s in the mood, but it’s very different than my sun Baby.
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Re: scream volume sun vs GC

Thank you, thats what I was hoping for.

Wouldn't you know it though, I went to craigslist to look for cages and found a 2 year old jenday looking for a home and of course I had to email.

I don't expect to get him, I've not even talked to my hubby about it but he was ok with a GC so maybe the jenday would be ok to.
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Re: scream volume sun vs GC

My issue with Sun Conure shrieking is not volume but pitch. The two I have experience with have the most irritating pitch imaginable. Hopefully there is variance, though others may not be as bothered. I'd rather live with jet-engine loud macaw screams!!
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Re: scream volume sun vs GC

Yes, the pitch can be high. My sun had a lower pitch scream so it wasn't terrible but it was non stop since he was spoiled.
I ended up getting the jenday. On the way home with her now
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Re: scream volume sun vs GC

Remember, pitch can vary! My wife’s, Bongo does a high pitched flock call, my JoJo does a squeaky toy sound! You can teach the flock call to your tolerances.
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Re: scream volume sun vs GC

posting else where. thanks for the advice everyone.

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Old 11-29-2017, 02:21 PM
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Kiwi, my GCC, only get loud when she flock calls as I leave the room then she settles down in a few minutes and is back to being quiet. That's about as loud as she gets and it's far from ear splitting.... more of a whistle...whistle, pause then repeat When we visit the bird aviary to get her nails done, we often comment that the Suns there would never fit in our home due to the noise level. They are so affectionate, but a magnitude louder than our little green cheek. We often take Kiwi to our relatives, stopping in hotels, etc. and could not do this with a Sun IMHO....

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Re: scream volume sun vs GC

Green cheeks can make a racket when they want and yes it is high pitched. but they are nothing compared to a Sun. I have seen first hand (or should I say heard) a Sun Conure having a screaming match with a U2 and the Sun put up a pretty good fight.
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Re: scream volume sun vs GC

Take my input as someone who has very limited lifetime bird experience, but I do have 2 Suns and a Green Cheek. I would compare them to fighter jets versus an electric car. If you have anyone in your house or close proximity to your house, I would definitely go with the GC. We are blessed to be on several acres and I can hear my Suns with all the windows closed from anywhere on our property. Pickles the GC just chatters, when she wants to really get noisy she rings her bell. I think my birds are at the "extreme" of normal but there is a huge difference between the species at our little conure castle.
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