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Old 05-20-2018, 11:42 PM
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Nico the GCC!

It's actually been a while since I got Nico but I realized I hadn't formally introduced him!
He came from a private breeder called Whidbey Birds on Whidbey Island, WA. He's an approximately 3-4 month old Turquoise Green Cheeked Conure (DNA sexed male) and his favorite foods are apples, dried mango, and sunflower seeds. He loves to hang upside down in his cage (they called him a bat at the breeder's as he was the acrobat of his clutch), sit on the neck of my guitar while I play, walk around outside wearing his flightsuit and receive attention and pets from anyone and everyone. His trademark noise is his frog-like "ribbit that he makes when he's in a good mood.
Overall he's a really fun and happy bird, I'm very lucky to have him.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:42 PM
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Re: Nico the GCC!

he's awesome looking! nice coloration! be prepared for more craziness! theres a reason the conure section of this place is so huge. It's the insanity! ENJOY!!!
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:45 PM
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Re: Nico the GCC!

Hello to Nico!! Out of all the green cheeks I just love the stunning turquoise the most.
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:28 PM
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Re: Nico the GCC!

What a handsome boy. Nico is one of the names I was thinking about for our future Nanday...and my daughter plays guitar so you may see a "hello" post very similar to yours in a month or so, lol. Anyway -- welcome, Nico!
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:19 PM
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Re: Nico the GCC!

Hello, and welcome.
Gorgeous l'il dude!

Some thoughts...
Fruits and seeds are not as wonderful as pellets and veggies, most authorities say.

My usual two cents...

Harrison's Bird Foods
I feed Harrison's, supplemented by fresh healthy treats. My first, and later, my current avian vet recommended it. My bird loves the pellets now, but to get him converted, my avian vet suggested putting pellets out all day, and putting seeds (his old diet) out for two 15-minute periods a day. That would sustain him but leave him hungry enough to try new stuff. I presume the same technique could be used to get him to eat other healthy stuff, like fruits and vegetables! My guy was eating pellets in a couple of days, and now I can feed a good variety of other stuff, knowing he has the pellets as a basic. Pellets are out all day... fresh treats a few times a day. I also like Harrison's via mail because I never have to worry about out-of-date products.
Another couple of ideas...
My ol' man is an athlete and health nut. He actually EATS all the good stuff, so it's always around. I find that tossing various stuff into the food bowls at random is good... the variations and differences seem to stimulate curiosity and attention.
The other idea... if you can stand it (lol) EAT the stuff in front of the birds, yes. That encourages them. I have also found that if my ol' man eats stuff in front of the bird, the bird WANTS it for himself. Kinda a rivalry thing!

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