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Old 07-26-2019, 07:59 AM
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Conure vs Lovebird

Hey guys! So I totally caught the bird bug and Iím thinking about getting a second bird. Iíve narrowed down my options to either a GCC or a peachie.

Iím totally stuck between the two and was looking for some advice. For some background: Iím a college student, not living in dorms, and I do have a lot of time to spend with my birds in the evenings, Iím in class from 9:30-3:15. I can deal with noise, but obviously the quieter the better. And as far as nipping goes, I know they both have a reputation for it, Iím able to handle some spicyness.

There are babies of both species available near me, but the lovies are about $120 whereas the greenies are $350. Iím financially stable to handle any medical emergencies etc, but if both species are fairly similar Iíd rather not spend the extra money. Are there any major differences between the two in your experience? Thanks for the advice!
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Re: Conure vs Lovebird

Welcome to the forum keenpeach!



I'm no expert on either species but I just wanted to drop this information here. Do you have room to quarantine the bird? As a precaution in bringing a new bird home, you need to quarantine just in case the new bird has anything that could be brought out by stress. Birds are very susceptible to air contamination. The minimum recommended period is a month but people generally say 6 weeks. If you already know this information, great!



Good luck on finding the right bird for you!
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Re: Conure vs Lovebird

I had lovebirds in college. They are wonderful. Especially if you get a male (50-50 chance). The females are cool, but territorial of their cages (I kept it open in a safe room and she wouldnít venture from it when I wasnít home). Outside they are super loving. I got leather gloves, she learned really quick that she couldnít bite me through it so I could reach in, put my gloves finger out, sheíd hop on and after she was out pure love. They were the perfect pet then.

Now, I have a green cheek conure. I feel it needs more time with her human. Sheís smarter than a lovebird. The homing calls are loud!

Limit the amount of light for either lovebird or Conure. They should sleep 10 to 12 hours. No seeds, no boxes and no nesting materials.

Iím no expert, but you brought back memories of college.


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Now, I have a green cheek conure. I feel it needs more time with her human. She’s smarter than a lovebird. The homing calls are loud!
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Humans are all into equality and political correctness, but some birds are unquestionably more intelligent than others, think of many other species (which I won't name as to not ruffle feathers) vs. crows, ravens and African Grays.

I've had many birds over my life.
I find my Green Cheek conure to be the ideal balance in IQ, size, personality, companionship, and volume, oh and price.
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Re: Conure vs Lovebird

I think you will be happier with a green cheek conure, more though is 20 year plus commitment to an intelligent emotional being, that will still need you and your time after you meet and marry and maybe have kids, have a full time job and needs to have a plan if you ever vacation away without birdie.. many common household items can kill em in seconds. What is the bird you have now? My two GCC were never loud but it's an individual thing for sure with any bird
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Re: Conure vs Lovebird

Speaking of "correctness", I must correct you as a point of order, Kirk. Its African "Greys" not Grays. A subtle but noticeable difference.

Sorry, I just couldn't resist. lol
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Speaking of "correctness", I must correct you as a point of order, Kirk. Its African "Greys" not Grays. A subtle but noticeable difference.

Sorry, I just couldn't resist. lol
No worries SD
Apparently its spelling is not so black and white.
Rather, it's spelling more of a gray/grey area on a forum that welcomes everyone from around the world.

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"Why is GREY spelled two different ways?

One spelling is British, and one is American.
Have you ever wondered why you see "gray" spelled two different ways?
"Grey" is the preferred spelling in British English, but "gray" is more common in American English."


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