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Old 06-05-2014, 07:47 PM
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Re: nanday vs jenday ?

is it a big problem ? the noise ?
i am so much doubt , a rainbow lorikeet , or a nanday or jenday :/
maybe even a chattering lory ...
i still dont know
but i do think it will be a conure
i dont mind noise , im just affraid my parents will mind it ...
is there like an hour they make noise ?
i leave for school at 06:30 and come back at 13:00 3 days a week
and the other 2 days i leave at 06:30 as well , and come back at 15:00
i will give it all of my time , when im home , letting it out of its cage and stuff
but is it as loud as people say it is ?
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:52 PM
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Re: nanday vs jenday ?

Quote: Originally Posted by Juliette View Post
is it a big problem ? the noise ?
i am so much doubt , a rainbow lorikeet , or a nanday or jenday :/
maybe even a chattering lory ...
i still dont know
but i do think it will be a conure
i dont mind noise , im just affraid my parents will mind it ...
is there like an hour they make noise ?
i leave for school at 06:30 and come back at 13:00 3 days a week
and the other 2 days i leave at 06:30 as well , and come back at 15:00
i will give it all of my time , when im home , letting it out of its cage and stuff
but is it as loud as people say it is ?
It depends on how much (and what types) of noise are considered a "big problem" to your parents. While it definitely varies between individuals and also on the amount of time and effort you put into training, providing environmental enrichment, plenty of mental and physical exercise, etc., conures are going to make noise--especially nandays and jendays (along with suns who are basically jendays with yellow wings)--it's just part of who they are. Green cheek conures are generally considered the "most quiet" species of conure, but depending on a person's individual tolerance, even they might be considered "too loud". I'd suggest searching youtube for videos of pet Nandays and Jendays (as well as any other bird you're considering), turn the volume all the way up, and watch as many as possible--this will probably help give you a more accurate idea of the noises to expect than any written description could.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:27 PM
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Question Green cheek or Caique ?

so , i finally made up my mind a little
i have done lots of research and decided a jenday is ruled out , i really wanted one , but i cant take the risk of my parents forcing me to send him away !

i have gotten really interested in the caique and green cheek conure , they werent even on my list to begin with !

anyway , i have read lots about caiques , and people say they are difficult birds , and can be nippy , and arent as cuddly , but i really like challenges
and they are so adorable and funny

Green cheek conure , just seems like a great parrot to own !
they probably arent too loud , cuddly , and just adorable

what i look for in a parrot :

not too much noise , i accept noise but not too much , because i dont want my parents getting mad ...

Cuddly , like to be handled

Smart , id love to teach my parrot basic tricks , like roll over , wave , etc...

and i do prefer a little bigger parrots , so this one probably goes for the caique , i also think the caique is adorable , so pretty

But is it true that they bite so much , and get so hormonal ?

which one do you guys think i should get , or what are your experiences with these birds ?
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:32 PM
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Re: Green cheek or Caique ?

I've had my caique for 8 months she just turned a year this month. I think she is awesome. She is super cuddly and isn't a biter...
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:03 AM
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Re: Green cheek or Caique ?

Quote: Originally Posted by Juliette View Post
but i cant take the risk of my parents forcing me to send him away
Hello Juliette,

Why would they do that?

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Old 06-12-2014, 02:41 AM
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Re: Green cheek or Caique ?

I've never owned a caique, but I've got a GCC conure. Honestly, if you're looking for a parrot to love, you need to meet it first. I cannot stress this enough. A bird may be cuddly and awesome with one person but not someone else.

In my honest opinion, both are great picks! And both are just as prone to be nippy or cuddly, all comes down to their personality really. So go meet a few and see if you fall in love If you can, that is. I love my conure and I'm so glad I got to meet her first before buying her, after a week I'd already figure out her personality and knew she was the "one", haha!

If you're concerned about biting, perhaps you should stick with a conure as they have much smaller beaks. I'm glad I started with a smaller parrot, as I've made many mistakes and it's taken me time to learn parrot body language. Smaller beaks are much more forgiving And, honestly, any bird will be noisy. If they bond to you, they will call for you when you leave, will call if they see something, when they're happy, or for who knows what reason. But overall, I'd say a green cheeked conure is very, very quiet and couldn't recommend them enough.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:41 AM
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Re: Green cheek or Caique ?

As a GCC owner I will agree that while they are one of the quieter birds, they are not quiet. if I'm in the room with him, he's pretty much silent, but if he gets agitated/scared/angry - I know about it. A GCC sitting in a room on his own (whilst being able ot hear people in the house) can kick out a surprising amount of noise.

If it's not your house, and your parents are likely to get upset by potentially frequent noise, perhaps consider a budgerigar; they're wonderful birds.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:53 AM
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Re: Green cheek or Caique ?

As far as parrots go, GCCs are as quiet as you can get. In my opinion, budgies are a lot louder. Their chatter is constant. GCCs make soft peeps and quacks most of the time. Their louder vocalizations really aren't that bad and it does't last long. Keep in mind ALL parrots make noise.

I think a GCC sounds like a good fit for you. They're generally more cuddly than caiques, but they do go through a nippy stage. With proper training, you'll get through it. They're smart little birds and they learn tricks easily. What they lack in size, they more than make up for in personality.

I do agree it's a good idea to meet a few individuals of both species if you can.
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Re: Green cheek or Caique ?

Quote: Originally Posted by witchbaby View Post
As far as parrots go, GCCs are as quiet as you can get
I think everyone feels that way about their "quiet" bird

I had an Amazon for 20 years in my house he was almost silent, BUT in my dads house 20 years before me he screamed his head off

All Parrots have the ability to be VERY Loud !!

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Old 06-12-2014, 12:56 PM
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Re: Green cheek or Caique ?

My conures are ANYTHING but quiet.. We live in a small studio apartment, no doors except the front door and the bathroom door. So they're in the living area. If kiwi or Loki (or god forbid both of them) are going off for any reason we have to either wait for them to subside or resort to using sign language to communicate across the apartment, as yelling over them just isn't an option.
Now, I've never had a noise complaint, so either my neighbors are very forgiving for the insulation is better than I thought. But that likely won't be the same for a bird that is in a separate room of the house. Your standard bedroom doors aren't overly sound-proof unfortunately.
I would set up a time where you AND your parents can go visit adult green cheeks and caiques. So that you can all hear the sounds they make and determine if your parents would be okay with that. You also have to make sure they understand that if the bird yells they CAN'T go in there to comfort the bird/discipline the bird. That will just reinforce the screaming.

It sounds like allot but it has to be a learning experience for every one.
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