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Old 03-09-2013, 06:24 PM
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Question I am looking for some honest advice!

Hi everybody I am not a parrot owner yet, ( I have 2 zebra finches)
I am seriously in love with parrots and have been going to a rescue centre for a few weeks now to adopt. I am madly in love with a couple or green cheek conures but they are not very social ( I think they have been really neglected )

The lady at the rescue shelter told me to start with cockatiels because they are gentle and good with kids. Love Love Love LOVE the cockatiels but I have my heart set on the conures ....


WHAT SHOULD I DO FELLOW PERROT OWNERS? plz help....Should I start with the cockatiels being that I don't really have much experience or should I give it my all and follow my heart?

I am willing to dedicate my time and energy to what ever birds I get so no matter what I will love and cherish the opportunity that is given to me!

I am so dedicated that i've been trying to train my finches LOL ( they only sit on my hand for like 20 seconds and they eat out of my hands)
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:33 PM
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Re: I am looking for some honest advice!

Actually, CGC's are very sweet and loving. They are also great beginners birds. I don't have a parrot yet, and they are on my short list. Also, cockatiels have lots of feather dust that can be troublesome to those with allergies. I say go for it, with work I think you could gain their trust. Good luck!
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:27 PM
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Re: I am looking for some honest advice!

Perfect, because I have allergies good to know thx!
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:04 PM
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Re: I am looking for some honest advice!

I would go with a GCC, they are awesome little birds and what you want to get.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:46 PM
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Re: I am looking for some honest advice!

Follow your instincts; go with the green cheeks!
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:18 PM
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Re: I am looking for some honest advice!

Since you work at the shelter, you see how many birds are given up because they are not the "right fit" for various situations, and people no longer want them. What I am getting at is, get what you want. If you don't want the 'tiels, don't get them. Because you are adopting a bird that may be with you for 20 years. Will you keep it that long? Or will you accept the responsibility of several birds and later get the Conure you want? Only take in what you are willing to live with for the remainder of it's life. That's a forever home.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:56 PM
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Re: I am looking for some honest advice!

I'll agree with the others about going with...A...GCC...not a pair, but...A...conure. Bonded birds, of any specie will usually spend the majority of their time together & avoid you.....

Be sure your finches are never within beak's distance of a larger bird as the chance is excellent that the finch(es) will be on the loosing end of any encounter. Now that you're moving into parrots with attitudes, learn about setting limits & establishing control.....once you bring your new friend home, there will be a transition period & then your new bird will start showing its true colors & testing what it can & can't get away with.

Welcome to the group, but keep reading all you can.....there is no one size fit's all.....every bird comes with its own personality.....
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:03 AM
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Re: I am looking for some honest advice!

I agree with everyone else, get what you want! It's a very very long commitment and you might as well start with what you want!
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:46 AM
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Re: I am looking for some honest advice!

Quote: Originally Posted by weco View Post
I'll agree with the others about going with...A...GCC...not a pair, but...A...conure. Bonded birds, of any specie will usually spend the majority of their time together & avoid you.....

Be sure your finches are never within beak's distance of a larger bird as the chance is excellent that the finch(es) will be on the loosing end of any encounter. Now that you're moving into parrots with attitudes, learn about setting limits & establishing control.....once you bring your new friend home, there will be a transition period & then your new bird will start showing its true colors & testing what it can & can't get away with.

Welcome to the group, but keep reading all you can.....there is no one size fit's all.....every bird comes with its own personality.....
^^ , made me lol, and so very true. Green Cheeks are wonderful birds. Only get one.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:09 AM
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Re: I am looking for some honest advice!

Quote: Originally Posted by weco View Post
I'll agree with the others about going with...A...GCC...not a pair, but...A...conure. .
I said a pair because they've been together since day one...would they get depress if I separate them?
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