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Yellow-side Conure vs Linnies

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I want to know if anyone has experience or know from research which bird would make the better pet considering all behavioral problems and likable factor, and diet. I am considering either one of these two birds to get so any information would be much appreciated. Thank you so much
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:44 AM
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Re: Yellow-side Conure vs Linnies

Hi! Welcome to the forum!

I can't vouch for linnies as I don't know a lot about them.

I researched conures for a long time as I fell in love with a Sun conure around 5yrs ago. I looked at other conures but my heart was still with the sunny so that is what I got 6 weeks ago. The Sun's are notorious for their noise but from what I can gather, yellow sided are a bit quieter.

Cal came from an aviary and had only been touched twice by humans in the 3months she was alive. Once for a vet check, the other to be put in the carrier to come home with us. It took time and patience but now she is like a little velcro bird. She'd be on me all day if I let her. She's very sweet, was a bit nippy at first, but conures are like most birds, very intelligent and she doesn't do this now. There are pictures in my profile and videos in the "our birds talking" section if you're interested.

Only yesterday a man who used to breed conure's and other birds came into our shop and once he'd spotted her, we chatted for a long time. He was very VERY surprised she hadn't been hand fed and that was a huge compliment for her.

Of course any birds nature will be dependant on a lot of factors. The main one being that all birds are individuals and you never know what you're going to get! It doesn't matter if they're babies or adult rescues, they can all behave differently to how you were led to believe.

For example, the gentleman from yesterday has had a Senegal since 1987 that was hand reared by himself. His very words were: That bird is so grumpy that even after all these years he'll still bite you if you try any of that "step up" caper. He's the most anti-social, bad tempered creature I tell you! The only reason I kept him is because he's such a sod - reminds me of myself! hahaha!


Maybe someone will be able to tell you about Linnie's but I will have to stick resolutely to the conure side. Cal is more than I ever imagined and expected.

Good luck with your search and I hope you're paired with your dream bird soon!
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:07 AM
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Re: Yellow-side Conure vs Linnies

golden-capped conures supposedly are the quietest of the conure family. (read that in a book somewhere) They're rare, but when you find them you let a bit of happiness into your life. with whatever bird you go with, I hope you can provide for that bird the best you can. A parrot is a great life companion

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Re: Yellow-side Conure vs Linnies

I have a Linnie and a Yellow-sided Green Cheek Conure.

The Conure is more outgoing and likes to have his head and neck scratched all of the time. He loves attention, and wants to be with me all of the time. He is playful and lays on his back in my hands and plays with his little toy ball. He's a clown! The only drawback is that Green Cheeks tend to be a bit nippy. He's not aggressive, he just pinches when he is excited, bored, or doesn't want to do something. He is cuddly, fun, and interactive.

The Linnie is shy. I tried to socialize her well when I got her as a little baby, but the results have been different than my Conure. She doesn't like hands too much, so she doesn't like me to pet her at all. When she's out of her cage, she prefers just to hang out on my shoulder. She will come out of her cage, but she doesn't seem to love it. She's cute and fun to watch, but she's definitely more independent and a more hands-off type of bird.

Both are nice, quiet birds in general. It just depends on what you want in a pet. I hope this helps a little

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