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Old 05-23-2020, 08:59 AM
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Hello!
I was recently gifted a beautiful Turquoise Green Cheek Conure baby. The thing is, that the breeder didn't exactly knew the hatch day, and he told us she/he was a month old or so. This is my first time with birds, so I didn't knew how a month old GCC looked... In the pictures you can see how she/he looked the first day I had her/him. Does that look like a 4 week-old GCC to you? I think she/he was younger... Let me know what you think! I'll appreciate it.
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:17 AM
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Re: How old?

Welcome he is very cute and very young. This baby was too young to be sold---I would STRONGLY advise that you return the bird to the breeder and allow him/her to be fully weaned before bring him/her back home. Hand-feeding a bird does not assist with bonding in the long-run (despite this popular myth). There is so much that can go wrong...even for an experienced hand-feeder. Please read this thread for detail: So you bought an unweaned baby...

Also- since you are new to birds, please visit the following thread and scroll down to the long post of mine at the very bottom--- it is full of information about parrot safety etc that you will need to know (both now and in the future) New owner of African grey - looking for help (and trust me, it isn't stuff they usually tell you at a pet store or even on pet websites, so do take a look).

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Re: How old?

Oh my! I'm not a breeder, or a conure guy, but I'm thinking 4 weeks is kind of optimistic. So, the breeder sold you an unweaned baby, and doesn't even know the hatch date? Ugh!

Folks with more expertise will likely be along soon, but in the meantime, some great information for you:
So you bought an unweaned baby...

Hazards of buying an unweaned baby!
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Great advice above. Thank you noodles, you beat me to it... Again... Lol. Guess I need to learn to type faster. :-)

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Old 05-23-2020, 10:13 AM
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Re: How old?

Thanks for the advise, I appreciate it. Anyhow, I couldn't return it so I did my research, received some guidance too, and thankfully it went well for me. Already eating lots of vegetables, fruits and pellets on its own.

Those pictures were taken almost two months ago, so she/he is way bigger now. Just wanted to know how many weeks old it could be when I first got it, to know which may have possibly been her/his hatch day.



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Welcome he is very cute and very young. This baby was too young to be sold---I would STRONGLY advise that you return the bird to the breeder and allow him/her to be fully weaned before bring him/her back home. Hand-feeding a bird does not assist with bonding in the long-run (despite this popular myth). There is so much that can go wrong...even for an experienced hand-feeder. Please read this thread for detail: So you bought an unweaned baby...

Also- since you are new to birds, please visit the following thread and scroll down to the long post of mine at the very bottom--- it is full of information about parrot safety etc that you will need to know (both now and in the future) New owner of African grey - looking for help (and trust me, it isn't stuff they usually tell you at a pet store or even on pet websites, so do take a look).
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Re: How old?

Here's one growth guide for green cheeks....

https://feistyfeathers.com/2018/09/0...-growth-guide/


Birds that are stunted and underdeveloped may not follow this guide at all. (they could be a few or even several days behind)
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WOW- beautiful color! Glad it seems to be working out!
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:22 PM
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What Beautiful color bird...so glad you were able to seed it and apparently give the love...just beautiful...
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:24 PM
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This was very helpful! Thanks!! Definitely had around 27 days when I received her/him.

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Here's one growth guide for green cheeks....

https://feistyfeathers.com/2018/09/0...-growth-guide/


Birds that are stunted and underdeveloped may not follow this guide at all. (they could be a few or even several days behind)
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