- Apr 27, 2019
- Green cheek conure
So my family has a green cheek conure for like 2 years now. I wasn't home in that period because work. I come few times per year and I remember he was a really nuisance, didn't like anyone, screamed and just tried to not get in the cage. After 2 years I'm finally back home and I can tell he changed. He's a bit chubbier now and acts better. I guess he just got over puberty or just got better along people, afterall its been 2 years that he's here. Now he's not all that perfect, I'm not expecting a parrot to be a robot or to be as smart as a human but what I saw at the breeder, they act much different. He often screams and calls for someone when they wake up or enter the room, he really likes to be around people and follows house members but is scared alot of fast movements and new things/people. He has few toys but only plays with the mirror one and the often likes to tap on mirrors and then proceed to call someone to join him. He likes to dance and copy movements and watch other housemembers doing stuff. He really likes attention and needs one but he's scared of hands, when' hes comfortable he lands on your shoulder or gets on your hand but thats rarely. He ussually just steals food and then run away, if you try to catch him he'll either run from you or bite you. He mostly just follows everyone around and taps on mirrors or picture frame, which he also used to chew. I guess he did all that because of pure boredom. He likes to communicate and play with people but is scared. Right now he lives an anarchist type of life. Do they all act like? How can I get him to bond better with me, the toys are really expensive in my country and there are not alot of shops, so I'll order them. He already has some toys but is only attracted to mirrors and taps on anything glass. What toys should I get him and what should I do to get his attention and play with him. How do I stop him from being such a nuisance and how do I get him in the cage without trying to catch him?