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Finally Decided

Discussion in 'Conure Court' started by BirdsForever, 5/16/19 at 10:38 PM.

  1. BirdsForever

    BirdsForever Walking the driveway

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    Ok so I have officially decided I’m getting a Green Cheek Conure. Something about them... just draws me to their cute little faces! I try researching other birds but green cheeks are in my head the whole time!
     
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    They do have the cutest little faces!!
     
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    parrotlover101 Jogging around the block I Can't Stop Posting!

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    Congratulations!

    I feel the exact same way! I literally can't research other birds without GCCs popping in my head!

    Post pictures once you get him/her!
     
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    Well they're really popular for a reason ;) I have a black capped conure, but they're pretty similar. He's a little goof! Congrats!
     
  5. BirdsForever

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    Also I think I will get a baby. :huh:
    Almost all of my animals are rescues and I was planning on rescuing a bird to but there’s just soooo little rescue birds in Australia ,the closest bird been given up at the moment is a 15 hour drive and it’s a caique so the wrong species :banghead: o_O

    Also I travel a lot and 99% of the time the bird would be coming with me. I think a young bird would be able to adjust easily were as a older bird could find it extremely stressful.

    What do you guys think?
     
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  6. Kodigirl210

    Kodigirl210 Rollerblading along the road

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    If you are looking for a GCC and there isn’t a rescue nearby then I wouldn’t stress not doing the rescue thing. 15h is too far away to worry about doing requisite classes, having someone vet you and maybe not qualifying or them having what you’re looking for anyway as you stated. As far as how phobic, each bird is an individual and it has more to do with the breeder than the person when it comes to how comfortable they are u less you spend ample time with the fid before they come home.

    Do your research carefully. I spent a lot of time looking for my GCC breeder and it paid off. The birds we have are wonderful and brave and loving. Going outside or in the car is an adventure not a punishment. Too many others have gotten “hand raised” fids that they couldn’t touch or work with for days to weeks to months.

    You’re investing in a long time companion, so don’t go strictly by price. Research the breeders, ask for references. See how they run their operation. My breeders post videos/pics every day from the time they are pulled to the time they fly home. Make sure you are able to visit the chick as often as you want if you live close enough.

    Someone who won’t be that accessible or transparent in my mind is hiding something or even worse just in it for the money so hand raised means picking them out of a brooder, shoving food down their throat and then throwing them back in the brooder.

    Adult birds can be great because they have gone through all the stages and tend to have more steady personalities - at the same time rescues tend to have issues so it is likely you wouldn’t get a birb that was ready to be and about at day one.

    One final point. Do NOT Get an unweaned bird. It will not change the bonding process and make you closer. A lot of people end up doing serious injury or killing the babies as they don’t have any experience with hand feeding. It is nowhere as easy as someone who is practiced makes it look. And just as often the bird doesn’t have a close bond to the person who fed it because they view that as parent. Instinctually they are wired to leave their parents asap and changing the bond from parent to companion isn’t easy, if you even can.

    I hope you find what you are looking for. Best wishes :)


     
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    Birds are adaptable. Even if you got a slightly older bird there is a good chance they would adapt to your pattern. A lot of times a sexually mature bird is great because you don't have to worry about the challenges of puberty. You know what the birds personality is. I agree with @Kodigirl210 do not get a unweaned bird.

    I would also check in with your local parrot society. I have had wonderful email exchanges from people there and it helped me find trusted, honest and reliable breeders. Pi was clipped right before I got him which was disappointing...but they did do a great job with him. He was 100% adapt to life with humans. Nothing really scared him and in about a week he was already hopping on my shoulder. He is my little friend now, super sweet and we sing together :xflove:
     
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  8. BirdsForever

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    I have researched daily for 2 years :hehe: So I know a ridiculous amount about green cheeks ;)

    Also I would never even consider a unweaned bird so don’t worry about that! There’s two breeders near me who I’m planning to check out to see soon if they are good. One has been highly recommended by one of our bird friends.

    Thanks for the advice @Kodigirl210 and @fashionfobie
     
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    Haha- I know you’ve probably heard it a million times. Wasn’t trying to impugn your knowledge - It’s reflexive at this point! Spending time here on AA it’s crazy the amount of unweaned birds that are purchased or brought home :shifty:

    Sounds like you have your GCCs all in a row. Do you know what color you are aiming for?
    :)
     
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    I love the look of the pineapples, yellow sided and turquoise the best:xflove:, but if I can I’m letting the bird pick me so I probably won’t get a say in the colour :lol:
     
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    Many congrats! I'm so happy for you!!!
     
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    Thanks :D I probably won’t get the bird for a while yet as it will take me a while to properly prepare. (Save up for a huge cage, buy and make heaps of toys for rotation, replace all non stick pans, put mesh screens on windows etc)

    But I’m still suuuuper exited! I will probably get them late September to early October.
     
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    That's wonderful planning ahead like that. Very smart way to go about it!
     
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    :bubbles:Well then, all I can say is that one very lucky GCC or 2 is going to have a very, very wonderful parront. :heart2: (I say 2 because I quickly realized you can never have just 1. Luckily when we hit number 3 we will be done):bliss:
     
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    :hehe:
     
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    If I had the money I would buy 10!
     
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