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  1. jzarc17

    My learning curve with Nico my GCC

    Hello Everyone! I have some GCC questions that I have not been able to find an answer on yet by doing searches on this forum. My main question at the moment is about my bond with Nico, my 3 month old male. I brought home Nico on 1/23/21 and so much has happened in his development! As of...
  2. DuckyLou

    Help me prepare for puberty?

    Hi Avian Family! Duck is officially 7 months old as of today. She is lovable and snuggly, and an overall sweetheart. I know that puberty will hit at some point, and I’m prepared for a change of behavior (teenagers, am I right?). I’m hoping to get some insight to help me prepare for what I’m in...
  3. J

    EMERGENCY!!! pest control

    I live in an apartment complex. I haven't lived here very long and when getting my conure, I was unaware that the apartment did routine pest control sprays every three months. People are trying to tell me it won't be that big of a deal because they spray just around the kitchen and bathrooms...
  4. DuckyLou

    Miss my baby when she goes to bed, anyone else?

    Hey all! This post has no real question, or need of a suggestion or advice. I am just sitting here in bed, and my pineapple conure Duck goes to bed usually between 7:30-8pm. And I can’t help but think as soon as she goes to bed I miss her and can’t wait for her to wake up in the morning. Does...
  5. J

    long molt????

    so i'm not sure if this is where to post this, but I have some concerns about my gcc. i've had her for about five months, and as far as I know she's been molting for about four of those months. maybe i'm wrong about something and I don't actually fully know what molting is as she's my first...
  6. ZY28

    Green Cheek Conure or a Quaker parrot?

    Hey, I am doing my research for my first birds. I ended up narrowing it down to tow species, the GCC and the Quaker parrot. I really love Quakers! I love how they look, their personality and the fact that they may talk adds a good bonus. Since I do share walls with neighbors, I am scared that...
  7. jzarc17

    Should birds be allowed on shoulders?

    First off, Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is having a safe a happy holiday season! I would like to hear opinions and the reason for your opinion regarding allowing parrots on your shoulder. I'm sure this opinion may change based on the size of the bird and other factors. I am asking because I...
  8. J

    Any tips for training a nippy Green Cheek Conure?

    Around a year ago, I adopted a 7-week-old Green Cheek Conure and raised him by hand. He is very friendly and absolutely loves to be around us. In fact, he almost never stays in his play pen area. He just constantly wants to be on my shoulder or around me. He is also super active and has a lot of...
  9. xoleumas

    Biting Problems

    Hey guys, so I've recently gotten a Green Cheek Conure. She is really sweet but she has one issue, she bites. I know that this is a common bad habit for some birds and I try to be patient with her help her overcome her bad habit, but I find myself lost in this. It's only fingers and hands. She...
  10. peaches13

    PLEASE HELP ME.. LOST MY GCC TODAY

    Hello everyone, I flew out my bird this morning I've been working for a while, and it flew away while my parents opened the door, but at first it was near the roof, then I went to another tree and then flew away. I am currently posting on the Animal Emergency Center and on the parrot Alert...
  11. DuckyLou

    What's Your Favorite Toy Brand??

    Hi Everyone! With all the warnings out there for bird toy materials, pieces, products, etc. I wanted to ask on the forum what everyone's favorite bird toy brand is or what their favorite website is to buy toys from? I see the following come up pretty often and I'd like everyone's take, as I'd...
  12. F

    How to manage mess from chop/vegetables better?

    Hi! Fluffy is my first bird and I read up a lot on it, but one question I cannot find the answer to is how to keep the mess manageable. To give some context I live in a small apartment (So no power washers etc) and I don’t want to keep fluffy caged up all day so she only goes into her cage at...
  13. elitys

    My Chop Recipes

    I wanted to make a thread just for posting my chop recipes for reference purposes and in the interest of not overloading the Food Court. Here are the past two I've made threads about: Made Chop Today! Time for Another Round of Chop! And here's today's! I hope you enjoy! :) Ingredients...
  14. lisazartsi

    Baby Cuddles

    Piña (our pineapple GCC) is now about 14 weeks old and her personality is really coming out. She loves being the center of attention. She plays very well in her cage with her toys and does this adorable cheep when she finds one of the little treats I've hidden in her foraging toys. We have her...
  15. elitys

    Bird-Sitter?

    (Feel free to relocate this thread if needed, admins.) Depending on if my roommate visits her family for Thanksgiving or not, I may need to hire a pet-sitter for a few days. I'm going to fly down to California for the holiday and it doesn't make sense to bring Poppy and the boys for such a...
  16. DuckyLou

    Sleeping trouble?

    Hi All! My pineapple conure Ducky had been home with me for about a week. At night she sleeps in a smaller sleep cage in my room. I’m a light sleeper so I’ll wake up throughout the night and while laying there I can hear Ducky walking around or climbing the cage bars and just not sleeping. I...
  17. DuckyLou

    A Rocky Start, But We’re Finding Our Way

    Hi everyone! I’d first like to say this site and this community have helped me so much when I was researching getting a bird. I have always loved birds and have never been “owned” by one;). I’ve always had rodents such as pet rats and guinea pigs. I had my mind set on a parakeet, but the more I...
  18. goatsRus

    Proper appraoch to raising GCC (pineapple)

    Hello all! I have recently brought home my first green cheek conure I've come to call Sunny. I don't know the gender (I default to male since "it" sounds impersonal) but he's hand fed, recently weened (about 4 months) and has been in the house for almost a week. I'm no stranger to small...
  19. peaches13

    Plucking or molting?

    Hello, Today I found that there are no hairs on the inside of my bird's right wing. My bird seems to be molting right now, and his age is still less than a year. So I'm thinking my bird is molting. However, I would like to know your opinion if it seems that my bird is plucking. I will attach...
  20. BirdLover1

    Good Cage Size for GCC?

    I’m going to be getting a GCC in the near future, and I’ve got most everything set up. I was wondering what the preferred cage sizes were for these birds. I’d prefer if it was under $200, but I would be fine going higher, if it’d be better for my new bird. I do live in the US, so I know some of...
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