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Green Cheek Roll Call

PburghsMom

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1/18/20
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Hi GCC lovers. I have a 7 month old pineapple - turquoise. What a piece of work. I learned a few weeks ago my baby is a "she". I only had her a little over 2 months and I cant get enough. I could not function if she was not here. Im trying now to make sure i keep her busy. I work from home so I get to see her bored. I have spent a tiny fortune in toys and amusement. I never lock her in her cage so she comes out whenever she wants she sits on my foot, leg, shoulders, head. she falls asleep in my robe, play with my hair...etc. What else can I do to keep her amused? I purchased her from a pet store and she had tail feather plucking issue. She is molting so im working hard to keep her away from it. I noticed her feathers at times will get dark but that beautiful turquoise is coming back. I will post some photos. How has the personalities of your GCC changed from when they were babies?
 

PburghsMom

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Beatlesfan

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2/29/20
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Location
Boston, Ma
Real Name
Darrell
Hi All,
I just received a pineapple green cheek I named Marley yesterday and will try to put up a picture this evening or tomorrow. My bird is roughly 6 months old and I have my work cut out for me as he/she does not seem to have been handled much at all. I understand stress and acclimating to a new surrounding but something is off. Just to say hello to my fellow conure owners.
 

KhanKrazy

Strolling the yard
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6/24/18
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Location
Utah
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Ashley

Mockinbirdiva

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11/20/09
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South Carolina
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Andrea
Hi All,
I just received a pineapple green cheek I named Marley yesterday and will try to put up a picture this evening or tomorrow. My bird is roughly 6 months old and I have my work cut out for me as he/she does not seem to have been handled much at all. I understand stress and acclimating to a new surrounding but something is off. Just to say hello to my fellow conure owners.
I'm not sure what you mean by "off". For some birds it's easier to transition to new surroundings while difficult for others. Quite likely Marley hasn't been given much one on one attention. It all depends on where Marley came from and it's doubtful you will ever know that information. Low stress, and by all means have low expectations of how Marley should behave. There's another member here that bought a cinnamon green cheek well over a year ago from a pet store. She was kept in a dark area in a store and very neglected for attention. It's taken him months to get her more used to him, it's been frustrating for him as well. The last time he wrote she actually stepped up on his hand by her own choice. With fearful birds, allowing them to make the decision in a calm setting brings rewards... it may take months or weeks. It's really all up to the bird and how you choose to form a trusting friendship.
 

Beatlesfan

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Location
Boston, Ma
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Darrell
Hey @Mockinbirdiva, "Off" being not right...don't think he's had much attention. Marley has been a good eater and starting to become curious about whats around him. He's in a fairly quite area.
 

Mockinbirdiva

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Hey @Mockinbirdiva, "Off" being not right...don't think he's had much attention. Marley has been a good eater and starting to become curious about whats around him. He's in a fairly quite area.
Little tiny bird.... giant human. It's all very scary for them since they are prey animals. If Marley is at least curious he'll come around. It just takes time and lots of patience on your part. All the good and gentle impressions you make now and the weeks to come will give Marley more confidence in you.
 

Beatlesfan

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Boston, Ma
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Darrell
@Mockinbirdiva Thanks. Trying my best not to bother him too much and have gently been talking to him. He did sleep on my chest under a hoodie the 2nd or 3rd night home...probably from being exhausted, cold, and scared.
 

222katie

Sitting on the front steps
Joined
3/11/20
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Location
Montana
Real Name
Katie Yoder
I would love to see pics of all of our Greenies on here. Especially people with Turq Greenies,as I will be getting one if all works out this coming spring and I just cant get enough of them.

Here's my Nala baby to start,almost 5yr old DNA'd female.
8B2A4636-B064-4C0B-8009-3FC3C607C3C3.jpeg Rescue baby! Just got her a week ago out of a bad situation. She’s a little raggedy right now but now that she’s in a clean cage and on a better diet I bet she’ll perk right up.
 

Vmax

Walking the driveway
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Location
Waco, Texas
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Vanessa
He’s adorable! He and my Gussy could be brothers. I Like the paphiopedilums in the background.
 
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