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WendyW

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Hello everyone!

My husband and I are researching Green Cheek Conures and maybe getting one, one day. I have had two cockatiels when I was growing up and was telling our 9 year old son about them. He has been interested in the birds ever since.

We went to Petco the other day to pick up dog food for our boxer and then walked over to see if they had any cockatiels. They did not. However, they did have a pineapple conure and a green conure. What was neat about it was that two associates that worked there had them one their shoulders while they were working the store. They conures seemed so comfortable with them and did not mind them petting or scratching the birds heads. I had always wondered if Petco actually handled them, even tho the sign on their cages said hand fed.

We did find a breeder in north Georgia that we might contact when we are ready. We could not find a breeder in Jacksonville :(

Anyway, I just wanted to say hi and I am trying to learn as much as I can from reading others posts on here.

Wendy
 

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Welcome, and enjoy the site!
 

Wasabisaurus

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Welcome! I have two tiels and I have decided tiels are the perfect bird. :heart:
 

sgtpepper

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Welcome! I am also in North Florida. I am pretty sure there is a breeder in Keystone Heights. She does rescue and will occasionally post on Craigslist and Facebook. We got Pepper from a locally owned store.
 

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Welcome! I grew up with cockateils too and now have two green cheeks. You will find a lot of information on the forum. I know I have!
 

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:welcome2: Green cheeks are wonderful little birds! :)
 

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Welcome!:welcome2:

I know of a breeder where I got my girl, but she's located much more south.
She's a fantastic woman though, takes great care of her babies. If you're able to make a drive, here's her website. Parrots for Sale in Florida - Hand-fed Babies

I hope you find the cheekie for you! And I hope you enjoy AA. :)
 

AzaleaMist

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Welcome, Wendy! Cockatiels are awesome birds. I only have experience with one green cheek, our Max. He is so smart. Our Max isn't overly sweet, but we accept him as he is. We are his second home and he has some fear issues we don't understand. I have seen pictures and videos of very sweet greenies!

You might consider finding a rescue or a green cheek that needs a new home?
 

Tommymarshall

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Hi ya. That pineapple sounds pretty appealing. Haha. We have a teil and a pineapple, love them both. Lots and lots of info here!
 

WendyW

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Welcome! I am also in North Florida. I am pretty sure there is a breeder in Keystone Heights. She does rescue and will occasionally post on Craigslist and Facebook. We got Pepper from a locally owned store.

Thank you! I messaged her on Facebook. Waiting on her response. :)
 

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Welcome! :) I'm from North Florida as well!
Sorry I can't help you with breeders - but good luck in finding your baby! Green cheeks are adorable!!
 
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