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lippstikk

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Hello All!

My name is Mandi and I am bringing home a Cinnamon Green Cheek Conure tomorrow (he is finally weaned, yay!). I named him Quincy (he is being DNA sexed this week so I hope I chose well haha).
I have wanted a bird for years, but I haven't had or taken then time to do all my research until recently and I do not dive into new ventures without researching like crazy. I think I have spent close to 200 hours watching videos and reading up on GCCs and birds in general. I don't like to do anything halfway haha.

I have a dog and a cat (I know, I know, but I have rules and plans to keep this safe) named Arlo and Jasper respectively. Arlo is a shetland sheepdog and Jasper is a ragdoll. I took Arlo to the store I am getting Quincy from and he was great with the birds, no prey drive, mostly indifference. He has always been gentle so I was happy to see the consistency. Jasper has never had any interest in the birds outside, but I do intend to keep him separate from Quincy. Jasper gets free roam of the house, but when Quincy is out, I am going to put Jasper in his playroom.

I am excited to teach Quincy a lot, provide lots of scritches and fun snacks and just enjoy all the love. I have been visiting him at the store every few days (as much as I can since it's 45 mins away from me) and he already knows me. He gets super excited when I arrive and steps up and is already learning a few commands. He already gives kisses too! The employees stated that his reaction to me is different than when others walk by his cage, so I think we are already bonding!

I captured the CUTEST yawn the other day, so please enjoy that. :)


All advice is appreciated (especially multi-species households!). And thank you for letting me join your birb family.

Please enjoy some pictures and videos of my current pets, and my new buddy Quincy! F35A5672-8163-4E19-B709-1ECCD2911A87.jpeg 28BA1933-D75B-49C0-AA0B-35E1FD34E4D3.jpeg 3575757B-688A-4A89-B161-91140162C719.jpeg 895E9F3B-617D-4912-B631-BBD506812542.jpeg
 

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Welcome to the Avenue Mandi! 1.welcome signs.gif

I was scrolling your thread and stopped thinking, oh how cute Quincy is, then I saw Arlo and I´m like wow your dog is beautiful! Then your cat is precious, you are all a very beautiful family that´s for sure!
 

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Quincy is lovely and love the name

Loving the sheepdog as well the cat is also lovely even though i am not a fan of cats.
 

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Ragdoll kitties are one of my favorites. Sadly, I could not afford the cost so I adopted a kitty from Humanes Society last August Your pets are all gorgeous.
 

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Welcome! All of you are gorgeous! That yawn is pretty much too cute. I keep species separated by doors, then you don’t have to worry.

Lady Jane, rescue kitties are the best. ;)
 

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Welcome to the Avenue Mandi! View attachment 405809

I was scrolling your thread and stopped thinking, oh how cute Quincy is, then I saw Arlo and I´m like wow your dog is beautiful! Then your cat is precious, you are all a very beautiful family that´s for sure!
Thank you!! :) I’m very lucky!
 

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Welcome to AA and congratulations on Quincy!

All advice is appreciated (especially multi-species households!).
Physical separation is the only safe option.

Anything that relies on the animals to behave is risky.
Dogs and cats can kill a bird faster than we can intercede.
You will read numerous anecdotes from people saying they do it successfully, but this is akin to somebody saying they drive without a seatbelt and it's never been a problem.
It's not a problem until it is, and then it's dire.
 

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Welcome to the Avenue :hiya:
 

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Welcome! Love the pictures. I sure hope you know how long Quincy can live.
 

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Welcome, and enjoy the site!
 

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Welcome! Love the pictures. I sure hope you know how long Quincy can live.
I would count myself lucky if he lives over 30 years! I definitely researched my commitment. I understand your concern though, a lot of people do not! I only wish my other pets could live that long!
 

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Hi! Your animals are lovely! Have you heard back about Quincy’s DNA test?
 

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Yes, name your bird what you'd like. It's not like she's going to get mad about it one day. I have a male named Marigold. It was a mistake, but totally suits him. Now, when I hear of girls named Marigold, I think 'that's such a masculine name!' :roflmao:
 
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