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    Re: green cheek conures

    I'm reading about these adorable GCC's and picturing ther personality of my kitten wrapped up in these adorable feathered packages.

    My kitten needs to be supervised at ALL times and just NEVER seems to run out of steam. He's always climbing UP things.. down things.. getting INTO things (lately.. he finds the highest potted plant he can and gets into it .. like the one on top of my computer hutch). And... I can't do the dishes without him getting into what I'm doing either. And..let's not forget how fascinating kittens find cords of any type! He wanted to chew the cord to the heater the other day. GRRR Maybe having my kitten is practice for getting a GCC.
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    Re: green cheek conures

    ha! i was just reading the "conures & quakers" booklet i got from companion parrot quarterly. it;'s first hand accounts of people and their parrots in those species. every single person with a GCC or similar (maroon bellied) bird said, this is not a bird for the timid!

    it's so funny (and frustrating) that so many people think of GCCs as "perfect starter parrots". in many ways, they are more of a handful than the larger conures or quakers. similar in termprament & energy to a caique (another dream bird of mine- i just love a challenge! )

    mine is in the baby beaky nippy phase, so i think of my parrot as a puppy more than a kitten, but yes- major spunk in a tiny package...

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    Are they really similar to Caiques? I'd never heard that before! Learn something new every day, and I had always thought to myself, "If a caique is supposed to be even MORE active than Bartok is, I don't want one!!"

    But yeah--they do seem to be more of a handful than the other conure species. I partly blame this on their size--it's easy to underestimate their abilities.

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    Re: green cheek conures

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    Are they really similar to Caiques? I'd never heard that before! Learn something new every day, and I had always thought to myself, "If a caique is supposed to be even MORE active than Bartok is, I don't want one!!"
    i think so- and while many people have not m,ade the direct connection- the same things are said about both: "big parrot, small body", "lots of consistent discipline is needed", "acrobatic, full of energy", etc...

    i got to bird sit a caique at a bird mart last year while the breeder showed off baby greys (the caique was her personal bird). this was before i got monkey mcbean- and loki (the caique) reminds me soooo much of bean bean- very beaky, constantly getting into things (& trouble!), and affectionate.

    you could totally handle a caique! (but would you want to? ) for me, the answer is an emphatic YES! i just need more room! *what can i throw away to make room for a caique, she muses*

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    But yeah--they do seem to be more of a handful than the other conure species. I partly blame this on their size--it's easy to underestimate their abilities.
    very- i have to watch bean bean every minute, coby (our jenday) is predictable and easy to monitor. the other conures that i have cared for in the aratinga genus are cakewalks compared to the GCC i know & love!

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    Re: green cheek conures

    thanks you guys. this is very informative. I love it keep the stories coming
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    Uh oh. More challenging than a bigger bird? What have we gotten ourselves into?

    Actually, even my spouse, who isn't much of a bird person, is fascinated by our new household member. His official name (for the moment!) is Yoyo! He's already showing a distinct talent for getting into mucho trouble-of course, he's so darned cute while he does it, that we can't help laughing (and taking pictures!) He's discovered my kid's fish tank, and has been spending large amounts of time ogling the fish inside...

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    Ha ha! Bartok loves the fish in my tank too. If I put him out there, he'll chase the fish around, like he'll actually catch one! it's so cute though.

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    that IS cute! bean's latest shenanigan is taking over other birds' territory- meal perches, food, or play stands. needless to say, some birds are mellow, others think she's a major pain in the butt. i have to keep from getting a can of whoop-a** opened on her!

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    awww she sounds cute lol. I love her pic on your sig dani, she looks so cute and inicent, like who me *flutters hey eye lashes* lol
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    Re: green cheek conures

    Bwahaha! Watching the fishies in the tank! Yep! SOunds like a kitten to me! (thinks like Dani).. hmm.. what can I get rid of to make room for a GCC cage....

    LOL!
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