I'm in the process of deciding b/w a green cheek and meyers parrot (another post "Green Cheek vs Meyers"), but have been leaning towards a conure because I thought it might be a little more adaptable and slightly easier to care for.
I've asked a breeder whether or not he notices any difference between males and females as far as frequency of noise and also personality/agression. He says he doesn't, but then again, sometimes breeders have so many birds, that it's not really possible to distinguish the noise and other characteristics into sexes.
I cared for a male parrotlet and then owned a female parrotlet. I know the male loved to chatter and chirp (pretty sounds) and the female was basically silent except for the occassional chirp or a squawk when she wanted attention. I know males (of many types of animals) are a lot of times more laid back than the more high strung females. But other times females are less active and so more cuddly. Sometimes males have more aggression or even territoriality for a female owner. And a lot of times the male is the way to go because females have such aggression with nesting habits.
I know it's stupid to ask 'is male or female best?' I know I like both male/female pets. I do take the sex into consideration a lot of times, depending on the animal, I might get a male because he will be more outgoing or a more cuddly female, or I might get a male for a more laid back personality. But aren't there differences in the specific areas of noise frequency and aggression (sometimes general personality) in GCCs? Please respond if you have had experience with both males and females or if you think a trait of your GCC might be common to its sex.
I completely understand that individuality trumps all, but there is something to be said for generalities when doing research prior to adoption. I know I'll love the bird no matter what, and don't worry about me taking opinions as hard facts.
As I do not have much opportunity to interact with many different GCCs, I'd appreciate your experience and insight.