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    Suitable Cage For GCC

    Well after a little bit of discovering i've decided to look into the ever cute and gorgeous GCC.

    Don't get me wrong i'm still researching but would rather get some advice from people that have had the first hand experience, plus i wanted to know your opinions on these

    Which cage would you go for? I know i could fill option #2 with toys, but you can only have so many toys at one time and well this may sound stupid but is it possible for a cage to be TOO big?

    Option #1
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-Large-Bir...1%7C240%3A1318

    Option #2
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/30-Deluxe-Fli...1%7C240%3A1318

    Also how big are GCCs, i can't seem to find the right height anywhere or maybe i'm just looking in the wrong place. xD
    Last edited by kandii; 04-20-2009 at 03:09 AM. Reason: cause i'm a baaad speller xD

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    Re: Suitable Cage For GCC

    GCCs are just a tiny bit bigger than lovies.

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    Re: Suitable Cage For GCC

    Quote Originally Posted by Breadpazoid View Post
    GCCs are just a tiny bit bigger than lovies.
    Ooo then maybe option #2 isn't the best choice i'd proberly never see him\her again

    And just quickly how much is the GCC price range?

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    Re: Suitable Cage For GCC

    I have a green cheek...and I can assure you that NO cage is too big...as long as the bar spacing is not too far apart.

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    Re: Suitable Cage For GCC

    Green Cheeks are Small, up to 10 inches

    Minimum sized cage for One Conure is 22 x 24 cage - 5/8" to 3/4" (that is in inches)

    here in my area they range from $150 to $200 for one

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    Re: Suitable Cage For GCC

    I would go for #2. GCC's are very athletic. Be sure to hang some loops - they love to play.
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    Re: Suitable Cage For GCC

    Over here in the USA, I have seen green cheeks anywhere from $100 (bird mart) to $549 (exotic bird store). I got mine from a very experienced breeder for $150 +45 for sexing, and I thank my lucky stars every day for her. She is a joy. She's not perfect, but she's the best pet I've ever had by a mile. She's bold, inquisitive, sassy, she has her good days and her bad days, she's ridiculously funny, loves to give and receive affection...she does a dance when she sees me for the first time in the morning and blows kisses ALL the time, especially when treats are involved . Sometimes I will tap a beat and she will prance around to it, or we will sing together (she makes up her own lyrics).

    You will want a flight cage or similar sized. The option 1 is (I think) bigger than it looks - I have a similar model, the HQ Flight Cage (see: link 1, link 2) which might be a little hard to find in Oz, but if you can find something with similar dimensions it will be perfect for your little guy/gal.

    Your cage can really never be too big for such an active and adventurous little bird - but your bar spacing CAN. Go 5/8'' of an inch at the MAX. 1/2" is better (which is what the HQ flight cage has).

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    Re: Suitable Cage For GCC

    I would go with the larger cage, but be sure to secure the sliding doors shut, as birds can either escape from them or get their necks caught in them.

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    Re: Suitable Cage For GCC

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Cricket View Post
    I would go with the larger cage, but be sure to secure the sliding doors shut, as birds can either escape from them or get their necks caught in them.
    Oh don't worry all doors will be sealed shut, i've had experience with a houdini budgie xD


    Thanks for all the advice so far, appreciate it
    Also would over $200 be resnable for a GCC from a breeder?

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    Re: Suitable Cage For GCC

    Yeah, I wouldn't pay more than $250 for one personally. The first one I saw was a very sweet one in a pet store but they wanted $450 for it! AGH!!

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    Re: Suitable Cage For GCC

    $200 AU (AUD?)= $140 USD which seems very reasonable to me.

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    Re: Suitable Cage For GCC

    Grab a copy of Birdkeeper magazine, lots of adds in that regarding them and would give you a general idea.
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    Re: Suitable Cage For GCC

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Cricket View Post
    $200 AU (AUD?)= $140 USD which seems very reasonable to me.
    Good point. I did mean over $250 USD would be too much. LOL

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    Re: Suitable Cage For GCC

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    Good point. I did mean over $250 USD would be too much. LOL
    I found a baby for $60 a few hours away but that seems too good to be true plus the email reply was "Not much handling at all' so yeah that doesn't give me much confidence but i don't know if i should completely rule them out, what do you think?

    I also emailed a breeder interstate a week ago but haven't heard anything yet.

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    Re: Suitable Cage For GCC

    If you don't mind the drive, it couldn't hurt to check the baby out, but you would probably have your work cut out for you in the taming department (depending on how old the baby is).

    Also at $60 (dirt cheap) I would wonder if it was missing toes or has some other defect...but like I said the only thing you'd be wasting is time and gas money if you went to go look and it turned out to be not what you want.

    Ducky was handfed and (at least from the website's description) lightly handled every day, socialized with many other types of chicks in the nursery (at the time I think she was breeding something like 20+ species!), and compared to my cockatiel it REALLY shows a difference, although part of it is sheer difference in personality too. My cockatiel was bred by an inexperienced breeder, a girl just out of high school...I think she was rarely handled as well, and she is just an oddball. She likes to be on you but doesn't like to stay anywhere but your shoulder. She wants loving but balks when you try to pet her. She and her sister (that I used to have) really both turned out kinda nutty. Definitely not "normal" in bird standards. LOL

    My description of Ducky is above, so I won't repeat it, but I will say that she was pretty scared the first few days I had her (you can read "Ducky's Unofficial Blog" thread for my experiences there). I did get a few hard bites but they were fear bites. Once she realized that I could provide such things as corn on the cob and headscratches and playtime, she has been a great feathered friend to me LOL.

    Mom to Ducky! (female cinnamon GCC)...THANK YOU Keet for the gorgeous sig!!
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