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Angry feeling left out!

I feel left out.
I do not have a gcc or a Quaker.
I'd like one but Bob is more than I can handle right now!
There is a gcc? At rspca but I do not have room or time.
you guys are all giving me
Serious mbs with yer pineapple gcc and cute fluffy Quakers!
Dont they have bad points to make me feel better?
Its not fair!
Bob. Tries to eat me when I pass his cage. Wont let me give him scritches, regurgitates all over his toys.
I do love him though.
He does do funny things.
Sorry just thought I'd get that off my chest!

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Green cheeks can nip a lot at first and quakers can be LOUD and I mean LOUD

you'll get some eventually

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Hmmm!
Maybe pull a Donna and get 1 for my son someday.
He's 5!

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That could work! Once Bob has settled down with you though I can't see why you shouldn't get a hand tame baby quaker or green cheek

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I used to have a gcc. One day it just turned on me and every time I tried to touch it, it would draw blood. I'll never own another one! And quakers can be one person birds and loud.

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I love my Libby (GCC), but since she's become a "grown up", she's very nippy, and bites hard when she can. I still love her like crazy and I'm learning to avoid the nips as much as I can.

Does that help a little???

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I've read once there was this lady that loved having her GCC on her shoulder and giving him kisses, one day the GCC turned on her and bit her lips and tried to rip her face off, their friendship ended there.

Does that help a bit more?

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I love my Libby (GCC), but since she's become a "grown up", she's very nippy, and bites hard when she can. I still love her like crazy and I'm learning to avoid the nips as much as I can.

Does that help a little???

Joanne, is this new with Libby? Has she always been nippy, and now it is getting worse?

I read that once they reach maturity they become real beaky, but they will grow out of it. Do you think that will happen?

Maxx uses his beak, but never really bites. The only time his is real cranky is at night before his bed time then he will try to attack. It is back to his cage instantly when he tries that.



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My green cheek also is nippy at bedtime... and sometimes if he feels neglected or upset at me for some reason he will cop attitude with me, the thing I find works the best for me is to gently pick him up and plop him on the floor for a minute or 2... he kinda sits there with a now wait a minute, what just happened , look on his face...lol then when I offer him my hand he is super sweet for a while.
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I do that too. Maxx hates being on the floor. If I go near him, he will jump on my foot and try to climb up.



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My gcc hates everyone but my husband. Hell tolerate me but thats about it. He also chases my other birds.

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Ice is my bird and my bird only.

She has a love hate relationship with my family..she loves to fly to them. But hates thier hands.. Bites them like crazy. But loves their shoulders..

Cage aggressive with the family .. But not with me.

She is pretty hard to handle if I'm not there


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Bob - I'd say Libby has been like this for about six months now. Well before I brought Charley home (she never sees me cuddling and fussing over Charley). Libby will be 2 years old in February.

A friend of mine who used to have a Sun Conure said that when he reach maturity, he would bite like crazy, but after six or seven months, he stopped and never bit them again.

She seems a bit better since she's in the bird room with Angelina and in her new cage, but she'll still zap me if she gets a chance. I'm still handling her, but being very careful. She doesn't allow cuddling any more and she only allows me to rub her neck through the cage bars, not when she's on my finger.

Maybe she'll grow out of it, but even if she doesn't, I accept her as she is. She still gets lots of attention, but very carefully!

I will try putting her on the floor though -- might help -- she hates being on the floor!

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I would love a green cheek conure, too. I feel left out as well haha!
My sun conure is extremely nippy, it's not super fun.




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The nippy bit is definatly off putting.
Bob'd beak is bigger though and he packs a punch
He hangs on and shakes his tail feathers.
My friend has advised me to hold off on ALL taming until he stops his mating behaviour.
Whats a good bird for a child. Not a tiel as they'll call constantly to the ones outside!
Do Quakers bite?

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All birds bite It's up to the differences in personality in each individual as to how frequently they bite



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I think a Quaker would be perfect for you, Kate. They're cuddly and not as flighty as a GCC. Unfortunately there isn't an ideal bird for a 5 year old, I don't think so anyway.

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Except for a hand tame budgie, maybe a female cockatiel. It all depends on the bird. I wouldn't let a child hold my birds. I know some may NEVER bite but I wouldn't wanna risk it

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I wouldnt let him hold Bob.
He has held my poor Baby tiel
I think he wont have his own bird for a while.
He is keen and likes helping feed and clean up.
As soon as the aviary is rodent free he can help out there
I have a picture of him with my baby.
I'll dig it out tomorrow.
I dont feel so left out now.

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You know what will make people feel left out? Not having an aviary! You have one many people on here would LOVE one

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