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Green Cheek Conures

Nanay gave me a bit of help earlier as to finding out info on green cheeks - thank you nanay for that! I wanted to know everyone's experience with them. So fire away!

We're most likely to get one any time after May and until July max. So I'd really like to know what they're like before hand and get as much info as possible.



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I've personally heard great things about them. Most conures aren't very good first time birds, but I hear these can be. I would most definitely get one myself.




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You've probably read my raves in other posts about my Pineapple Green Cheek Conure, Libby! I highly recommend them, especially the Green Cheek! My Libby is smart, cuddly, clowny, active AND beautiful! I've had many different types of birds over the years, but she is just the best, most wonderful bird I've ever had! I can't imagine life without her!

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I kind of want to meet Libby, Jo Anne! I hear you talking about her so much.




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Ha! ha! I'm sorry! I'm just a blabber mouth when it comes to Libby!

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It's alright! She sounds like a sweetie. And I also love the name Libby.




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I love green cheeks one day I will have one. There supposedly suppose to be the quietest of all conures.

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Green Cheek Conures are one of the quieter Conures, BUT that isn’t to say that they will be quiet all the time. Admittedly, my 2 Green Cheek Conures are my fourth quietest birds here (Bourke first, Budgies second, Cockatiels third), they can get a high pitched scream/squeal when they are excited though, and it can be ear-piercing if you are standing close enough!

Otherwise, they are fantastic and wonderful little birds — they are like a Macaw, only they have been put into a little body, and turned into a little bird, they even have the big birdie attitude.

Another thing is, my 2 Green Cheek Conures are completely different from each other. Leila, my Cinnamon Green Cheek Conure, is the more clowny one, she hangs up side down off of the top of her cage inside, she hangs off of my finger, she hangs off of pretty much anything, she lays on her back in my hands, she loves being with you (she is a tad clingy), and she loves, loves, loves scritches and is total dork when she does her favorite thing, which is dancing.. she also rolls over like a dog which I taught her. Taji, my Yellowsided Green Cheek Conure, doesn’t do anything like Leila does, he is more the type that keeps to himself, and just loves being on people and being given attention.

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Great post solace you make them seem so wonderful haha! That's really sweet about Leila! She sounds so fun!

And when you say they're like macaws in a little body do you mean like the same way that a parrotlet is a rottweiler in a tiny feathery body ?

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she does her favorite thing, which is dancing.. she also rolls over like a dog which I taught her.
Wow thats so funny, how did u teach her that? my lory would roll over sometimes but not on command
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I have just hand raised 2 Green Cheeks. They are cheeky little rogues. I won't say they are quieter than other Conures just not as loud. I also believe they are male and female as there is just a slight difference in build and attitude. I found Suns and Jendays to be the same, slight difference in build and attitude. Hens tend to be more clingy, is what I found. Some people might find them a little nippy but they are alot like Lorikeets they tend to beak things and give little love pinches just like the Lories do. I found that with all Conures as well, my Suns and Jendays were like that, when hand raised. Just like hand raised Lories, so it is something I am used to. I have always thought since being involved with Conures that they are a South American seed eating Lorikeet, very similar attitude and temperament.
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Thanks Kate that helps a lot. I've handled hand tame lorikeets and I do know what you mean by the little love pinches. I think I'm going to like having one thank you. That is a great summery! The lorikeets I've been around have always seemed really hyper, are green cheeks like that too?

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I find they are Daisy. I have mine up high on the wall and I will look up to see these eyes looking at me, then they duck down and pop up again. They have domestics and then they are kissing and loving each other, just like the Lorikeets. At the moment they are running up the side of the cage, jumping down and running up again. Accompanied by mad flapping of wings.

Ahhh. I just got a wet back from a Derbyan playing with the water bowl. Rotten little brat. Then she sat there and laughed at me. She actually laughed.
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Great post solace you make them seem so wonderful haha! That's really sweet about Leila! She sounds so fun!

And when you say they're like macaws in a little body do you mean like the same way that a parrotlet is a rottweiler in a tiny feathery body ?
Leila is a nutter! (not in a mean way) She is very fun, and outgoing though. She would spend 24/7 on you if she was allowed to, she is really hyperactive too, lol.

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Wow thats so funny, how did u teach her that? my lory would roll over sometimes but not on command
I hadn’t had her long before she started. I just sat with her while she was in her cage, and one day when she happened to be on the bottom of the cage playing with foot toys, I said roll over and done the hand action to roll over, and she done it! They are very smart birds.

I think one thing that turns some people off getting a Green Cheek Conure is their nippiness, but, if you are willing to work with them during that stage, you will find it is pretty much over before you know it, and they return to their normal and sweet self’s.

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Thank you Solace that helps a lot! I really like the sound of them. Your bird sounds like so much fun!

And Kate that's great if they're like lorikeets! But HAHA! I have to laugh at what that soggy little thing did they actually LAUGHED? hehehe. Naughty birds!

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I have heard that over all, Conures have a short temper and can get ticked off easily, so they nip. Kiki can be nippy but she'll cuddle up next to me, too! She's got a little attitude.




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Conures having short tempers? Hmm I've never heard that or seen it

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I've heard it, and seen it with mine! It might just be Suns, though.




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I think it may be right that they have a pretty short fuse. At the moment here I have my Sun, but he is not hand raised. The 2 baby Green Cheeks and a baby Nanday. I had a hand raised Sun and she was clingy when she wanted to be but if she didn't want you around you knew it. I have had 2 hand raise Jendays and they were pretty much the same. The 2 Green Cheeks seem to have a bit of a temper when they want to and so does the Nanday who is not quite weaned yet. As I said they are so much like Rainbow Lorikeets who also have a pretty short fuse. They have a very similar temperament and attitude.
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I've noticed it more with suns and Jenday before but not with green cheeks but thanks for letting me know from your experience guys you try being with a bird of prey who doesn't want you around haha!

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