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Green Cheek Conure Care/Chat

Hello! I am thinking about a Green Cheek Conure and I have questions.!

1. What cage do you house your GCC in(pictures if possible)?
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2. What foods do you feed your GCC?
(Pellets or Seeds? What fruits and veggies?)
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3. What toys do your GCC seem to use/Like?
(How many toys should be in the cage?)
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4. Favorite thing about Green Cheeks?
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5. Least Favorite thing about GCCs?
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6. What are/were your training techniques??
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7. What are your top ten GCC product must-haves?
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8. Favorite Green Cheek Conure related memories?
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9. Do you know of any good websites for learning about these beautiful birds?
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10. What else should I know about Green Cheek Conures!?
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Hello! I am thinking about a Green Cheek Conure and I have questions.!

1. What cage do you house your GCC in(pictures if possible)?
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2. What foods do you feed your GCC?
(Pellets or Seeds? What fruits and veggies?)
~~
3. What toys do your GCC seem to use/Like?
(How many toys should be in the cage?)
~~
4. Favorite thing about Green Cheeks?
~~
5. Least Favorite thing about GCCs?
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6. What are/were your training techniques??
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7. What are your top ten GCC product must-haves?
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8. Favorite Green Cheek Conure related memories?
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9. Do you know of any good websites for learning about these beautiful birds?
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10. What else should I know about Green Cheek Conures!?
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-Halle
#1 I have a HQ flight cage for mine.

#2 my GCC eats a budgie mix with a few sunflower and safflower seeds mixed in, Zupreem fruit pellets, fresh veggies (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, romaine lettuce, radish, peppers hot or sweet seeds and all, and celery) sprouted seeds,cooked rice, barley, lentils, cous cous and pasta.

#3 mine is not a big toy player.. She likes to shred corn husks, likes to chew feathers and ring her bell.

#4 My favorite thing is her friendlyness. She is sweet and cuddly.

#5 she can be clingy and one in a while she can be nippy.

#6 never really had training technics, just did what made sense to me.

#7 a large cage, quality food, a separate playstand, variety of perches, cuttlebone, shreddable toys...

#8 don't really have one or two favs

#9 don't know

#10 GCC can be nippy and some say they can be loud.. However mine is rarely either nippy or loud, she is sweet and quiet.
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1) Took this photo off google, I have it in black http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/3171/cage1large.jpg

2) My green cheeks ate chop mostly, with the Amazon mix by Versele Laga as their seed mix. They got a variety of fruits on top of their chop too but they seemed to like apple, green grapes and mango more than anything. They also had cooked pulses and similar too

3) As many as you think they will use without restricting too much space! Mine absolutely loved shredding toys but would also use fairly complex foraging toys too

4) They're silly little sassy cuddlebugs!

5) They go through a really annoying bitey phase

6) I used clicker and target training, worked like a charm

7) The same as most birds, but they do love something to hide in

8) Hmmm, so many! Probably getting my very first hand raised bird, who just so happened to be a green cheek conure. I had never seen or met one in person before and when the breeder showed up I went 'is that it!?' because I thought they were much bigger than they are

9) http://www.avianweb.com/greencheekconure.html http://gcch.tripod.com/faq.html http://www.birdtricks.com/Conures/green-cheek-info.html Unfortunately, there isn't a lot of information out there, which is weird considering that they are one of the most common companion parrots now

10) You'll never know until you try All five of my conures (3 green cheeks, 1 hybrid and 1 black capped) had completely different personalities and it can be hard to generalize them, so get out there and meet some

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2. Gloop, BIG pieces of fruit, a raw veggie and a leafy green for all day and a small portion of budgie seed mix for dinner (one level tablespoon)

3. Shredding and spinning toys

4. Their cuddliness

5. Males can be nippy when bonded to a female

6. I don't really use any particular method or set any time for training, it's kind of 'as we go'

7. I don't know about ten products specific for GCCs but they do love their sleeping huts

8. When Bocca, a very aggressive abused male, burrowed down the front of my shirt and went to sleep in there (my heart pretty much melted every time he did this!)

9. No

10. They don't do well on high protein (they are mainly fructivores so free-feeding pellets or seeds is a no-no), they turn very bitey if you don't pay enough attention to them on a daily basis and they are fearless little doo-doo heads that would take on a much larger bird without a second thought.
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Would you say that Green Cheeks would be good for a first-time bird owner? By the way thank you all for helping me I am super excited!
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I dont see why not, they are a little more advanced thana budgie or a tiel, but not as advanced as a parrotlet, lory, etc... your doing your research first and know what to expect. If you can handle a nippy phase at puberty and are willing to spend time with it, I think its a wonderful 1st time bird for a bird educated person.
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I think they're the best parrot for somebody who wants something a bit more, well, parroty!


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The trick to keeping a 'nice mannered' GCC is spending a lot of time with it because, if you don't, they turn nippy. And, although this is something that everybody thinks they are going to be able to do, as the time goes by, life interferes and people start spending less and less time with them until the bird becomes aggressive and is rehomed because of it. So make sure you are willing AND ABLE to dedicate 4 hours a day to it for the next 20 years before you make the final decision.
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