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Thinking about getting a GCC. Does anyone know the average price going for these birds? IM thinking along the lines of the pineapple, or yellow sided?

And personality wise what are these birds like? Are they as feisty as the parrot lets - so much cage aggression, or milder?

I would like a nice mild bird but with some color. I know the Meyers fit this description, but I don't care for the drab colors and their rather large heads. Sorry I don't mean to offend anyone, just me preference. And I like a more quieter bird than my loud mouth Sun conure.

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Personally I prefer my Rose crown, but I am biased... Lol to be honest my Rose crown can get loud but I find her rather quiet. My parrotlet actually seems to be the loudest bird I own he is always screaming and chirping lol. She talks to me... say's whatcha doing, hi, etc... she can be loud when she leaves the bird rooms and calls out for you orher other bird friends... She is wonderful... although because you have a Sun Conure the other parrot might be louder as they will try and match or compete for attention or call to each other... just be warned it doesn't always happen but it can. When I babysit my friends GCC my rose Crown Zoey gets louder as she communicates with him

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Green cheek conures can be cage territorial and nippy. I think they're a very hit or miss species. I have personally owned them and enjoyed them but I don't feel they're for everybody. They can also be a little loud. Check out some of the other pyhurra conure species like the maroon bellied, crimson bellied, painted etc.

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Online, I've seen them about $200, sometimes as low as $150. In the pet store they are about 2-3 times that amount.

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I'm in Ontario Canada and GCC's sell on average $350 and less.





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I paid $100 for mine from a breeder 4 yrs ago. She is a pineapple. She is a very mellow chill bird, can be nippy sometimes but not usually with me. She is my quietest bird much more chill than my tiels, budgies or parrotlet.
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I agree completely with Daisy's post; she's pretty spot-on. GCC's can be great birds but it is hit or miss, can be unpredictable. I've run across both completely cuddly, sociable GCC's and then insanely nippy GCC's. I've seen baby GCC's anywhere from $150 to $400, depending on color. If you think a different species would work better for you and your situation, I highly suggest ignoring your 'bird appearance preferences' for one that's personality fits. And you're going to fall in love with whoever you bring home.




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Green cheek conures can be cage territorial and nippy. I think they're a very hit or miss species. I have personally owned them and enjoyed them but I don't feel they're for everybody. They can also be a little loud. Check out some of the other pyhurra conure species like the maroon bellied, crimson bellied, painted etc.
Okay you don' t like Gcc parrots, you don't like Quakers is there a species that you do like? Just curious.

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Actually I like both species. I have also kept both species myself. It's just my personal opinion. Everybody is always like YEAH GET A GREEN CHEEK! But when they hit the nippy phase we start seeing the "why is my green cheek biting me?" posts. To which it's the same answer every time. It's a green cheek thing. I actually like all species. Hence why I make the trip every year to Loro Parque, worked at an avian vets and own a considerable variety... Most people don't have the opportunity to work with, handle or meet a lot of species so they ALWAYS recommend green cheeks and over look other pyhurra conures because half the time they don't know they exist. I have also owned black capped and maroon bellied. Both species act completely different to the green cheek, though look somewhat similar. There are also more 'flashy' species like the painted, blue throated and such. as you said you found Meyer's drab I felt you would want a conure that would be colourful. I for one find Meyer's far from drab. And the Ruppells parrot which is in the same family

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Okay you don' t like Gcc parrots, you don't like Quakers is there a species that you do like? Just curious.

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At the end of the day your asking for advice on different species. People on here have kept those species. You dont appear to actually want advice if its not what yoy want to hear.

Quakers are beyond noisy are a lot of people simply can not stand the noise.
Green cheeks are very nippy.

You said yourself you think youve outgrown the smaller birds you keep. What makes you think you wont then decide youve outgrown these new birds? Youve dismissed a whole species because you find it drab.

If your already having issues with your flock and with training now adding another bird will not help. You will only make the situation worse.

Not what you want to hear but in my opinion you need to take time out and concentrate on your current birds not add more. Go back and build a bond with those small birds you dont consider pets as they shouldnt be considered pets anyway, they should be a part of your family and you should cherish them all the same no matter how little or large they are. If you can not do that then do whats best for your smaller birds and rehome them to someone who will cherish them fotlr what they are and what they can give.
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Thank you I needed that and you are absolutely right. I do need to focus and enjoy the birds I have. I do love them. I've tried training them and because it takes so long like many years I grow weary. I would like to be able to harness them and take them with me when I go out it would be fun. that's why I wanted to get a baby so I could teach them the harness and take them with me is all. Thanks again for being honest its what I needed to step back.
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Gccs are nothing like parrotlets. All birds do have their own personality, but I find gccs to be much more easy going and just easier than parrotlets all around. Parrotlets are much much nipper than gccs. Gccs are pretty much like feathered dogs and are very popular as pets, I think right along with cockatiels and budgies, and for a reason.

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