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Are Green Cheek Conures "velcro birds"?

I've been doing research on getting a GCC I started reading people saying that their GCC would scream/screech when their owner wasn't in sight or the bird didn't want to be left alone. Also, seen a few times owners mentioning their GCC isn't interested in their toys. I'm all for cuddling and having him/her ride on my shoulder etc., but afraid of the bird calling becoming a problem. The last thing I want is my husband to tell me he can't handle the excessive noise and have to find a new home. Should I stick with getting a GCC or perhaps a parrotlet/love bird who are more chirpy and quieter? Thank you.
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Parrotlets and especially lovebirds (I have 1 parrotlet and many lovebirds) are far, far more louder than a green cheek conure! Green cheeks tend to be louder in their first few months as they continue to do their baby noises but honestly they aren't that bad! None of mine are Velcro birds but they like to hang out with me. I think it's because they're not the only birds around me

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my love bird is way louder than my GCC kiwi my GCC is not a Velcro bird but you do need to give attention daily especially if you only have one bird. when it rains my dog is in the house i can't get my birds out as much as i like when it rains because i do not want my dog to have a new play toy so to speak. when i do not get kiwi out for a day or two she usually is mad at me and will nip me letting me know she is not happy with having to stay in her cage.

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My parrotlet is LOUD, demanding and rarely is quiet... Very nippy.... But I love the little brat!...lol
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Sage my GCC LOVES to spend time with me but when I leave the room I never hear her panic, Rio on the other hand almost always has some thing to say to me lol
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Lovebirds are loud, much louder than GCC's.

I think GCC's are awesome. I've had two, Apple (who passed away a few months ago)
and Autumn, who I just finished handfeeding. I think when they are by themselves,
(with no other green cheeks) they can be clingy. Apple would pick me over toys and
treats any day. He loved me to death, I could just tell! He loved to be out of his cage
and with me. However, he never screamed for attention or made lots of noise when I
wasn't around. I think he was a pretty well-rounded bird; he would accept when I put
him back in his cage and would find something to do, but when he saw me coming to
let him out, he was excited as can be!

Autumn seems to be a tad bit more clingy, but maybe it's just because she is still a
baby. I haven't seen her play with many toys yet (might be because she simply
doesn't know how to) and whenever I walk into the room she's in, she will fly to the
cage door and chirp in anticipation. However, I'd say I really enjoy my birds wanting
to spend time with me.

If you want to go with something small and quiet, a budgie or cockatiel is your best
bet, as parrotlets and lovebirds are loud.




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I would say a cockatiel would make a good loving companion

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I agree with Daisy.




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I have two cockatiels and they are very quiet birds. However, I believe that every time you have a single bird in your home, and he/she bonds to you (which is your goal anyway) they will flock call for you if you are not in the same room with them. That is the problem.

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I have a GCC and three budgies. When alone all play with their toys and squawk back and forth to each other. Sparkle the GCC will spend time with me and loves it, but if I'm busy she's content with a piece of paper or a bottle cap to occupy her time until I'm available for cuddles.

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I've only ever owned Budgies (Parakeets) and one Green Cheek Conure, and I've had him for over a year now. Honestly, I view parakeets to be louder than he is. He gets pretty loud and calls out any word he knows when it's been days since I've let him out, but otherwise he just talks to himself. He shows zero interest in any toys I provide him, except little balls with bells in them. (They're for ferrets, but he LOVES them!) They sit on the bottom of his cage and he just loves to throw them around all day. I hear sun conures and jendays in stores and whatnot though, and they seem excruciatingly loud...

My conure hates being alone as well, and chases me around the house if I try to leave the room he's in, but he's my snuggly buddy and spends 80% of his time out of the cage, which could be why he's a happy buddy. I imagine noise is due to panic or loneliness.
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