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Hello all! I'm here from TalkBudgies. I decided to join because I'll (hopefully) have a new addition to my flock in a few months. We went to a petco in town to look at bird stuff, as usual (always on the lookout for new toys for my sweeties) and this beautiful Jenday conure caught our eye. He danced a bit for us, hung upside down, chewed off a piece of wood from one of his toys and tried to give it to us, and repeatedly beaked/kissed us. He wasn't in very good condition, lots of pinnies on his face with no friends to scratch them, his feathers were dull, his tailfeathers were very rumpled and obviously plucked at, and he only had two or three toys in his cage. He's much more expensive than he should be, but I just want him so bad! I've started applying for jobs to make the money to get him, and hopefully he'll be here with me in just two or three months!
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Are Jenday quite loud? If you do get him and I hope you do you must let me know because I don't know much about about them


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Welcome Adrienne!! I hope you get your new baby!! Fingers and wings crossed,..lol
Yes Tippa jendays are loud...lol but then you have a love bird, so I am not sure how loud they are compared... My neighbour has a jenday and she is thinking of rehoming cuz they spoiled her and now she screams at 5-6 am wanting to get in bed with her Mom... I tried to tell her but she ignored my advise... So whatcha gunna do?
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Welcome to the forum! Hope all goes well in obtaining your new bub

Si, yes they are LOUD. I think it's more pitch, but it's still very very loud
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Welcome, Welcome, Adrienne! I know how you feel when you see a bird that is so lovely in a pet store. That's how I rescued my first linnie! Then I found out who the breeder was and told him not to ever sell his beautiful birds to a pet store again. So far, he has followed my advice.

Yes, Jendays are loud, relatively speaking, but so entertaining. I've been watching one in a pet store in my local area too. He seems to be in good shape. So interactive and fun-loving. He is sharing a cage with a pineapple green-cheek, who is also adorable, but so much more subdued than the Jenday. I've never had a conure, but I can understand your attraction. Good luck!


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I have a pineapple GCC and love her to bits... She's my baby!
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Are Jendays as loud as Suns? I ask because we live in an apartment complex. Our walls are relatively thick, especially compared to other apartments. I don't mind noise, but do you think he would be loud enough to get the neighbors to complain? I am definitely going to get him, I've made up my mind, haha. But should I be worried?
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Yes they are as loud as suns. I would definitely not recommend them for an apartment!
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Oh no! D: I love him so much, what should I do?
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There are a lot of birds out there for you to love! I understand that you want to save this.one. But if you get it and it is too loud then you will need to rehome it. Find a bird that will fit into your life that you can love for many years to come.
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I'm very sad and disappointed, but I don't want to put him through the stress of coming home with me and then needing to be rehomed... A very respected breeder in my area is getting in some nice gccs soon. Would one of those be better for me?
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Green cheeks are great little birds... I have a beautiful pineapple and she is very quiet... Love my greenie!
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Welcome to our forum, Adrienne!
I'm sorry that you can't get the bird you fell in love with.
But we press all thumbs and claws that you will get a cute and adorable GCC from the breeder you know.
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Don't necessarily give up on the Jenday, Adrienne! All parrots are noisy! Jendays need lots of enrichment - foraging toys, challenges, chew toys to keep them busy. A Jenday will demand as much attention as that established up front by the owner - so boundaries on how much holding/petting upfront apply to this species just like others. My Conure is a noisy guy in AM and PM, and used to kick up a fuss when I left the house. Funny, but I began to put on the Hawaiian music channel when I left the house which my birds learned meant, "Mom's going, but she's coming back" - the tone is soothing, and the background noise keeps them company - I'm sure any music will work as long as it's not heavy metal, lol! I also believe in covering my birds, and they have sleeping cages in a quiet place in the house so they get a full 12 hours of rest regardless of the season. The Conure Handbook, written by Anne Watkins is an excellent resource for understanding the personalities, care requirements, and training of Conures. In any event, good luck with whichever species you choose, but read all you can to help you be the best 'Parront', and your parrot be the best he/she can be too - knowledge is power! Hugs!

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Jendays are notoriously loud.
BUT. all birds can be loud - you can get a shrieking cockatiel or a screaming conure. yes, their species may not be renowned for it but they do exist.
choose a species taking all factors into consideration: enrichment needs, noise levels, food requirements, space requirements, time requirements...

GCC's are meant to be awesome little birds (i want one!) but i've heard people say some of them are very loud too. unfortunately you can't expect any parrot to be quiet - they're flock animals and they sing, chatter, and shriek all day long.


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a good thing to ask Petco would be whether the Jenday is loud? they'll probably say he isn't because they want you to buy him though... hm they often lie to get custom

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Hello and welcome Adrienne. Living in an apartment does limit the kind of birds you can have without being asked to leave. Choose wisely and good luck.

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a good thing to ask Petco would be whether the Jenday is loud? they'll probably say he isn't because they want you to buy him though... hm they often lie to get custom
I was going to recommend this too because they were pretty honest with me about the loudness of a bird there.

If you have a lovebird and are ok with that pitch and volume, than I think you'd be okay with a gcc. Their call is high pitched and loud to me. But there are some birds in a species that fall outside the norm for the species and are either louder or quieter than average. The gccs I have been around, when they did vocalize I found the pitch to loud and unpleasant. But some vocalized more than others. So, I asked myself, if they did that a lot would I be okay with it? My answer was no so I didn't risk it due to their potential to be loud.

Lineolated parakeets are very quiet, sweet, playful, entertaining, and use their feet like larger birds. Have you thought about one of those?

My budgie is my loudest bird. I also own a linnie and parrotlet that are very quiet birds but they do make some noise here and there but not anything you can hear with the door closed usually. Not the case with my budgie, lol. I can hear her outside on occasion, but since it isn't high pitch I think it is less likely to bother anyone. I live in a townhome so I also have to think about noise factor. But honestly, even if I didn't, there are certain sounds that I just couldn't tolerate all of the time. Maybe go listen to the bird for a while just browsing petsmart. When it vocalizes, say to yourself, could I handle that if the bird did that a lot? But be wise about your choice, birds live a long time.

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The only quiet parrot is a stuffed parrot, lol!

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I am not sure where you are located, but there are lots of conures in rescues around the country for a much better price and you get to meet them and find out all about their personalities and noise level before adopting. I'm not going to spew preachiness about breeding and stuff, but I'd look into a rescue first. If there aren't any, then go from there with all these other wonderful suggestions.


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