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I am interested in learning about my Green Cheek Conure. My birds name is Solomon he is very mischievous but also sweet. Solomon is 9 months old he makes odd noises. I wonder if he'll ever talk. Can anyone tell me what foods he shouldn't eat. What's a easy trick to teach this type of bird.
How can I get him not to bite me. I try to spend a hour a day with him. Not sure if his screams are crys for attention or his way of communicating with me?
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Welcome to the forum

Green cheek conures can talk, though you cannot usually tell what they're saying as they have very gravely voices

Here's a good link regarding what you shouldn't feed to your parrot ~ http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/unsaf...s-for-parrots/

You can teach all birds pretty much the same tricks. I would try and teach him recall as it not only gives him good exercise but also helps you retrieve him should he ever get out. Wave and spin are also nice and simple tricks

Birds always scream for a reason. It could be for attention, to flock call to you, because they're unwell or because they're unhappy/stressed. Work through all of them to find the cause and they try to change the behaviour through training

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We'd love to see a picture of Solomon.
If you spend one hour with him daily, the reason for screaming might be that he is feeling lonely. In nature parrots spend 24 hour a day with their partner.
I would buy a nice bride for him.
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HELLO AND WELCOME!!! I don't have a conure but I believe they need more human contact then an hour. He could be lonely as mentioned. Another bird, not necessarily another conure but another bird in it's own cage in the room would help him feel like the room is safe with company. The bird also needs about 10 hours of good sleep, quiet area, dark, lights out, maybe even a cover over the cage. I cover three sides leave the from open. If they don't get enough sleep they can be just as crabby as a human baby I hope you have plenty of toys in the cage so the bird can also entertain it's self.

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We taught a Green Cheek how to "roll over" at work very easily. It's REALLY adorable...pretty sure he was handfed on his back though so he was quite comfortable on his back. Needless to say...someone bought that bird fast...I was kinda sad because we really liked each other. He would start dancing whenever he saw me and even tried to regurgitate at me once.

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We taught a Green Cheek how to "roll over" at work very easily. It's REALLY adorable...pretty sure he was handfed on his back though so he was quite comfortable on his back. Needless to say...someone bought that bird fast...I was kinda sad because we really liked each other. He would start dancing whenever he saw me and even tried to regurgitate at me once.
I love how they dance! Nothing gets to my heart like that I tell you-it is so absolutely heart warming and just makes you smile. Maybe later when I don't have dogs and have more time I'll get one...that will probably be like 10 years as my dogs are young. I chose birds right now that are more independent for this reason.

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