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Old 10-01-2014, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey there!

Hey everybody!

I never know what to say in introductions, but my name's Izaiah and I'm super shy, so forgive me if I don't have much to say ^u^;

I have a green cheek, who is my entire world. He is the best thing to have ever happened to me, but not many people really understand it. I don't know why it took me so long to think of joining another bird forum (I was on one awhile back, but had bad experiences with unfriendly members) but I know you guys will understand how much I love Peeko!

As for a little background information:

I've always wanted a parrot of my own. When I was really little, we had one pair each of parakeets, cockatiels, and lovebirds. I was a very unhealthy baby and the doctor told my mom to get rid of the birds for my health, and she listened. Even to this day, I feel guilty that they had to go because of me, and I worry about whether or not they ended up in good homes. I know there's nothing I can do, though :C
My sister has had an african gray for 16 years, and after she got him, I was determined to have my own parrot. Of course, I wasn't old enough to really understand the responsibility and needs of a parrot, so my parents said no. At the time I was really upset, but I totally understand now!
My grandmother and cousins have also had an african gray, cockatiels, parakeets, and parrotlets. This is a parrot family, ahaha!
My parents finally caved and decided I was ready for my parrot in February of 2012. I researched tons of species and finally decided on a green cheek. I contacted the only rescue in the area, but they wouldn't adopt to me because I had never owned a parrot before and would be its main caretaker (they didn't care if my parents had had parrots before and would be living in the same house, they were very strict that the main caretaker had to have owned parrots before). So I was more or less forced to look for breeders. Well, I found one and promptly put down a deposit on a hand raised baby!
So finally one year and 10 months ago on Christmas eve, I brought my little guy home. It was the best decision I've ever made in my life, and at the risk of getting sappy, he has taught me what love is in its purest form. I cant think of a time in my life where I was anywhere close to as happy as I am now. You know that feeling where something has been missing for your entire life, and now that void is filled and overflowing? That's the feeling. I'm absolutely head over heels in love, and its mutual! <3

I hope I can fit in with your community here and I'm happy to be able to browse threads and read your stories of your little ones!
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Welcome to the forum

It sounds like your GCC has really made an impact on your life and was very long awaited I must say though, we do love photos

I'm sure you're going to fit in just fine!

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Old 10-01-2014, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thankyou for the welcome! :3

Ah, I knew I was forgetting something! Let's see if I can get this to work...

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Welcome to the forum! What a wonderful story you have Peeko is gorgeous!
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What a cutie!

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Peeko is adorable (: welcome to the forum! You have such a great story behind your companion, thank you for sharing.



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What an absolutely beautiful conure! Is he a yellowsided or a normal? I have a pineapple gcc and love her to pieces! I also have a female tiel, a male parrotlet, and a small flock of 5 budgies. I just love your introduction and and happy to welcome you to our little forum, we may not be a big forum but we definatly are the friendliest!

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Old 10-01-2014, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ahh, thankyou all so much for the friendly welcomes!!

@ParrotletsRock, Peeko was sold to me as a yellow sided, and he was very yellow as a baby, but his adult feathers are less yellow and more lime green?? I'm not quite sure what he counts as now. He looks yellower in some photos than others but his belly is pretty green, especially on the sides/his birdpants.

I would LOVE to have a pineapple green cheek someday, but I don't feel like I could handle two parrots right now, and Peeko also doesn't get along with other parrots or have any interest in them, so I'm gonna hold off on that.
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Well he is gorgeous no matter what they call him... To me he looks like a yellowsided, but I asked cuz he isn't as yellow as I would expect for a ys, but to much red for a normal... These days the mutations are so mixed anyhow so who knows what any of them are.. My pineapple is not near as red as some are.. But I love her just the way she is!
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You'll do just fine here! You should know we will hound you for pictures

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Thankyou!

I posted a photo thread in the photo section

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