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Avis the Pineapple Green Cheek Conure

New to the forums, only other one I've been on is talk budgies so I thought I'd try this one too.

Avis is a DNA sexed female, hatched March 5th 2017. I got her when she was about 3 months I think(don't remember what month I got her in, but she was the older sibling from the previous clutch of 8 week olds) so she is about 8 months now.

Wrote a big long thing about her but I think its best I post it somewhere where I can get some advice/opinions regarding her "suddenly" biting me hard all the time. So I'll save that til later.

I've had a conure before, a Maroon Bellied Conure named Emmy. I got her when she was already older(10?) and she had a gibbled foot from a bad breeder(toes stuck in her band) so she didn't quite act like a normal conure cause she had to compensate for her bad foot. She was a really well behaved bird and spent most of her time out of her cage perched on front of a big huge mirror in the livingroom and later in her own room. Sadly I lost her a couple years ago, she had breathing issues already so I'm assuming it was something to do with that and my ex not knowing/caring about how sensitive birds are. She was a very good bird for me to start with and I miss her all the time.

I currently have Avis and 4 budgies(albino, creamino, normal green and skyblue recessive pied) The budgies are in pairs, and they are all in my livingroom so I can talk to them all day. My only male(normal green named Luigi) is very talkative, but he and his partner Lugia are very untame(rescued from a bad situation with very limited human contact) so I can just talk to them. The ino's are a little tamer but I still can't handle them. Avis likes to hang out on their cages and they talk to each other. I put her with the creamino(supervised) before I got the albino and they loved it.

So that's my rant/intro, full of unnecessary extra info and yet I could have kept going lol

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She’s most likely going through a phase! Most parrot birds do at some point and just have to be told no when they bite, if the biting carries on after no then place back in the cage for a time out. What you can do is try and distract the biting from you by giving something she can bite like a toy. Our gcc likes to get grumpy and bite when we put him in his cage so I’ve started giving him a piece of dried fruit before placing him in so that something is in his beak it has helped a lot!! Now he doesn’t mind going back in and we get less bites!! I think between 3 months and a year old is considered their teenage point and they start to rebel so just stick with lots of training and she will get out of it soon. Also pay attention to her signs and signals of her mood so you don’t get bitten because she’s grumpy lol
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Welcome to the forum, I love all the pics of your flock they are stunning.

We are a fairly small group here so you won't see too much activity on here, but I'm happy to see your many posts and read about your flock today. Welcome again!





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So I went to the "big" city today and like always I had to go to the pet store to cuddle all the animals, ended up making an oops XD

Idk what he is yet other than gorgeous lol His colours are so light he's got to be dilute whatever he is.. and his bars and wing markings are light too. Then his tail is dark and I think purplish..

No name as of yet. Hoping he stays tamer and he wasn't just too traumatized(and clipped) to try to get away much. And I'm 99% sure it's a male..

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So I went to the "big" city today and like always I had to go to the pet store to cuddle all the animals, ended up making an oops XD

Idk what he is yet other than gorgeous lol His colours are so light he's got to be dilute whatever he is.. and his bars and wing markings are light too. Then his tail is dark and I think purplish..

No name as of yet. Hoping he stays tamer and he wasn't just too traumatized(and clipped) to try to get away much. And I'm 99% sure it's a male..

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Adorable! I love baby budgies with striped heads and dark black eyes!





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Adorable! I love baby budgies with striped heads and dark black eyes!

I usually prefer little to no stripes but I loved this guys pale colours(look way better irl) and pink cere. Really hoping he doesn't molt into darker colours!


Just found a pic online where the colour looks almost right! He looks really close to the one on the right but with the head/face of the one on the left. And his wing markings are bit darker than the right one. And the very tip of his beak is dark but I'm not sure if it's baby beak colour or not.

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Much better! And the "experts" have weighed in that he is a.. mauve single factor violet yellowface. He's purple! Yay! Now to find a suitable name.........

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Much better! And the "experts" have weighed in that he is a.. mauve single factor violet yellowface. He's purple! Yay! Now to find a suitable name.........

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Darkness on budgies beaks is very common when they are young like this, it will fade over time.





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Darkness on budgies beaks is very common when they are young like this, it will fade over time.
I just wasn't sure how long it takes to go away so if it could be an indicator of his age. So far Ive heard 3-8 months and that's a little wide of a range to give me any real idea lol

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I just wasn't sure how long it takes to go away so if it could be an indicator of his age. So far Ive heard 3-8 months and that's a little wide of a range to give me any real idea lol

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He looks a little ratty right now in feathering so he might be experiencing a molt now which is common for a 3 - 4 month old. I'd say he's probably about 4 months with those baby stripes on his head.

When he is at least a year old the birds eyes will have a white iris ring and no longer be dark constant black.

The next serious molt will remove all the baby stripes on his head and he will look like he has a normal size beak and cere as here he looks like his cere and beak are very large so he hasn't grown into them yet.

He's just a wee baby yet.





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He looks a little ratty right now in feathering so he might be experiencing a molt now which is common for a 3 - 4 month old. I'd say he's probably about 4 months with those baby stripes on his head.

When he is at least a year old the birds eyes will have a white iris ring and no longer be dark constant black.

The next serious molt will remove all the baby stripes on his head and he will look like he has a normal size beak and cere as here he looks like his cere and beak are very large so he hasn't grown into them yet.

He's just a wee baby yet.
I don't think any of my budgies have white rings. I keep looking lol I think most of them are around the same age as Avis, all under a year.
Luigi and Lugia came from someone who rescued them and about 40 others from some idiot farmer. Something about there were 2 and he just let them live in a shed year round for 3 years and poof.
So I knew they were under 3 years but was pretty sure they were much younger, Lugia had lots of bars.

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I am new myself. I really appreciate your post. Very nice birds. I once had a sun conure that was a bit nippy but I didn't know nor have the time to work with him. I was forced to give him to a friend cause neighbor's complained. He was cool. Please if you can or want post some more. I'm going to be a very active member lol
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