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Re: Green Cheek

Posted by debbie on 1/12/07
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    Good advice from La La... go visit somebody with green cheeks
    to hear the pitch of their noise BEFORE you fall in love with
    one first.
    They are so cute but they can drive ya crazy sometimes too.
    I see so many conures (all types) up for adoption because the
    owners didnt know how loud they can be until they bought them
    or maybe a few months later, thats so sad and hard for the
    birds to go from home to home.
    Check out the senegals too if you get a chance.
    They are cute and can be so sweet but not that loud.
    Good luck
    Debbie

    On 1/12/07, La La wrote:
    > On 1/12/07, Eric wrote:
    >> Hello:
    >> I've been doing some research reguarding Green Cheek
    >> Conures. I was wondering if a Green Cheek is a good choice
    >> for my first Conure? I've got mixed feedback from
    >> different sources. I also realize each bird will be
    >> differnt. Thanks for your suggestions. Eric
    >
    > Depends on what you want out of a companion bird and your
    > personal noise leverl preferance. Some people think
    > parakeets are too loud - depends on the person. Green cheeks
    > are not loud as sun conures but I would visit somewhere
    > where you can hear different noise levels and see what you
    > can live with. (pretend you just woke up and are cranky,
    > that will tell you what you really can handle)
    >
    > Green cheeks get a BAD rap for the fact that people think
    > they are nippy. They aren't - if you get them from a
    > reputable breeder who raises them properly when they go
    > through the testing phase (beaky - think like an infant who
    > is teething) they will be taught how to behave.
    >
    > I have seen more people that have been unhappy from buying
    > from some breeders because while they are handfed and
    > handled during a two week period green cheeks become
    > demanding during handfeeding and NEED that direction. If it
    > isn't given properly you can end up with a nuerotic bird.
    >
    > The biggest "problem" with green cheeks is their beakyness
    > while they wean, handled correctly the birds will learn not
    > to beak on you but to play with toys instead. Any babies
    > that leave me I help get the new owners information on how
    > to deal with any potential problems and how to prevent them,
    > much easier to prevent it than try to fix it. That is just
    > my take on why you get the Jekyl and Hyde information about
    > them.
    >
    >
    > Any baby you buy should be fully weaned
    > Come with a health guarentee (average is 2-3 days)
    > Long term help
    > Baby should be eating a quality diet (no all seed diets -
    > fresh foods w/ pellets is good)
    > And when you visit the babies should be alert, clear eyes
    > and no wet/poopy butts
    > *Ask about how the parents are cared for~!*