I bought a Yellow-Sided Green Cheek Conure about six months ago. At
the time, he was only four months old - still a cute little baby. I
already have an African Gray Parrot (talks like a machine!) and an
aging cockatiel. I started talking with Miki, the conure, as soon as
we got him home. Within a month, he was calling his name - "Miki"
and lately, started saying "Give me a kiss" as well. He has a funny
little voice but his words are pretty clear. I am a bird person
going back to my teens, and I think Miki is the most entertaining,
cutest bird I have ever seen. Not noisy, a little nutty, flips on
his back all the time (very comical), takes very wet baths whenever
possible, and loves human contact. Miki is a male.
Good luck with your bird,
On 11/07/06, Megan wrote:
> On 10/31/06, Deb wrote:
>> On 10/31/06, Susan R wrote:
>>> On 10/10/06, terry wrote:
>>>> Does anyone have a green cheek conure that talks, if so,
>>>> when did it start, how clear is it, how much does it say?,
>>> My green cheek conure is 8 and never talked. I heard females
>>> don't. Maybe my male is a female.
>> We have a green cheek that calls himself a "pretty birdie" all
>> day. We can whistle and do kiss noises too. He started doing
>> this around 1 year old. The "petty birdie" sounds like he had
>> one drink too many at happy hour.
> Deb: Yes! My girly Green Cheek Says Pretty Birdie, Pretty Bird,
> Pretty Pretty Pretty, Whistles, kisses, and says her
> name "Cricket" or Pretty Cricket. She lived in a country store
> as a pet, that is why I think she started so young 'around 1'.
> She also lays beside me on her back in the bed. She's pretty
> clear in her words, unless she's screaming it. In her nighttime
> cage, she is very good at pronouncing her words.