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Learn About Green Cheeked Conure – as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. Learn About Green Cheeked Conure Another real popular type of bird is the Green Cheeked Conure. Conures get a real bad reputation sometimes for being very loud. But the Green Cheeked Conure is a type of Conure that’s not real loud at all. They call them the quiet conures, doesn’t mean they don’t make any noise at all, but comparatively speaking, they’re very quiet. Very playful, very cuddly, they absolutely love to go into things and curl up in your hair at night or go in tents to sleep, very playful, and really good at learning tricks. Green Cheeked Conure has a lot of different mutations. So mutations are almost like hair color. This is what’s called a yellow sided mutation, I also have, this is a pineapple mutation. Some other mutations of the Green Cheeked Conure are the Turquoise mutation and the Cinnamon Turquoise. The Turquoise mutation and the Cinnamon Turquoise are new mutations and have only been around for a couple of years. A few years ago when they first started getting these from breeders, they were very expensive because nobody had seen them before. And these little guys were selling for about four-five times of what they sell for now, but we see them a lot more frequently now. They breed for specific colors, if you see a flock of pigeons outside and you see one that’s white, that’s a mutation; different than the norm. So what a breeder will do is when they’ve got a bunch of Green Cheeked Conures if one comes out that’s different than the norm, they’ll hold onto it and breed it with a hopefully they can find one that’s similar to breed for that specific color.
Tycho, the Quaker Parrot talks….hatched July 4 2007…so he’s about 7 months old. I’m the girl with the whiney voice talking…Ihor is the guy (spouse) and he keeps leaning forward…for Tycho to be able to climb onto one of the rope perches if he wanted to. He is usually really good about stepping up onto the perch but he was missing Ihor (he’d been working for the previous 2 weeks without time off…not even a weekend (the nature of hte military))…so Tycho was tired of me:)
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My African Grey Tui is 18 months old and has a pretty good vocab. More impressive for me is her understanding of what she says. I recorded a morning conversation of us chatting before we had a shower and started the day. Tui’s vocab is much larger than what is here, and she is learning new words (thank you & Your Welcome) and while she does not clearly say them, she uses them correctly. She also started screeching and has learnt to self correct this by telling herself to be quiet. Anyhow, for a 18 month old anything I am pretty impressed with her comprehendsion
Here on the Desteni Farm we have 5 African grey parrots, their names are, Parrot (the oldest one), Munchi and Pappegaai (the second oldest ones), and then we have Wings and Hercules (the youngest ones). They have been with us for quite some time now, they have their own room (area) in our room, as we have a huge room that is 6 by 6 we can afford to have them all in here, we also have 4 Nile Monitor Lizards in here, but later with them. The 5 African grey parrots has been a challenge for me, they require specific diets and they require attention like any other being. They are not nasty and mean as most people see them and learn to know them, if you ever find a mean nasty parrot then it can be because of 3 reasons. One is that the parrot hasn’t been tamed with handling a lot (most breeders do this for specific reasons) or the owners has abused and neglected the parrot in secret. Or the Parrot(s) has a really shitty diet and are only being fed seeds and does not have a big variety, most people aren’t aware of parrot diets and thus their parrot die early instead of living for 60 to 80 years. This is a point that must be taken into consideration before buying or taking care of a African grey parrot, you will life with the parrot as long as you live, this is commitment and you want to have a really awesome cool agreement with your parrot as equals that can last all that time. So no abuse takes place. I like having 5 Grey’s because they are social by nature and they like being …
This African Grey Parrot family lives in the Languedoc, South of France in the Couscouillette. Cookie, the father, was ‘rescued’ by us from a local shop after having been imported from Africa where he had been caught. He is still suspicious of men and prefers women and children. His partner, Sugar was bred locally and handfed by me (see video of this) and is very tame. She’s also very destructive which is why, after she practically destroyed our conservatory we built them this aviary. Cookie and Sugar produced ‘Baby’, (couscouillette.pagesperso-orange.fr which is very very unusual in captivity. Born November 2009, at the time this video was made she was almost 2 years old. Baby is called Baby as we don’t know whether it’s a boy or a girl. We allowed the parents to look after Baby from birth which is psychologically interesting as most baby Greys are either stolen from the nest in the wild or hand reared by humans not receiving any care or education from parent birds. Baby has a pretty cheeky personality. Baby gobbles her treat peanuts fast and then tries to rip the peanuts out of the beaks of her parents. Usually she gets away with it. Baby is nervous of changes in her environment, particularly anything that resembles a stick. This must be an inborn fear maybe an archaic response to African hunters’ weapons? Even the local branches when removed for cleaning at that moment terrify her. She’s not as comfortable with human touch as Sugar, her mother, who was hand reared. But …
Tui my African Grey Parrot shows an understanding of the words and tone used to express them when she has a tantrum and unleashes a verbal bashing. This was the first and only time she did this, and you will see I made a bird talking training mistake of not ignoring it. I should have not given positive reinforcement but I was surprised she had heard and learnt how to yell and scream