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In my mind, this
picture really shows off the playful attitude of the
Green Cheek Conure! This hat was hanging off my four poster bed.
As you can see, the Green Cheek decided that it was a fun thing to fly to
and swing on. (If you click on the picture, it will enlarge.) Once the Green
Cheek landed on the hat, the wind from it's wings was making the hat
spin...that's what it is doing in the second picture!
Back in the late 1970’s,
there were various breeders working with feisty Pyrrhura pairs attempting to
get babies. From what I have heard, there may have been many successes at
the same time, but the AFA’s “First Time Breeder Award” for Green Cheek
breeding in captivity went to Robbie Harris somewhere around 1981. I found
this fact astonishing for Green Cheeks seem to be everywhere, so I always
assumed they had been bred in captivity for a really long time.
Allen Tucker once outlined how he bought his first
pairs in the late 70's from a Budgie breeder who was failing due to trying
to breed GCs in the same manner as the very domesticated Budgie. Allen began
colony breeding the GCs. He was also was successful with babies around the
same time period as the AFA award.
is my daughter with her friend and they both have babies in their "baby
slings!" The baby on the left is a
but the little guy on the right with his head sticking out is a Normal Green
To the right
baby Normal. He is probably 33-34 days old and will be flying by 45
days! That is how quickly they change!
love this picture, because it shows that even as babies, they are very
curious and not scared of things like...cameras! Also, it shows the
big white eye rings that the Green Cheeks have and I think that that is what
makes them look so inquisitive.
is a baby with my middle daughter. This baby is just starting to fly and it
is about 43-45 days old. We named this baby Fire because of their fiery
attitude and because Pyrrhura means Fire Tail.
||Babies with a full
tummy love to cuddle!
Now is the time to say "AWWWWWWWWW!"
when your Green Cheek is an adult, they still love to hang out in Kleenex
boxes! 2 or 3 of our babies will get in one at the same time and it is SO
is one of our babies wearing a harness! They absolutely love to go outside
and a harness is a very safe way of doing that!
is another one in a harness! This is a little 11 year old girl that got one
of our Normal Green Cheeks as a birthday present. She named her little guy Mango!
||Kelby is hoping
that these 2 youngsters are potty trained!
|Green cheeks love to
snooze on their backs. Often, we find our babies sleeping on their
backs. Mom still gasps, and says, "Is he dead?"
||Gifted with the
ability of making its head 2 times its normal size when excited or
in ecstasy, Green Cheeks fluff up for a good scratch. Rub their
feathers against the grain and watch the head inflate! Green cheeks
also fluff up their heads when they are communicating with us
|The holiday season
is filled with good foods. Read about how to use
Pomegranates in your bird's diet. Cranberries are a favorite
||Who needs a Breyers
plastic horse when you have a cage full of baby Green Cheeks?!? Mom
has found baby parrots in dollhouses, in barns, in the microwave of
play kitchens, on puppies, and in purses. Green cheeks are
especially fun to tote around due to both their small size and the
way they love to snuggle.
is our neighbor girl who has been dying for a bird-any kind!-for 6 years.
Her mom and dad finally consented, and she chose "Mango" a little normal
Green Cheek! They are happy together, and Kelli now has a Yellow Sided, too!
a star...especially since I get to go
outside in my harness!!!"
little guy already likes foot toys!!!
I saved the best for last! This is what we call the Birdie Merry-go-Round!
All five Green Cheeks were flying around and then decided to land on the fan
and go for a ride!
Green Cheeks are very playful and have very fun personalities as you
can see by these pictures.
Okay...now I am really out to confuse you! There is something called a
Double Split. They are called Double Split because they look exactly like a
Normal Green Cheek. However, they are different in one way. Their Mom and
Dad were a Yellow Sided and a Cinnamon. This means that they are split to
Yellow Sided and split to Cinnamon.
We have a page that describes the Green Cheeks
attitude really well.
To see it, click here.
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