baby green cheek concure; need help, sugestions, food, how to keep warm.

I have a three month green cheek concure and had her now in our home for a week. Bought her from a breeder with a bag of seeds. She was a bit snippy at first but she seems to calm down. Now she want to cuddle in my pull over and doesn't want to leave.

When I put her back in cage she fluffs up, now she been at the bottom of the cage. Could it be because its cold out side, my house is drafty. Is seeds the best diet for her and is she cold or an attention thing ", or getting sick?

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Jan 25, 2013
Green cheek conure training and feeding
by: Tracie

First of all, green cheeked conures can stay nippy and even get worse around 6 months when they become sexually mature. My GC went from loving me to hating me at that time. Fortunatly it also decided it loved my husband at the same time.

My husband was able to train the bird to not bite me and we all learned not to put our hands in the cage but to allow the bird to come out and then pick her up. Our birds became cage territorial. You can read about how we trained our birds on our Parrot Training page, it is the biting green cheek conure story.

As far as feeding is concerned, a seed diet is horrible for captive birds. They don't fly around all day looking for food, so it is too high in fat. Our avian vet suggests you feed 80% high quality pellets like Harrison's or Roudybush pellets and only 20% healthy treats.

Here is our Switching Birds To Pellets article that was written by an avian vet.

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