my Baby Abbagail
Green Cheek Conure - she loves to cuddle!
My name is Ashley. I have been wanting a conure for years, but I wanted to wait untill I found the right one. I know that a conure is a long commitment so I didn't want to rush into it. I have a job at the petco near my house and was always going and playing with the birds that we had there, but none of them seemed like what would be MY bird. Then, one day after I had been there for about 6 months, Abbagail showed up. She is a Green Cheek Conure, and was hatched on May 18th 2009, which is actually the first day that I started my job!!
As soon as I saw her I knew that she would have to be mine. It did take a month or so before I managed to get the money (I needed enough to buy her, the cage, and the first trip to the vet, everything, so I didn't want to rush) but while she was at the store I went over to her all the time and got to know her, she is amazing! When I finally was able to buy her I took her home, and with her having already seen me all the time at work, it only took about a day or two before she was comfortable with me and her new home. I play with her every day (its been a couple months now) and I am loving her!!
I have long hair, and she LOVES to sit on my shoulder and cuddle under my hair when it is down. The only problem is that sometimes she starts playing with it and im scared she will get stuck, but that hasn't happened yet. (if it does id gladly cut my hair to help the bird!!) She also likes using my glasses as a step so that she can get up on my head. She will sit there and hang out for hours.
The only problem is she is really a one person bird. She loves me and cuddles with me, but she doesn't like anybody else. (but that could be because she doesn't see anybody else often).
All in all, I love my bird and I recommend them for anyone that has the TIME.
P.S. Her favorite treats are dried bananas, and fresh apples. (she likes the crunch of them)