I recently purchased a 5 month old green cheek conure. Its unusual for me to choose a bird, I did Greyhound rescue for many years and have two greys of my own. My husband was very ill and I lost him recently. I am so glad I got Punkin. He stole my heart at first glance and I knew he was mine.
I brought him home about two weeks ago, the dogs had a fit! Punkin has been a big help with this hole in my heart. He is so gentle, he has bitten me a few times but has never drawn blood. I have trained him to kiss, take a bath in the bathroom sink, helped to dry him off with a blow dryer, and sing him a song before I cover him up for the night.
The cage is quite large, 32" x 20" Its filled with toys and he does have his favorites. He also has squawed Mama, comes to me with a certain sound I make for him, he's such a sweety. If someone is looking for a companion or to help them thru a difficult time, I cannot think of a better pet than a conure.