Posted 30 July 2009 - 02:54 AM
But it really depends on what you're looking for in a companion parrot. Give us some more details. I'm sure you'll get lots of opinions!
Posted 30 July 2009 - 03:07 AM
Posted 30 July 2009 - 03:28 AM
Quakers are known to be great talkers, but some GCC have been known to talk, too. (not every bird, no matter what kind, is guarantted to talk, though) Cookie (my GCC) is VERY cuddly... i'm not sure whether Quakers are or not, though. Any type of bird can become a "one person bird" you just need to properly socialise any bird to make sure this doesn;t happen. I've heard Quakers can be cage aggressive, and i dont think GCC's are known for this, but i could be wrong...
Any ways, you can see I'm giving you good points on GCC"s and not Quakers... Don't worry, i'm sure someone else will come in with the pro's on Quakers sometime soon.. ..
My suggestion would be to find breeders ( or rescues) and meet both kinds of birds. Maybe on will end up picking yoU! Oh, and whichever you decide to go with, make sure you do LOTS of research first!
Posted 30 July 2009 - 03:29 AM
They both love to play and be in the middle of things. Both love attention. Of the two the conure is the one that is territorial about her cage. The quaker not at all. Also my quaker is more of the snuggler, although the conure can be too,the Quaker is more. He is also not "nippy" like my GC.
Like its been said before...it all just depends on the bird.
I love them both either way.
Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:59 PM
Posted 30 July 2009 - 03:56 PM
Posted 30 July 2009 - 04:46 PM
This whole thought came about when I had just kinda been looking at what my next bird would be and I basically just asked the people at Varietees (aka the bird store) what the next step up from a 'tiel is. They said a Quaker or GCC. I think I am gonna have a two bird cap.
I have a 4 bird cap and I have a parrotlet, will be getting 2 lovies and THEN my last will be a GCC!!! I have fallen in love with the little guys. I leaned for a quaker first but saw a black capped conure and instantly fell in love! Ive heard great things always.
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Posted 30 July 2009 - 06:59 PM
well it's also true that there are many types of conures and only one Quaker, and Quakers are illegal in some states. I'm just hoping I can get input from both sides.
I dont think there are many Quaker owners on here. The quaker "room" is not very busy! But the conures "room" is ALWAYS busy! Maybe that says something about conures!
Although like I said, I am owned by both.
Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:39 PM
Having said all of that, it is totally up to you. None of us can tell you what bird will be a better pet for you. When the time is right, one will pick you, and I would maybe say, keep you mind open because you never know who will steal your heart.
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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:48 PM
When the time is right, one will pick you.
I'm guessing that's how it will happen. When I get him/her, you will hear about it, don't worry. I'll probably start one or more threads in the weeks leading up to getting the bird and the weeks after we get him. Luckily, the local bird shop carries both Quakers and GCCs so I can get some hands on time with both of them. And the people there are VERY smart and helpful.
Posted 02 August 2009 - 03:37 PM
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