||Two years old|
||Green Cheek Conure|
is Mojave, a normal green cheek conure. He is a little over two years old
and is from Wisconsin. Mojave is special because I raised him from six and a half
weeks old. I finished hand feeding him. He likes to play dead in your hands,
that's his favorite trick to do. He calls me mommy, too. I am not even sure
where he learned it because we don't have kids here to say mommy. He is not
really affectionate but not really independent either. He likes to eat
people food when we eat. And he just likes to be around us, whatever we are
doing. I love him.
Well I had always wanted a green cheek. We went to a bird fair in the next
state and looked around there was a gal that had three baby green cheeks. We
had choice as we were there first and he chose us. He loves to hang upside
down like a bat, loves to eat, and I have even caught him stealing some of
my saltine crackers when he is out. He isn't a screamer unless I don't get
to his cage fast enough in the morning. Then he lets me know he wants his
mommy. If my husband gets up before I do Mojave will call out for me so my
husband will bring him into bed by me and he will snuggle up to me. He is
such a lover.
He doesn't have a favorite treat but is willing to try just about everything
we offer him. He is still such a baby. I just got done handfeeding a clutch
of lovebirds for somebody and he insisted he get some of the leftover
formula. I don't mind that at all because now, if ever he got sick and I had
to syringe feed him, he would not give me issues. He is the only one of my
birds with a middle hame his middle name is Mychael(just like Michael). He
likes to go outside with his harness on and play in the yard, we have even
taken him on car rides with us and he perches on our shoulder and enjoys the
view. As far as how he gets along with other birds, he does great we call
him the little greeter. He always wants to make any newcomer feel welcome be
it a human or another animal. He loves my dogs and will even preen them and
at first he scared them but now they don't mind.
The one of him with another green cheek is his sister Mojito who passed away
March of 2010. Both Mojave and I miss his sister very much.
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