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Mine is a male green cheek and speaks extremely well he says Yasi which is his name do you love me, I say yep and say the same thing back and he will say yep, then ask what are you doing, calls my husband a ratbag, Kiss, scratch, hello baby, when the phone rings he says hello, and he loves to Skype
Trina, Woodside Beach
Posted: 2/19/2014 7:20:56 PM
My green cheek is 2 years old and we got him as a rescue 7 months ago. He had never been socialized or handled at all. He now says pretty bird, don't bite mom, makes kiss noises, and imitates my husbands laugh perfectly.
mrs carey, eureka springs, AR
Posted: 2/12/2013 6:14:57 PM
My green cheeked conure, Tiki loves to talk. At first I thought I was hearing things when he would talk. But then my sister confirmed it that Tiki first indeed talk, a lot too! Tiki is a very curious he's always asking "what's that?" Or "why?", along with"look at me" "what are you doing?" and my favorite "I love you". He loves being the center of attention do he's learned a lot of words.
Valerie, Espanola, NM
Posted: 7/10/2012 1:00:34 AM
My gold cap conure doesn't talk but is such a cuddler!
Donna, St. Louis, MO
Posted: 5/1/2012 11:28:53 PM
I purchased my 1st and only 4mo. old gcc last year. I had him 3 wks when he started talking and hasn't stopped. He says things clearly and loudly. I love and adore this amazingly intelligent little creature. He has taught me so many things. Thank-you for this site.....
Denise, San Antonio, TX
Posted: 11/13/2011 2:10:24 AM
Our 22 year old green cheek/painted conure mix Sammy died this week of a seizure. And we miss her so so much. But we decided to write down all the words and phrases that she said so that we would always remember,and we came up with 32 different words and phrases and were still trying to remember all the rest... Such as,gimmie a kiss,what are you doing,you wanna eat,sammy go bye byes,your bad,your a snot and many more. I always read that conures weren't the best talkers,but this little girl could talk like the big boys.
Mark, St Petersburg, FL
Posted: 8/13/2011 1:18:34 PM
I have three conures, a sun, dusky head and a green cheek. My dusky says all kinds of things such as don't poop on me and hello and she even says her own name, Gabbie and or GabGab, she even used to do peek a boo and do the head movements with it. My green cheek says her own name Dixie and baby birdie and I love you among others. She has a broken beak and she still can talk real words. But all three of my conures perform tricks for an audience of many different genres from schools to nursing homes to garden clubs and bird clubs to libraries etc. I love them all for what they are, my loving babies, who love me unconditionally no matter what.
Rose, Marstons Mills, MA
Posted: 8/8/2011 4:21:20 PM
Interesting
C, TN, TN
Posted: 5/3/2011 5:47:09 AM
My Conure talks! If I ask her if she has a cold, she mimicks a sniffing sound. When I hold out a hand to pick up my DYH, Sunny my conure says "step up" When I tell her it's nite nite time, she scurries down my shirt & starts in w/the kissing sounds.
teri, fraser, MI
Posted: 4/21/2011 12:33:07 PM
we have a jenday conure and a sun conure....our jenday says "I want to go by by"...he also has a toy phone and when i pick the phone up and ask him to call momma he says "moma" he also says "I want a nut" when I cover them at night. our sun says momma and tries to say other words, but, we are the only ones that understand him...both birds have brought us a lot of laughes...we love them
clara, bakersville, NC
Posted: 4/21/2011 4:03:00 AM
I have 4 Conures and my Blue Crown is the only one who talks. His talking ability is amazing. He imitates my voice and also talks on demand. You can ask him a question and he will answer it. He also asks questions and will not quit until you answer him. The other 3 conures I have are a Sun, Dusky and Gold Cap.
Brenda Clayton, Angier, NC
Posted: 4/20/2011 3:07:01 PM
Our little Jenday, Chica, doesn't talk, but has no trouble communicating what she wants! When people ask if she talks, I just tell them, "No, she's forced to get by on her looks."
Barbara, Kerrville, TX
Posted: 2/24/2011 5:59:14 PM
I have 2 green cheeked conures. Paulie will be 5 soon and says Thank you, Peek-a-boo, silly bird, yeah yeah, hi Peete, bad bad bad, bad boy and he makes coughing noises.
Peete will be 4 and says Bad bad bad and bad bad Peete which he learned from Paulie. He doesn't say much but he can mimic different sounds. They are both silly little clown's & great dancers too.. ;)
Jill, Boynton Beach, FL
Posted: 1/19/2011 9:06:41 PM
This is a great article and so true. Both my green cheeked conure and my dusky head conure talk and they surprise a lot of people who get to hear them speak. Even though my green cheek has a broken lower mandible she still talks and says quite a lot of things. But I love all my birds even if they don't ever speak a word! They show off their talents by doing tricks and put on shows for all kinds of venues and people ask for them to speak on cue but of course we tell them that they are like little children and will do what they want when they want!
Rose, Marstons Mills, MA
Posted: 12/6/2010 8:29:42 AM
I am now owned by two conures, Sidney a green cheeked and Orbit a souance. Neither are outright talkers. Orbit has said no words period. However, Sidney will talk in her gravely voice when she's beating up her tissue....What?, HUH? What's that? Yeah., Get it., You don't say., Okay, Thank you. Oh Dear., and Beat it up.
You really have to listen but it's so cute. Neither bird was ever encouraged to speak either the people didn't know they could or just didn't care. They are a treat to have no matter what.
Char, Reno, NV
Posted: 11/30/2010 8:16:40 AM
I have a Jenday conure, Bella, who didn't speak for the first three years that I had her, other then making kissing sounds. After we adopted a Quaker parakeet that could already talk, Bella finally started talking. Now she says "hello", "bye", "I love you" and "give kisses" all things that the Quaker says. This leads me to believe that she is learning more stuff from the Quaker then from me.
Elysha, Guelph, ON
Posted: 11/9/2010 10:28:37 AM
This is a terrific article. My 1 year old sun conure says Kiss - then she will give me a kiss. She says apple when I give her food, OUT when she wants to go outside, (which is all the time) - she says step up appropriately, and bop bop - which we say back and forth to each other. (No idea what that means, but she does!) She also says cuddle when she wants some love. - Our next word we are working on is Drink!
Shean, Palm Springs, CA
Posted: 11/9/2010 10:25:20 AM
Our Green Cheek Conure not only has a great vocabulary, but uses "please", "thank you", "good morning" and "good night appropriately". She also knows red, blue and green and can identify squares, discs and trapizoids! One smart girl.
Marilyn, Palmdale, CA
Posted: 11/5/2010 7:06:38 AM
My green-cheek has more words than my jenday. Elmo (four year old female Jenday) says 'Step-up' when she wants to be picked up, but Pookie (two year old female green-cheek) says 'kiss' 'poop' 'Pookie' 'good girl' and has letely been mixing it up by saying 'good kiss!'
The funniest thing is when she positively reinforces my husband when he gives her an almond sliver by saying 'Good Girl!'
Purdey, Sydney, Australia
Posted: 11/4/2010 9:27:39 PM
Not giving up hope on my sun! She does kissing noises like a pro, but that's about it. Since she's still young, I have many years to work on her vocabulary. I, too, enjoyed the article. Thanks ~
Christine, Bethpage, NY
Posted: 11/3/2010 8:18:44 AM
Great article! Our sun whispers sweet nothings!
Barbara, Kerrville, TX
Posted: 11/2/2010 9:02:12 AM
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