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VickiNumbers
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PostSubject: Green Cheek Conures - does yours preen everything?   Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:50 pm

Hi all you GCC people... I have a question for you...

I noticed that JJ LOVED to preen anything she could get her beak on. Whenever I was preening Bucky, she would be waiting in the wings for him to relax enough for her to climb down my arm so she could get in on the action, and my eyebrows and cuticles were always pristine.

Then I get Miss Allie and I start noticing the same thing. She's a preening fool! I put her in the playpen with the babies at work and she starts preening them, then we come home and she preens Ella!

It's like these little girls are OCD preeners - and they don't care who or what they're preening... as long as they're preening SOMETHING!

I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced anything similar with their GCCs? Are they crazy for pins too? The curiosity is killing me!


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PostSubject: Re: Green Cheek Conures - does yours preen everything?   Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:24 pm

The preening is a social thing , many do it to be accepted into the flock. Younger birds will preen anybody to be accepted.
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PostSubject: Re: Green Cheek Conures - does yours preen everything?   Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:19 am

my boy preens me sometimes. but not to that extreme
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PostSubject: Re: Green Cheek Conures - does yours preen everything?   Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:04 am

My hen Jake just reminded me this AM, she preens me like a mad man when she wants her "lovin".
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PostSubject: Re: Green Cheek Conures - does yours preen everything?   Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:30 am

EVERYTHING!! I think our GCCs would preen us 24/7 if they could
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PostSubject: Re: Green Cheek Conures - does yours preen everything?   Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:28 pm

Scooter not so much. He likes shredding stuff, but preening humans and objects is not high on his list. I think it's too sedendtary, he'd rather be throwing stuff on the floor or chewing on something he shouldn't.
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PostSubject: Re: Green Cheek Conures - does yours preen everything?   Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:22 pm

Speaking of throwing stuff on the floor, we discovered if you set up a line of wiffle balls ontop of our cage, Tika goes nuts pushing them all off, but of you leave one side of the roof off, she aims for Rory! She genuinely stops throwing them onto the ground and picks them up, carrys them over top of him and drops them on his head. What the hells With that??
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PostSubject: Re: Green Cheek Conures - does yours preen everything?   Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:44 pm

o'TikaandAurora wrote:
Speaking of throwing stuff on the floor, we discovered if you set up a line of wiffle balls ontop of our cage, Tika goes nuts pushing them all off, but of you leave one side of the roof off, she aims for Rory! She genuinely stops throwing them onto the ground and picks them up, carrys them over top of him and drops them on his head. What the hells With that??
Roz vicki 5280 Julsiebean
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ScooterNScotty wrote:
Scooter not so much...he'd rather be throwing stuff on the floor or chewing on something he shouldn't.
Well yeah... there's that too!!! LOL!

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PostSubject: Re: Green Cheek Conures - does yours preen everything?   Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:26 pm

Sparrow preened Sushi like a mad man! He doesn't so much me anymore, he used to. He isn't much of a shredder either. He isn't really crazy about many of his toys either. He is pretty chill/mellow.
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PostSubject: Re: Green Cheek Conures - does yours preen everything?   Tue May 01, 2012 8:02 am

Apples likes to preen my husbands face when he has a bit of stubble
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PostSubject: Re: Green Cheek Conures - does yours preen everything?   Tue May 01, 2012 11:08 am

ScooterNScotty wrote:
Scooter not so much. He likes shredding stuff, but preening humans and objects is not high on his list. I think it's too sedendtary, he'd rather be throwing stuff on the floor or chewing on something he shouldn't.

I laughed so hard I cried a little at this because this is Poe to a T.

Does Scooter also have a habit of "honking"? Poe honks when he's playing. He chases the bell ball, honks at it, grabs it, TOSSES IT AWAY, and runs the opposite direction.... honking.

On occasion, he'll preen the hubby's face. But never me. No. No.... I am a playplace. Visiting me is akin to Disneyland, I think. I feel so used
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PostSubject: Re: Green Cheek Conures - does yours preen everything?   Tue May 01, 2012 11:51 pm

Crazy bird lady wrote:
Apples likes to preen my husbands face when he has a bit of stubble

Pretty_Poe wrote:
On occasion, he'll preen the hubby's face.

Those poor men. . . they're in for a rude awakening. . .
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PostSubject: Re: Green Cheek Conures - does yours preen everything?   Wed May 02, 2012 2:08 am

Crazy bird lady wrote:
Apples likes to preen my husbands face when he has a bit of stubble

Merlin does this if I let the stubble go for a few days, and occasionally goes after the beard if it is bugging him. Thankfully he seems to leave the moustache alone!
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