I just brought home a new pineapple green-cheeked conure!! She's 8 months old and really, really sweet. She hasn't bit any of us even though she met five total strangers today and has had to adjust to a whole new setting (though she came with her cage, toys, and food from her previous home, which is great for the both of us!). She really is doing extremely well, all things considered!
I've only ever had parakeets before, but I've always loved bigger, more intelligent birds and it's always been a dream of mine to be able to get one like this. I'm super excited for the opportunity! As you may or may know, I am circumstantially forced to be horseless for awhile which is extremely difficult for me, but I'm really glad to at least have some (intelligent!) animal of my own to love on all day and keep me busy (and save me from having to resort to normal human interaction
She hasn't been sexed yet, but since she strikes me as a girl I'm going with that until that's all officially sorted out. I was going to wait until she is sexed before giving her a name, but just for the hell of it I gave some thought to some unisex names that I like and I'm really beginning to lean towards Olive because I've always loved that name. She had to go to bed already because iit's very late here, I am not at all an (beware of bad pun) "early bird", but that will probably change right quick when I get tired of waking up to feed her then going back to sleep every morning, lol, which will be good for me anyway. Tomorrow after I've spent more time with her thinking about it I'll know for sure if that's going to be it.
Anyway...sorry for the rambling, on with the pictures!