Acquired: Pet store
Valders, Wisconsin, United States
Posted Jan 23, 2019
I bought Tango from a pet store in 2006 and she is still alive and well today. She is a bit noisy, in a screechy kind of way, but she is an intelligent bird. She mimics words that are said often around our home (like our dog's names) by matching the tone of our voice and articulating in syllables. It isn't as clear as some other species of bird, but it is obvious that she is mimicking us. She is quite a comical little bird.
Green-Cheeked Conures are known for their "monkey-like" personalities, and I can certainly vouch for the validity of this claim. Tango loves to hang upside down and climb on her toys! When she sits on my shoulder and I take a drink of water, she will steal a bit from the glass. She's a goofball.