Dis is Pixel! She’s a pineapple green cheek conure.
She’s a rescue from Lonely Grey Rescue. She was part of a hoarding group with 28 other birds, mostly babies.
This was her and her brothers as babies! Unfortunately not all of them survived being shipped out (without the rescue’s knowledge, they just all showed up one day)
I’ve had her for a bit over a year, and my first bird. While conures are definitely a challenge, I did so much research ahead of time and got assurance from some bird owning friends that they thought I was capable, and I hope they still feel that way!
When I first got her I was totally terrified and had to spend four hours cleaning a refurbished donated cage for her, she jumped out of her carrier and I was like borderline crying trying to pick her up, afraid I’d like traumatize her or something haha. I then spent like days next to her cage and we just have developed as friends since.
She has brought so much joy to my life. She knows how to say “Baby Bird”, “Hello”, and “Come here,” as well as knowing how to do a sickly sounding wheeze when she wants attention really bad. She surprises me every day with joy and challenges and she has really changed my life for the better.