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"I got my GCC, Diego, about 3 months ago. He has a big cage and a playstand with lots of toys. I give him/her (I think him but who really knows)the best food of different varieties in several bowls with fresh veggies everyday. He loves grapes! I also give him a 1/2 slice of good bread with nuts and seeds in it hung by a clothes pin to his cage. He eats it every morning and loves it. So far, he says his name in a gravelly voice, "Diego." Especially when I turn out the light for him to sleep and cover his cage, I say, "good night, Diego", to which he will reply, "Diego, Diego". He loves to be out and playing with and on me. He can be very sweet but he also can bite. I think he will get over that, now he mostly does small little "love bites" that hurt terribly on my neck and arms. He also grooms my beard and makes happy noises while he rubs his head and beak against me. It is a strange mixture of love/hate action that can baffle human logic. I know he likes me and I am hoping the nipping will end someday. He will bob his head and open his wings slightly in a "begging" type motion that indicates he wants you to somehow entertain him, which I always fall for because he is fun to play with. He is fascinating to watch and, considering parrots are wild creatures, he is very friendly and tame. Lots of fun and I am crazy about him! "

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