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GCC or Cockatiel?

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Hi, I just want some opinions from the bird owners here. I want to adopt one or the other out of these two birds. Im a newbie to birds. But im a good pet owner.

>is one cheaper in the long run to care for?
>which is more playful?
>does one need more socialising than the other?
I have a lot of free time, but somedays im at work for 12+hours
>any huge personality or care differences between the two?
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my green cheek is like a tiny dog with feathers mixed with a toddler... really affectionate, playful, cuddly, likes tons of attention, and extremely friendly (she'll jump on new people's shoulders and preen them), she does some funny shit so she's amusing to watch too + she's very closely bonded to both my s/o and i so she's not a one person bird... not in the least bit shy

her biggest issue is her stubborness, and she does need a lot of attention (though she's somewhat independent and it doesn't have to be constant), it's easy for me cuz i can't work due to health issues so i'm usually home...

i've never owned a cockatiel, but my s/o did as a kid and prefers the green cheek personality by a lot... my older bro had one when he was little and i've heard stories about it being unpleasant from him and my parents (but him and my parents do like birds), and my uncle has had 2 one handraised that was unpleasant and loud and hissed all the time at everyone but him (it would sit with him but didn't like being pet or cuddled), and his other one is about the same... noisy as fuck, but people do say they're mellow and whatnot and can enjoy them... i find them kinda boring and loud personally, and would never get one... but they're more likely than a conure to be able to handle you being gone more... though with shifts that long no matter what kinda bird you get you should think about a companion for it, and if you're getting a pair i'd recommend budgies...

pic is my conure chilling outside a cafe with me
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>>2170113
Do you think on my long shifts if i provide enough toys and stuff he would be ok? I dont work long those shifts often. Your bird is gorgeous.
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>>2170117

i honestly can't say, cuz i've never done that... we've taken her with us for overnight trips and i'm never gone that long... usually a few hours at a time at most, and me going out longer than that tends to involve trips back home in between cuz if i go out without her it's just to chill and smoke weed or something otherwise she just comes with + i have 2 budgies who she gets along with so she has bird friends too so it's been extremely rare that she's ever been completely alone and when she has it wasn't for long... she does handle it well though when it's happened, but it's not comparable to 12 hours... someone else might know there's a few people with green cheeks on this board, i imagine if it's really infrequent it might work out ok

i can tell you my uncle's cockatiel can handle that though... for sure, and has without issue

thanks btw, here's another pic
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