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Originating from Central and South America, Conures come in a variety of rainbow
hues and have colorful personalities to match. They are said to be among the
noisiest of all parrots and are playful and active, too. Their hilarious antics
make them wonderful companions that will entertain you for hours.
usually range in size from the small (approximately 9") to medium (approximately
12"), although some can grow to be much larger. Patagonian Conures can grow to
be 17 ¾” to 19”! Generally, Conures live for 25 to 30 years.
are great eaters, and because of their inquisitive nature they enjoy a variety
of healthy food, especially if they see you eating them, as well! A good
pelleted diet, seeds, fruit and vegetables make mealtimes fun to watch.
are broken down into subgroups that are distinguished by similar or consistent
physical and behavioral characteristics.
Eyed, Dusky, Suns, Nandays, Gold Capped and Jendays
the noisiest “sub-group" of Conures, however, their speech is limited and
lacking in tone. Basic colors vary between subcategories.
Eyes and Duskies are predominantly green.
Conures are green with fiery orange and red blending on the head and cheeks and
turning yellow down the back, the brighter colors spread as the bird matures.
are predominantly green with black masks; some have black and blue on the wings
and orange socks.
Capped Conures are shades of green with slashes of burnt orange on the breast
spreading toward the abdomen. This particular group is willing to be handled by
anyone if they are well socialized while youngsters. They learn tricks and potty
train quite quickly. Having their neck and body scratched makes them show their
affectionate and loving nature.
Cheek, Orange Front, Peach Front and Maroon Bellied
of this “sub-group” are slightly smaller, but the general characteristics are
the same. Despite some discrepancies that appear in distinct color patterns, for
the most part the birds in this group are predominantly green with color patches
on forehead, throat and the upper breast. Their voices are more high pitched and
squeaky and don’t possess the volume of the first group. They are also playful