Black Cap Conures for Sale, The Black-capped conure (Pyrrhura rupicola), also known as the Black-capped parakeet or Rock conure, is a parrot native to the south-western Amazon Basin and adjacent east Andean slopes in Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil. The Black-capped conure is mostly green with a dark brown-black cap, a whitish scaly neck and breast, red wing coverts (upper, not lower – along the leading edge), and a black beak. The breast feathers are dark with light tips.
Black-capped conures are mostly green with a dark brown-black cap, whitish scaly neck and breast, red wing coverts (upper, not lower – along the leading edge), and a black beak. The breast feathers are dark with light tips, rather than the opposite.
While they are highly intelligent birds, they need enrichment and attention in captivity or become distressed.
Size / Weight: 9.85″ / 75 g Black Capped Conures are small, reaching a length of approximately 10 inches from the beak to the tail feathers’ tips.
Lifespan: Up to 30 years
Black-capped conures are friendly, easy-going birds. They are highly social and straightforward to train. They enjoy interacting with their owners, and they crave daily playtime and attention. A lonely Black-capped conure can become depressed and develop both medical and behavioral problems.
In captivity, it can eat sunflower seeds, bird pellets, a variety of fruits such as pears, orange, pomegranate, apple, and banana, and vegetables such as carrots, cooked sweet potato, celery, fresh kale, peas, and green beans.
Caring for the Black-Capped Conure
In nature, black-capped conures form flocks of about 30 birds. In captivity, they will do best in an environment with a lot of noise and activity. Black-capped conures thrive when there is social interaction with their human family.
Be prepared to give your conure two to four hours of out-of-cage time for exercise and interaction. Make sure to supervise this time, as this curious bird can quickly get into trouble if not watched. Beware of this bird chewing on furniture or wires or making attempts to fly out of open doors, windows, or near operating ceiling fans.
A black-capped conure needs a cage large enough to provide space for daily exercise. The smallest acceptable cage is 18-inch long and wide and at least 2-feet high. Suppose you are not able to offer several hours of out-of-cage time daily for flying and playing. In that case, the bird will need a larger cage that allows it to fly and exercise on its own.
Provide sturdy perches within the cage, as well as plenty of chew toys. Change the toys frequently to keep the bird curious and stimulated. Provide an out-of-cage play apparatus like a playpen or play gym for the bird to use during its out-of-cage exercise periods.
Feeding Black-Capped Conure
In the wild, these birds eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and berries. In captivity, feed your bird a high-quality, formulated pellet along with a daily diet of fresh fruits and vegetables.
You can give them an unlimited amount of pellet food; they will only eat what they need. As for fresh fruits and veggies, offer about 1/8 to 1/4 cup in the morning and night.