The Conures are lightly built, with long tails (Conure literally means ‘cone tail’). They come in a diverse range of colors. Conure beaks always have a small cere and are usually horn-colored or black. These birds are affectionate clowns who are a whole lot of fun to own. Because of their loving personalities, these bold and beautiful birds are popular pet companions. A diverse group, conures come in a wide range of eye-catching colors. They usually have colorful personalities to match!
Lifespan: 20 years; up to 30 with care.
Size: Smallest – Green-cheeked and black-capped conures at around eight inches.
Largest – Patagonian conure at 18 to 20 inches.
Conures are recognized for their slender build and long, pointed tail. They are small to medium parrots that range in size according to species. Because of their smaller size (and many other reasons), they make great family pets. These vibrant beauties greatly range in color, with their feathers an assortment of blue, red, green, orange, and yellow. Their coloring is often compared to that of a macaw. One distinctive characteristic of most conures is their lack of feathers around the eyes, which is called an “eye-ring.”
Origin of the Conure
Their native habitats are mostly in South and Central America. Conures have been imported into the United States since the late 1800s; however, by the early 1980s, importation had almost entirely been replaced by captive breeding programs. This, in turn, led to birds being sold that were inarguably healthier and better suited emotionally to captivity under handling and hand-feeding beginning at an early age.
Size: 30 cm / 12 inches
Life Expectancy: 15 – 20 years
We have conures for sale, including favorites like the Sun Conures, White Eye Conures, Nanday Conures, Jenday Conures, Green Cheek Conures, Golden Conures, Gold Capped Conures, Dusky Conures, Crimson Bellied Conures, Blue Crown Conures, Black Cap Conures, Turquoise Green Cheek Conures, Pineapple Green Cheek Conures, Half Moon Conures.
Conures are social, intelligent birds. They’re very affectionate birds and have sweet personalities, like to spend time with their human owners. Although they’re not great talkers, they’re brilliant, learn tricks, and quickly.
The typical Adult Size 9 to 12 inches, head to the top of the tail, counting on species. Like most conures, they need a robust voice and a playful personality.
Conures make great pets for apartment dwellers or families trying to find a little bird with an enormous personality!
Behavior and Personality
Conures are the lifetime of the party! They’re active, playful, and outgoing, and that they like to cuddle. These snuggly babies are all about spending quality time with their families. They’re notorious for eager to be where the action is. You’ll find your conure dancing back and forth, mimicking your movements, or climbing in your shirt!
Another factor that creates conures a superb family pet is their patience with children. While many bigger birds only want to be touched on the top and neck, conures often tolerate being petted everywhere the body. With the proper amount of socialization and training, they will become treasured parts of the family quickly.
These smart cookies are capable of learning tricks and speaking a couple of words. Still, their vocabularies aren’t as extensive as other parrot species. These intelligent birds can learn to intensify, greet, wave, then far more with training and positive reinforcement.
Diet & Nutrition
A variety of foods is essential in providing your Conures’ diet and nutrition to have a cheerful and healthy life. There are many differing opinions and thoughts on Conures’ diet and nutrition. There’s no exact formula for feeding your companion parrot. Provide the foremost diet for your Conures as possible.
Housing A Conures.
The minimum cage size for this bird would be 36″ long, 24″ wide, and 66″ high with ¾” wire spacing. It’s best to supply the most important habitat possible.
Perches should be a minimum of 9″ long and 1/2″ in diameter; various perch diameters to exercise feet and help prevent arthritis are recommended.
A metal grate over the droppings tray will keep the bird far away from droppings; line the droppings tray with habitat paper or appropriate substrate for easier cleaning. To avoid contamination, don’t place food or water containers under perches.