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Sun Conure

The Sun Conure is a remarkably striking bird – with its splash of bold colors it is truly a beautiful bird indeed. The body of the Sun Conure is predominantly bright yellow to orange, with dark orange-red highlights around the cheeks and belly. The wings are yellow with green splashes all over and iridescent blue feathers on the wing tips. The tail is green and blue.

 

  • Size: 12 inches

  • Weight: 100-130 grams

  • Lifespan: 25-30 years

  • Minimum Cage Size: 24 x 24 x 36 inches

Characteristics: The Sun Conure is a highly sociable, and affectionate bird. It is lively, fun-loving, and acrobatic, making a very playful pet that will readily learn to perform tricks. It is extremely vocal, and is also very alert and an excellent watchdog; screeching loudly to herald the arrival of someone at the door, or to welcome its owner home after a hard days work.

Jenday Conure

Description: The Jenday Conure is very similar to the Sun Conure in both looks and personality. While it is similar in color to the Sun Conure, the coloration is in distinct bands as opposed to splashes of color all over. The head is a solid yellow, the upper body and wings are bright green, while the belly is bright orange-red. The tail is green and blue.

 

  • Size: 12 inches

  • Weight: 100-130 grams

  • Lifespan: 25-30 years

  • Minimum Cage Size: 24 x 24 x 36 inches.

Characteristics: Similar to the sun conure (above).

Nanday Conure

Description: The Nanday Conure is a little dull when compared to the coloring of the Sun Conure and Jenday Conure, however he has a big personality to make up for this. The Nanday Conure has a black head, green body and wings with blue primary flight and tail feathers. It has a hint of bright red on the legs.

 

  • Size: 13 inches

  • Weight: 135-145 grams

  • Lifespan: 25-30 years

  • Minimum Cage Size: 24 x 24 x 48 inches.

Characteristics: Nanday Conures make excellent pets, but as they are also inclined to be very noisy and destructive; they are not suitable for apartment living.

Green Cheeked Conure

Description: Very similar in looks and nature to the Maroon Bellied Conure, the Green Cheeks are primarily green on the body, with grey breasts, maroon tails and blue primary flight feathers. The top of the head is a darker shade of grey and the cheeks are green. Mutations in are common in captivity, and captive breeding has produced the following color variations in Green Cheek Conures: Cinnamon, Turquoise and Yellow Sided Green Cheeks, as well as Suncheek, and Pineapple Conures.

 

  • Size: 10 inches

  • Weight: 65-85 grams

  • Lifespan: 15 years

  • Minimum Cage Size: 20 x 20 x 30 inches with 1/2-5/8 inch bar spacing

Characteristics: These feisty little birds are full of fun, sweet natured, friendly, and just love attention. They are highly social and do well in communal aviaries. By conure standards, they are relatively quiet, and give a shrill whistle or natter away rather than screech, making them more suitable for those with sensitive hearing and for apartment dwellers.

Peach Fronted Conure

Description: The Peach Fronted Conure has a green upper body, with a grey-green breast and lighter lime green coloring on the belly. The forehead and centre of the crown are bright orange with blue on the sides of the crown surrounding the eyes. The rest of the head is green. The tail is green with blue tips, and the wings green with black tips. 

The black beak of the Peach Fronted Conure distinguish it from the Orange Fronted and Half Moon conures.

  • Size: 10 inches

  • Weight: 105 grams

  • Lifespan: 25-30 years

  • Minimum Cage Size: 24 x 24 x 36 inches

Characteristics: The Peach Fronted Conure has a sweet disposition, it is cuddly and playful by nature, and makes a lovely pet. As they are rather quiet by conure standards, they are ideal for apartment dwellers or those not partial to the raucous nature of other types of conures.

Maroon Bellied Conure

Description: The Maroon Bellied Conure is a small conure, predominantly green in color, with a yellowish-green barred breast and sides. It has a maroon belly, the primary wing feathers are blue-green in color, and the tail is green on top and light maroon underneath. It has a light brown patch covering the ears.

 

  • Size: 10 inches

  • Weight: 65-85 grams

  • Lifespan: 20 years

Minimum Cage Size: 20 x 20 x 30 inches with 1/2-5/8 inch bar spacing

Characteristics: Maroon Bellied Conures are highly social, smart, affectionate, playful and love to interact. While they have a shrill call, they are considered one of the quieter types of conures, and do not screech to the same degree as their larger cousins. They are not good talkers.