One often wonders which bird is the ideal pet. Well, we have got the answer for you – the Conure Parrot!
Conure Parrots are highly intelligent yet playful that can make excellent pets. These birds can be easily tamed and hand-reared, which is why they are well-liked.
However, the Conure Parrot is not just one bird; it has many types. Each type of Conure has a distinct personality. Choosing the best for you can be tricky.
This is why we have prepared an overview of different types of Conure Parrots:
One of the most well-known types of the Conure Parrot is the Sun Conure. Known for its exquisite colors, the Sun Conure is truly a beautiful bird.
With a bright yellow and orange body, the Sun Conure has some splashes of green and blue on its wing, similar to its tail.
These birds are beautifully colored and also extremely sociable and loving. They make very playful pets and are always up for learning new tricks.
However, the Sun Conure is a tough bird to handle, especially if you are not patient.
They are known to be very loud and require lots of attention and patience. So, choose wisely.
Blue Crowned Conure
The Blue Crowned Conure, also known as the Sharp Tailed Conure, is green all over. As their name suggests, they have a blue head with pink or rusty tails.
Similar to the Sun Conure, the Blue Crowned Conure is a very playful and active bird. They take instruction easily and hence, can learn tricks quickly.
Although these birds are extremely loud and are known to be quite loud.
It can also be destructive if they don’t get enough exercise or activities. If you plan to get a Blue Crowned Conure, you best buy lots of toys to keep them occupied.
It’s hard to miss a Nanday Conure. Their appearance tends to leave an impression.
Given their black-colored faces that contrast with their green bodies. Sometimes, they are also called the black-hooded parakeet.
The Nanday Conure is found widely in South America, in the region referred to as the Pantanal.
They can most commonly be seen in open areas. However, some studies suggest they can also live within palm groves or hollow trees.
Socialization and noisiness run within the family. The Nanday Conure is an amiable and loud bird. They love to bathe, play, learn tricks, and chew up toys.
If you are in for the challenge – they will make excellent pets.
Another one of the Conure family members is the Jenday Conure.
Often confused with the Sun Conure – due to their similar appearance – the only noticeable difference is that the Jenday is slightly bigger.
The Jenday Conure is usually found in forested areas in Eastern Brazil. Regardless of how pretty, farmers are not quite fond of this bird as they eat their precious crops.
However, if you don’t mind harmless pecking of fruit, the Jenday Conure makes a great pet and can be a fun addition to your family.
Green Cheeked Conure
The Green Cheeked Conure is one of the most common types of the Conure Parrot.
As the name suggests, they have green cheeks with predominantly green bodies, maroon tails, and blue feathers.
However, due to the increase in mutation and breeding in captivity, the Green Cheeked Conure has developed several color variations such as Turquoise, Yellow sided Cheeks, Pineapple, etc.
Regardless of color, these birds are a delight to have around. They are social, loving, and love attention.
Unlike the other Conures, the Green Cheeked Conure is not too vocal.
They usually whistle but do not screech, which makes them ideal if you’re sensitive to loud noises.
Dusky Headed Conure
Unlike the rest of the Conure family, the Dusky Headed Conures are quieter ones out there with calm nature.
The Dusky Headed Conure is not as demanding as the rest of its species. It is relatively quiet and sweet and loving-natured. This is why they would make great pets for families with kids.
They are found mainly in South America near the Amazon basin. You can find them near forest edges close to a water source.
There is a high chance that if you ever find one in the wild, it will most likely be nibbling clay soil.
These birds tend to do so to gather minerals and nutrients from the soil.
Crimson Bellied Conure
If there were awards for the most mesmerizing parrot in the world, the Crimson Bellied Conure would snatch it right up!
This gorgeous bird is known for its bold colors with shades of green, blue, black, and crimson.
The Crimson Bellied Conures are found in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. They have been classified as a vulnerable species due to the rapid loss of habitat.
While they are relatively difficult to find, the Crimson Bellied Conure makes excellent pets.
They are not loud, are playful but would prefer to cuddle more. This makes them the perfect pet for someone who wants a companion.
Peach Fronted Conure
They are known for their loving nature.
The Peach Fronted Conure is the ideal pet parrot if you’re sensitive to loud noises, live in an apartment, or want to cuddle with someone.
Moreover, they are probably the least destructive out of all the Conure Parrots. They tend just to lay back and chill.
They are green all over, with a lime green lower body and a different shade on the top, with a bright orange forehead and blue surrounding the crown.
The Patagonian Conure is the largest in the Conure family, going up to 20 inches.
They are primarily dark olive or grey brownish all over. They have a small patch of red on their underbelly and yellow on the sides of their legs. You may also sight some blue in there as their flight feathers are blue.
As the majority of Conure Parrots, the Patagonian Conure is very vocal and loud.
While the noise may be an issue for some, they make great talkers. You can probably teach them plenty of words and tricks since they love to play.
If you are interested in a relatively large bird, then the Patagonian Conure is for you.
The Black-Capped Conure often mistook for the Black Hooded Conure is another one of the types of Conure Parrots out there.
While its name may sound similar to the Black Hooded Conure, you can easily tell them apart by the magnificent grey scalloped feathers present on their necks.
They are mostly found within lowland forests in the Amazon basin or on the Eastern side of the Andes Mountains.
However, similar to the Crimson Bellied Conures, they have been listed as Near Endangered species due to rapid habitat loss.
While these birds may not be as exotically colored as the rest of the Conures, they are equally great pets.
However, it would be best if you kept them preoccupied, so they stay happy.
Maroon Bellied Conure
One of the relatively smaller types of the Conure family, the Maroon Bellied Conure, is comparatively on the smaller side.
It is mostly green in color, with yellowish breasts and a maroon belly – as its name suggests.
While these birds are probably not the best talkers, they are brilliant. They love to play, interact, and socialize.
These birds are also considered to be on the quieter side as compared to other Conures.
Red Masked Conure
As the name suggests, the Red Masked Conure has a bright red head with a green body and white eye-rings. They are also called the Cherry Headed Conure.
Birds that have not yet reached maturity do not have redheads; their heads begin to turn red once they get six months.
The Red Masked Conures are more towards the larger side of Conure Parrots. They are very playful and active and good at mimicking.
This means that you can easily train them to learn tricks.
If you are looking for one of the rarest Conure Parrots out there, the Golden Conure is for you. Their exotic coloring is a sight to behold.
The Golden Conure is bright yellow from top to bottom with certain hints of green and blue on their wings.
What makes them the most desirable is probably their magnificent appearance, along with their rarity.
They are not easily available as pets and are extremely expensive if bought. However, if you do end up owning one, they’re great pets.
They’re extraordinarily playful and friendly, but can be very loud.
This deep dive into the world of different types of Conures come to an end. There are several types of Conure Parrots present; research says they have up to 40 different types!
Each type has its distinct personality, coloring, and quirks. While they do make excellent pet birds, you may want to consult this blog to find the best fit for you.
Keep watching this space for more informational blogs and bird-watching guides.
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