Sun Conure Personality, Food & Care | Pet Birds by Lafeber Co.

SUN CONURES AS PETS: Thinking of getting one?- well, here are some things you should know !
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The striking sun conure starts life green but as he ages becomes predominately yellow and reddish orange on his head and body, with green tail and wing feathers tipped by blue. Sun conures limit their flock size in the wild to about 30 birds. They enjoy a varied diet of fruits, berries and seeds, along with an occasional insect as a snack for extra protein during breeding time. They live 20 to 30 years in captivity. Unfortunately, their popularity as pets and declining natural habitat in their South American homeland has caused declining numbers in the wild.
Who, Me Noisy? Some people say that Sun Conures are too noisy and loud to make them desirable as Pets. Read my article
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Nonetheless successful outcomes are not always the case with some unruly sun conures, as many of these fiercely intelligent, birds are rehomed and returned to pet stores and breeders because the parrots have not been socialized enough to be household pets. Owners become frustrated and lack the knowledge and tools necessary to deal with these personality filled little creatures. Many of these birds become breeder birds or live lonely lives in a corner somewhere with little interaction. Who, Me Noisy? Some people say that Sun Conures are too noisy and loud to make them desirable as Pets. Read my article
Photo provided by FlickrSun Conures are especially popular as pets because of their bright coloration, and ability to talk
Photo provided by FlickrSun conures are popular as pets because of their bright coloration and curious nature
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Behavior / temperament:
Like other Aratingas, the Sun Conure is an active, intelligent bird who likes to play. This curious, energetic pet demands attention. You will want to provide lots of toys for the bird to explore and then chew to matchsticks, but it would be wise to channel your pet's energy into tricks or games as well. Keep this bird busy and well-entertained with positive activities. Because they are naturally vocal, you may be able to teach your Sun Conure to say a few words or to imitate an interesting sound like a ringtone. However, no matter how wisely you channel the bird's energy, it's possible that there will be times of the day that the bird will be extremely loud, no matter what you do.Sun Conures are especially popular as pets because of their bright coloration, and ability to talk. Due to their inquisitive temperaments, they demand a great deal of attention from their owners, and can sometimes be loud. Like many parrots, they are high-grade chewers and require toys and treats to chew on. They can be very friendly towards members of their “family” (their owners and close relatives), but may show aggressiveness towards strangers and attempt to attack them. They are considered the “teddy bear” of birds, and will attempt to protect their owner.Need some information about the sun conure? There are many different types of conures, and they all make wonderful pets. One of the most striking is the sun conure – it is not only one of the most beautiful birds available, but it is also highly intelligent, extremely social and affectionate. These birds are thus very popular as pets. This overview provides in-depth information about the sun conure, and its suitability as a pet bird.Sun conures belong to thegenus, and green-cheeked conures are in the genusmeans “little macaw” in Latin. If you’re looking for a macaw without the size and expense, this is the place to look. Sun conures, jenday conures and gold-capped conures are in the genus, and all are loud as well as attractive. The familyconures are smaller, predominantly green, and soft-voiced compared to their larger conure cousins. Green-cheeked and maroon-bellied conures are theconures most often available as pets.