Conures are native birds of Central and South America, as well as live in some locations in the West Indies and Mexico. The main diet of conures includes insects, fruit and different kinds of seeds.
With a loving nature, conures are lighthearted, adoring birds. It is significant to note that these birds have a tendency to become bored at the drop of a dime, so it is important to provide a nice assortment of toys in order to create surroundings that offer stimulation. Numerous owners have even documented the capacity to play games with their conures, including "peek a boo" and playful wrestling using finger-to-beak.
When purchasing toys for your conure, remember that they possess rather powerful beaks. This means you cannot buy parakeet toys for a conure and must seek out something that is strong enough to withstand the power of their beak.
It is also well known that conures enjoy a good bath. For example, if you leave water
in the sink, you may soon find your conure taking a dip, fluttering their wings about. Some species of conure actually take naps on their back; so don't fear the worst, as this is rather routine.
If you are interested in owning a conure, it is important to make sure you have enough attention to devote to the bird. A couple of hours on a daily basis is normal. Over time, you will see that your bird will create a special bond with you and may even put forth a great effort to make sure you stay protected. Conures have been known to possess decent guarding instincts.
In comparison to other exotic birds, conures are not known for their talking. It is possible for them to learn a couple of words. To compensate, they can be taught tricks pretty well.
Conures measure about 10" to 15" long and have a life span of up to 30 years. The majority of conures are red and green; blue and green; orange and green; gold and green; or all gold.
Some of the most favored species of conure include blue crown conures, half moon conures, nanday conures, as well as green cheeked conures.