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Information about Conure Parrots

The Conure parrots are amazing little birds. Their beauty and intelligence make them great pets. They are not only playful but also are very social and active. They have high pitched voices. Also, since they are hardy birds, they rarely get sick.

Although both male and female Conure parrots make equally perfect pets, however a single Conure parrot tends to tame quickly and able to soon learn new tricks.

The origin of Conure parrots range from Mexico and Central America to the Caribbean Islands and South America. Depending on the breed, a life expectancy of these parrots range from 15 to 25 years.

Conure parrots come from a very wide and diverse group of parrots. However, there are a few characteristics that are common in all types of Conure parrots. They are as follows:

Size – Conure parrots come in different sizes. They can be small to medium sized parrots. Their sizes range from the largest (Patagonian Conure that is about 19 inches) to the tinted variety that is about 9 inches.

Shape – Conure parrots possess slim bodies with tapered graduated tails. A few types of Conures have short conical-shaped tails, while others have long, slender tails. These parrots have black or light horn-colored broad heavy beaks that have a quite broad cere at their base.

Nearly all Conure parrots have a visibly distinct eye ring, with the females usually having a fairly narrower ring as compared to the males.

Color – The colors in Conure parrots range from lush greens to bright yellow, reds and oranges, and into the whites and brown.

Song – Instead of a gentle chirp, Conure parrots have a harsh screech. Although for some of them, this may temper with time, or it can be tempered if they are provided with comfortable environment.

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Conure Parrots Types

The Conure parrots are marvelous birds that enjoy sharing their play. They are not only beautiful but also very intelligent. Although they are very social and active, however they are also easily domesticated. They enjoy learning new tricks. Many Conure parrots have the ability to learn a few words, though their voices are high pitched, which makes it difficult to understand what they are saying. These parrots are quite hardy and rarely get sick.

There are a large number of different types of Conure parrots that can be found in the pet industry. Some of these types, along with a few Conure species are as follows:

Aratinga Conures:

The genus Aratinga has many Conure parrots. The species and subspecies of this genus range from 15 to 21 and 55 to 57, respectively. Some of the Aratinga Conure species include:

Aztec Conure, Golden-Capped Conure, Peach-Fronted Conure, White-Eyed Conure, Nanday Conure, Sun Conure, Blue-Crown Conure, Mitred Conure, Dusky Conure, Red-Masked Conure, Jenday Conure, Half-Moon Conure (Orange-Fronted Conure), Queen of Bavaria Conure (Golden Conure).

Enicognathus Conures:

This genus has two species, and a few subspecies. A few of them are Slender-bill Conure, Astral Conure, and Chilean Conure.

Brotogeris Conures:

This genus has seven species and fifteen subspecies, including the Grey-cheeked Parakeet and the Canary-winged Parakeet. Often, the Brotogeris genus is included under Parakeets instead of Conures.

Pyrrhura Conures:

Pyrrhura genus has eighteen species and thirty-seven subspecies. Some of these species include Black-capped Conure, Souance Conure, Pearly Conure, and Green-cheeked Conure.

Cyanoliseus Conures:

This genus is quite popular, and has only one species with three subspecies, which is Patagonia Conure.

It is important to note that there are two endangered Conure species presently, i.e. the Queen of Bavaria or Golden Conure Aratinga Guarouba from northern Brazil and the Blue-throated Conure Pyrrhura Cruentata.

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