Categories | Bird Breeders | Conure Breeders
Conures are popular birds to keep as pets because they are both stunningly beautiful and intelligent. If you think that they’d make a great addition to your family, here’s what you need to know.
Conures are mainly found in Central and South America and the word “conure” is given to a group of parakeets that are lightly built, small in size, have long tails, and have strong beaks. They come in a wide range of colours including stunning yellows, oranges, and reds. There are many different species of conures including the Golden Conure, Yellow Eared Conure, Slender-billed Conure, Austral Conure, Patagonian Conure, Nanday Conure, Blue Crown Conure, Green Cheek Conure, Sun Conure, and more.
Conures are well known for their playful and amusing behaviour. They can also talk a few words when trained, like to dance, and have a high pitched screech. Conures are often known as the clowns of the bird world! However, it should be noted that conures can suffer from behavioural problems such as jealousy, screaming, and biting. You can reduce the risk of this becoming a problem with your bird by keeping it well socialised throughout its life. You also have to train them using rules and guidelines but conures love to learn tricks, and will likely enjoy training sessions.
Caring for Conures
For conures to remain healthy, it is important to maintain their diet and hygiene. As far as their diet goes, you can feed them using a well balanced parrot mix, as well as cereals, leafy greens, fruits and so on. As well as fresh water every day for drinking, you will also need to provide them with a shallow dish of water for their daily bath.
Conures are quite a cuddly kind of bird and they like to cuddle under things so it is a good idea to provide them with a fuzzy toy or soft cloth for them to snuggle under. A bird tent is also much appreciated. If you let your conure out in your home be careful with pillows and blankets as they like to hide under these. Because conures love to play, it is also important that you provide them with plenty of toys.
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