Sun Conures Sun Conures - Everything you wanted to know about Sun Conures





The Sun Conure is of the genus Aratinga, of the Conure family.  The eight genera of the Conure family include:


Aratinga, which includes the Sun Conure and the Mitred Conure, the Blue Crown Conure and the Jenday Conure

Pyrrhura, which includes the Green-cheeked Conure, the Maroon-bellied Conure and the Black-capped Conure

Nandayus, the genus of the Nanday Conure

Leptosittaca, the genus of the Golden-plumed Conure

Ognorhynchus, the genus of the Yellow-eared Conure

Cyanoliseus, the genus of the Patagonian Conure

Enicognathus, which includes the Austral Conure and the Slender-billed Conure

Guaruba, the genus of the Golden Conure, also sometimes called the Queen of Bavaria Conure

Sun Conures are loving, easy to train little birds, about twelve inches in length, including the tail, and live an average of 25 to 30 years.  As juveniles their coloring is a muted olive green, which serves as a defense mechanism in the wild.  When they mature, at approximately one year old, their coloring is a brilliant rainbow of yellow, red, orange, blue and green and are often considered the most beautiful of the Conures.

Sun Conures love attention and can develop some destructive behavior if they do not get the socialization they need. They have a piercing shriek which they will use to draw attention to themselves.  They like to be held and cuddled and talked to and they do enjoy the company of other birds.?


Sun Conures can learn to talk, although they are limited and their voices are birdlike and squeaky. They amuse themselves by imitating unusual sounds, like the sounds of a doorbell, a telephone ring or an alarm clock ring.

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