Blue-crowned Conure

Blue-crowned Conure
Item# blueccon

Aratinga cyanogenus

Length: 14.5 inches

Weight: 115-130 grams

Life span 25-30 years

Incubation 24 days

Age at weaning 11-12 weeks

Age at maturity 2-3 years

Country of origin Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Columbia, Venezuela

Natural habitat: Light forest and open woodland; may be found in pairs or small flocks.

Description Green with some yellow through the green underparts; forecrown and head blue; white eye ring; pinkish-brown legs.

Temperament Conures are intelligent birds, with a reputation for being noisy and destructive. Both sexes are known to talk and perform tricks, and are loving and devoted companions. These bossy and boisterous birds have a very high energy level and can provide endless hours of entertainment. Due to their high energy level, many toys and a playpen must be provided to meet their activity requirements. Be aware that these are considered to be among the noisiest screechers of all parrots.

Talking ability: poor to moderate

Noise level: High

Cage requirements: 20 x 20 inches; bar spacing 5/8" or 3/4"

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