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Talk about personality! Conures are affectionate, playful birds that want to become a member of your family. The more love you give, the more you get in return.

Conures are actually medium-sized parrots and most are easy to tame and require simple bird care. When Conures aren't mimicking speech (copying what you say), they are quite vocal, letting you know how they're feeling with squawks and whistles. Easy to tame, these clownish birds are fun to watch, feed, and teach.

It is important to find a cage that allows your Conure to have enough room to move and play comfortably. Because they are so smart, they enjoy stimulating toys and other accessories. Your Conure will appreciate nutritious pet bird food, and it may even dance for food or hang upside-down! To simulate natural behavior and nutritional requirements it is a good idea to have many locations for food, water, and treats. Put multiple cups within the cage to encourage movement, as the bird explores the contents of each dish. Cage-top activity centers have food and treat cups. You can also hang treats from the activity bar atop the cage.

In nature, some species inhabit Venezuela and northeastern Brazil, north of the Amazon River. They fly through open forests, savannas, and palm groves in flocks searching for seeds, fruits, nuts, and berries.

Conures are mostly green with vivid, accent colors, depending on the species. The Sun Conure has bright yellow/orange coloring which is different than most other Conures. Most have a long, tapered tail. They only weigh an average of 4 ounces and are roughly 12 inches long. They live from 25 to 30 years (longer than smaller parrots) and are perfect for owners aged 8 and up.

There are many different types of Conures available as pets, from small to medium, each with its own unique personality and appeal. Sun, Blue-crowned, Green-cheeked, Jenday, and Nanday are among the most popular.

Fun Fact: can be taught to do tricks, like play dead, fetch, and play basketball.