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Kidadl Team

AUGUST 06, 2021

Amaze-wing Facts About The Conure For Kids

Conure Fact File

Conures of genus Aratinga, also known as parrots or parakeets, come in various color shades and are smaller than a macaw. Conures are a type of parrot that are smaller than a macaw, but they both share the same colorful feathers. Conures have an average length of 10.6-11.8 in (27-30 cm) and can stay in small to medium size cages. The green cheeked conure, as the name suggests, is green cheeked. It has a body covered mainly with green feathers along with brown, gray or black rings, blue primary wing feathers with a black beak.

They are cuddly, intelligent, loud, active, and have playful personalities. They can mimic others and love to play with their owners and children. Maintaining conures is not tricky, rather, it will be a fun journey having a conure as a pet. Regular fresh foods and water is required along with exercise to maintain good health along with a medium size cage. The sun conure (family Psittaciformes), nanday conure, aratinga, and the green cheeked conure are commonly pet birds.

You may also check out the fact files on jandaya parakeet and monk parakeet from Kidadl.

Conure Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a conure?

The conure is a bird, specifically a type of parrot.

What class of animal does a conure belong to?

Conures belong to the class Aves which is the class of birds.

How many conures are there in the world?

There is an exact population count of the number of conures in the world. Different species of conures have different population sizes such as the sun conure is Endangered.

Where does a conure live?

Different conure species are native to South America and Central America. This bird is mainly located in tropical and subtropical forests, plantations, and dry savanna.

What is a conure's habitat?

A conure belongs to the parrot species and its habitat mainly includes tropical and subtropical dry forests, lowland forests, plantations, and savanna and is native to South America. These birds are facing an existential threat due to loss of habitat.

Who do conures live with?

Most conure parrot species live in flocks or groups which may consist of more than 20 birds.

How long does a conure live?

The birds of conure species or the average conure lifespan is more than 30 years both in the wild and in captivity.

How do they reproduce?

Conure reproduction takes place through mating. After mating, female conures lay eggs and incubate them for 24 days. The clutch size varies from four to six eggs.

What is their conservation status?

The conservation status of some conure species is stable while some species populations are decreasing and are threatened due to the loss of native habitat. The IUCN conservation status of sun conure (family Psittaciformes) is Endangered while the nanday conure is Least Concern.

Conure Fun Facts

What do conures look like?

Sun conures (family Psittaciformes), also known as Conure aratinga, belong to the genus of South American conures. They have a rich yellow crown, mantle, nape, lesser wing-coverts, tips, chest, and  underparts. The belly and face are bright orange with red shades around the ears. The base of the wing and tertials have green feathers, while the secondary tips of the primaries have dark blue feathers. The tails are olive-green with a pinch of blue shade on the end of the tail.

The nanday conure has a black facial mask, beak and its appearance gives it its name. There are trailing black flight feathers on the wings and blue shade at the edge of the tail. Nanday conures have a bright bluish-green upper chest and pale green at the lower chest portion. The thigh portion is covered with red feathers.

A conure is a very colorful bird with a long tail and numerous feathers.

How cute are they?

Conures of genus Aratinga are very cute, intelligent, and colorful birds. They are cuddly and playful birds and play around with their owners.

How do they communicate?

Conure parrots are a type of bird that can communicate by performing multiple vocal sounds. A happy and healthy conure will whistle or sing, while a chattering conure means it wants to get your attention.

How big is a conure?

Conures of genus Aratinga are smaller than macaws. Sun conures (family Psittaciformes) have an average length of 12 in (30.5 cm) and the nanday conure has an average length of 10.6-11.8 in (27-30 cm). They are double the size of lovebirds.

How fast can a conure fly?

Conures do not fly fast and maintain their speeds within 20-30 mph (32.2-48.3 kph).

How much does a conure weigh?

Conures are small and light birds that weigh around 3.5-4.2 oz (100-120 g).

What are the male and female names of the species?

There are no specific names, and this bird is called either a male conure or a female conure.

What would you call a baby conure?

A baby conure bird is called a chick.

What do they eat?

Conures are smaller than macaws and have a varied diet, just like parrots, consisting of seeds, fruits, berries, nuts, and natural vegetation such as leaf buds. They also consume insects and their larvae.

Are they dangerous?

Conures are not at all dangerous birds. The conure species is cute and fun-loving and loves interacting with humans. Their behavior is primarily playful and they are active throughout the day.

Would they make a good pet?

Conures make good pets and they interact very well with humans and other pets. A conure is a great pet bird.

What are the different types of conure?

The different kinds of conure birds are the sun conure, green-cheeked conure, jenday conure, nanday conure, Patagonian conure, golden conure, crimson-bellied conure, black-capped conure, orange-fronted conure also known as the half moon conure, Aratinga conure, pyrrhura conure, green conure which is a mutated form of green cheeked conures, blue crown conure, pineapple conure which is a mutated form of green cheeked conures, turquoise conure, dusky conure, and the cinnamon conure.

Did you know...

Conures are pet birds that look the same as a parrot. They bond well with one or more people and love interaction. They love cuddling and are playful and loud most of the time with children and pets.

Conures are a species of bird that learn a lot of words and can mimic sounds like a doorbell and whistle. They also mimic their owners sometimes and are very loud birds.

Conures, just like parrots, are prone to feather picking when they become stressed out or feel scared. Sometimes health problems also make them prone to feather picking. Regular exercise is required to avoid such cases. One should immediately consult an avian veterinarian in such cases.

Can conures talk?

Yes, conures are a species of bird that are loud and can talk and mimic others. They communicate through various vocal tones and sing or whistle like other parrots when they are happy and healthy.

How to look after your own conure?

Conures are a type of parrot that can cost anywhere between 300$-500$. The conure price depends on quality and color. The average price of a sun conure, green-cheeked conure, pyrrhura, and the nanday conure is between 400$ -600$. Caring for conures is easy and the processes are the same as with a parrot. Conures require fresh foods according to their diet and water daily to maintain good health. The conure cage size should be big so that they can fly around. They require perches to sit on and daily exercise to remain fit and healthy. Regular training and health check-ups by an avian veterinarian are also needed, and they respond to similar training to a parrot. They love to cuddle, love interaction, and have a playful personality with humans and other pets.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! For more relatable content, check out these Amazon parrot facts and Carolina parakeet facts for kids.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable Conure coloring pages.

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