The Sun Conure, also known as the Sun Parakeet is considered to be one of the most beautiful birds in the Parrot family. The bird gained its popularity owing to its multifaceted personality that delights the experienced bird owner and piques the curiosity of the amateurs or non-bird person. The Sun Conure received its name from its bright yellow and green plumage. The sun conure has a black beak, white rings around its eyes, and a long, tapering tail. The sunny’s striking coloration and sweet temperament makes it a favorite among pet owners and a darling with experienced aviculturists because it is easily bred. Immature birds do not reach their full coloration for about two years. Though the coloration between the sexes is very similar, the males are said to be slightly brighter. Males are also said to have a squarer, flatter head and females a rounder, smaller head, though only experienced breeders are good at eyeing the birds and making an educated guess. Certainly there’s no difference in pet quality.Coming in at around 12 inches in length and has a lifespan of up to 30 years, sun Conures are widely regarded as the most colorful of all the Conure species. This is because a mature Sun Conure sports plumage in a variety of shades of red, yellow, green orange, blue, and in some birds, tones of violet.
The Sun Parakeet or Sun Conure for sale, (Aratinga solstitialis) is a medium-sized brightly colored parrot native to northeastern South America. The adult male and female are similar in appearance, with predominantly golden-yellow plumage and orange-flushed underparts and face. Sun conures are very social birds, typically living in flocks. They form monogamous pairs for reproduction and nest in palm cavities in the tropics. Sun conures mainly feed on fruits, flowers, berries, blossoms, seeds, nuts and insects. Conures are commonly bred and kept in aviculture and may live up to 30 years. This species is currently threatened by loss of habitat and trapping for plumage or the pet trade.
Geography: NE South America
Song / Call: Click here for Sun Conure Call
Size: About 10″ tall
Sexing: Monomorphic (visually hard to determine sex). DNA testing is available to ensure desired gender.
Life Span: 15 to 25 years
Temperament: Sun Conures are amusing, playful clowns who need plenty of entertainment and interaction. They are easily trained, but will bite if provoked. In general the sun conure is extremely affectionate and will be deeply loyal to a gentle owner.
Breeding: Encourage breeding of your sun conures by housing them together in a cage large enough to accommodate the two of them. Keep human interference and interaction to a minimum.
Diet: Lovebird/Conure Seed, Australian Blend Goldenfeast, Dried Egg Food, Cuttlefish Bone, Fruit Pellets, Nuts, fresh fruit and veggies.