Conures, Pet Conures - Conure Care and Parrot Training Guide

Home Page About Parrots Gallery Contact Us FAQ
Home Page About Parrots Gallery Contact Us FAQ
Choosing Your ParrotChoosing Your Parrot
Parrots TypeParrot Types
Parrots & KidsParrots & Kids

Parrot Training
   Basic Training
   Speech Training
   Prevent Screaming
   Toilet Training
   Training Aids
   Stop Biting
   Parrot Tricks
   Training Mistakes

Buy or Adopt a ParrotBuy or Adopt a Parrot
Feeding Your ParrotFeeding Your Parrot
Wing Care & ClippingWing Care & Clipping
Feather Care & PluckingFeather Care & Plucking
Parrots & Other PetsParrots & Other Pets
Bathing & Grooming Bathing & Grooming
Parrots & HumansParrots & Humans
Parrot Toys & TreatsParrot Toys & Treats
Parrot SafetyParrot Safety
Parrot AccommodationParrot Accommodation
Parrot PerchesParrot Perches
Parrot BehaviorParrot Behavior

Health Risks
   For Humans
   For Your Parrot

Parrot LinksParrot Links
Dog Breeds - Parrots CompatibilityDog Breeds - Parrots Compatibility
Dog TrainingDog Training


A Conure is one specific type of parrot that is commonly found in most parts of South and Central America. Wild Conures are friendly and peaceful birds that seldom fight with each other while pet Conures are also known for their sweet disposition and playfulness. However, Conures are noisy and almost all have loud voices with the exception of the small Pyrhurra Conures.

Conures as Pets

ConuresConures are not picky about their food. They like a very varied diet and should be provided with foods that give a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Colored pellets that come in different shapes are preferred over plain ones. Fruits and vegetables should always be a part of a Conure’s diet. Most of the food that are good for humans can be given to Conures, carefully avoiding those that contain a lot of salt, fat or sugar as they are unable to metabolize these items.

The Conure’s cage should be large enough to allow it to clamber around. Perch placement should be carefully considered to avoid rubbing the long Conure tails against the bars. The cage needs to have lots of toys for the bird’s entertainment. There should be toys that are allowed to be destroyed but the owner should make sure that there are no small parts that can be swallowed or openings that can catch a claw or beak. Conures would appreciate having a large play stand equipped with more toys. Cages can either be square or rectangular with horizontal bars to enable the birds to climb.

The lighting and temperature of the chosen location for the bird’s cage should be taken into consideration when deciding. A temperature that is comfortable to humans is generally comfortable to Conures as well. Since they require some amount of sunshine to stay healthy, Conures should receive some indirect sunlight. A full-spectrum lighting placed near the bird cage can be an alternative but the type of lighting that should be chosen should be those that are especially made for birds.

It is fairly easy to take care of Conures. A Conure’s cage requires frequent cleaning with daily changes of food and water. Conures have the habit of dipping their pellets and other foods in their water dish before eating which results to a very dirty water dish. This would then require cleaning the dish several times a day. One option is to move the water dish to the other side of the cage. When no positive result occurs, the owner can try converting the Conure to a water bottle.

A Conure’s personality can be active, playful, bold and affectionate. They are great at learning tricks and are affectionate clowns that make them fun to own. Some Conures are outgoing while others are one-person birds. It usually chooses a favorite person which it will allow some liberties that will not be given to others. Conures can be nippy with people they don’t know but this can easily be corrected by careful training.

Conures are not known to be notable talkers but most will speak a word or two. There will be occasional ear-splitting screeches which are especially painful when it is done while the bird is resting on one’s shoulder. Their “voices” are not as clear as some of the larger parrots but their owners understand what they are saying. There is no guarantee that a pet Conure will talk but it helps to talk to them often and clearly.

Taking baths are especially loved by Conures. Bathing tubs that provide room to splash and spread its wings are the most ideal. The Conure should be wrapped gently with a towel and held closely by the owner until it is dry.

Experts believe the Conures need 12 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Most seem to prefer going to sleep in the dark. A suitable cage cover would help create the necessary mood. With the right care and attention, Conures can live up to 25 years, sometimes even longer.

More Conures Articles

About Conures
Conures Cages
Conures training
Conures breeding
Conures care and safety
Interesting Facts about Conures
Conures food
Conures toys
Conures as Pets

More Parrot Types

Lovebirds and Lorries
Poicephalus Parrots

Readers Comments
Be the first to add a comment

 Parrots  Parakeets  Cockatiels  Parrotlets  Conures  Lovebirds and Lorries  Macaws  Amazons  Cockatoos  Caiques  Poicephalus Parrots
  Site Map  Parrots Gallery   |  Bird Feeders  

© Powered by ScanSoft Trading Company Ltd.