Lifespan: 20-30 years
Size: 10-12” with tail
- Cockatiel seed/pellet mix
- 50% cockatiel seed
- 50% cockatiel pellet (when mature, switch to conure pellet)
- Fresh greens (refer to the bird diets sheet for a complete listing)
- Spray Millet
- Treats may consist of:
- Prepackaged bird treats
- Avoid these foods:
- Chocolate & other candy
Caging & Environment
- Conures can be housed in any cage that features 3/4” bar spacing, but also need enough surface area to extend their wings.
- They should have several perches , preferably made of different materials – wood, rope, etc. with varying diameters.
- Provide a water cup, seed cup, and fresh food cup as well as a cuttlebone.
- Toys from each category should be provided: destructible, communication, enrichment, and exercise (see Bird Toy Pie sheet for more information).
- There are over 50 species of conures.
- Conures require constant mental stimulations – if not provided with something to do at all times, conures may become aggressive or may pluck out their feathers.
- A conure’s cage should be located in an area of the home that is most used by the family – they love to interact! If they feel ignored, they will often scream to get your attention.
- Although not the best talkers, conures will try to mimic what they hear.
- Conures love to cuddle! Give them a soft hide area, like a Happy Hut. They enjoy a lot of handling and nuzzling with their owners.