sun conure, parrot

sun conure

Sun Conures originate from Guyana, northeast Venezuela, and northeast Brazil. They mainly inhabit palm groves, open woods and open savannahs. They prefer to live in small flocks and frequent fruit groves. Their diet consists of berries, nuts, seeds, and fruits.


Sun Conures are very outgoing, sociable birds known for their magnificent shining colors. They attain their full coloration at about eighteen months. They attach themselves closely to their owners and are very loyal companions. They too like to chew so should also be provided with wooden toys and small sticks. Although they are not known for their talking ability, they usually can mimic words and a few phrases.

Sun Conures are probably the most popular of all the conures that are available in the pet trade.


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Cockatoos are similar to dogs in that they thrive on affection and touch but usually do not develop extensive vocabularies. African Greys, noted for their great talking ability, fall between these two personality categories, having traits of both. Greys tend to be more individualistic, so it depends on the Grey as to the kind of personality it may have.



Macaws do not make ideal apartment pets because of their twice-daily screaming sessions, at sunrise and sunset, and their ability to dismantle anything they can easily reach, such as the apartment building! However, for those who have a suitable environment, macaws make great pets and can develop pretty good vocabularies and fascinating antics.


What to Look For.

Look for a bird that is interactive and interested in sights and sounds. Look for a baby that expresses interest and attention by puffing out its head and neck feathers, stretching its wings (singly with a leg out or both shoulders stretched straight up), bobbing its head up and down solicitously or quickly wagging its tail from side to side.

These easily observable happiness behaviors are indications that the bird is interested in what is going on.


For a private appointment contact Carole and Rob Court.



Milkwood Aviaries

224 Sandford Side Road (Durham 11)

Mount Albert, Ontario


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