Sun Conure (Arantiga Solstitialis) – Parrot pet

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Physical description
The head and the belly are orange, the breast and the back are yellow, the primary flight feathers are edged with green while the large flight feathers are blue.
The circumference of the eye which describes a large eye-ring is greyish in the young to become white at maturity.
Grayish beak drawing towards the black, the legs are brown.

Cut
About 30 cm in adulthood

Lifetime
30 years

Sexing
None, only DNA sexing will be able to determine it.

Reproduction
For reproduction, place the pairs in an outdoor metal aviary. They will resist the cold very well, however they will be sensitive to frost on the legs and feet.
Sexual maturity is reached around the age of 4 years, the female often lays 3 eggs which she incubates for 24 to 26 days, the young leave the nest around the age of 52 days.

Origin
South America, Northwestern Brazil, Southeastern Venezuela, Guyana (only 1 conure observed in French Guyana)

Behaviour
Fairly destructive bird provide a nest of 30 x 30 x 30 lined with indoor / outdoor netting, flight hole 8 cm. Quite noisy bird but not all the time, to be avoided if you have neighbors who are too close and who like the peace. Does not support temperatures below 0 °, risk of water freezing and therefore dehydration of the bird as for most birds. Lay 3 to 6 eggs for an incubation period of 23 days. Banding around 10 days diameter 6.5 mm. Flight around eight weeks, weaning around 1 month, they like to live in a colony and retire at night to their nest, breeders keep them in colony during the year, and pair during the breeding season. Very sociable bird in EAM (hand raised) player who if he wants something will do everything to let you know, bird loving to bathe regularly.

Washington Treaty
Appendix II.

Food
Seeds (Sunflower, Hempseed, Millet), Fresh and Dried fruits (Apples, Pears, Strawberries, Pomegranate, Grape, Nuts, Almonds, Peanuts, Citrus fruits …), dry cakes, hard bread, berries (Pyrracantha)

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