25 Different Types Of Conures: Choosing The Right Pet

There are many different types of conures. Some of the most popular types are green cheek conures, jenday conures, blue crown conures, and sun conures. Other types include gold-capped conures, peach-faced lovebirds.

In this post, we are going to list all the 25 different types of conures you can keep as pets with pictures (courtesy of Wikipedia)!

Austral Conure

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The austral conure is a small green conure that is native to southeastern Brazil. They are about 8 inches long and weigh approximately 85g (3oz).

While they are not as noisy as other conures, these olive drab birds with black beaks and gray feet make for good pets in captivity. They tend to vocalize at night time or evening hours, but this is nothing that should concern you if it’s your pet bird making the noise!

Australs like to explore their cages, looking for nuts, seeds, berries, and leaf buds on the floor. These small-sized parrots need extra attention from owners when cleaning up after them because of their tendency to bathe themselves by drinking water then discharging it over a long distance through an opening around its nostrils called “the scarlet macaw” – which can lead into problems such as nosebleeds or sinus infections so do keep an eye out for that.

Aztec Conure

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The Aztec conure, also known as the black-winged conure or half-moon conure, is a small green and yellow colored bird found in Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. The Aztec conures are one of the smallest existing parrot species, with males growing to about 7 cm (2.7″) long while females grow up to 8 cm (3.1″) long and weighing around 21-28g (0.8-1oz).

This conure is a beautiful green bird with an olive-colored body. The beak of this small parrot is horn in color, and its feet are gray. Native to central Mexico all the way through western Panama, these feisty little birds charm everyone they meet!

They can even be considered somewhat rare as pets, but if you’re looking for a pet that has personality, then it’s worth waiting on them because their talking ability makes them quite sought after too – especially by those who wish to work with animals professionally like veterinarians or animal trainers.

Black-Capped Conure

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The black-cap conure is an uncommon species of bird that has a dark chest with off-white scalloped edges; the belly and leading edge on its wings are green while its beak is gray.

The black cap measures 10 inches long, weighing about three ounces. Because they were imported in small numbers from Southeastern Peru, Northern Bolivia, and Northwestern Brazil back in 1982, this little guy was considered rare, but now it’s widely available to buy as pets due to breeding after being released into US homes by those who originally bought them back then!

Blue-Crown Conure

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The blue-crown conure has a bright coloration that changes as it matures. Its body feathers are primarily green, the undersides of its wings are yellowish-green, and its tail feathers have reddish underbellies. This bird has an orange beak with black markings on either side at the base; white eye-rings without any feathery hair; pink feet

Blue Crown Conures measure about 14 1/2 inches long and weigh roughly seven ounces in captivity. In their natural habitat, they can only be found living from Venezuela to Argentina.

Brown-throated Conure

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The brown-throated conure is a small, gentle bird that can be found in Central and South America.

The orangish face has green wing feathers with buff colored eye rings; the black beak contrasts beautifully against gray legs. They measure about nine inches long and weigh around four ounces! This little guy was imported to St.

Thomas in the Virgin Islands 125 years ago, but his range now includes Panama as well as Brazil – there are fourteen subspecies of this common pet which may also go by “orange cheek” or “brown ear.”

Some people think they make great pets, while others say you should watch out for their claws when handling them!

Cactus Conure

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Cactus conures are colorful birds from northeastern Brazil with a gray forehead and throat feathers, yellowish belly, green wings, horn-colored beaks that have white rings around the eyes. These little charmers can become affectionate pets: they’re easily tamed; not destructive; quieter than some other conures.

Unfortunately for pet owners, these cuddle bugs were not exported to many countries, so you’ll need an import permit before bringing one home!

The Cactus Conure has long been considered as being rare among bird species because of its limited distribution in eastern Brazil, but recent studies show there’s more on them out there then what was originally thought with about 2 million individuals living outside their native range—mostly due to smuggling by people looking for exotic pets!

Then there’s that little issue of export permits needed to bring one home…

Cherry-Headed Conure

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The cherry-head conure is a small South American bird with feathers of red. They are typically thirteen inches long and weigh between five to seven ounces, but young birds take many years before they develop their full plumage, which can be completed in up to ten years.

Cherry heads make great talkers when taught the language growing into mature adults who have learned about humans from interacting closely with them for as much time as possible.

Dusky Conure

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The dusky conure is a small, affectionate bird that measures about eleven inches long and weighs four ounces. She has gray-blue feathers which come to her head in the form of white eye-rings. Her beak and feet are black.

The sweetness she gives off can’t be ignored by anyone who shares time with this little friend – even those unfamiliar with birds will find themselves captivated by this beautiful creature’s personality!

Duskies have been described as “quiet,” but they’re not an uncommon sight for people into pet keeping because these animals also learn how to talk just like their larger cousins do (though it may take them longer).

These peaceful creatures keep calm when you stroke them, so if you want a small companion animal that is not easily frightened and calms you down when she hears your voice, then get yourself a Dusky Conure!

A dusky conures diet consists of lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds, dried food (rice or pellets), berries, nuts, grains as well. They like to eat fresh foods from their environment, especially insects, but also love to eat the seeds from pine cones, palm fruits, and acorns.

Finsch’s Conure

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Finsch’s conures are a striking green and red bird that bears resemblance to the Wagler’s conure.

They have reddish feathers on their wings, beaks as brown as horn; these birds can grow up to eleven inches in length when mature with six ounces of weight.

Young Finsch’s Conures look completely different than adults – they’re bright green until adulthood, whereupon they develop characteristic red foreheads like cherry-head parrots do!

Gold-Capped Conure

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The Gold-Caps are a breed of conure, which is native to the Amazonian rainforest. They have golden-orange foreheads and green chests with reddish bellies; their eye rings are white and beaks gray-black.

They like lying on their backs in food bowls or hands as it’s comfortable for them! The average gold cap measures 12 inches long (for an adult) weighs 5 ounces – they’re active birds who were first bred captive here since the 1980’s.

Green-Cheeked Conure

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The green-cheeked and the maroon-bellied conures are both popular pets, but they do resemble each other quite closely. Both birds have brown heads, which become lighter around their cheek feathers for the green-cheecked and darker on top of a light yellow or buff chest area for the maroon-bellied.

The rest of these two similar looking pet parrots is also very similar with eye rings that match their head coloration in gray white shades; beaks that vary from dark gray to just black depending on whether it’s a male bird or not; and legs usually colored like grays over greens.

However, there are some key differences between them as well: while most female applehead rats will lay eggs when mating, not all green-cheeked or maroon-bellied conures will do that.

They aren’t so common as pets but are becoming more popular. These birds can stand a lot of noises and some carelessness, which makes them very easy to keep in the house.

Half-Moon Conure

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One of the most popular and widely imported pet bird species is the half-moon conure. The half-moon has an orange forehead, olive chest feathers, green wing, and belly feathering, as well as horn-colored beaks, which differ from its cousin peach fronted conures black beak.

Half moons have eye rings that are a unique shade of yellow with various shades being different depending on what part they live in their natural habitat, but this differs when compared to peaches who have small brownish orange feathers around their eyes instead.

These animals typically measure nine inches long, weighing two pounds, while only growing up to 9 ½” tall!

Jenday Conure

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The jenday bird is primarily orange-red in color, with green wings and blue accent feathers. The eye rings are white, while the black beak and feet make up for its other dark features.

Jendayi measure about twelve inches long or five ounces in weight but can sometimes become noisy depending on their personality type, which makes them better suited as inquisitive acrobatic pets than your average cuddly house pet!

Maroon-Bellied Conure

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This conure has a brown head, green cheek feathers, brown chest feathers scalloped with buff or yellow and white eye-rings.

Though it may also be called the “scaly breasted” bird due to its large patch of maroon belly feathering as well as more yellow on her chest than typically seen in this species like that of her relatives, the scarlet-fronted macaw and golden-crowned parakeet; they were imported into North America from South America by humans for use primarily in agricultural pest control.

These birds measure about 10 inches long (from bill tip to tail) which is surprisingly small given their size relative length wingspan at 32–42 cm wide! The average weight is 3 ounces but can often be quite noisy especially after they become adults, making them unsuitable as a lap bird for some people.

Maroon-Tailed Conure

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This beautiful and elusive bird goes by the name of maroon-tailed conure.

As you might expect, she has black feathers on top with a reddish underside; giving rise to her two popular names: “Maroons” for their coloration or “Blackies.” A mature specimen will measure about nine inches long 

and typically weigh approximately three ounces. Her head is brown and green with white scallops across an otherwise chestnut body; while sporting brilliant reds from her leading edges down to the tip of her tail feather, which are reminiscent enough that one would think this was already known in both cases!

Mitred Conure

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These are mostly green with reddish foreheads and brown legs. As with other birds in this class, young mitreds have a completely green coloration that changes to red on the forehead as they age until their first molt happens when it becomes clear.

Mitres can grow up to 15 inches long and weigh about 8 ½ ounces which is much smaller than most of its counterparts, measuring at around 25-30 centimeters (8–12 inch) 

Mirren Conure became popular for pet owners after hundreds were imported from Central America during times where importing exotic pets was allowed due time restrictions increased more people started looking into different species like these ones as common household pets.

Mittens in captivity are commonly kept in pairs and roam freely through the house as if they are a non-human member of your family!

Orange-Cheeked Conure These birds have been bred for companionship, and it shows; they’re excellent talkers as well as good cuddlers.

Nanday Conure

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Nandays are a type of conure known for their large black forehead and cheek feathers. They have bluish throats, green bellies, orange leg feathers with white eye-rings.

These colorful birds weigh about 5 ounces when fully grown and measure 12 inches in length from head to tail feather tip!

Wild Nanday populations range across southeastern Bolivia to Argentina where they were captured by humans over 100 years ago as if that weren’t bad enough the wild-caught nandays had awful reputations back then as poor pets because they could be very difficult to tame or domesticated, but now many pet stores offer domestically bred hand-fed babies who can make excellent companionship animals so come on down we’ve got some new arrivals just waiting for you!

Patagonian Conure

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Arguably the most beautiful of all conures, Patis are a joy to have as pets. They measure about seventeen and a half inches long with olive heads, orange bellies, blue flight feathers, pink feet (they’re so cute!), black beaks, and white eye rings – even their colors can’t do them justice!

The natural range for this bird is central Chile in northern Argentina and southern Uruguay, but that doesn’t mean they cannot adapt well to your home environment if you’ll give it some time.

As ground feeders more often than not found on the bottom of cages though don’t worry too much because as long as she appears otherwise healthy, this behavior is normal- just cuddle up near her or hang out at the bottom of her cage (they like to be on the ground) so she knows you’re there watching and keeping her safe just like how it should be.

The Patagonian Conures can live for approximately 25 years, so make sure you’re ready for long-term commitment before thinking about bringing one home!

Peach-Fronted Conure

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Peach-fronted conures are a brightly colored birds with an orange forehead and olive throat. They have deep yellow belly feathers, green wing feathers, black beaks, and feet, but their eye rings are covered in small red or pink feathers.

Peach-fronts measure about 10 inches long, weighing about 4 ounces on average when fully grown up – they make excellent pets for people who want to add some color into the home!

Peach fronted conures grow to around ten inches long as adults weigh four pounds at most. These birds through colorful can easily be confused with other similar-looking species like half moon parrots due to similarities such as having the same bright colors peach fronts do except for their head which is also noticeably different from that of a half-moon.

Peach-fronts are a lot less shy than half moons parrots, so they’re better for people looking to get these birds as pets without having to go through the hassle of taming them and can be great friends your kids will always love!

Queen of Bavaria Conure

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The Queen of Bavaria—also known as Yellow-headed Amazon or Golden Conure—is one large bird with vivid colors; her primary feather color is bright yellow with olive green flight feathers, which helps distinguish her from other types of conures such as Red-masked Parakeet’s vibrant red plumage. She has horn-colored beak (which she uses for cracking seeds), white eye-rings, pinkish feet, and measures about fourteen inches long as adults weighing about six pounds!

Red-fronted Conure

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The red-fronted conure is a green bird with an unusual reddish forehead. They are about 14 and ½ inches long, weigh around 6 ¼ ounces, have white eye-rings, horn-colored beaks that look like they’ve been in the sun for too long (not wearing enough sunscreen!), brown feet and can live to 30 years old!

Young birds start out life completely green but develop their characteristic foreheads as they mature.

The species range of these creatures stretches from northern Venezuela all the way up into southern Peru – it’s no wonder there aren’t very many left since deforestation has taken such a toll on this region!

Red-Throated Conure

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Red-throated conures are a type of parrot that can make an excellent pet. They only measure around 12 inches long and weigh about 4 ounces, making them the perfect size for those who live in small apartments or houses with little space to spare.

Red-throated originate from Eastern Guatemala all the way up to Nicaragua, but they’re mostly found in Central America as pets due to their popularity across this region.

These birds were not imported into North America very often because there was never much interest shown by bird enthusiasts here either which means it’s even more rare than you might have thought!

Fortunately, though, domesticated red-throated conures bred well when American owners took on breeding these specific types themselves, so now we know how great they are as pets!

Slender-billed Conure

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Gray eye rings, with a red stripe of feathers around her eyes, and a black beak has been largely overlooked in the pet trade because she simply doesn’t have eye-catching plumage.

This uncommon bird does however have an elongated bill that may cause some first time bird owners to believe that something is wrong with her.

The slender-bodied conure’s unusually long upper mandible enables it to dig for tubers and roots in its native habitat of central Chile – where this subspecies lives primarily on earthworms which are easily accessible from soil surface or burrowing beneath leaf litter during times when these invertebrates emerge due to dry conditions!

It’s been said that many bird keepers have never even laid eyes on a slender-billed conure in North America, but they’re right here; we just can’t see them!

Sun Conure

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These flashy little birds have been described as the Cadillacs of their conure group. A mature sun conure (pictured on the first page of this chapter) is a brilliant blaze, and younger suns are mottled green plumage until they reach maturity.

Mature suns have black beaks, white eye-rings, and grayish feet that measure about 12 inches long each; weighing four pounds total with an average wingspan at around three to four feet wide when flying height in between trees or along forest floors feeding off fruit from various plants like guava berries for example 

Suns are found in wild habitats stretching from Guyana all throughout northeastern Brazil, but pet owners can find them captive bred here within our country’s borders often.

White-Eyed Conure

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White-eyed conures may look like they are wearing a mask, but this is actually the bare ring of white skin around their eyes. They have predominantly green feathers with some red and gray-brown legs and beaks.

White-eye’s can measure up to 13 inches long from head to tail, weigh about 4 ½ ounces on average at maturity (some even weighing less than 3 oz), live in Guyana all the way down through Uruguay in South America, breed well when living as pets or wild birds for many decades now; more readily available outside of that region due to breeding success which has occurred over time!

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