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Breed: Sun Conure

  • Gender: Male & Female
  • Size: Small
  • Color: Orange, Yellow
  • Vaccinated: Yes
  • Lifespan: 20+ Years
  • Breed: Sun Conure
  • Sounds: Vocal Communicator
  • Interaction: Social

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Sun Conures for Sale

  • Friendly with other pets
  • Hand raised from birth
  • Very friendly with kids

The sun conure is one of the more popular conures and parrots for sale of its size due to its stunning plumage, its extraordinary disposition, and its exceptional quality as a companion bird. Sun conures are lively, vocal, and expressive; this is a bird best known for its beauty and its big mouth. The sun conure is approximately 12 inches long, and is most recognizable by its bright orange and yellow coloring, often mottled here and there with splotches of green.

The sun conure has a black beak, white rings around its eyes, and a long, tapering tail. The sunny’s striking coloration and sweet temperament makes it a favorite among pet owners and a darling with experienced aviculturists because it is easily bred. Immature birds do not reach their full coloration for about two years. Though the coloration between the sexes is very similar, the males are said to be slightly brighter. Males are also said to have a squarer, flatter head and females a rounder, smaller head, though only experienced breeders are good at eyeing the birds and making an educated guess. Certainly there’s no difference in pet quality.

Care & Feeding

The sun conure is no messier than smaller birds and loves to be outside of the cage for playtime. A sunny will revel in its owner’s attentions and isn’t a bird that enjoys being left alone. It will appreciate another sun conure as a “comrade” and will not lose its pet quality if the owners are attentive to both birds. Because it’s in the Aratinga family, it can be paired with a jenday, mitred, nanday, gold-capped, blue crowned, or another Aratinga, but not for breeding purposes. These birds should be exclusively platonic pals. Some breeders create “Sundays” or “Jensuns” but this is not recommended because hybridization taints the already limited gene pool.

Personality & Behavior

These birds are playful clowns, lying on their backs or dangling from a rope toy — they are forever amusing. They are also easily trained, but will bite if provoked. In general, however, the sun conure is extremely affectionate and cuddly and will be deeply loyal to a gentle owner. This is a good family bird and will not “turn” on family members if they are kind and attentive to the bird.

Speech & Sound

Sunnys are not the loudest of conures, but they are a vocal species and will do their share of screaming, without exception. Most conures are notorious for noise; don’t risk getting home and being upset that your pretty new bird won’t shut up. The sun conure may not be any noisier than a canary, but it’s the quality of the voice that matters — the sunny’s cry is shrill and piercing, and is emitted in rapid succession. Periods of noise and periods of quiet are normal for the sun conure, however, a sunny that feels insecure or lonely can be persistently (and annoyingly) loud. The sun conure is not known to be an extraordinary talker, but they can learn to say a few words.

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