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Maroon Bellies conure

The Maroon-bellied Conure is often confused with the Green-cheeked Conure. They are very similar in disposition and looks. However, the Green-cheeked Conure is more available than the Maroon-bellied Conure.

  

Latin: Pyrrhura frontalis
English: Maroon bellied conure

  

Description:The Maroon-bellied conure is a smaller bird approximate lengths is 9 - 10 inches. It is a very quiet bird like all the Pyrrhuras and is often mistaken for the Green-cheeked conure. There is little difference between the two except the coloring. The Maroon-bellied conure's tail is a green color on top and lightly maroon colored underneath, while the green Cheek conure's tail has a dark maroon color. The belly is somewhat darker than the Green Cheek's.

Personality: These birds have a very sweet personality and are growing fast in popularity. They are bold, independent, yet very affectionate. The Maroon-bellied Conures are intelligent, friendly and active. They adapt easily to human contact and are easily trained. They have the reputation of being quiet, compared to the other conures. They truly enjoy bathing and even showering with their owners. They also like dunking their food into their drinking water -- creating a messy soup requiring the water to be changed frequently. A water bottle may be a good choice, if you are not able to change the water several times a day. However, bathing water needs to be provided daily. Maroon-bellied conure love to eat fruits and vegetables, which should be provided to them daily in addition to seeds and pellets.

Activities:  Conures love to climb and play and need to be provided with a cage that allows them to move around freely and toys to entertain themselves with.

General Information

Size: 12 in. (30 cm.)

Weight Range: 100-130 grams

Life Expectancy: 25 years

Talking Ability: Fair

Noise Level: Relatively noisy

Minimum Cage Size: Bar Spacing: 

18"x18"x18" 5/8" to 3/4"

Natural Diet: Seeds, fruits, berries, and flowers 

Captive Diet:  Fresh fruits, veggies, pasta, legumes, pellets, seeds, nuts and grains 

Special Dietary Needs: Conures are very active and have an elevated need for fat. They should be fed a modest amount of seeds or nuts daily as supplementation to a healthy and balanced diet. 

Characteristics: Active, comical, gregarious, affectionate and are very clever

  

 

 

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