Blue Crown Conure for Sale
Blue Crown Conure for Sale,the Blue crowned Conure is one of the most magnificent of the Aratinga conures. Not only is it beautiful, but is easily identified with it’s attractive blue “crown”.
Though initially somewhat shy, the Blue-crowned conure is very intelligent and will become a very tame, loveable companion. They enjoy playing and can become very lively and active. Though they are generally a quieter bird than most of their Aratinga cousins, they can become rather loud and this should be taken into consideration when obtaining one as pet.
With its intelligent eyes and iridescent feathers, the blue-crowned conure is not only a favorite among bird fanciers, but it also gained notoriety in the 1998 movie “Paulie,” which featured a blue-crowned conure with a large vocabulary and high intelligence to match.
Diet and Nutrition of a Blue Crown Conure
The blue-crowned conures typically feast on a varied diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, berries, and grains.
Conures in captivity need an equally varied diet consisting of fresh fruits, vegetable greens, and high-quality pellets. Pellets should be about 75 percent of their diet. Offer about a 1/4 cup of pellets a day and watch how much your parrot consumes. Offer more if necessary. Most conures eat about 20 percent of their body weight. Pet conures fed a high-fat diet of only seeds and nuts often have health issues.
Offer fresh foods once or twice a day. Give them as much as they will eat. Remove the uneaten foods after the feeding period. Early morning is usually the most active meal time; these diurnal birds are generally hungry after a long night’s rest. You can also try feeding again right before dusk. Birds in the wild naturally forage for a final meal before they tuck in for the night.
Caring for the Blue Crowned Conure
This is not a bird you should plan to leave confined to a cage all of the time. The blue crowned conure is a highly social bird that spends its time in a flock when in the wild. In captivity, you will need to serve the function of its flock mate.
If you are not around much during the day, a blue crowned conure may be happier when it has another bird as a companion. It may also be happier if you leave a television or radio playing when the bird alone in the house.
Conures are unique parrots in that they like to snuggle under things, such as a tightly woven washcloth, a soft piece of fabric, or a small blanket. It might even want a bird tent as a place to sleep.
In captivity, they need a bath at least weekly, and more often if possible. Frequent bathing will keep the feathers and skin healthy. Wet your bird under a spray mist of lukewarm water; it counts as interaction time with your pet.
Speech and Sound
Like its other conure cousins, the blue crowned conure can be loud and vocally persistent, and is best for someone who doesn’t mind the raucous call. The person who decides to live with a blue-crowned conure should consider the proximity of their neighbors. Although conures tend to not talk as much as other parrot species, the blue-crowned conure has a reputation for being one of the more talkative conure species.
Blue-crowned conures have a naturally high energy level. They prefer being out of the cage, interacting and talking with you throughout the day. Be prepared to give your bird at least 3 to 4 hours of supervised time out of the cage each day. Provide a freestanding play structure somewhere outside the cage for the bird to stretch its wings. During this period, give it the essential social interaction that it craves from you.
Blue-crowned conures need bathe once a week to keep their skin and feathers healthy. If given a large enough container of water, many of them will bathe themselves. If not, you may need to spray them with warm water yourself. To keep their nails, feathers, and beaks short, they should have them trimmed as needed.
Temperament and behavior of Blue crown conure
Blue-crowned conures have gentle and affectionate characteristics and like to be in interaction with their owners as much as possible. They are, however, prone to screaming loudly which can annoy your neighbors and indeed yourself. They rarely become aggressive and are not prone to biting, in case they get on the verge of aggression, taking a cue from the body language and preemptive pacification is not much of a hassle.
The blue-crowned has the best talking ability among the conures although its efficacy as such is moderate at best compared to other parrot species.
Because of their playful nature, they can be easily trained to do tricks, albeit with some positive reinforcement.