Cherry Head Conure for sale
Cherry Head Conure for sale,the Red-masked Conure or Cherry-headed Conure is an affectionate and playful coompanion bird. When they are hand raised they have no fear of people and will quickly become ‘one of the bunch’. They make a wonderful pet!
Besides being very intelligent and loveable, the Red masked Conure or Cherry headed Conure is a real clown and loves to show off. They are easy to tame and are good talkers. They do however have a grating call and can get quite loud. Cherry Head Conures also love to play and chew, so be sure to provide them with lots of wooden toys to keep them well occupied.
The Red-masked Conure is the bird most often referred to when describing the Cherry Headed Conure, however it is one of four conures that are sometimes called the Cherry-headed Conure. This group of red-headed conures includes the Wagner’s Conure, the Mitred Conure, the Finsch’s Conure, and of course the Red-masked Conure.
This confusion usually happens because these conures can look very similar when they are juveniles. Though generally beyond six months they can be distinguished, It does takes several years for them to get their full coloration, and then they are much easier to identify. The Red-masked Conure is the smallest and is the most colorful of these four red-headed conures.
Breeding/Reproduction of Cherry Head Conure
The Red-Masked Conure breeds readily in captivity, though generally in the hotter part of the year. The female will lay between 3 to 4 eggs which will incubate for about 23 to 25 days. The young will fledge at about 6 weeks and be fully weaned by 11 or 12 weeks. The breeding box should be about 10″ (25 cm) by 11″ (28 cm) and 21″ (53 cm) deep, with a 4 1/2″ (11 cm) entrance.
Care and feeding
A roomy cage is required unless the bird is to be let out for extended periods. Many birds can spend most of their time on a play pen or parrot perch. They eat a variety of seeds, nuts, fruits, and commercial pellets, as well as the same nutritional foods humans eat.
Make sure there is enough clean drinking water available and that it is changed on a regular basis. Cherry-headed conures like bathing on a daily basis and will bathe in a shallow water dish in their cage. As part of the bathing procedure, they also like being misted or sprayed with room temperature water. This is an excellent opportunity for much-needed interaction with their human caregiver. Conures thrive in room temperature conditions, but keep them away from drafty areas.
Cherry-headed conures are known to be intelligent, fun-loving birds that thrive on interaction with their owners and do well with training. These birds can be playful, affectionate, and entertaining. Cherry-headed conures love being the center of attention and will go to great lengths to get it.
Like all conures, these are very loud birds that scream intermittently. Despite not being a proficient talker, this bird will charm you with its playful personality and comical antics.
The cherry-headed conure, like most parrots, is a flock-oriented bird with well-developed social instincts. In a captive environment, the human owner assumes the role of a flock mate.
Cherry-headed conure speech and noise levels
As mentioned earlier, the cherry-headed conure is known to be one of the more talkative parrot species. Among the conures, which don’t tend to be very talented in this department, it may just be the best talker of them all! Most cherry-heads will pick up words, short phrases and tunes if you repeat them often enough.
Unfortunately, it’s also important to keep in mind that this is not a quiet species in the least. Like quite a few other conures, it’s not really suitable for folks who live in apartments with neighbors close by, nor for people who can’t stand a lot of noise.
Cherry-headed conures are prone to intense screaming, especially at sunrise and sunset! There is not really a way to make them stop: it’s just in their nature, and it’s part of having a parrot at home.
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