Sun Conure

$700.00

Sun Conure For Sale Online

Sun Conure For Sale Online. Originating in South America, Sun Conures are lively and inquisitive. They are content to be with their pet parents for hours and require daily interaction. There is a color variation called the sunburst conure, which is mostly yellow in color and slightly larger.

Sun Conure

Sun Conure Facts

Average Adult Size 10 to 13 inches long, head to end of tail
Average Life Span 20+ years with proper care
Diet herbivores

Bird pet parents should avoid non-stick cookware and appliances as they can release fumes hazardous to your bird’s health.

Diet

A well-balanced sun conure diet consists of:

  • Specialized pellets should make up 60 to 70% of the diet, plus fresh vegetables, fruits, and small amounts of fortified seeds.
  • Clean, fresh, filtered, chlorine-free water, changed daily.
  • Do not feed birds avocado, fruit seeds, chocolate, caffeine, or alcohol as these can cause serious medical conditions. Avoid sugar and high-fat treats.

Feeding

Things to remember when feeding your sun conure:

  • Fresh food and water should always be available.
  • Vegetables and fruits not eaten within a few hours should be discarded.
  • Treats should not exceed 10% of total food.

Housing

  • Sun conures acclimate well to average household temperatures, not to drop below 65°F or to exceed 80°F; be cautious of extreme temperature changes. The habitat should be placed off the floor in an area that is well-lit and away from drafts.
  • A habitat approximately 30″W x 30″D x 36″H, with strong metal bars spaced no greater than 1/2″ apart, makes a good home for one sun conure. It is best to provide the largest habitat possible.
  • Perches should be at least 9″ long and 1/2″ in diameter; a variety of perch sizes to exercise feet and help prevent arthritis is recommended.
  • A metal grate over the droppings tray will keep the bird away from droppings; line the droppings tray with habitat paper or appropriate substrate for easier cleaning. To avoid contamination, do not place food or water containers under perches.
  • Sun Conures can be kept alone to bond with pet parents or in pairs to bond with each other. Different types of birds should not be housed together.

Normal Behavior

  • Sun Conures like to chew, so ensure they have lots of toys to chew on.
  • Intelligent and affectionate birds require daily interaction with their pet parents.
  • Can be loud and noisy.
  • Provide foraging toys, which provide important mental stimulation.
  • Ensure toys are strongly attached as they can unscrew c-clamps, which can cause injury.

Habitat Maintenance

  • Clean and disinfect the habitat and perches regularly with a 3% bleach solution; replace substrate or habitat liner weekly or more often as needed.
  • Replace perches, dishes, and toys when worn or damaged; rotate new toys into the habitat regularly.
  • Ensure that there are no habitat parts or toys with lead, zinc, or lead-based paints or galvanized parts as these can cause serious medical issues if ingested by your bird.
  • Do not use a lot of cleaning agents around your bird as the fumes can be harmful. It is recommended to use a natural cleaning product.

Grooming & Hygiene

  • Provide filtered, chlorine-free, lukewarm water regularly for bathing; remove the water when done. As an alternative, mist the bird with water.
  • Clipping flight feathers, when done correctly, can help prevent injury or escape; consult an avian veterinarian on what is best for your bird.
  • Nails should be trimmed by a qualified person to prevent injury to the bird.

Health

Signs of a Healthy Animal

  • Active, alert, and sociable
  • Eats and drinks throughout the day
  • Dry nares and bright, dry eyes
  • Beak, legs, and feet normal in appearance
  • Clean, dry vent
  • Smooth, well-groomed feathers

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