Who, Me Noisy? Some people say that Sun Conures are too noisy and loud to make them desirable as Pets. Read my article "Sun Conure Behavior!"
Admit it; many of these qualities are what make dogs such great pets. Pet birds are the third most popular pet in the country after cats and dogs of course. While I do want to have a dog someday, as I think that both dogs and birds make great pets, Goldie my Sun Conure will always be the queen of the household-my cats know that and someday a dog will know that also.
Basically a healthy diet and clean environment will keep the Sun Conures away from most of the diseases and increase their life expectancy. But still, some Sun Conures can be prone to feather picking ailment. A complete medical test can be done to rule out the reason for this disease. These birds are also prone to Proventricular Dilatation Disease, Psittacosis, Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease, Aspergillosis and beak malocclusion. A regular check up with your pet’s vet is recommended.
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As pets, the Sun Conures make great companions. With a little love, proper training, and socialization, these birds are sure to brighten the homes and lives of the people that chooseto keep them. Colorful and intelligent, these birds have inherent playful and affectionate nature blended with charming personalities. Sun Conures are basically very social birds, and may not be the best choice for those who have little time to spend with a pet. If they don't receive attention for long hours or feel bored and lonely, many Sun Conures often become screamers and some even resort to destructive behavior. Behavior / temperament: Like other Aratingas, the Sun Conure is an active, intelligent bird who likes to play. This curious, energetic pet demands attention. You will want to provide lots of toys for the bird to explore and then chew to matchsticks, but it would be wise to channel your pet's energy into tricks or games as well. Keep this bird busy and well-entertained with positive activities. Because they are naturally vocal, you may be able to teach your Sun Conure to say a few words or to imitate an interesting sound like a ringtone. However, no matter how wisely you channel the bird's energy, it's possible that there will be times of the day that the bird will be extremely loud, no matter what you do.This beautiful conure has a fairly small range in South America from Guyana to northeastern Brazil and, perhaps, nearby. According to the World Parrot Trust, Guyana allowed the legal export of 600 Sun Conures per year for several years in the 1980s, to the point where the population has collapsed in that country. There are probably only a few hundred Sun Conures remaining in the wild, causing the International Union for Conservation of Nature to red-list the Sun Conure as an endangered species in 2008. As pet owners, we have a responsibility to treat the Sun Conure as the rare treasure it is.Housing: A single pet Sun Conure should have a powder-coated metal cage that is at least 24” wide by 24“ deep by 24“ high. Use a manzanita perch in any area where you don't want to have to replace the perch too often. Any other perches or toys should be rated as safe for a strong chewer such as a large conure or an Amazon. These energetic birds should also have a playpen outside the cage, where they can explore, investigate other perches and toys, and indulge in foraging for hidden treats.