So many Conures, such limited choices!
Did you know there are over 50 species of conures? That’s A LOT!
You’ve probably heard of the more ‘common’ species, like the Green-cheeked Conure, or a Sun Conure –probably one of the most beautiful parrot species. You may have also heard of the less common, but still (relatively) easy to find conures like Blue-crowned, Black -capped, Crimson-bellied, Half-moon… There has to be a conure for everyone out there, given that they come in a variety of colors, sizes and prices!
To get another person’s opinion, I asked my daughter what species of conure she would get if she could only get one. Drumroll please… she said her first pick is a Crimson-bellied Conure.
My Daughter’s #1 Conure Choice:
Crimson-bellied Conures are gorgous. Starting with their bright, crimson-colored bellies, and then considering their sweet dispositions, these guys are fantastic pets. Crimson conures are friendly, smart and not to loud, especially for a conure, since a lot of conures can be very loud…
My #1 Conure Choice:
I have always liked conures, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve never been attracted to them. Sure, you see a Sun Conure and you want to touch their vibrant, radiating feathers that look like they’ve been kissed by the sun.
Then you learn that they can be loud, in addition to being a little too smart.
However, I had heard for some time that the Queen of Bavaria Conure, also known as the Golden Conure or Golden Parakeet, is supposed to be a special parrot, a must-have, if you have the opportunity to own such a magnificent bird.
And it’s true. My first choice is a Golden Conure. They are a great size, comparable to an Amazon parrot, maybe a touch smaller, to handle and to carry. They are super-affectionate, intelligent and somewhat magical. Everyone seems to like them, including the other parrots! While they aren’t good talkers, the way many conures are, they do talk to me and communicate non-verbally all of the time. They are very happy and joyful birds who will gladly share this with you.
While they can be loud when they want to be, most of their “talking” is sweet and at a low tone. It feels more like a ‘birdie’ conversation because it’s not too loud and it’s whimsical.
Love may have a new luster to it, a golden luster. Queen of Bavaria conures are a rare find – breeding them, I suspect, only happens with a handful of experts do to their unique requirements. This is part of the reason they are costly, but certainly worth the price.
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