ABOUT OUR BLUE-CROWNED CONURES:
Pet World gets all of its Blue-crowned conures from private breeders within the United States. All Blue-crowned conures are hand-fed and hand raised from the moment they hatch. Image is for referrence only and does not represent a bird currently available at Pet World.
BLUE-CROWNED CONURE FACTS:
- Blue-crowned conures can live up to 30 years
- Blue-crowned conures are also known as blue-crowned parakeet and sharp-tailed conure
- Blue-crowns are born with red coloring around the head, but blue-crowns are predominantly green, with dull blue coloring on the forehead, crown, cheeks, and ears in the nominate, but less blue in other subspecies. It has a ring of white featherless skin around each eye. The breast feathers may also be tinged with blue, though they are more commonly green to yellow-green. Closed wing coloring matches that of the body while extended wings show blue-brown, becoming chestnut on the outer flight feathers. The tail feathers are green on top, maroon to red-brown on the underside, iridescing to bright orange and scarlet under full-spectrum light. Legs are pink-brown with grey-brown claws. The upper mandible is horn-colored, tapering to a needle-sharp, grey-black tip.
- While they are highly intelligent birds, they need enrichment and attention in captivity or they can become distressed
- In captivity, it can eat sunflower seeds, bird pellets, a variety of fruits such as pears, orange, pomegranate, apple, and banana, and vegetables such as carrots, cooked sweet potato, celery, fresh kale, peas, and green beans