THIS BIRD WAS HAND RAISED, HAND FED.
The sun parakeet or sun conure (Aratinga solstitialis) is a medium-sized brightly colored parrot native to northeastern South America. The adult male and female are similar in appearance, with predominantly golden-yellow plumage and orange-flushed underparts and face. It is commonly kept in aviculture.
Sun conures are lively, vocal, and expressive; this is a bird best known for its beauty and its big mouth. The sun conure is approximately 12 inches long, and is most recognizable by its bright orange and yellow coloring, often mottled here and there with splotches of green.
With some patience and effort, however, some sun conure can indeed acquire speaking skills, although perhaps not as seamlessly as various other birds.
Talking sun conure also do not generally develop extensive vocabularies, tending to learn just a handful of words and sentences.
It is important to include a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in your bird’s diet. Some healthy fruits include apples, grapes, bananas and melons. Vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, peas, collard greens, greenbeans and kidney, pinto and black beans also make great conure food.
Life Span: 30 years