Mitred Conure


Mitred conures are known to become very attached to their owners. Mitred conures are playful, loud clowns. These pet birds can also become good talkers and are considered the loudest and most animated of the Aratinga group of conures. The mitred conures are good for owners who want a bigger bird that is still easy to care for and handle. Mitred conures can easily entertain themselves if give lots of toys but they also enjoy interacting and playing with their human flock.

Behavior / Health Concerns

Mitred Conures are active pet birds that like to get plenty out-of-the-cage time to play. A combination of both pellets and sprouted seeds works well as a diet for Mitred Conures. A diet that consists of a combination of both pellets and sprouted seeds as well as fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, cooked brown rice, beans or pasta. Provide your conure with plastic, wood, puzzle, musical, rope, leather and other varieties of toys. The amount of red on a mitred conure’s head varies. On some birds, the red extends over the forehead to the cheeks and around the eyes, while other mitred conures have just the red on the head and around the eyes. Some mitred conures also have red on the neck and abdomen. Young mitred conures only show red on their foreheads and develop more as they mature.

Expert Advice

“Wonderful clowns, intelligent, rowdy, loud.”

Liz Wilson, CVT, CPBC

Breed Details

Scientific Name:
Native Region:
South America
15 inches
Life Expectancy:
30 years
Noise Level:
Talk / Trick Ability:
Fair, can learn some words and phrases