Sun Conure


Recognized for their beautiful plumage, sun conures are also known for their vocalizing. They are intelligent, playful, and are quieter if kept as single pets. Sun conures make good pet birds for a family because of their sociable, upbeat and affectionate personality. They have an adventurous attitude and are quite active. Owners find that sun conures enjoy playing on the floor, making foot toys appropriate for these birds. They entertain themselves by playing in their water bowls or during bathtime. With the ability to pick up words and phrases, sun conures are often described as being inquisitive.

Behavior / Health Concerns

Sun Conures need plenty of entertainment and interaction. Sun conures are susceptible to feather picking and common psittacine diseases. This pet bird’s diet needs to remain varied in order to keep a healthy pet. In addition to a pellet-based diet, sun conures need fresh fruits, vegetables and whole-grains.

Expert Advice

“Like the other Aratingas, rowdy little clowns who make lots of noise.”

Liz Wilson, CVTm CPBC

Breed Details

Scientific Name:
Native Region:
South America
up to 12 inches
Life Expectancy:
up to 30 years
Noise Level:
Moderate to Loud
Talk / Trick Ability: