Dusky headed Conure, also known as the weddell’s Conure or the dusky headed parakeet. A bit smaller than some similar conure breeds, this bird reaches an average length of 11 inches (28 centimeters). A good portion of the size is reserved for the tail. They have the distinct stocky build of other conures, which sometimes gives off a chubby look. As can be gathered from their small size, these parrots have a high level of energy. This means they will need plenty of space to roam free. Help them maintain good health by letting them fly around your house. Once both of you are used to it, free flight will become a usual occurence.
We all know that conures are small birds but big clowns. They are cuddly, cute, and full of goofy tricks. The Dusky conure is not far behind. This popular pet parrot is a perfect companion and is loved for its calm, peaceful temperament and entertaining behavior.
Speech and Sounds
Most conures tend to be vocal and noisy. Luckily, the Dusky Headed conure steps out from this pattern. They are known to be much quieter than their close cousins, and this is one of the reasons which makes them popular. It also makes them a suitable apartment pet. These conures can also learn a few basic and often poorly imitated words or familiar sounds. Don’t be surprised when they chirp and dance along to a song you’re listening to.
Care and Feeding of the Dusky Headed Conure
Their mixed diet in the wild consists of various nuts, seeds, tropical fruits, and flower buds. The closest equivalent to this in captivity would be a commercial seed mix made especially for conures. You can balance it out with regular addition of fresh fruits, green vegetables, and similar goodies. Another part of good care revolves around exercise and social interaction. Provide generous amounts of both, and your little conure will be happy. And a happy parrot is a healthy parrot as well.
Lifespan of the Dusky Headed Conure
A Dusky Conure is likely to live a lifespan of 20 to 30 years. However, there are some reports of well looked after birds living up to 40 years in captivity.
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