Jenday Conure birds have a multi-colored plumage, with a red-orange body and green wings and back. The wings and tail some with some shade of blue.
These bird species are suitable for families with children. They make great pets if you are looking for a bird with a big personality. Before you adopt one of these for your home, you’ll need to know its personality, the food requirements, and the care guide.
|Common Name:||Jenday Conure, Yellow-headed Conure, Jandaya Parakeet, Flaming Parakeet|
|Scientific Name:||Aratinga jandaya|
|Adult Size:||12 inches long|
|Life Expectancy:||Over 30 years|
Origin and History Of Jenday Conure
Jenday Conure’s natural habitat is in the wooded areas of northeastern Brazil. This bird species prefers to nest in tree hollows and travels in small flocks of 30 birds.
The name “jenday” is from an indigenous language from Brazil known as Old Tupi. The name translates to “small parrot.”
Like most avian species, this bird has become so popular due to the illegal capture and trade. Because of this, the bird is a protected species; therefore, it’s illegal to trade and capture it. The Brazilian government passed the Brazil Wildlife Protection Act in 1967 to protect this bird and other animals involved in the pet trade.
Today, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists the Jenday Conure as a species of least concern. However, most states require documentation or a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) for anyone to move into a new place with an exotic bird like the Jenday Conure.
Due to the prohibition, there are healthy and numerous populations of Jenday Conures in the wild.
How Should I Care For My Jenday Conure?
Your Jenday will do best at a temperature of between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. You should provide the largest cage you can, with the minimum size being 24x24x30 inches with 1/2 inch bar spacing. A spacious cage will assist you in providing adequate exercise for your bird and help it remain healthy. Some rough or cement perches high in the cage may well negate the need to clip your bird’s nails.
Jendays will thrive on a balanced diet that consists of pellets and seeds, supplemented by fresh fruits and vegetables. Favorite fresh foods include kiwi, apples, carrots, and broccoli.
These birds can molt 2 to 4 times a year and may become somewhat itchy during the process. You can help them get through this period by providing regular baths and misting them with a spray bottle. They love to bathe at any time of the year. Here is a video showing one doing just that.