Mitred conures are also often refered to as Red Headed Conures or Mitred parakeets. A relatively long-tailed species with a total length of 34–38 cm (13–15 in). Adults are mainly green with varying amounts of red to the face and thighs, a relatively conspicuous bare white eye-ring, and a heavy, pale bone-coloured bill. Juveniles show little or no red to the plumage.
Conures are a species of New World parrots and are closely related to parakeets. A very popular pet bird, the Mitred Conure is playful, talkative, goofy and very smart. And on top of it all, they are also quite beautiful and gracious. Arguably amongst the best pet parrots, they have a lot of the most desirable traits. They are strong and healthy, calm but playful, smart and fast learners. They might just be the right choice of breed when choosing a conure as your new family pet!
Speech and Sounds
While conures are amongst the best speakers, the Mitreds are not so much. They will learn words and phrases, but their high pitched voices often make them sound funny and unintelligible. This doesn’t stop them from being chatty and simply fun little talkers, with their murmurs and trills. As they are sometimes noisy, consider Mitred Conure a bird best suited for a home environment. They can become loud when alarmed or at sunset when their calls are meant to gather the flock.
Care and Feeding of Mitred Conures
A Mitred Conure in the wild relies on a mixed diet of seeds, nuts, berries, and fruits. As a pet, most of these needs are found in commercial pellet or seed mixes. You’ll want to add a regular dose of fresh fruits and vegetables, like apples, pears and oranges, and lettuce, carrots, and celery.
Mitred Conures love to bathe. Bring them with you to the shower, or simply provide a large bathing dish on a regular basis. Good hygiene ensures your pet bird stays healthy.
Temperament of Mitred Conures
Being a jolly and enthusiastic bird, the pet mitred conure enjoy chewing toys or playing with them for the most of the part. Also, since in the wild, it stays in flocks, its natural instinct doesn’t allow the bird to enjoy loneliness, rather some activities are the way to go. This conure has its share of mood swings for which the bird gets grumpy at times. It can entertain you with many tricks inside or outside the cage but when it is suitable to be out of the cage is your prerogative. A playpen is a good alternative when you let it out of the cage. ‘Talking’ and chitchatting with its favorite human is sure to amuse others.
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