The Nanday Conure is also known as the black hooded Parakeet. The nanday parakeet is 27–30 cm (11–12 in) long, weighs 140 g (4.9 oz), and is mostly green in color. Its most distinguishing characteristic, for which it is named, is its black facial mask and beak. It also shows black, trailing flight feathers on its wings and has a long tail edged at the end in blue. The upper chest is bluish-green and the lower chest is a paler green. Feathers covering the thighs are red.
Food and feeding of nanday conure
The Nanday Conure feeds on seeds, fruits, palm nuts, berries, flowers, and buds. Feral birds also come to bird feeders. Wild birds primarily use scrub forest and forest clearings around settlements. They frequent open savannah, pastures, and stockyards in South America, where they are considered as pests in some areas.
Speech and Sounds of nanday conure
With a lot of energy and a feisty spirit, comes plenty of noise as well. Remember that conures can sometimes be noisy, with their high pitched natural calls. These are mostly heard when something is not how they want it to be, or when it’s time for bed. Besides that, they also have a fairly decent ability to talk and mimic common sounds as well. They will repeat the word they learn in a comical, cartoonish voice which is certain to make you laugh.
Care and Feeding
A good choice for a starter diet is definitely a commercial seed or pellet based mix that is specially designed for conures or even parakeets. These mixes contain all the important nutrients and basic seeds like sunflower, millet, milo, and oats. You should complete this diet with the regular addition of fresh fruits – apples, oranges or bananas – and green veggies as well – cabbage, carrots, and kale are among the favorites. Bathing dishes are another important part of their care, although you might need to nudge them to bathe. They usually just prefer to spill the bathing dish over – all in the name of fun!