Red Masked Conure also known as the Cherry Headed Conure, this bird is ver similar to the Miltred Parakeet but has more red on its face extending below the eyes. This Conure is a medium-sized parrot known for its intelligence and affectionate nature. This bird also tends to be a show-off clown. Easier to train, the cherry-headed conure has been regarded as among the most talkative conure parrot, but it also tends to be loud sometimes.
The red masked conure is a medium-sized parrot that measures 11 to 13 inches long. It has a long tail that measures a bit more than 6 inches. Aside from a long tail, it also comes with a pale green plumage and a yellowish underside.
The bird’s head is red, excluding the rear half of its cheeks. There are also red markings on the shoulders, underneath the wings, and on the thighs. The eyes are yellow with white rings on the eyes. Aside from that, the beak of a red-masked conure is horn-colored while its legs are grey.
This conure is known to be clever and fun-loving. It thrives well on frequent interactions with humans. The bird also does well with training. It wants to be always everyone’s apple of the eye as it looks so happy whenever you pour your attention and care to the animal. The truth is that the bird will do what it can just to get people’s attention. Like other conures, this bird is very loud as it screams intermittently.
This conure, like other parrots, is flock-oriented and has great social instincts. In captivity, the owner will take on the role of a flock mate. To be cheerful and stay that way, the bird requires adequate and constant interaction time with its favorite human or owner.
Feeding of Red Masked Conure
Like other parrots, the red masked conure needs a diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits and enhanced with a good pelleted diet. You can also give a handful of seeds as treats, but be sure not to give too much of it based on your pet’s everyday meals.
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