Sunshine was hand raised by a breeder in Christchurch, we visited often when he was still being fed in order for him to get used to us. At 12 weeks old we took him home, and after a week wondered how we lived without him. He began talking three months later his first words, (What you doing), I was amazed. He is a delight and brings loads of sunshine & joy to our home.
The Sun Conure bird is a small, beautiful parrot similar to the macaw in features yet very distinguishable in its own. Their bodies’ hold a yellow to orange hue resembling a deep bright gold overlayed with brilliant blends of green and red which definitely outshine most birds in the sky. A baby sun conure’s feathers are mostly olive green, but at around six months of age, its plumage will slowly begin to change in coloration to the gorgeous yellow orange hues that sun conures are known for. After about a year old, the sun conure will possess its full color. This includes their wings and tails which range from dark blue to green. Their eyes are gray and their beaks and feet are always black. Sun Conure Lifespan. Sun conure birds are more or less 12 inches in length. The average lifespan of a sun conure is about 15 to 25 years which makes them great loyal pet birds for a long time. They are easy to raise and maintain plus they will bring hours of joy to you and your family because of their cuddly, lovable and charming personalities. The origins of a sun conure bird start in the Amazon River from the eastern parts of South America. Typical environments for these vibrantly colored birds, also known as the Aratinga Solstitialis, are the open forests of the Northern Amazon, Northeastern Brazil and Southeast Venezuela. Though they were originally found in these other parts of the world, many people would travel to these lands just to capture these wonderful creatures only to sell them at a high profit.
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