The sun conure is one of the most beautiful birds in the world. This little bird is about the size of a robin, but each bird’s feathers include red, orange and yellow on the head, chest and upper wings, and royal blue and green on the tail and wings. The yellow feathers extend across the shoulders and are called a cape. These small South American parrots are simply gorgeous. Sun conures can make wonderful pet parrots for the right family. If handfed as babies they tend to be affectionate and playful companions. They might enjoy riding around inside your shirt or nuzzling your ear while sitting on your shoulder. They are comical as they play with their toys, and they are bright enough to be taught numerous tricks. They are not generally good talkers, but some of them may learn to say a few words in a cute but gravelly little voice.
Sunshine: hand raised and very much part of our family, he started talking at 5 months, and is now 11 months old, and he does not stop talking. A wonderful friend and companion.
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