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Green cheeked conures

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Green Cheek Conure

  • The history

The Green cheeked conures have been kept as companions or farmed birds for decades. Documents attest to their captivity since the beginning of the 20th century. However as the adventure gradually turned from the menagerie into a serious “hobby”, the Pionus has long been ignored by the majority of poultry farmers. From 1980 there was a positive explosion of interest in keeping and raising parrots. During this period, techniques for the success of captive breeding made a big leap in their efficiency and allowed an increase in the breeding of many species.

  • The different species (or breeds)

The Green-cheeked conures, originating from the Neotropics are of medium or small size. They are slightly stocky birds that are distinguished from their closest parents by several physical characteristics such as their large eyes bordered by very exposed peri-ophthalmic skin, their short tails and the triangular patch of red feathers in the abdominal region.

  • The characteristics

They also have a particular odor although it is not very very strong or unpleasant in their natural environment. The behavioral characteristic which perhaps distinguishes them is their breathless breathing or even asthmatic when they are excited or stressed. This noise first heard by a new owner worried and worried him until he realized that this particular breathing was normal.

  • The eight subspecies of Green-cheeked conures

Here is the list of the 9 main species of Green-cheeked conures, you can click on the species that interest you to discover a more complete article on the subject:


Green-cheeked conures menstruus
Green-cheeked conures reichenowi
Green-cheeked conures sordidus
Green-cheeked conures maximiliani
Green-cheeked conures tumultuosus
Green-cheeked conures senilis
Green-cheeked conures chalcopterus
Green-cheeked conures fuscus

Green Cheek Conure Care | A Complete Guide

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Breeding Green-cheeked conures

The best way to breed Green-cheeked conures is to do it naturally, by naturally we mean respecting their natural habits and needs, with real nest, these breeding cycles must be respected correctly and a correct pairing of couple. Discover tips to manage your Green-cheeked conures breeding and to make sure to provide the Green-cheeked conures with everything they need in terms of space, food and environment. Although very complex, artificial Green-cheeked conures breeding can work and is practiced by several poultry farmers. This requires some experience and to be equipped with the right equipment.


The feeding of the Green-cheeked conures

Green-cheeked conures cannot eat everything that humans eat, even if they seem to love. Certain foods are harmful to them. Discover a complete file on the feeding of the Green-cheeked conures, with the recommended foods and those which must absolutely be avoided.

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The Green-cheeked conures, a small colorful parrot

Green cheeked conures diseases

It is necessary to regularly monitor the health of your Green-cheeked conures, because certain diseases can be fatal or very harmful for it. Discover our file on Green-cheeked conures diseases. We present you the symptoms and the possible treatments, we also present you the necessary equipment to care for your pets.

Origin and geographic distribution

Green-cheeked conures location

Green-cheeked conures menstruus → Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Guyana, Guyana, Suriname, Peru
Green-cheeked conures sordidus → Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia
Green-cheeked conures maximiliani → Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina
Green-cheeked conures tumultuosus → Peru
Green-cheeked conures senilis → Panama, Mexico
Green-cheeked conures chalcopterus → Venezuela, Colombia, Peru
Green-cheeked conures fuscus → Venezuela, Guyana, Guyana, Suriname, Brazil







To breed a Green cheeked conures, the passion for this little colored bird unable to speak must absolutely prevail over financial interest. It is for this reason that we find more breeders of Gray Gabon and Ara ararauna than breeders of Pionus. We are therefore going through these few pages to try to make you discover this South American species neglected from French breeding.

John Stoodley, Green-cheeked conures specialist

The Green-cheeked conures species was not very widespread until many growers in North America and Europe took a specific and concentrated interest in this species of birds from the South American continent. At the forefront of this evolution in favor of increased knowledge of the Green-cheeked conures in captivity was then John Stoodley.

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