Sun conure

sun conure

The Sun Conure (Aratinga solstitialis) is a species of conure bird in the Psittacidae family. It has golden yellow plumage.

Although its plumage is predominantly yellow, the sun conure also sports other colors: orange shade on the face and belly, green primary and secondary covers, as well as the remiges at the blue ends.

The irises are brown, the eye circles, the beak and the legs black. It may have reddish plumage which is rare and is more expensive at the market. The sun conure screams and can say a few words according to its interest in speech.


This species measures about 30 cm.


The young have a greenish-yellow coloration with clear orange marks on the face and belly.


The sun conure populates the very open secondary forests, the wooded savannahs and the palm groves.

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Like other conures, this bird consumes fruits, nuts and seeds but it also ingests flowers.


The Sun Conure nests both in pairs and colonies. In the latter case, reproduction is cooperative, with adults feeding their own young but also those of other pairs when they have left the nests.

The female lays between 3 and 6 eggs. Incubation lasts 27 days. It is provided by the female. The young fly away around the age of 8 weeks. After leaving the nest, the parents continue to feed them, the young enjoy spending the night in their original nest box.


This parrot is found in South America northwest of Brazil, and also Guyana and southeast of Venezuela.


Parrot sun conure, by its very attractive color, is the species of the genus Aratinga most common in captivity. Until 1971, it was still unknown in Europe, but since then it has been bred and reproduced successfully.

In captivity there are two mutations, the most common is the red factor sun conure and the rarest is the yellow mutation (variegated) sun conure. The sun conure “yellow mutation” has an entirely yellow plumage with a shade of orange in the figure and belly. Its beak is shaded with white and its legs are white.

Order: Psittaciformes                                                                    Famille: Psittacidae

 CITES Appendix II, freeholding not subject to quotas

Sex: No sexual dimorphism


  • dark green parrot with yellow-orange breast and head, blue feathers and caudals and dorsal sides of green wings.
  • It can be confused with the jandaya conure (A jandaya)

Character: Sun conure Bird able to pronounce a few words and imitator of noises (average capacities) the conures bird are extremely noisy despite their small size, which can quickly exceed the owners

Weight: 110 – 130g

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Sun conure Parrot

Sun conure parrot

Parrot Sun Conure has been one of the most popular pet bird species for many years. There are many reasons for this, not just that they are probably the most colorful and beautiful Sun Conure species.

While most people are initially attracted by Sun Conures for their beautiful looks, those who fall in love with this species appreciate it because of its many endearing characteristics.

Take a look at the facts listed below to learn more about Sun Conures and what it’s like to keep them as pets.

Sun Conure Price

Purchasing your sun conure parrot from a pet store or breeder can be significantly more precious than one from a original sanctum (a sun conure bird will probably bring between $ 200 and $ 800), but you get the advantage of buying a youngish raspberry, and in some cases, evidence of a health guarantee.

Purchasing your sun conure from a pet store or breeder can be significantly more expensive than one from a local shelter (a sun conure will likely cost between $200 and $800), but you get the advantage of buying a younger bird, and in some cases, proof of a health guarantee.


Sun conure baby

SOURCE:Chris Biro


Sun Conure Lifespan

How long do sun conures live:Adopting a Sun Conure is not a small commitment – with proper care, these birds can have a lifespan of up to 30 years in captivity. Before you start and bring a Sun Conure back home, make sure you are ready and able to commit to taking care of your bird for at least this time.

Too often, unprepared people adopt these types of birds and then decide that they are unwilling to care for them as long as they live, resulting in many homeless parrots. Do not let your bird become a statistic!

sun conure lifespan

Sun Conures size

Arriving about 12 inches in length from the beak to the tail feathers, the Sun Conure parrot is a medium-sized bird with a well-proportioned silhouette, he