Peach-Fronted Conure

Peach-fronted conures are one of the most jovial and charming species of the entire conure family. As the name suggests, these monomorphic birds exhibit a peach colored patch on their forehead.

Peach-Fronted Conure

Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Superfamily Psittacoidea
Family Psittacidae
Subfamily Arinae
Tribe Arini
Genus Eupsittula
Scientific Name Eupsittula aurea

 

Quick Information

Other names Golden-crowned conure, peach-fronted parakeet, peachfront
Size Around 10 inches(25 cm)
Wingspan Around 7 inches (18 cm)
Weight 80-110 grams
Color Adults: Grayish green back, olive green breast, peach cap (hence the name), blue-green crown, blue tinges on tail, black tips on wings, yellow eye ring, gray beak

Juveniles: Same coloration as adults without the yellow eye ring

Distribution Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil (São Paulo, Mato Grosso), Northern Argentina, Sipaliwini district of Suriname
Subspecies
  • Aratinga aurea aurea
  • Aratinga aurea
  • Aratinga aurea major
Habitat Lowland, hot and humid areas
Sounds and calls Screeching
Breeding age 12 months
Breeding season May to September
Clutch size 2-4 eggs
Incubation period Around 26 days
Fledging 52 days
Lifespan 20-30 years
Diet Fruits, seeds and vegetables
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

Peach-Fronted Conure Pictures

Peach-Fronted Conure Images

As Pets

Their social and agreeable characteristics make them a good choice for pet lovers. As a perfect companion bird, peach-fronted conures are easy to train and they will never let you get bored at any point of time.

Housing

Install a powder coated metal cage sizing 24X18X24 inches with a few manzanita perches for these strong chewers. The ideal size for their nest box is 13x10x10 inches with a hole of 3.25 inches. You may also place a playpen outside the cage as your pet needs to have some “free time” out of the cage.

Peach-Fronted Parakeet

Peach Fronted Conure

Temperature

Keep them in a clean area within a range of 65°F-80°F away from drafts.

Temperament

These gentle birds are known for their love for human proximity. They also enjoy chewing strong and hardy materials for a long time. Due to their inquisitive mind and intelligence, they often learn various tricks in no time and surprise others. Once they make a bond with you, they are likely to accompany you while you watch TV or listen to songs. Adults are prone to feather plucking if they don’t get sufficient attention and mental stimulation. So, you must provide some chewable toys to keep them occupied while you are not around.

For making a perfect bond, you must keep a single bird as two birds often bond well each other and may disregard the owner.

Peach-Fronted Conure Bird

Peach-Fronted Conure Birds

Feeding

Fresh vegetables, fruits, sprouted seeds and pellet mix are good options for them. Cuttlebone or mineral blocks are good for conures too as they prevent bone deficiency.

Peach-Fronted Conure Sleeping

Peach-Fronted Conure Baby

Care

Clipping of feathers and nail is required by a professional pet as they are good flyers and can escape easily. Peach-fronted conures love to take shower, so either spray them with a spray bottle or place a shallow bowl of water.

A proper cleaning of the cage, cage trays, food and water bowls with a bird-friendly disinfectant is necessary.

Health problems

Common illnesses include psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD), aspergillosis, polyoma, erythremic myelosis, chronic depression, Pacheco’s disease. A healthy diet, hygienic atmosphere and frequent check ups by a vet keep such diseases at bay.

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