Crimson-bellied conures are birds of the parrot family found in South America. They make excellent pets because of their gentle disposition, lively personality, friendly behavior and not being overly loud.
|Also known as||Crimson-belly conure, crimson-bellied parakeet|
|Color||Green, yellow-green, blue, brown, blue collar, red breast, abdomen and tail, grey or brown beak, white eye-ring while the eye is dark brown|
|Size||9.3 in (24 cm)|
|Weight||2.8-3.3 oz (79-94 g)|
|Distribution||Brazil and Bolivia|
|Habitat||Rainforests of south-central Amazon|
|Diet||Flowers, fruits, seeds, nuts, and berries|
|Breeding age||2 years|
|Breeding season||April to June and August to November|
|Incubation period||23-26 days|
|Lifespan||Around 20 years|
|IUCN conservation status||Vulnerable|
|Temperament as pets||Lively and playful|
|Maintenance requirement||Being hardy, it does not require too much maintenance|
|Noise level||Moderate; quieter than other conures|
|Talking ability||Learns to speak a few words|
Crimson-belied conures are playful and active birds who love to fly around most of the time. This necessitates putting them in a spacious enclosure with dimensions of at least 9x3x6 ft. There should be perches for the bird to sit on, and plenty of chewable toys for adequate enrichment. You might also consider keeping them in pairs,
They do not thrive well if the temperature goes below 50°F (10°C). If it is being kept in places with colder climates, make sure that the enclosure it stays in is a heated one.
This bird is a great choice for apartment dwellers as they are one of the quietest among conures, getting vocal only when excited. They become trustful of their humans quickly. They also are among the most docile among parrots.
Like their diet in the wild, constitute their diet of vegetables, fruits, flowers, and buds. A quality seed mix can be given every day. Also make millet spray available to them, and vitamin and mineral supplements should also be given regularly.
Crimson-bellied parakeets enjoy a bath, so let them have it every day, or even a few times a day if possible. Clean the enclosure at regular intervals, and ensure to replace the food and water dishes every day with fresh ones. Also, remember to replace the chewed up toys from time to time.
These birds are rather hardy and usually, do not suffer from health related issues if they are provided a healthy diet and suitable environment to live in. Chicks have very little immunity and need a lot of care for the first year of their life.
Crimson-bellied conures come within the price range of $450 to $2,500.
- These birds can be easily housed with cockatiels and other smaller parrots, as they are never aggressive with other birds.
Video: Crimson-bellied Conure Doing Tricks