Golden Conure (Queen of Bavaria Conure)

Golden conure, often known as golden conure parrot, originated in Northeastern Brazil, specifically in the southern part of Amazon River. This medium sized bird has derived its name due to its bright yellow plumage.

Golden Conure

Golden Conure

Queen of Bavaria Conure

Queen of Bavaria Conure

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:   Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittacidae
Subfamily: Arinae
Tribe:    Arini
Genus: Guaruba
Scientific Name : Guaruba guarouba
Golden Conures

Golden Conures

Quick Information

Other names Golden Parakeet, Queen of Bavaria
Size Around 13-14 inches.

Wingspan for males is around 208mm and for females is around 218mm.

Weight Approximately 8.8-9.5 0Z (249-270g)
Color Bright yellow body, dark green tip of the outer wings, gray beak, brown colored irises, light pink bare eye ring; baby golden conure exhibits green upper tail, neck, and head with brown legs.
Distribution Neo tropical region like Amazon basin, Northern Brazil.
Habitat Tall forests for non-breeding seasons, open fields for breeding periods.
Sound and call High pitched and loud, grating noise and screaming for mating season
Clutch 3-4 eggs
Incubation period Around 25 days
First molt Around 18 months
Lifespan Around 30 years
Diet Vegetables, sprouts, fruits, nuts, and seeds.
IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable
Golden Conure Pictures

Golden Conure Pictures

As pets

Golden conures, with their entertaining and engaging behavior, are widely known for making good pets.

Housing

It is a jovial bird by nature, and it prefers climbing instead of flying within the cage, so an enclosure sizing 3ftX3ftX3ft is required. Due to its strong chewing tendency, incorporate some wooden toys and a parrot perch inside the cage. Bowls of water and food are to be placed inside the cage separately.

The bird loves to stay in a group of its own kind; so you can house multiple birds together, but make sure to provide with a big enough aviary of at least 12ftX6ftX6ft size.

Golden Conure Housing

Golden Conure Housing

Nest

Ideal breeding age for golden conure is three years onward. Ensure their privacy during the reproductive season by placing a nest box sizing 9”X16”X12” inside the cage or else it can turn hostile and aggressive.

Temperature

It is likely to fall sick in cold weathers and for this, provide temperatures above 60°F for avoiding any cold-related health problems.

Golden Conure Bird

Golden Conure Bird

Temperament

It is a curious bird by nature, often surprising the owner with its talking ability and impressive vocabulary. It loves human association and tends to get bored quickly, making it advisable to keep it engaged in some playful activities.

Feeding

Apart from the commercial pallets available in the market, you can hand feed your golden conure with grape, cucumber, apple, orange, broccoli, sweet corn, capsicum, cauliflower, yellow and red peppers, spinach, cooked pumpkin, and beans.

Golden Conure Baby

Golden Conure Baby

Baby Golden Conure

Baby Golden Conure

Care

As far as care is concerned, make sure the food bowls are cleaned every day. Weekly cleansing of all wooden toys is also recommended. Ensure that it gets sufficient rest and sleeps well. Once it is trained well, you can make it come out of the cage once or twice per day.

Video: A Talking Golden Conure

Health problems

A well-nurtured golden conure is not usually susceptible to illnesses but in some cases, it can suffer from feather plucking. Apart from this, respiratory problem, sinus inflammation, psittacosis, diarrhea are the disorders to look out for. Consultation with a certified vet in the interval of 2-3 months can help to have a better life expectancy.

Price

A golden conure will cost you between $1,400-$2,000.

Golden Conure Images

Golden Conure Images

Queen of Bavaria Conure Bird

Queen of Bavaria Conure Bird

Interesting facts

  • In 1638, Georg Marcgraf, a German naturalist first described it during his expedition.
  • Formerly considered as the part of macaw family, it is now included in conure family.

References:

  1. http://animal-world.com/encyclo/birds/conures/queenbavaria.php
  2. https://www.parrots.org/encyclopedia/golden-conure
  3. https://www.beautyofbirds.com/goldenconure.html
  4. https://goldencockatoo.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/queen-of-bavaria-conures-also-known-as-golden-conures/

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