The jenday conure, a medium sized parrot, is commonly found in northeastern Brazil. They are not frequently seen in the wild but due to their beautiful coloration they are bred and put up for sale by breeders.
|Scientific Name||Aratinga jandaya|
|Other Names||Janday conure, jandaya parakeet, jandaya conure, yellow-headed conure|
|Size||Around 12 inches (30 cm)|
|Color||Yellow head, shoulder, and neck, orange cheeks, green wings, blue outer wings and tail tips, reddish gold lower abdomen, black bill and dark eyes. Male and female look apparently similar.|
|Distribution||Para, Ceara, Maranhao, Piaui and Tocantins in Northeastern Brazil|
|Habitat||Palm groves and temperate broad-leaf forests|
|Sounds & calls||High-pitched squawky voice|
|Incubation||Around 26 days|
|Fledging||After 2 months|
|Diet||Fruits and nuts|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Least Concern|
This affable and charming bird is a revered choice as a family pet. If you can put up with its noise, your pet will surprise you with its entertaining attributes.
Arrange a roomy cage sizing 36X24X24 inches furnished with multiple perches. Also, provide a swing and some chewable wooden and acrylic toys for its enrichment.
Place a nest box of 21X10X11 inches if you keep a pair.
Keep your conure in between 62°F to 74°F for its well-being.
Amicable, playful and easily tamable, this bird loves to spend quality time with its owner. When alone, it often relaxes standing on one foot. With an ability to learn tricks and imitate words vaguely, a jenday conure never fails to attract anyone.
Hand raised baby conures do not have aggression or biting tendency.
Wean your pet with fresh fruits, vegetables, and commercial pellets daily. Do not give it chocolate and avocado as these are toxic for the bird.
Let your pet out of the cage for a particular time every day so that it can enjoy the fresh air. You may also arrange a playpen where the bird can spend some time on its own. Once it makes a strong bond with you, let it sit on your shoulder and cuddle it frequently.
- Proventricular Dilatation Disease
- Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease
- Beak Malocclusion
Frequent check up by a professional vet can minimize the chance of such ailments.
It costs around $400-$600.
- Georg Marcgrave, a German naturalist, first described this bird in 1638.
- According to the famous ornithologist Thomas Arndt, this bird is a subspecies of golden-capped parakeet.
- This bird has two synonyms of its scientific name such as “Psittacus jandaya” and “Conurus jandaya”.
- It is often confused with sun conures because of their same size.
- A jenday conure has been successfully crossed with a nanday conure, resulting in a hybrid offspring.
Video: Jenday Conure Dancing