Jenday Conure

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.

Jenday Conure

Scientific Classification

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


Quick Information

Other Names Janday conure, jandaya parakeet, jandaya conure, yellow-headed conure
Size Around 12 inches (30 cm)
Weight 125-140gm
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
Clutch 3-6 eggs
Incubation Around 26 days
Fledging After 2 months
Lifespan 25-30 years
Diet Fruits and nuts
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

Jenday Conure Birds

Jenday Conure Bird

As pets

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.

Baby Jenday Conure

Jenday Conure Flying

Health problems

  • Proventricular Dilatation Disease
  • Psittacosis
  • Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease
  • Beak Malocclusion
  • Aspergillosis
  • Chlamydiosis

Frequent check up by a professional vet can minimize the chance of such ailments.


It costs around $400-$600.

Jenday Conure Pictures

Jenday Conure Images

Interesting facts

  • 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


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