Sun Conures or Aratinga solstitialis are beautiful and smart birds! They can learn various commands and tricks while some even learning to talk a bit. We breed Normal and Red Factor mutations. As the Suns age they usually lose a lot of the green feathers and are replaced with beautiful yellow coloration. Sun Conures are a bit larger and louder than their cousins the Green Cheek Conure. Unlike Green Cheeks, Suns are not recommended if you live in close proximity to others, such as an apartment because of their ”voice” level when they are excited carrying over to a neighbor. Overall, Sun Conures have lots of potential to learn tricks, some can speak, will also lay on their back and have an outgoing personality!
Each baby will be starter trained and should by the time they leave know “Step up” command and sometimes even “kisses” or even recall for a fast learner. Just continue this training and add other commands after learning some of the basics first.
Our Sun Conures are provided some chewable toys, a swing, concrete or cuttlebone nail trimming perch (about 1/2 to 3/4 inch in width). Cuttle bones or mineral blocks are recommended if the bird is not eating pellets with high calcium, such as Roudybush. Hanging toys with wood or ropes are a must so they have something to satisfy chewing urges. The larger the cage you can provide is recommended so they can spread their wings and move about without bumping into sides of cage or toys. We recommend a 24" x 24" wide cage or larger with bar spacing at about 3/4" or less. Most cages have slide up doors, unless it's a large parrot cage, so just be mindful that your baby may learn to get out so clips can be bought to put on doors if needed.
Our babies will be weaned onto Roudybush Maintenance “mini” pellets as their primary diet, along with eating other fresh/dried fruits and veggies. Seed mixtures are only provided as more of a treat, along with millet spray as well.
Sun Conures eat many fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, apples, bananas, peeled kiwi, mango, cranberries, oranges, grapes, grapefruit, broccoli, peas, carrots, green beans, kale and many others. Fresh, thawed frozen veggies, and dried are all acceptable. Remember avocados or guacamole is NOT to be given to birds, along with foods with caffeine, artificial sugars or lactose. Sprouted seeds are also high in nutritional value. A separate dish just for fresh foods is preferred so it can be removed after a few hours to prevent spoiling of what is left over. Water bottles to hang on the cage are good for always having fresh water available. We recommend checking the spout every couple days to ensure it does not stick with food being placed on it. Dishes are also good to have in case your little guy or gal wants to take a bath, too.
DNA testing will be included in price to determine if male or female