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Green-cheeked Conure

Yellow-sided Green-cheeked Conure

Family: Psittacidae Greencheek ConurePyrrhura molinaePhoto Animal-World: Courtesy David Brough
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Help me heal my lonely, broken heart. Hey all, is anyone out there looking to find a loving home for their bird? My conure died a while back and my heart is still... (more)  Amber Wolff

   "Pooki" is just about four months old and he is so darn playful,... he can't wait to be let out of his cage!

     "Pooki" has all the wonderful characteristics of the popular Green-cheeked Conures. They are quite smart little birds, and come up with very creative solutions to a variety of situations. For example, often times Pookie just can't wait another minute for his good morning, so often times he simply lets himself out of his cage!

   His new home is with a young girl who is "graduating" from cockatiels to a bit bigger bird. Both she and Pooki are very excited about getting to know each other and getting to play with each other!

For more information about the care of Conures see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Conure


Geographic Distribution
Pyrrhura molinae
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  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Genus: Pyrrhura
  • Species: molinae
The Green Cheeked Conure

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Scientific Name:Pyrrhura molinae

Subspecies:

  • Green-cheeked Conure
    Pyrrhura molinae molinae
  • Argentina Conure
    Pyrrhura molinae australis
  • Santa Cruz Conure
    Pyrrhura molinae restricta
  • Yellow-sided Conure
    Pyrrhura molinae hypoxantha
  • Pyrrhura molinae sordida
  • Pyrrhura molinae phoenicura

Distribution:
   These birds are native to Bolivia.

Description:
   The Green-cheeked has coloring very similar to the Maroon-bellied Conure, but can be distinguished by the reddish upper surface of its' tail feathers. It has a green body with blue primary flight feathers and a maroon tail. The scallop feathers on the chest and upper neck are fringed with white. There is purple on the belly and the beak and the ear covers are brown.

Size - Weight:
   These birds grow to a length of 10 1/2" (26.2 cm).

Care and feeding:
  A roomy cage is required unless the bird is to be let out for extended periods. Many birds can spend most of their time on a play pen or parrot perch. They eat a variety of seeds, nuts, fruits, and commercial pellets, as well as the same nutritional foods humans eat.

   See About Conures: Housing and About Conures: Care and Feeding for more information.

Social Behaviors:
   These birds tame very easily and are very sociable. The Pyrrhuras are a quieter conure than the Aratinga species making them an easier pet to live with. However, they are not known to be great talkers. In the wild they are very sociable with other green-cheeks. Often they forage in groups and spend the night sleeping together.

Activities:  Loves to climb and play. Provide lots of toys. Greencheek Conure

Breeding/Reproduction:
   The sex of the Green-cheeked Conure is undeterminable by appearance, though an immature bird will have duller pulmage than the adult, darker irises, and less maroonish coloring on there abdomen. These birds reach sexual maturity around two years of age.    The hen will usually lay between four to six eggs, and the incubation period averages 22 - 25 days.The average clutch is 4–6 eggs. Average incubation is 24 days, varying from 22 to 25 days. They are not too fussy about their nesting box but can use a box about 7" x 7".

Potential Problems:
   This bird is not nearly as noisy as most Aratinga species.
   See About Conures: Potential Problems for more information.

Availability:  This bird is generally available.

 

Author: Clarice Brough, CAS
Lastest Animal Stories on Green-cheeked Conure


Amber Wolff - 2017-10-03
Help me heal my lonely, broken heart. Hey all, is anyone out there looking to find a loving home for their bird? My conure died a while back and my heart is still broken. I also used to have an African grey quite some time ago. I'm trying to find another birdie in need of a forever home. I'm open to different types of parrots. I have so much love to give to a birdie friend, lots of time and a safe, healthy, happy home to live and shoulder to sit on often. If anyone is located close to Montana, I would be able to drive a ways if it meant giving a home to a feathered friend in need of adoption. I can't afford to pay for traveling expenses and a bird though. If you're looking to find an amazing home for your beloved bird, I can assure you that I can provide that, plus all the love in the world. My email is amberlkwolff@gmail.com

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Kalie Arruda - 2017-09-03
Need to sell my green cheek conure 'Petrie' he hatched in November 2016. I feel horrible that I don't have time to tend to him like i thought. I have bonded with him and almost sold him to someone but I didnt know anything about where/what my bird would be going to. I just need to find more info on who can buy him that is an experienced bird owner so I can feel at piece about failing him. I would just need some proof if possible that the people who want to buy him have a decent area for him and that they will take the time to work with him and love him. Thanks.

  • Amber Wolff - 2017-10-03
    Hey hon, are you still looking for a loving home for your little Petrie? My conure died a while back and my heart is still broken. I'm trying to find another birdie in need of a forever home. I have so much love to give to a birdie friend, lots of time and a safe, healthy, happy home to live and shoulder to sit on often. Where are you located? If close to Montana, I would be able to drive a ways if it meant giving a home to a feathered friend in need of adoption. I can't afford to pay for traveling expenses and the bird though. If you're looking to find an amazing home for your beloved bird, I can assure you that I can provide that plus all the love in the world. My email is amberlkwolff@gmail.com
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Anonymous - 2017-08-10
We are going on a cross country trip that could last up to 2 weeks. We want to take our Pineapple Cheeked Conure with us because she bites everyone else & would be hard to care for. Do they travel in a car well? We have a smaller cage for travel, like to the vet, etc.

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jen - 2016-02-03
our green cheek makes sounds like its crying is that a flaking call

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Amber Wolff - 2017-10-03
Help me heal my lonely, broken heart. Hey all, is anyone out there looking to find a loving home for their bird? My conure died a while back and my heart is still broken. I also used to have an African grey quite some time ago. I'm trying to find another birdie in need of a forever home. I'm open to different types of parrots. I have so much love to give to a birdie friend, lots of time and a safe, healthy, happy home to live and shoulder to sit on often. If anyone is located close to Montana, I would be able to drive a ways if it meant giving a home to a feathered friend in need of adoption. I can't afford to pay for traveling expenses and a bird though. If you're looking to find an amazing home for your beloved bird, I can assure you that I can provide that, plus all the love in the world. My email is amberlkwolff@gmail.com

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Kalie Arruda - 2017-09-03
Need to sell my green cheek conure 'Petrie' he hatched in November 2016. I feel horrible that I don't have time to tend to him like i thought. I have bonded with him and almost sold him to someone but I didnt know anything about where/what my bird would be going to. I just need to find more info on who can buy him that is an experienced bird owner so I can feel at piece about failing him. I would just need some proof if possible that the people who want to buy him have a decent area for him and that they will take the time to work with him and love him. Thanks.

  • Amber Wolff - 2017-10-03
    Hey hon, are you still looking for a loving home for your little Petrie? My conure died a while back and my heart is still broken. I'm trying to find another birdie in need of a forever home. I have so much love to give to a birdie friend, lots of time and a safe, healthy, happy home to live and shoulder to sit on often. Where are you located? If close to Montana, I would be able to drive a ways if it meant giving a home to a feathered friend in need of adoption. I can't afford to pay for traveling expenses and the bird though. If you're looking to find an amazing home for your beloved bird, I can assure you that I can provide that plus all the love in the world. My email is amberlkwolff@gmail.com
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