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Mitred Conure

Family: Psittacidae Mitred Conures, Heckle and Jeckle, Aratinga mitradaHeckel and JeckelAratinga mitrataPhoto Animal-World: Courtesy David Brough
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please call me if you know who will sell me a red masked conure 541-292-7538 ask for tito.  yolanda

   "I'm here to tell you... the original Heckel and Jeckel never got into as much trouble as these two!"...Dr. Jungle

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


Geographic Distribution
Aratinga mitrata
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  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Genus: Aratinga
  • Species: mitrata

Scientific Name: Aratinga mitrata

Distribution:
   These birds are native to central and souther Peru south through eastern Bolivia the La Rioja and western Cordoba in north-western Argentina.

Description:
   Mostly green but more yellowish on the underparts. The forehead is red with distinctive red markings around the eyes. There are scattered red feathers on the hindneck, mantle, throat, thighs, and bend of wing. The undersides of the wing-coverts are olive-green, while the undersides of tail and flight feathers are olive-yellow. The naked periophthalmic ring is creamy-white. Bill is horn colored. Irises are orange-yellow with and inner gray ring.

Size - Weight:
   These birds get up to 15" (38 cm). 8.6 ounces (244 g)

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 sprouts, seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables, 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:
   In captivity these conures become very tame and will learn to speak. They need attention, patience, and toys.

Mitred Conures, Heckle and Jeckle, Aratinga mitrada

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

Breeding/Reproduction:
   They breed readily if they have the right size aviary. The hen lays two to four eggs which are incubated for about 23-26 days. The young fledge after about 59 days. The nest box size should be 12" x 12" x 12".

Potential Problems:    As with many Aratinga species, MItred Conures can be noisy.
   See About Conures: Potential Problems for more information.

Availability:
  This bird is generally available at a pet stores or breeders.

Author: Clarice Brough, CAS
Lastest Animal Stories on Mitred Conure


yolanda - 2012-04-30
please call me if you know who will sell me a red masked conure
541-292-7538 ask for tito.

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yolanda - 2012-04-30
i am very interested in buying a red mask conure.the one i had died and will like to have another one

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Phil and Therese Billington - 2005-12-10
We are sharing our computer with "Bart", a five-month-old mitred conure from Tango

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PyrO - 2003-07-26
hi Ellie,
I know that pionus parrots are lovable but dont' need that much attentiion as do cockatoos and other parrot's
you're better of loking into those kind of birds there known to be very nice tempered.

good luck on your search.

  • Sylvia - 2012-01-21
    It definitely just sounds like a petite-Mal seizure. That just means that they're acting normal on second and then they just pause and blank out the next second. They don't remember anything from the few moments during the seizure. Also, considering he is new to the environment, he is probably just scared and nervous. Things should get better. If not, take him to the vet. They don't really do anything to stop petite-Mal seizures but it is possibly that it could be something else.
  • Sylvia - 2012-01-21
    Chinchillas are really great pets and not a ton of hard work. And going with the carpet floor, if you get the right cage, you shouldn't have to worry about pee on the floor. But! Peeing is one of a chinchillas biggest defense mechanism especially if they are territorial... so, they may pee on you when you go to get them out of the cage, but not all chinchillas do that.
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yolanda - 2012-04-30
please call me if you know who will sell me a red masked conure
541-292-7538 ask for tito.

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yolanda - 2012-04-30
i am very interested in buying a red mask conure.the one i had died and will like to have another one

Reply