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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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can anyone guess out gender and age of my pet bird  Suresh John

   "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


Suresh John - 2015-12-09
can anyone guess out gender and age of my pet bird

  • Clarice Brough - 2015-12-10
    What a beautiful bird Suresh! You can have your bird sexed by a veterinarian, either through a DNA sample or probe. Unfortunately, determining the age of parrots (once they are past the juvnile stage) is one of those things that can't be guessed at, there are simply no visual clues. However, you may be able to ask the people you got it from if they know the hatch date.
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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.

  • Suresh John - 2015-12-09
    yes i can sell you one 'mitred conure red-headed'. but i am in one of Gulf country??/
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joy slaney - 2015-10-12
I have what I thought was a Mitred Conure but can't find his picture. he's green with a little red on the wing right where it fold back on his body. Red mask and white above his beak and blue behind that. What do you think he really is?

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

  • Suresh John - 2015-12-09
    yes i can sell you one 'mitred conure red-headed'. but i am in one of Gulf country??/
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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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