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Queen of Bavaria Conure

Golden Conure, Golden Parakeet

Family: Psittacidae"Boots" and "Bottoms" are Queen of Bavaria Conures or Golden Conures"Boots" and "Bottoms"Aratinga guaroubaPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy Courtesy Cheryl Galloway
(Photographer: Eric Losenko)
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Hello everyone, i have a beautiful Bavarian Queen. Its a year old. Has all the papers. It came from a very good exotic bird place in FL. Very healthy. The bird is... (more)  Anonymous

   The Queen of Bavaria or Golden Conure is the most beautiful and most sought after of all the conures!

   A very rare and highly endangered species, the Queen of Bavaria Conure also known as the Golden Conure is protected against collection and importation, as well as being closely regulated in the United States. It is also very expensive.

   The Queen of Bavaria Conure does makes a spectacular pet that is very beautiful and affectionate. Being quite intelligent makes them easy to tame and train. They can be good talkers, but like many of the Aratinga conures they can also be very loud.

   The Queen of Bavaria Conures or Golden Conures are very lively little birds, though in captivity they will rarely fly. Rather they choose to climb about, perform acrobatic maneuvers, and be quite comical. Human companionship is greatly enjoyed and they can be very affectionate. A favorite activity is to chew, so be sure to provide lots of wooden toys to keep them from becoming bored.

   This conure does have one bad habit, they are prone to feather plucking, especially the wings and chest. This is possibly due to their high energy needs, and becoming bored in a limited space without enough activity or stimulation. It is recommended that you give them plenty of toys and freedom of movement, as well as plenty of proteins, calcium, and mineral supplements.

Dr. Jungles says,...Wow! "Boots" and Bottoms" are celebrities!

"My Queens, "Boots" and "Bottoms", became "famous" doing a Hagen ad!"

"The Queens are called the Queens of Bavaria, sometimes the Golden Parrot. They really DNA wise do not completely belong to any family but are closest to the conure. They are nutty, playful, love fun, sliding down pillows on the sofa, hang from curtains, are very affectionate and I never found them to be at all aggressive, even when on eggs!
They just love you and will go to any person to play!"...Cheryl Galloway

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


  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Genus: Aratinga
  • Species: guarouba
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Scientific Name:Aratinga guarouba
(recently renamed to: Guaruba guarouba)

Distribution:
   The Queen of Bavaria Conure or Golden Conure is found in a remote area of northeastern Brazil. They have long been known to naturalists. A Dr. Greene is said to have described this bird as the Golden Parrot in a writing in 1887, and he advises that there was a specimen in the London Zoo since 1871. They were first bred in Sri Lanka in 1939, and in the United States in 1945.
   Due to the destruction of thousands of acres of jungle, their native habitat has been drastically reduced. Today they are extremely rare and are protected. Even in captivity there are limited numbers and their status is very fragile. Keeping them in captive breeding programs has taken precedence hopefully with the aim of precluding any further need to collect them from the wild.

Description:
   The Queen of Bavaria Conure or Golden Conure, a small member of the parrot family, is considered the most beautiful of the conures. They are a brilliant golden yellow with only the lower portion of the wings being green. They rather resemble a small macaw with a beak and head that is quite large, though they have a relatively short tail. The eye is brown surrounded by a naked white eye ring. The beak is a pale horn color and the legs are a light pink.
   The young have green feathers in the plumage and the yellow is duller. They are fully feathered by 18 months of age.

Size - Weight:
   The Queen of Bavaria Conure or Golden Conure will reach up to 14 inches (35.5 cm) and weigh 8.8 ozs (249 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 the wild they were at one time seen in pairs or small groups of up to about 60 birds, though today fewer birds are seen. They love to play, especially climbing and chewing. They can also be rather noisy.

Breeding/Reproduction:
   They breed readily in captivity and are not overly fussy about their nest, though they get quite aggressive to their keeper while breeding. If they lose their mate they are unlikely to pair with another.
   The female lays 3 to 4 eggs which are incubated for about 25 days. The young fledge (leave the nest) after about 10 weeks though the parents continue to feed them for some time after that.

Potential Problems:    As with most Aratinga species, this bird can be noisy.
   See About Conures: Potential Problems for information on illnesses.

Availability:
  The Queen of Bavaria Conure or Golden Conure is not readily available as a pet, and is quite expensive. They cannot be sold between state lines in the United States unless both the buyer and the seller obtain a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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

Author: Clarice Brough, CAS
Lastest Animal Stories on Queen of Bavaria Conure

Anonymous - 2013-01-08
Hello everyone, i have a beautiful Bavarian Queen. Its a year old. Has all the papers. It came from a very good exotic bird place in FL. Very healthy. The bird is lovely! Very sweet and gorgeous. Very docile with everyone. Unfortunately, i am unable to keep the bird anymore. I am looking for a nice home for him. I have beautiful pictures of him. If interested, please reply to this comment. Thank you

  • marie - 2013-01-15
    Please email picture and price to miabent@yahoo.com. Thank you!
  • teresa - 2013-01-24
    please email me so we can exchange numbers, I am looking for a feathered family member! Thanks for your time! Teresa
  • teresa - 2013-01-30
    please contact me at teresamoon5m@yahoo.com... I am very interested! Please let me know if he/she is still available.. Thanks!
  • Donna Ptasinski - 2013-02-03
    I'm interested in your Concure. Is it still available? If yes, please email me. Thanks Donna
  • jody - 2013-02-13
    How much are you asking for the bird
  • Anonymous - 2013-04-19
    Do you still have the bird?
  • tish - 2013-05-06
    Do you still have this bird for sale?
  • James - 2013-07-30
    Very interested call me 786.239.7091
  • Tom Mullane - 2013-08-29
    Do you still have the Queen? What sex is the bird? Where are you located? We have ample room for care. Need a companion for our queen. Sunshine. Tom
  • Anthony - 2013-10-03
    Hi: do you still have the golden conure, and how much do you want for it? Also located in what state? You can email or call me 707-685-2606 Thanks
  • Philip - 2013-11-20
    Hi - I'm guessing that this bird is long gone. Could you tell me where you got it, if it's gone? If it's still available, I'd be very interested.
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Wilma - 2005-12-14
I really love the pictures that you have here. my favorite is the golden conure. I have 2 conures and boy I thought that mine were beautiful, but the golden takes the prize. I love looking at this site and I also have 2 love birds, 1 parakeet, and 3 cockatiels, 1 dwarf hamster, 1 55 gallon and 1 5 gallon tank. I make sure that I give them all the attention and love that they need. thank you so much for sharing.

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Stephanie - 2012-08-25
If you live In Illinois around the Chicago land area there's a pet shop that had three for sale right now. There do amazing and friendly. I love them so much!!

  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-26
    Queen is so great - I have one I play with all the time.  I even let him on my perch. 
  • Dave - 2013-05-26
    can you let me know the name of the pet shop with the golden conures? Thank you!
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ilene - 2013-01-13
My 8 month old is starting to pluck chest feathers!! We don't know why??? All the love, toys, delicious food, attention, won't stop this behavior. Any suggestions?? He seems healthy and eats well, plays actively, etc.

  • Cherane Pefley - 2013-03-22
    A couple of reasons (if not health) came to mind for one of my Parent reared started to pluck badly or so I thought till.... her head on top became bald too..   I ordered PROBAC at Seigles Pigeon supply and gave her according to instructioons.   She wasn't plucking she was molting, all the greenish color etc.. I continued to follow the instructions on the PROBAC for this is their stressful time.  She is gorgeous today.  She was about your Goldens' age when this happened.   I really was very upset to think I did anyathing to cause her to do this to herself..  with her beauty today, now I know she was  molting.
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Steven - 2013-02-25
hello do you have specific know hows, when they start breedinng, what you need to do,special requests of the birds about cages/food etc. have a pair who is 5 years, hope the start this year waiting for any feedback regards, Steven

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mike silver - 2012-12-28
Hola trabajo en el zoologico de morelia Michoacan Mexico, tenemos una pareja de cotorras doradas pero una de ellas la hembra tiene una deformación de su pico como si fueras una cuchara pico inferios, asi mismo una hiperqueratinización del mismo, y no cierra su pico simetricamente, estoy preocupado por que puede que se encesite cirugia , se agradecen sus valiosos comentarios gracias.

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