The Green-Cheeked Parakeet or Green Cheeked Conures for sale (Pyrrhura molinae) are small parrots of the genus Pyrrhura, which is part of a long-tailed group of the New World parrot subfamily Arinae. This type of parrot is generally called a conure in aviculture. The Green-cheeked conure is a favorite among bird novices because of its small stature, temperament, and relatively low noise level, at least compared to its larger cousins. The green-cheeked conure is a little clown, always full of antics. These birds love to hang upside-down and clamor along the cage bars, waiting for their owners to play with them. Green cheeks are mischief-makers, so keep an eye on your bird at all times. Conures are mono-morphic which means that it is very hard to visually determine their sex.
Geography: South America – Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay
Song / Call: Green cheek conures are relatively quiet compared to other conures – not as loud or as frequent in its calling, but it will make some noise. Green-cheeked conures have been known to talk, and some are able to learn quite a few words, but they are generally not prized for their talking abilities.
Size: About 10″
Sexing: Monomorphic (visually hard to determine sex)
Life Span: 25+ Years
Temperament: Green cheeks are affectionate and not known to be nippy. Because green-cheeked conures are highly affectionate and love their owners intensely, they need an owner that is able to give them a great deal of time out of the cage.
Breeding: Fairly Easy to Breed
If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is ‘monomorphic’, which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to estimated delivery time to allow for gender results.
Diet: Lovebird/Conure Seed, Australian Blend Goldenfeast, Dried Egg Food, Cuttlefish Bone, Fruit Pellets, Nuts, fresh fruit and veggies