Animal Stories - Sun Conure

Animal-World Information about: Sun Conure

   When the Sun Conure is fully mature and has all its coloring it is gorgeous, but even juveniles are extremely pretty!
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mary Diaz - 2010-04-16
How long do sun conures eggs take to hatch?

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  • Mary Green - 2010-06-30
    27 days
michelle - 2010-03-19
I have a pair of sun conures and I need to know what is their behavior when it comes to breeding. They both are in the nesting box rearranging the bedding in it.

anthony - 2009-02-22
I have a lovely sunny which my mother and stepdad bought me when I graduated high school eight months ago. His name is Apollo after the greek and roman sun god. I find him a better companion bird than lovebirds. He stays in my appartment in nyc with me and my two friends, one of which has a nanday conure. They both like a varied diet of fruits, veggies, and seeds. They are very nice birds that already, though unusually for conures, have picked up several words. This site was a good help to us both. It's very funny because I think within several years we could have hybrid conure babies since mine is a male and my friends is female. They like to dance and fly around the apartment. We have had only one noise complaint and now they don't squawk very loud any more. They like to steal raisins and drink lemonade sometimes. These birds are very beautiful, it's like having the hawaian sun rise in my house in new york city. They are very nice birds and somewhere apollo started to say "silvers good enough for me". Wherever he picked this up I have no clue, but it's kinda cute. Thanks for all your help.

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  • shannara - 2010-03-04
    Ever watch "sweeney todd", it is an emotional area of song in the movie :) so maybe...
ricc - 2009-12-20
We have a breeder pair that a neighbor let us look after. They finally laid 4 eggs. We got 1 baby out of the clutch. It is 3weeks old today. Have started hand-feeding it to tame it and make a personal pet of it. Have named it MIMZY. And yes the parents are quite noisy. But they ae very beautiful.

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  • Luigi - 2010-05-02
    That is so cool! I have always wanted a pet bird. But now that I have seen your picture I want that kind of a bird (Sun Conure).
daniel patterson - 2009-11-04
My wife and I just brought home our first ever conure a sun and he (or she) is beautiful. My wife has always talked about getting a bird as an additional member to our family(4 cats, 3 foster elephants, 1 foster giraffe, and who knows what's next). The funny thing is that she has been playing around behind my back with this little bird at the store for a few months, and when I was finally brought into the loop and met Peanut (the name he now has via my wifes favorite Jeff Dunham puppet Peanut) it was an amazing thing. I would never have thought that I could get attached to a bird so quickly. His personality took me by surprise and we can't wait to see what's next. We actually felt sad for all the employees that were heart broken by his leaving. We'll keep you posted. Dan and Nancy

christine - 2009-06-27
I think that a sun conure can be a big responsibility, but they're fun. I have 1, it's a boy named katy and it's also great for children above 10 years of age.

Gayle - 2009-03-22
I have a pair of sun conures that are breeding age. The female will lay but will not always set the eggs nor has she ever hatch any. I have breed cochtail,parateek, love birds, afarcin gray finches, pigon, and just about any birds that I wanted to with sucess. My only problem is I am having trouble with my sun conures. Help! They will eat just about anything that I give them.What am I doing wrong and what can I do to help them? Do they need a cerntain vitiam or what?


Chip Melber - 2009-01-15
After almost 9 months, I realized that my local pet store sold me a Jenday instead of a Sun. There does not seem to be any difference other than the coloring and I did not find out the difference until I was looking thru a pet products book and saw my bird in one of the photos. Conner (not very original) is the sweetest, noisiest, and most beautiful bird I have ever had. He lives in perfect harmony with my two cockatiels, one of which I have had for 15 years. They all love flying around the screened-in patio area for hours at a time. I think this space and the comments of the other bird lovers is great for all of us. Thanks, Chip

neil - 2008-12-22
A friend recently gave my wife the present of a young but very beautiful Sun Conure, we named him Popeye, my first thoughts were, "gee, that's all we need..a parrot to look after'....he's 6 months old now and I wouldn't part with him for all the tea in China, he's an amazing character. friendly, sociable..heck he evens sleeps with my wife, fights with my toes on the bed in the morning and is just a huge character, he's also a guard-parrot with a built in clock...he knows my wife gets home at 4pm every day...and shouts loudly for her just as she's ready to come thru' the door.

He isn't talking much yet...well in his own language he is...but we're persisting with him.

Being a dog man...I never thought I'd love a parrot so much

jim - 2008-12-22
I purchased two newly weened sunnys and they are wonderful. I could not choose between the two. Since they were the only ones left I got them both. They are really playful and if one makes a particular sound the other is sure to follow. They are extremely affectionate toward me and each other but at times there seems to be a bit of jealousy when one is getting more attention over the other but it is quickly dispelled. They will tumble over the top of one another when I am playing with them on the floor or bed and they will scratch and pick at one anothers feathers so gently that it makes them puff up. They have included me in this ritual. They pick through my hair as if it were feathers. They will roll over on their backs and allow me to stroke them with a finger during all of this. I really enjoy their company and it can be a really good stress reliever.