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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Gary - 2008-12-12
I have been given what is believed to be a sun conure, the only thing is his head is cream intead of yellow and all of his other colours are not as vivid as other sun conures. Could you please tell me what I might have.

Susie Mclean - 2008-12-07
Well my jenday conure, kewi, is roughly a year old but she nips hard sometimes, takes after my sister. But does anyone know how to train them not to bite, I mean probably not completely that would be amazing, but when she bites I put her back in her cage. Is this the right thing to do or should I do something different?
Don't get me wrong though, she is so sweet when she wants to be, believe kewi knows how to creep and generally she is a very loving parrot. Her personality is a lot like my sisters, almost exactly. We both are trying to tame her more, and squaking as well, is becoming a problem, if you have any idea please get back to me!

Vicki - 2008-09-15
Conures are wonderful pets! My conure Taxi is the funniest little thing. When he wants my attention he calls me over by saying, " Kiss Mama Kiss Mama" and makes the kissing noises to go with it. The other side of Taxi, is no fear. If you have other pets in the house, be very careful when you socialize them together. Taxi has no problem standing up to my 70 lbs. bird dog. I have also found Taxi aggrivating my turtle, he'll sit at the edge of the tank and squak at her. Have fun with your bird!

Clara - 2008-06-06
TRANSLATED: I have a sun conure of 4 weeks. I am giving it food with a syringe three times a day. I wanted to know at age will it eats on its own. Thanks in advance for an answer. Clara COMMENT AS WRITTEN: tengo un Sun conure de 4 semanas le doy con una jeringuilla comida tres veces al dia quisiera saber a que edad come solo. gracias de antemano por sus respuesta.

Kris - 2008-03-25
Hello all! Bought Louie from a loving breeder at 5 weeks old. He's now 10 weeks and says "WHAAAT?" fairly well. Breeder said conures need lots of toys and things to keep them busy and quiet. She was right. I have absolute confidence that much attention/devotion will bring out wonderful things from (Screwy) Louie. He's very friendly, funny, and sociable, can give kisses upon request, and loves being petted/stroked. After studying up on conures, I think the only reason most people's Suns don't speak much is lack of devotion, and if they squawk alot, it's 'cause the owner just hasn't given them enough things to occupy their minds with. They are creatures of mimicry, and are limited only by the patience, knowledge, and skill of their owners. Ounce for ounce, I honestly think Louie has more brains than many people (LOL). Never give up the training. The returned love is well worth it!

Mallori - 2008-02-24
I just got Harry, a Sun Conure, about 3 months ago. He immitates kisses and is attempting to say "I love you". He is so funny that I can't help but laugh. The Nanday is the only other conure that rivals their clownish ways.


Diane Swanstrom - 2008-01-12
Hi Everyone,

In 2005 we brought our baby sun conure home named "ABBY". If you ask her to "call the dog" she replies "Murphy come here" and then states in a firm voice "Murphy's here", or "come here". She says "hello", what's up" and kisses. She is a joy. Take care of your animals they depend on us and give us such a reward. Thanks Di & Chuck

Kathryn - 2007-04-21
Zoe, my sun conure, was the best birthday I have ever gotten. She was my sweet 16 present. 11 years later, so many boyfriends, roommates, friends, and jobs have come and gone, but she is still my little birdfriend. She says "Hello", especially when the phone rings. She'll also snuggle up to me and say "I love you". If you're thinking of getting a small parrot, a sunny can be a wonderful, noisy, loyal, entertaining addition to your life.

Erin - 2007-02-13
hi i have a 1 year old sun conure. she loves to destroy her toys so that every week I have to buy her new toys. i was wondering if you have any advise for me if there are any toys that she would love but she will not destroy in a day thank you very much and i love your web site i get a lot of facts off of it if you have any ideas send them to and i will try it out.

Paulette - 2007-02-08
Rex is my beautiful little Sun Conure. He's about 14months old & I've had him for 10months. He loves to sit on my shoulder while I do stuff around the house & when he's tired he goes under my shirt to sleep on my collar bone. He often comes in the car in this way. He's extremely affectionate & very jealous of me. he 'hates' my husband & will 'attack' him if he tries to kiss me! As I write this he is giving me lots of kisses, (Rex - not my husband)! His favourite thing is to 'hunker down' in the palm of my hand so that I can tickle under his wings. He goes into a state of bliss during this! I get such a tremendous joy from him, it's worth all the noise & shouting in the morning. We have six parrots in all but Rex is definitely special. I dote on him! If you love birds but can't have a bigger parrot, then this is the species for you. Rex is beautiful, funny, clever, loving & very loyal. What more could you ask for?