LENGTH: 12 inches

WEIGHT: 4 to 5 ounces

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Bright orange and yellow with highlights of green and blue; black beak and feet; white circles around eyes (sun conure)


While they are considerably smaller than many loud parrots, conures can be every bit as loud. These birds can be heard miles away when they scream, which can cause headaches among caretakers and neighbors. Conures also aren’t shy about letting you know with their voices when something displeases them. But well-socialized conures often are affectionate birds that thrive with enough mental and physical stimulation.