Packing a lot of personality into a pint-sized parrot, Green-Cheeked Conures are known to be affectionate and playful with their owners, thriving on the time they are able to spend socializing with them. Some can learn a few words, but are not generally known as great talkers. However, most Green-Cheek owners will tell you that their personalities more than make up for what they might lack in the speech department. As is typical of all conures, Green-Cheeks are a very social bird.
Green-Cheeked Conures are found in the forests and woodlands of Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia. In the wild, they feast on fruits, vegetables, seeds, and the occasional insect or two. In captivity they should have a similar diet. For optimum health, feed your conure a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables along with a high quality seed mix for parrots.
The normal color of a Green-Cheeked Conure is mainly green, with a dark head and a maroon belly and tail. They have a slight grey scalloping on their neck, black feet and beak, and dark blue flight feathers. There are several color mutations available, the most popular are Cinnamon, Pineapple, Turquoise, and Turquoise-Cinnamon. Their average lifespan is over 30 years.