Crimson Bellied Conure
Crimson Bellied Conures of the Pyhurra Conure family. In their natural Amazonian habitat consisting of Brazil and Bolivia they have become a spieces of concern, mainly due to the massive deforestation and destruction of their native environment.
As young chicks their belly does not take on the brilliant crimson red until they approach maturity, which is around 6 to 9 months. At maturity these beauties are approximately 9.12" and their average weight is 2.9 oz. A good size cage for these adorable bundles of joy should be a minimum of 24" x 18" X 32" (or larger) with bar spacing no larger than 5/8".
These cuddly, energetic, loving, playful companions are a delightful addition to any family. When properly socialized they can be a great first time family bird you'll find irresistable. They usually continue to go to all family members as long as each member participates in the handling and care of them daily. These energetic birds love & crave human interaction. They talk and can be taught many tricks when lovingly handled.
Crimson bellied conures love wood. Some wooden toys for chewing are great to have available. They also play with balls and any toys that are challeneging, a swing is great for all their clownish antics. Be sure to have a lot of toys on hand so they do not become bored. Never put more than 3 or 4 toys in the cage at a time so they'll still have lots of space to play with them. Rotate their toys often by washing & changing them weekly. Crimson's are known to be escape artists be sure the cage is secured when you leave them. They have a very happy go lucky personality you will fall in love with at first glance. They love to bathe and you will most likely catch them in their water dishes often taking a bath. One good thing about these sweeties is that they are not loud screamers like most other conures.
Feed good quality parrot mix (with dried fruit included), with peanuts, pinenuts, peppers, hemp and safflower; Fresh fruit should be offered daily, grapes, apple, orange, pear, pomegranate and banana are readily taken, but most birds have their preferences. Fresh green food, i.e. chickweed, lettuce, celery, Also, as a treat, offer millet sprays, various nuts including walnut, almond, brazil, cob, pecan etc. (shells removed). Cuttlefish, mineral block, grit and shell should always be available to them. Give fresh drinking water daily. carrot and sweetcorn (fresh or tinned - drained) should be offered regularly as a source of vitamin A which they need. As a general tonic, a little Nutrobal sprinkled on their fruit twice a week is beneficial.
NOTE: DO NOT OFFER:- CHOCOLATE, ALCOHOL or AVOCADO PEAR as these are poisonous to parrots.
A cage large enough for the bird to exercise should be provided, but it will expect to be out of it's cage a lot of the time! Perches should be of natural wood i.e. willow or apple, if possible, as this keeps the feet and claws healthy. A small dish (large ash-tray size of water should be offered DAILY for the bird to bathe in as they love water.
Conures are capable of talking although probably only a few "quiet" words. They tend to learn from a woman's voice easiest as the pitch is higher than a man's. Repeat words slowly and often when there are no other distractions and your bird should learn quite quickly.
Both male and female look the same. Surgical or DNA tests are the best ways to determine their sex.
Are crimson bellied conure good pets?
They are absolutely wonderful pet quality. They are for someone who knows how to take care of a bird and understand their behaviors.
Here are pros & cons
very rare, exceptional beautiful birds
handfed & early socialized & gentle handlings are exceptional sweet, playful and curious birds
Often mess their tails up due to climbing & dragging on a cage bar
crimson belly breeding...info
Crimson belly conures are matured and ready to breed at 2 years old. Usually, their eggs are not fertile in its first clutch, but they learn to take care of their young well after a couple of clutches. Privacy is a must for a pair to breed. Do not disturb them, even slight disturbances often result in eggs cracking or they dig the nest materials, bury their eggs or kill babies.Crimson bellies produce 2 clutches a year. All depend where you house them. It is best to house them in a quiet, less trafic areas of your aviary.Their babies are exceptional sweet and not near as nippy as the green cheeks. All in all, They seem breed well in captivity. However, due to their limited numbers, choosing a different bloodlines are important to avoid inbreeding them.If you intend to breed CBs, you should get a DNA or surgical sexed for your pair. They are very easy to bond with each other even you put them together from purchasing from different breeders. They soon have a very tight bond. However, they do attack each other mostly during a breeding season. Larger cage & plenty of perches gives them space to get away from an aggressive mate and prevent injured.We use cockatiel size's nestbox for them 10"x10" or boot style nestbox 10"x16"x16". They love to sleep in the box at night even off the breeding season. Like green cheek conures, they lay a clutch of 4-6 eggs. The incubation lasts 24-26 days.They start breeding during winter here in england..
They mate thoughout the day and early evening. At this time, they are more territorial and aggressive. They squabble more often even in their nestbox. Male feeds female often at this time. When we feed them, We notice that the female is not out and we know she will lay soon. She usually does all the egg sitting. Like the green cheek conure, she stays tight in the nest until her young are about 2 weeks old. Both parents feed their young...
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these are some photo.s of a few of my crimson bellied conures. handreared birds and breeding pairs...
of all of the conures
the crimson bellied conure
is my favorite
do there make good pets...yes
are there easy to keep...yes
do ther have any special needs...no
do there produce feather dust...no
They are easy to feed and not as destructive as a large parrot.
They are not loud compared to other parrots and conures...
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