This Pineapple Green Cheeked Conure for sale or Green Cheeked Parakeet (Pyrrhura molinae) is a small parrot of the genus Pyrrhura, which is part of a long-tailed group of the New World parrot subfamily Arinae. This type of parrot is generally called a conure in aviculture. The Green-cheeked conure is a favorite among bird novices because of its small stature, temperament, and relatively low noise level, at least compared to its larger cousins. The green-cheeked conure is a little clown, always full of antics. These birds love to hang upside-down and clamor along the cage bars, waiting for their owners to play with them. Green cheeks are mischief-makers, so keep an eye on your bird at all times. Conures are mono-morphic which means that it is very hard to visually determine their sex.
Geography: South America – Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay
Song / Call: Green cheek conures are relatively quiet compared to other conures – not as loud or as frequent in its calling, but it will make some noise. Green-cheeked conures have been known to talk, and some are able to learn quite a few words, but they are generally not prized for their talking abilities.
Size: About 10″
Sexing: Monomorphic (visually hard to determine sex)
Life Span: 25+ Years
Temperament: Green-cheeked Conures are affectionate and not known to be nippy. Because Green-cheeked Conures are highly affectionate and love their owners intensely, they need an owner that is able to give them a great deal of time out of the cage. With the proper care, attention and love, a Pineapple Green Cheek Conure will become your best friend for life.
Breeding: Pineapple Green Cheek Conures are fairly Easy to Breed
Diet: 50% of a Conure’s diet should be washed veggies. Also, Lovebird/Conure Seed, Dried Egg Food, Cuttlefish Bone, Australian Blend Goldenfeast, Fruit Pellets, Nuts, and Washed Fresh Fruit.
Veggies: Spinach, Green Beans, Kale, Celery, Peas, Carrots, and Grape Vine Leaves.
Fruits: Apples, Kiwi, Blueberries, Strawberries, Grapes, Bananas, Figs, Mangos, Oranges seem to be the favorite fruits of Pineapple Green Cheek Conures.
If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is ‘monomorphic’, which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to estimated delivery time to allow for gender results.