The Nanday Parakeet (Aratinga nenday), also known as the black-hooded parakeet or most commonly as the Nanday Conure, is a medium-small, mostly green, Neotropical parrot. Nanday Conures birds are beautiful members of the conure family found in South America with feral populations in the US and Israel.
The minimum recommended cage size for a Nanday Conure is 20” x 20” x 36”
Temperament & Behavior: They are jovial and good-natured birds that are ideal as a family pet, but their boisterousness makes it unsuitable as an apartment bird unless you have soundproofed its room. Nanday Conures are very outgoing and fun to be around because of their clown-like personality, an example of which is their tendency to fall asleep on their backs with their feet up in the air, a scene that can be quite perplexing the first time you see it. They do have mimicking ability and can learn to talk reasonably well with proper training.
Size: about 11–13 inches in length, weighs about 5 ounces
Lifespan: about 20-30 years
Sexing: Nanday Conures are monomorphic so DNA testing is required to guarantee sex.
* courtesy of petguide.com
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. See our FAQs for more info.