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Patagonian Conure for sale

Bird Species: Patagonian Conure

Sounds: Vocal,  Mimics,
Interaction: Social, Fun, Clown,
​Age : 1 to 13    Months old
​Sex : Male and Female
​Vaccinated : Yes
​Tamed : Yes
Sex : Male / Female available

Description

Patagonian Conures: A Guide to Buying and Caring for These Parrots

Hailing from South America, Patagonian conures are medium-sized parrots distinguished by their gray heads and bright green bodies. They require specialized care and training as pets. Read on for a complete overview of Patagonian conure history, traits, housing, diet, health, costs, and purchasing tips.

Brief History of the Patagonian Conure

The Patagonian conure (Cyanoliseus patagonus) is native to Chile and Argentina in South America. It inhabits open grasslands, scrublands, and forest edges. Patagonians reside in large, noisy flocks using loud vocalizations to communicate.

Patagonian Conure for sale first entered the pet trade in the late 1970s after some escaped captivity overseas and bred. Their beautiful green plumage made them popular aviary birds. Most Patagonian conures today are domestically bred.

Typical Personality and Temperament

Intelligent and energetic, Patagonian Conure for sale often have mischievous but affectionate personalities when properly trained. They bond strongly with owners, especially when hand-fed from babies. With gentle handling, they become loyal, loving companions.

However, Patagonians demand constant stimulation through activities, toys, and interaction. Without sufficient enrichment, they are prone to screaming fits, biting, feather damaging, and other destructive behaviors. Their active nature requires an attentive owner.

Speech Ability and Vocalizations

In the wild, Patagonian Conure for sale are loud and vocal, using raucous squawks and screams to communicate in their flocks. Some vocalizations can be piercingly sharp. Screaming often increases in captivity especially when bored.

While Patagonians can potentially mimic speech, their talking ability remains limited to just a few simple words or short phrases in most cases. Persistent training is required for even minimal vocabulary.

Striking Green Plumage with Gray Head

Patagonian conures get their name from their native region of Patagonia in South America. They have predominantly bright green plumage covering their body, wings and tail. Their heads are distinguished by silvery-gray feathers. Males and females appear identical in size and coloration.

Proper Housing and Care

Caring for active Patagonian conures requires:

  • Large cage size, minimum 36x24x24 inches
  • Several natural wood perches for climbing/roosting
  • Dishes secured to prevent tipping
  • Shredding, puzzle, foot toys rotated frequently
  • Out-of-cage playtime in bird-proofed room

Proper training and care from a young age helps prevent behavior problems.

Balanced Dietary Requirements

A nutritious diet for Patagonian conures includes:

  • High-quality conure pellet mix
  • Chopped fruits and vegetables
  • Limited healthy cooked grains and legumes
  • Fresh water replenished often
  • Occasional nuts, seeds, crackers as treats

Avoid excess fat, salt and sugars. Monitor food intake to prevent obesity.

Enrichment and Exercise Needs

Patagonians require at least 2-3 hours of supervised playtime daily. Recommended enrichment strategies:

  • Allowing ample flying exercise in a bird-proof room
  • Introducing new foraging toys, puzzle feeders frequently
  • Positive reinforcement training to impart new skills
  • Regular social interaction time

An active, engaged lifestyle prevents destructive behaviors in these intelligent parrots.

Where to Buy a Patagonian Conure

Avoid pet stores when acquiring Patagonian conures, as they may have questionable bird welfare practices. Check shelters and rescues first. Or find an avian-experienced breeder focused on proper breeding and care. Prices range from $1000 – $1500 for Patagonians. Make sure you can provide the lifetime commitment they require before getting one.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Patagonian conure cost?

From reputable breeders, Patagonian conures range from about $1000 – $1500 depending on age and color mutations. Adoption through rescues is sometimes available.

What is their noise level like?

Patagonians are naturally very loud and vocal, frequently screaming and squawking especially when excited. This is normal but an important consideration.

What fruits and vegetables can I feed them?

Good options include chopped apples, oranges, peppers, sweet potatoes, leafy greens, carrots, tropical fruits, beans, squash. Rotate for variety.

Are Patagonian conures good talkers?

No, their speech mimicry ability is limited. At most some can imitate a few simple words or phrases with much training. Other parrots tend to talk better.

What is their typical lifespan?

With diligent proper care, nutrition, and vet checks, Patagonians generally live 30-40 years or more. Some reach 50-60 years.

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