Golden-capped Conures are lovely little birds with prominent personalities! These charming little pets will easily win even a skeptic’s heart!
In the wild, Golden-capped Conures live in forests, which are rapidly disappearing. They live in large flocks and greet returning flock-mates by shrieking at incredible decibel levels! In captivity, Conures will scream but may be trained not to. When you come home, the Golden-capped Conure is bound to scream, and he will shriek if he is scared. In these cases, cuddling and comforting are ok.
Though not as bright as the Sun Conure, the Gold-capped Conure has some similar colorings. For example, the cap is golden and highlighted by a red band above the forehead and around the eyes. Their bodies are green, but the hues of aqua can be seen in direct sunlight. Red underlines the wings and above the thighs. Interspersed between the underside of the green wings and black feathers, a bright golden band is present. A white ring surrounds the eyes, and the feet and beak are black. The tail has hues of yellow, green, and blue mixed.
The birds are dimorphic, which means they cannot be sexed visually.
The Gold-capped Conure is a wonderful pet. They are common amongst parrot breeders and can be found for reasonable prices. They have wonderful personalities and are very affectionate creatures. They have so much energy that finding time to play is never a problem. To help burn their excess energy, these conures need time outside their cage. Handfed babies will eagerly cling to the side of the cage until they are let out and placed onto a play stand.
Spending time with their owners is essential to their psychological health. They need to be interacted with daily. Placing your conure on your shoulders is a great way to include him in your activities. For example, while watching television with you, this conure will easily find a nice pocket or place to snuggle in.
Their antics are quite amusing too. There is nothing more comical than watching a conure play on its stand or move its head up and down. They enjoy swinging, flapping, and chewing. But, again, they are genuinely active, and at times during relaxing moments, it can be difficult to keep them rested. Having some distractions is excellent to keep them still, such as wooden hand toys.
Diet: Your conure’s diet needs to be healthy if you expect him to reach old age. A diet of seeds will only keep your conure alive for ten years. Seeds are high in fat and therefore should be given in moderation. The best remedy is giving your conure a mixture of pellets and seeds. Substitute fruits and vegetables daily. Fresh fruits and vegetables offer the conure of natural, unprocessed nutrients that are healthy for him.