Wide Variety of Conures
Active and Playful
Caution!!!...can be very loud
Requires heavy socialization
Check Local Ownership Laws
Conures are not quiet birds. That doesn't make them bad pets; they are affectionate toward their owners and talented talkers, capable of learning several words and short phrases. They are very active birds, curious about the world, comical, and eager to explore.
Since they're highly intelligent, Conures require a fair amount of socialization and mental stimulation. Owners should plan to spend a few hours every day interacting with their bird, which will need sufficient time outside its cage. Exercise is particularly important to Conures as they are an active, high energy species.
Hand fed Conures can make affectionate family pets when given plenty of love and attention. As with any pet bird, they have their moods but generally make attractive fun-loving pets. Conures are highly intelligent little parrots, so they must be provided plenty of mental stimulation in order to prevent boredom and behavior problems from setting in. Bored Conures can sometimes resort to biting, chewing, and screaming if they feel like they aren't getting enough attention, so potential owners will need to make sure that they have several spare hours per day to spend socializing with their pet.
While Conures are one of the louder parrot species, the noise level can depend largely on whether or not the bird is getting adequate socialization. While they do sometimes scream and screech for no apparent reason, most properly socialized Conures are too busy enjoying life to stop and scream. It's imperative that potential Conure owners make sure they have enough free time to spend with their new pet bird before bringing one home. Caution to potential owners who live in apartments!
If you are interested in adopting a Conure, the first thing to do is check your state and local laws to make sure that you are allowed to keep one. Because Conures are such a hardy species, they can survive in the wild in many parts of North America if they escape, and several feral colonies of Conures already reside in the United States. Conures are considered invasive and a threat to native bird species in many parts of the country.