Can you put two sun conures in the same cage?

Can you put two sun conures in the same cage?

Housed together, the conures can get to know each other. You have a better chance of bonding a pair of conures if they are unrelated and close to each other in age. Keep in mind that bonded conures may become very distressed, sick, and depressed if they are separated, so it is important to always keep them together.

How many Sun conures can live together?

However if you would like to keep more than one Sun conure, it is recommended that you keep no more than two birds per cage unless you have a special enclosure such as a large aviary.

Can you mix conures?

Yes, it’s possible, but it’s no guarantee that two birds will get along, even of the same species. Any new bird you get should go through a 30-90 day quarantine with bloodwork, which means it needs its own cage, food, toys, perches, etc.

Is it good to have 2 conures?

If you want a 2nd bird for yourself, this is fine, and maybe the two will get along. But if you get it just for your bird, and they don’t get along, you now have two jealous birds who both need attention. As far as the puppy goes, yes, your conure will be jealous.

How do you get two conures to get along?

When you’re ready for the birds to see each other, simply bring your new bird’s cage into the room. Offer both birds several tasty treats while they are in the same room together. After a few minutes, move the new bird’s cage back to the quarantine area, and repeat the process later.

What is the average lifespan of a Sun Conure?

15 to 30 years
Lifespan/Longevity The lifespans of wild sun conures is currently unknown. Birds in captivity are expected to live 15 to 30 years.

Do sun conures like to cuddle?

In general, however, the sun conure is extremely affectionate and cuddly and will be deeply loyal to a gentle owner.

How smart are sun conures?

Sun conures are extremely smart and curious, so require constant mental stimulation and social interaction. Their speech and ability to learn tricks in captivity are quite moderate.

What birds can conures live with?

Finches can mix with Conures, Cockatiels and Budgies, but not with any species larger than that – and only in a very big aviary. Canaries are not very good mixers, however (and the same applies to other timid finch species), and in general they will not be happy in a mixed aviary that includes parrots, of any size.

Do bonded conures fight?

In most cases, two birds will bond and bully the outcast. In the wild, birds really do not have friends. They may flock together, but split into pairs for breeding and once bonded they do not have close physical contact with other adult birds.

Are 2 conures better than 1?

As long as steps are taken to keep hormones down (another topic for another time) pair bonded birds can be fantastic pets who are much better adjusted in many cases, because they have the stability of a mate. That said, I highly suggest getting two birds around the same age, at the same time, and of the same gender.

How can you tell a male from a female conure?

Simply put, you can’t tell a conure’s gender by looking at it. To affirmatively know the sex of a conure, you can order a DNA test kit, which involves sending in a couple drops of blood or a few molted feathers. Of course, if the conure lays an egg you can be sure that she is female.

How big of a cage do I need for a sun conure?

The spacing between its bars shouldn’t be more than one inch as it is safe enough for the bird. The cage should also have horizontal bars on one or two of its sides as sun conures love climbing and this would let them hop around the cage.

What should I do with my sun conure?

Cover the cage with a comforter at night. For the hot and humid days, keep the cage at a cool place. A bird as active and playful as a sun conure will almost always have a long and tiring day. So he needs to have a good sleep at night.

Can a parrot be kept outside a cage?

The box can either be kept inside the cage but that would mean less supervision for cleaning purposes. Ne can always keep it outside the cage and allow its entrance from within the cage by cutting off a small gate-like structure from the big cage. Line the box floor with wood shavings to keep it insulated.