|Common Name||Black Capped Conure|
|Latin Name||Pyrrhura rupicola
|Average Lifespan||20 - 25 Years|
|Average Length||25 cm (9.8 Inches)|
|Average Weight||70 grams|
|Song Type||Tropical Squawking|
Noise Level & Talking Ability
Black Capped Conures are known for their quieter natures in comparison to other species of conures. Almost any conure will be louder than a cockatiel for example. However, Black Capped conures can make good apartment birds but there will always be some noise.
Since Black Capped Conures tend to be on the quieter side for conures they naturally don't talk as much or as often compared to other conures. Black Capped Conures can learn to speak a few select words over time.
The Black Capped Conure green; forehead and crown dark-brown; back of head and nape dark-brown, each feather with pale edging; throat and upper breast dark-brown, each feather broadly edged whitish-yellow so that entire breast looks virtually whitish-yellow all over; abdomen variably tinged red; edge of wing and primary-coverts red; primaries with faint bluish colouring; tail underside dark-grey; skin to periophthalmic ring whitish; iris brown; feet dark grey; bill grey.
The Black Capped Conure is a playful bird and is very trainable with loads of personality. They tend to possess more of an attitude than their Green Cheeked Conure cousins and can require a firmer hand when training or disciplining. Their owners should be comfortable with bird handling and ready to give them their required one on one handling and socialization. Black Capped Conures tend to be more of a one or two person bird.
Bird pellets such as Zupreem Natural Pellets should make up the majority of the diet. Their diet can be kept varied with fresh fruits and veggies along with whole wheat or veggie pasta plus cooked rice which has been cooled down to room temperate. Cooked sweet potato cooled to room temperature is also great for providing extra Vitamin A content!
A black-capped conure needs a cage large enough to provide space for daily exercise. The smallest acceptable cage is 18-inch long and wide and at least 2-feet high with maximum wire spacing of 3/4" inches.
|Age of Maturity||1 Year|
|Average Clutch Size||4 Eggs|
|Nest Box||14 x 7 Inch L-Box|
|Breeding Life||15 Years|
Near Threatened - Decreasing