Why would you buy a baby bird from Exotic Wings & Pet Things?
Well, for starters, we have over thirty years of experience raising healthy, happy babies and uniting them with families across Canada. The key to successfully uniting bird to owner is education. Customers are made aware of all aspects of bird ownership, and the most important points are outlined in a care sheet that each new bird owner takes home for reference.
Our breeding birds are pre-screened for disease and health issues. All birds in size from green cheek conure and up are vaccinated for polyomavirus. The baby birds are left with their parents for the first three weeks of their life to ensure a great start to building a healthy immune system. Babies are fed with Higgins handfeeding formula and abundance weaned using zupreem pellets and a cooked bean, vegetable, rice, lentil, and pasta mix.
We have a veterinarian on site every other Thursday to monitor the aviary, and is also available by appointment to see customers with any issues or questions they may have. All birds are sent home completely weaned, socialized, and wings are clipped and nails groomed for both their safety and yours. We also provide one week of bird sitting and your first grooming for free.
We offer a 7 day health guarantee. You must provide your bird with suitable shelter, food, water, vitamins and minerals from time of purchase. We suggest that within three days of purchase, you bring your bird to an avian vet for a complete examination. Should any health problem occur or be discovered, inform us IMMEDIATELY, otherwise the health guarantee is VOID. Exotic Wings & Pet Things is not responsible for any unauthorized vet fees. The health guarantee does not apply if there is another bird in your home or if the bird leaves the store unclipped by owner's request.
We cannot guarantee the gender or temperament of a bird. Our handfed birds are tame but may take some time to adjust to a new home, new family, and new surroundings.
We continue to be available to answer all questions for our customers even after you take your baby bird home!
Current Selection Updated Every Wednesday!
Available birds are still being handfed and are NOT ready to go home - Fully weaned birds will have the description "ready to go home" underneath their picture.
Handfed: Baby bird formula is fed 3-4 times per day and bird does not eat on their own yet.
Weaned: Bird is transitioning from formula to pellet/seed and learning to eat on their own.
We will not allow you to take your bird home until it has been eating pellet/seed on it's own for a full week - We will NOT make exceptions. Thank you for your cooperation.
Normal Green Cheek | EWAON 3385
Normal Green Cheek | EWAON 3554
Normal Green Cheek | EWAON 3582
Normal Green Cheek | EWAON 3603
Normal Green Cheek | EWAON 3509
Normal Green Cheek | EWAON 3368
Normal Green Cheek | EWAON 3523
Normal Green Cheek | EWAON 3567
Normal Green Cheek | EWAON 3480
|Common Name:||Green Cheek Conure|
|Latin Name:||Pyrrhura Molinae|
|Average Lifespan:||25 - 30 Years|
|Average Length:||10 Inches|
|Average Weight:||65 - 75 Grams|
These birds are fairly quiet other than when they want your attention.
Green-cheek Conures are known for their quieter natures, however, quiet is in comparison to other species of conures. Almost any conure will be louder than a cockatiel for example. However, Green-cheek conures can make good apartment birds.
Green-cheek Conures tend to be quiet for conures so naturally they generally don't talk as much or often as other conures. Green-cheeks can learn to speak a few words.
Grey chest feathers, with green wing feathers, and a red tail. A normal green cheek mutation has no yellow on their chest, but unlike the yellow-sided green cheek, has grey feet instead of pink feet.
Yellow and red chest color, wing color, head color, and pink feet. Pineapple green cheeks appear totally rare and distinct from all other mutations, including cinnamons, yellow sided mutations, and normal green cheek conures. Pineapple green cheek conures are named for their distinct coloring of red and yellow feathers – making them look like a ripe pineapple.
Green wings tipped with blue, a red tail, and black/grey head feathers. Yellow sided mutations look exactly like normal green cheek conures, but with one difference: a chest full of bright yellow and red (not grey) feathers. In addition, yellow sided green cheek conures will have pink feet, unlike normal conures.
Muted sapphire wing hue. They additionally actually have a dull burgundy tail, off white base, and glowing blue-dull head and also beak.
Lighter green wing and lighter blue flight feathers than yellow-sided or normal mutations. In addition, cinnamon mutations have a tan/brown beak and head, instead of the black/grey beak and head feathers of previous mutations. Cinnamon green cheek conures have a bright yellow and red chest, red tail feathers, and light pink feet – much like yellow sided conures.
The head is light-colored. It has an orange and golden yellow chest, pastel crown, pastel lime back, platinum-blue flight feathers, and a bright orange-red tail feathers. The wings are a lighter yellow. The feet and beak are white. The eyes are ruby-red.
Plumage is a light cream. It looks similar to the Cinnamon, except for the dark bluish beak and dark feet. The eyes are dark. Hatchlings are covered with white down.
The plumage is a very pastel color, except for the silver head and the platinum-colored tail. The eyes, feet and beak are dark.
They are cuddly and playful birds that love as much attention as can be provided to them. They can have an attitude, and are sometimes considered “nippy”. They are not necessarily the best choice for young children, as a more mature owner will often have an easier time training the bird out of “nippy” behaviour. Like with any bird, its behaviour is a near-direct reflection of what the owner puts into the relationship.
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Green-Cheeked conures are not difficult to care for, but they can be challenging for new bird owners. They are intelligent birds which will sometimes test their boundaries. For this reason it is advised that young children are accompanied by an adult when handling these birds. They are very similar in care to the majority of parrots and parakeets. It is important that they get 12 hours of light and 12 hours of dark. Mirrors are not advised as a toy, since they promote hormonal behaviour. Green-Cheeked conures are extremely social birds that require at least one hour of attention per day. The owner's relationship with a Green-Cheeked conure is a reflection of the effort being put into said relationship. Routine maintenance is required such as trimming wings, nails, and sometimes beak. The cage should be thoroughly cleaned weekly, and spot cleaned at least every other day. Water must be changed at least once per day, and a dish of pellets should always be available. Green-Cheeked conures are avid bathers and should be offered a large dish of water often.
Green-Cheeked conures should be housed in a cage that is no smaller than 24 inches by 24 inches by 20 inches or 61 cm by 61 cm by 50 cm (L x W x H). The bars should not be spaced wider than ⅝” (1.6 cm). Being birds of high activity level, a larger cage would be better. Length is more valuable than height when picking a cage for your bird. Green-Cheeked conures love toys, and so offering a variety is necessary. They will benefit from access to foraging toys, as well as toys that they can destroy easily. A rope perch is recommended for them to be able to sleep on. It is important to have a small variance in the diameter of perches in the cage to avoid complications with the feet and toes.
Green-Cheeked conures should be fed a pellet-based diet supplemented with lots of fresh vegetables and fruits. Seeds and tree-nuts can be used as treats, but should be fed in moderation. As a theme, sunflower seeds are very harmful for the health of Pyrrhura conure species, and so they should never be fed. Green-Cheeked conures will benefit from additional vitamin K and vitamin A in their diet, consider this when choosing fresh vegetables to feed.
|Age of Maturity:||2 Years|
|Breeding Aviculture:||Very Common|
|Average Clutch Size:||4 - 6 Eggs|
Green-Cheeked conures are bred commonly by many avicultural enthusiasts. They tend to prefer L-boxes that measure 7” x 14” (18 cm x 35 cm) or square boxes measuring 10” x 12” (25 cm x 30 cm). A layer 2” - 3” (5 cm - 8 cm) deep of aspen shavings is necessary to stabilize the eggs, absorb the chick's droppings, and prevent splay-leg. Green-Cheeked conures can be protective parents, and so it is not recommended to disturb the nest any more than needed. In the wild these parakeets breed in late January-early March. In captivity the conditions can be manipulated to induce breeding year-round. For the health of the parent birds, as well as the offspring, it is not recommended to breed them for more than 3 consecutive clutches without a rest period. Clutch sizes are usually 4-6 eggs. Green-Cheeked conures can begin to reach sexual maturity as soon as 6 months of age, however 12-16 months is a more common age.
Green-Cheeked conures are available in a variety of colour mutations, many of which look very different from the wildtype colouration. These mutations are;
(D: dominant, R: recessive, ZL-x: Z-linked ___, iD: incomplete dominant)
- Yellowside (ZL-R)
- Cinnamon (ZL-R)
- Pineapple (Yellowside / Cinnamon)
- Turquoise (R)
- Turquoise Yellowside (Turquoise / Yellowside)
- Turquoise Cinnamon (Turquoise / Cinnamon)
- Turquoise Pineapple (Turquoise / Yellowside / Cinnamon)
- Dilute (R)
- Dilute Yellowside (Dilute / Yellowside)
- Dilute Cinnamon (Dilute / Cinnamon)
- Suncheek (Dilute / Yellowside / Cinnamon)
- Mint (Turquoise / Dilute)
- Opamint (Turquoise / Dilute / Yellowside)
- Cinnamint (Turquoise / Dilute / Cinnamon)
- Mooncheek (Turquoise / Dilute / Yellowside / Cinnamon)
- Dominant Red (ZL-D) (can apply to any mutation)
- Violet, Single Factor and Double Factor (iD) (can apply to any mutation)
- Misty, Single Factor and Double Factor(iD) (can apply to any mutation)
Decreasing - Least Concern
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