|Common Name||Jenday Conure|
|Latin Name||Aratinga jendaya|
|Average Lifespan||30 Years|
|Average Length||12 Inches|
|Average Weight||125 - 140 Grams|
|Song Type||Tropical Squawk|
Noise Level & Talking Ability
The Jenday Conures are known as loud birds. The bird has a very loud call, and if not trained properly, the bird can quite often be loud. Jenday Conure owners say it is possible to train the birds to be quieter. Will speak a few words phrases.
General plumage green; head and throat yellow becoming orange on upper breast; front of the forehead and often also eye area red; abdomen, flanks and under wing-coverts orange-red; edges of feathers to lower back red; outer webs of primaries, primary-coverts and secondaries blue; upperside of tail olive-green with blue tips; underside of tail and flight-feathers blackish; periophthalmic (eye) ring whitish; iris greyish-brown; bill blackish; feet grey. Immatures have a pale yellow head with scattered green feathers; iris dark.
The Jenday Conures are very playful and entertaining birds and can be trained easily. Jenday Conures require a lot of attention - they are social birds that need interaction with their owners. They are very snuggly and typically quite gentle. These birds are intelligent and do need proper mental stimulation both inside and outside the cage.
Pellets should make up 60% of the diet. Fresh fruits and veggies, and other healthy chop mixes should make up 30% of the diet, and seed should only make up 10% as a treat.
Jenday Conures require a medium-large cage to accommodate their long tail. Jenday Conures are very active birds that need room to roam and climb in their cage. These birds do best with a wide range of materials for toys and perches. Both destructible (wood, cardboard, seagrass, etc.) and indestructible (plastic, metal, acrylic, etc.) toys should be given to maximize enrichment. Perches should vary in material (cotton/rope, wood, cement, swings, ladders, etc.) and size to promote grip strength.
|Age of Maturity||2 Years|
|Average Clutch Size||3 - 5 Eggs|
|Nest Box||16 x 8 inches L-box|
|Breeding Life||20 Years|
Gender determination is indeterminable by appearance However you can take a guess by looking at the shape of the bird's head. Females have a rounder and smaller head than the male. The male's head is squarer with a flatter forehead.
Stable - Least Concern