Special Sub-Topic: Sun Conures
|What part of a sun conure is zygodactyl?|
feet. A sun conure is a bird in the parrot family. Their zygodactyl feet are perfect for climbing and gripping. This is great because sun conures love to climb and gripping helps keep them from falling off branches, toys, and other sticks.
|What is the scientific name for a sun conure?|
Aratinga solstitialis. Sun conures have very colorful feathers that include the colors yellow, orange, red, green, and blue. Every sun conure varies in color. The younger sun conures are mostly green because their feathers have not matured yet. The colors will change as the sun conure ages.
|Sun conures learn to talk easily.|
f. Yes, they can learn to talk but it takes a lot of training and repetition. If they do learn to talk, their vocabulary will be pretty limited and the sun conure will not sound like an actual human. Instead, these birds might pick up sounds that play frequently such as a lawn mower or a cell phone ringtone. Sun conures can also be taught to perform different motions and movements such as waving.
|Which of these areas is the sun conure's natural habitat?|
South and Central America. Sun conures are also located in the West Indies, Brazil, Venezuela and some parts of Mexico. South and Central America is the most common location of sun conures. They live in large groups in warm climates. Sun conures love company so a sun conure from a local pet store is most likely to connect with you and your family members. They love to be the center of attention.
|One common disease a conure will have is CBS. What does CBS stand for?|
Conure Bleeding Syndrome. CBS is a non-contagious disease that is caused by lack of calcium in its diet. This disease can occur in any parrot but it is common in sun conures. Some symptoms of CBS are bleeding from the mouth or vent and weakness. If your sun conure shows these symptoms, make a trip to the vet to be sure of this diagnosis.
|Beak grinding is a sign that the bird is sick.|
n. A sun conure will normally grind its beak together at night time or when it is getting dark. The reason a sun conure does this is because it is relaxed and sleepy. In the mornings, a sun conure will scream or squawk for a period of time to say 'Good Morning!'.
|What is the white ring of naked skin around a sun conure's eyes called?|
periophthalmic ring. Many parrots have a periophthalmic ring around both eyes. Some species have a blue ring or any other type of color. The color just depends of the type of bird it is.
|What is the physical difference between a female sun conure and a male sun conure?|
There is no noticeable physical difference. To have no difference between the two sexes is called monomorphic. There are some predictions that the female's head is shaped like a circle while the male's head is more square. The only way to have an accurate answer is to have a DNA testing on the bird to determine the sex of it. DNA testings tend to be quite expensive though.
|What does it mean when your sun conures are allopreening?|
they are grooming each other. This is a good sign that the two sun conures are liking each other and enjoying each other's company. Preening is to groom their feathers with their beak. Many partners or friends help the other bird comb their feathers. Rigorous picking at the feathers may be a sign of a serious disease though.
|What piece of cookware must be thrown away before purchasing a sun conure?|
any non-stick cookware. When using non-stick cookware, fumes will escape from the pan or whatever piece of cookware it is. This fume does not harm humans, but it is deadly to sun conures. Another thing is to make sure of is that the sun conure is nowhere near boiling oil. The fumes are also deadly for a sun conure.
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