Species Profile: Green-Cheeked Conure

Species name: Pyrrhura molinae

Lifespan: Up to 30 years

Origins: South America; parts of Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil

Size: Around 10 inches long

Recommended cage size: 24 inches wide, 24 inches deep and 24 inches tall; bar size 5/8 inches to 3/4 inches wide.

Recommended diet: A base diet of pellets, supplemented with vegetables, fruits and some seed.

Color: The normal (or nominal) colored green-cheeked conure is mostly green, with blue on their wing tips, maroon-red on their tails and gray feathers on their chest and around their heads.

Color mutations: Yellow-sided, cinnamon, pineapple, turquoise, American dilute, mint, sun cheek, moon cheek

Often confused with the maroon-bellied conure (Pyrrhura frontalis) and crimson-bellied conure (Pyrrhura perlata)


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