The baby cherry-headed conure, also known as the red-masked conure, is a medium-sized parrot that is very intelligent and loveable and known for showing off its clownish antics. Easy to train, the cherry-headed conure is one of the most talkative birds among the conure species. It also tends to be a loud bird that isn’t suitable for apartment dwellers.
Speech and Vocalizations
Caring for a Baby Cherry-Headed Conure
The cherry-headed conure should have an ample cage—at a minimum 24-inches by 24-inches long and wide and 36 inches in height. Bars should be no more than 1 inch apart. Also, provide a playpen outside the cage where the bird can exercise and explore during their daily exercise period.
Make sure to keep plenty of clean drinking water available, and change it frequently. Cherry-headed conures like to bathe daily and will use a shallow water dish in the cage to do so. They also enjoy being misted or sprayed with room-temperature water as part of the bathing ritual. This is an ideal time for much-needed interaction with their human owner. Conures do well in room temperature environments but keep them out of drafty locations.
Cherry-headed conures require 10 to 12 hours of sleep each night in a dark, quiet environment. You might need to cover the cage at night to keep out drafts and light.