Cherry-Headed (Red-Masked) Conure
$780.00 – $1,500.00
COMMON NAMES: Cherry-headed conure, red-headed conure, red-masked conure, and red-masked parakeet
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aratinga erythrogenys
ADULT SIZE: 11 to 13 inches
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 50 years or more
Cherry-headed conures are known to be intelligent, fun-loving birds that thrive on interaction with their owners and do well with training. These birds can be playful, affectionate, and entertaining. Cherry-headed conures love being the center of attention and will go to great lengths to get it.
Like all conures, these are very loud birds that scream intermittently. Despite not being a proficient talker, this bird will charm you with its playful personality and comical antics.
The cherry-headed conure, like most parrots, is a flock-oriented bird with well-developed social instincts. In a captive environment, the human owner assumes the role of a flock mate. For a cherry-headed conure to be content, it will require lots of interaction time with its owner. Properly socialized pet conures love spending time with (and on) their owners. They enjoy learning tricks and other training.
Cherry-headed conures need 2 to 4 hours of exercise and playtime with their owners each day. With its attention needs met, you likely will be rewarded with an exciting and interactive pet that never seems to run out of energy and spunk. A happy and healthy cherry-headed conure is always the life of the party.
Speech and Vocalizations
As a group, conures are not fluent talkers like other, more articulate parrots. However, the cherry-headed is one of the most talkative of the conures. It can learn a limited vocabulary. Even a non-talking cherry-headed conure will be extremely chatty with its instinctive vocalizations.
This bird is not well suited for apartment living or owners bothered by noise; it is prone to intense screaming, especially at sunrise and sunset.
Female, Male, Pair