$850.00 – $1,700.00
COMMON NAMES: Golden conure, Queen of Bavaria conure, golden parakeet, golden parrot, yellow conure
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Guaruba guarouba, formerly Aratinga guarouba
ADULT SIZE: A large conure, it can reach a length of around 14 inches, weighing about 8 ounces
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 20 to 30 years
Golden conures are active pets that love to climb, chew, and play. Owners must be diligent to supervise these birds when out of the cage to avoid accidents due to their overwhelming curiosity about the world around them.
Being a conure, these birds are very vocal and can produce loud screams, making them a poor choice for those who live in apartments or condominiums. They can, however, develop a rather extensive vocabulary.
Golden conures are highly intelligent and need plenty of mental stimulation in order to prevent boredom and destructive behavior patterns from setting in. In this regard, it’s slightly more sensitive than many other parrots.
While feather plucking is often a warning you’ll hear with neglected or bored parrots, for golden conures, stress is the leading cause of this self-destructive behavior they seem prone to. It can be prevented with tons of attention and distractions and giving the bird a certain amount of freedom.
In general, golden conures do make great pets. They enjoy cuddling and are receptive to multiple people when socialized properly, so they do well with families. Aggression is typically not an issue except when they’re breeding.
Golden Conure Colors and Markings
Golden conures are often mistaken for macaws because of their larger head and beak. The tell-tale difference is that the conure’s tail is much shorter than what you’ll find on macaws.
Mature golden conures are a bright yellow color all over their bodies. The only exception is the tips of the flight feathers, which are dark green in color. They have a bald ring around their eyes, horn-colored beaks, and pink legs and feet.
Juvenile golden conures can be identified by green speckles in the yellow plumage of the body.
Female, Male, Pair