Cuban Conure

Its natural habitats are dry forests, dry savanna, and arable land. The species breeds seasonally, nesting from April to July. It nests in holes in trees or termite nests, particularly those created by the Cuban Green Woodpecker. Three to five eggs are incubated for around 22 days, and the nestling period is between 45–50 days. The species was once very common but is now much reduced due to habitat loss and trapping for the cagebird trade. As a consequence it is now listed as vulnerable by the IUCN.

The Cuban Conure is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Cuban Conure can get very noisy. Not everybody can tolerate their high-pitched screech that can be annoying. However, even though it can't (or should not) be entirely eliminated, there are ways to discourage screaming / screeching in your conure. Parrot TrainingTraining and behavioral guidance will help your pet be the kind of companion you want it to be ... More

Profile of Cuban Conure in captivity © Steve Milpacher Cuban Conures in flight © Arthur Grosset | Cuban Conure © Rosemary Low Cuban Conure © Rosemary Low Page 1 of 1 pages Copyright © 2008 World Parrot Trust - All rights reserved. More

Did You Know?In the wild the Cuban Conure uses various sites for nesting, with Cuban Green Woodpecker holes being its favourite. This species also builds nests in arboreal termitaria (termite nests in trees). Status in the Wild World Population: 2500-10,000 Range: Found in Cuba and formerly Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Pines), West Indies. Habitat: Found in areas of savanna where Copernica and Thrinax palms occur, woodland edge and agriculture areas with trees. More

Hi i have a mature cuban conure believed hen that lost her mate a few years ago, is there anyone out there who happens to have a spare bird? I never did got this one surgically sex-ed, offers taken if someone is desparate for one. This one does have a problem with its crop- its food bulges out although this does not seem to affect the bird, has done since it was a chick. Aviary Bird, Uk bred. Unscrupulous persons need not apply. More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Aratinga
Species : euops
Authority : (Wagler, 1832)