Green Cheek Conure
Scientific Name: Green cheek conures are scientifically known as Pyrrhura molinae.
Physical Characteristics: Green cheek conures are small parrots, measuring about 10 inches in length and weighing around 60-80g on average. They have green plumage, which serves as a natural camouflage in their native habitats. They can sometimes be mistaken for maroon-bellied conures, which are closely related.
Habitat: Green cheek conures are native to South America, where they inhabit forests.
Behavior: These birds are intelligent and playful, and they can be easily trained to mimic human speech. They have a lower-pitched voice compared to other parrot species, and they are generally gentle and less prone to biting unless they feel threatened or in pain.
Lifespan: When kept in captivity, green cheek conures typically have a lifespan ranging from 10 to 25 years.