Description: Plumage green, head and throat yellow changing to orange over breast, often red around the eyes, front and forehead; lower back red, some blue on outer web of primaries and secondary feathers; upperside tail green with blue tips; blackish under tail and flight feathers; bill black; feet grey.

Length: Twelve inches (30 cm).

Distribution: The conure is found in Northeast Brazil.

Habitat: Usually in pairs enjoying savannah with trees; often found near clearings at the edge of rain forests.

Aviculture: These conures are often noisy especially early morning and evening or when frightened. As with all conures they enjoy chewing and it is wise to give regular supplies of fresh parrot-safe branches. They also enjoy bathing in summer months.

Accommodation: Outside flight: 9 x 3 x 6 ft (3 x 1 x 2m), with an adjoining shelter.
Metal construction is advised as these conures are hard chewers. Protect from frost by providing a hardwood roosting box 8 x 8 x 28 ins (18 x 18 x 70cm) with a entrance hole of 3 ins. (7.5cm) diameter.

Natural Diet: Seeds, berries, fruits and vegetable matter.

Breeding in Aviculture: Breeding usually begins in February, best results achieved by housing in pairs.

As Pets: Jandaya Conures like most small conures make good pets after being hand-reared. They can mimic (talk) a little and make desirable family pets as they can become familiar with their owners. They have an inquisitive lively nature, are hardy and not difficult to look after. They have very attractive plumage which makes them popular. They can be noisy. This should be taken into account, especially if you have close neighbours.

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