The Patagonian parrot is also known as the Burrowing Parrot. It looks different then other conures but has the behavior of a typical conure. This species of conure has its own genus that is comprised of three species, the Lesser Patagonian Conure, the Andean Patagonian Conure, and the Greater Patagonian Conure. They all look very similiar with size being the variation.
They love to cuddle and can be social demanding. They love attention and will fill your make your heart melt. Patagonians have a dull olive brown color with yellow and red patches near the bottom breast.
Patagonian Parrots originate from Argentina.
Patagonians need a variety of foods to maintain a clean bill of health, no pun intended. This species can become obese, so offering fresh fruits and vegetables with a high quality parrot pellet and seed mix will give them the balance of nutrition they need. Check out the fresh foods you should be feeding your parrot on our fresh food list.
This species breeds best when other patagonians are near by. They seem to settle for the day after dusk. They reach maturity at two years of age.
Patagonian Conures are a larger parrot, up to 18 inches, and require a larger cage that is spacious to move around and play in. The cage should be large enough to spread the entire wing span as well.
Patagonian Parrots are very social and active. They love to play and chew on a variety of toys with different textures. The Patagonian is a beloved pet with proper care.
They can be somewhat noisy and can learn to talk but when given time to play outside of the cage, it is not a problem for most owners.