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The cherry-headed conure, also known as the red-masked conure, is a medium-sized parrot that is very intelligent and loveable and known for showing off its clownish antics. Easy to train, the cherry-headed conure is one of the most talkative birds among the conure species. It also tends to be a loud bird that isn’t suitable for apartment dwellers. Baby Red Masked Conure Parrots
COMMON NAMES: Cherry-headed conure, red-headed conure, red-masked conure, and red-masked parakeet
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aratinga erythrogenys
ADULT SIZE: 11 to 13 inches
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 50 years or more
Origin and History
The cherry-headed conure is native to South America, where it occupies a relatively narrow range from southwestern Ecuador to northwestern Peru. This species dwells primarily in jungles and deciduous forests but can also do well in semiarid regions and even suburban zones. In several places, pet birds released or escaped into the wild have established feral breeding populations. The movie “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” popularized a group of feral cherry-headed conures in San Francisco. Other feral populations exist in other parts of California, Texas, and Florida. The cherry-headed conure is a very popular pet; in 1994, it was classified as “near-threatened” for extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. This status is due to its habitat loss and trapping by the illegal pet trade.