Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Green cheek conures are highly friendly, curious, social, affectionate and engaging birds. Like other conures, they can be playful and affectionate. Their voices are softer than many Conures. The life expectancy of a Green-Cheeked Conure in captivity is 10 to 25 years. This is a wide age range because it depends on how well the bird is looked after and whether it has a nutritious, balanced diet . It is also known as Green Cheek Parakeet, Argentine Conure, Santa Cruz Conure, and Yellow-sided Conure. To begin with, these birds are only found in South America. A major part of their habitat is in the country of Bolivia; however, other neighboring countries do happen to brush up into their natural habitat. These countries include Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina. In the wild, they form large flocks of 20 or more, forage in treetops, and tend to nest in tree hollows. Their scientific name is Pyrrhura and Species: molinae and it is around 26cm (10.1 in) and Weight 60-80g (2.1-2.8 oz) Green-Cheeked Conures eat a range of fruits, vegetables and seeds. These are some of their favourite foods: Banana, Raisins, Sunflower seeds, Hemp seeds, Potatoes, Carrots, Corn, Grapes, Watermelon, papaya, Coriander leaves, guava and mirchies, Some people suggest pellets with a calcium supplement should make up 60% to 70% of a Conure’s diet, the rest can be fruit and vegetables, and the occasional treat. Common Health Issues Health Issue Symptoms or Causes Suggested Action Chlamydiosis Appetite loss, fluffed feathers, nasal discharge, lime green feces, conjunctivitis. Seek immediate avian veterinary attention. Diarrhea Fecal portion of stool not formed. multiple causes, from change in diet to internal parasites. Consult your veterinarian and ensure proper diet. Feather plucking Bird plucks own feathers; may be due to boredom, poor diet or other illness. Consult your veterinarian and relieve boredom with attention, new toys, or more room. Polyoma virus Anorexia, lethargy, weight loss, sudden death. Seek immediate avian veterinary attention.