Size: 9" long
Weight: Around 70-80
Lifespan: On average, they live 15-20 years, but can live up to 30 with good care
Noise Level: Sometimes noisy, but quieter than most other parrots, like the Green Cheek Conure
Suitable for Apartment Living: Yes
Much like Green Cheek conures, the playful Black Capped Conures entertain those around them with their antics and humorous personality. Though not as well known or as readily available as the green cheek, these beautiful birds are becoming more recognized by others, and for their own right. Unlike the green cheek, they sport a neckline of triangular black-and-white feathers that contrast against the emerald green of their body. They are also calmer than green cheeks. However, this does not take away from their amazing personality! Because of their quieter voice and smaller size, they are suited for apartment living. Black capped conures are sociable birds, and the majority love meeting and interacting with a variety of people. They can even get along with children, though care and supervision must be taken so both parrot and child remain safe and happy in their interactions. Many enjoy playing with a variety of toys and eating fruits, vegetables, and nuts of all kinds. They have the ability to learn a variety of tricks and be trained, and are especially eager when provided a delicious reward for their efforts! They are capable of learning and speaking a of couple words, though it is not as proficient as other parrot species. Black capped conures tend to enjoy head scratches, snuggling, and time with those they love. If you are looking for a beautiful, smart, and comical companion, the black capped conure may be right for you!