Welcome to the Best Free Peachfronted Conure Information on the Planet

I've lived with Peachfront Conures Aratinga aurea for 30 years. I've bred 'em, trained 'em, even visited Bolivia to observe them in the wild. For more about me, click right here.

NOTE: Photobucket stopped hosting years worth of my photos without warning. Please be patient while I am replacing them.

photos and articles copyright 2012-2018 by elaine radford, google plus verified author

Read my new book, The 10 Best Things You Can Do For Your Pet Bird, on almost any device: right here.

It's real easy to contact me. Tweet or direct message me through Twitter by hitting this button:

Got a Peachfront, or thinking about getting a Peachfront? Here are some key posts you might like to read:

Some recent entries you might enjoy: happy 27th birthday to courtney - 2017-04-15
i no longer own the peachfront dot com domain - 2017-04-09
ronnie 1990-2017 - 2017-02-15
Ronnie and Sheldon try again - 2017-02-11
clear eggs 2017 - 2017-01-23

Even $1 buys several servings of mixed vegetables for my Peachfronts. Give my Peachfronts a gift by donating right here:

hosted by DiaryLand.com

4:44 a.m. 2012-07-01

a peachfronted conure display described by charlene beane

A quick quote from a May 1988 BIRD TALK, Choosing a Conure, by Charlene Beane. I just tried to find her site but got re-directed to an Asian page, so I can't find her right now. If anyone knows where she is, so I can give her a link and a shout-out, please let me know. In any case, I hope she won't mind this little excerpt from her very detailed article on the conures...

Peachfronts and brown throats...have an interesting trait of defending their cages by hanging on the wire, moving their heads from side to side, clicking their beaks, and bouncing their pupils. This is their form of threatening behavior, and they can really tell you off when you turn your back and walk away from them.

My Peachfronts, especially Courtney, put their own twist on this formula. The males will climb up and then slowly, slowly slide down, and then climb back up again. I have no idea what's supposed to be scary about this gesture, but it drives Cookie (my Yellow-fronted Amazon) bats and he has to go hide in his nestbox.

Can't say I've ever noticed any "bouncing pupils" but they do like to make direct eye contact when they're making an intimidation display, so maybe I just need to look closer. Stay tuned.

previous - next

Check out my complete and highly extensive archives.

Support the page by buying something safely and securely through Amazon. I never see your private information, but I get a small commission if you click through one of my buttons. My conure's favorite flavor of Nutriberries. Try it now!