Fairly well. They can be taught a simple words or phrases and
they enjoy singing. One of the most adorable things that they do is sing in their sleep!! Each bird is unique
and the talking will depend on the interaction it receives from you the teacher and caregiver. Socialization is key…introduce
your new baby black capped to many situations and people!
Black Capped Conures are a lot more quiet and laid-back than
most conures. Volume is not nearly as loud as the larger conures. Frequency of noise is moderate. Expect some squawking at
dawn, when entering or leaving the house, and if disturbed while trying to take a nap or while sleeping. The volume level
is very well suited for apartment living. Frequency tends to increase if they don't get enough attention or toys. These
birds don't seem to mind a noisier household, making them more suitable for families with children. Although, expect them
to join in as your household noise level increases.
One of the most adorale things they will do is sing in their sleep!
Black Capped Conures will lay on their back to play or sleep, bathe frequently with entire body submerged, dangle by one foot
from the top of the cage to check out the view, and will hold food or treats with a foot while eating, like a big parrot.
In doing this they create a soup like mixure in their water dish. So, fresh water at all time is very important. They enjoy
being scratched all over, usually while lying upside down in your hand or on a lap. These birds have no dander, (like
a cockatiel does), making them a better choice for those with allergies.
-They can get a little carried away when playing.
love for bathing can be a problem with the water dish.
-They also like to dip their food in the water making some kind of "soup". This can be a
problem if you are not home to change the water frequently, because it can leave nothing to drink.
While curiosity is one of the great characteristics of the conure, it can get him into a
ton of trouble. Particularly with other pets, the bath tub or any other water source. Keep a close eye on your Conure, as
this can easily become his very last bathe.
- Cage size:
I recommend a minimum of 18" x 18" x 24", with ½” bar spacing or less. Cage
size also depends on how much time the bird will be spending in the cage. A bird that just sleeps in the cage can be
housed in the minimum recommended cage size stated above: however, birds that spend much of the day in their cage would benefit
from a cage larger in size. This way a shallow water dish can be placed in the cage for taking baths. Always remember
to remove right after bathing!
Provide your bird a place where it can get out for exercise, and have fun playing. There are
many different play stands on the market. So search around for one that best suits your life style and needs.
Provide your bird with a few different perches, ranging in diameter. Natural perches are best,
as they provide varying shapes which is best for your bird’s feet. Pedicure perch: This is a textured perch that helps
keep toenails trimmed and smooth, as well as the bird’s beak.
I feed a good Pellet diet, (Zupreem) occasionally
I give them a small amount of a good fortified seed mix, as well as fruit, veggies, and sprouts. I also offer them
a cuttle bone and a mineral block.