How old is my sun conure?

by Sarah Collins
(Utah)

This is a pretty good picture to show his coloring and plumage.

This is a pretty good picture to show his coloring and plumage.

I have a Sun Conure. We have owned him for about two months, but purchased him from a pet store. I have no idea how old he (we actually don't know if it's a "he" either, we just decided to call him Simon)is, but we guess about 5 months old. He is at least 4 months old, since we first saw him at the pet store in December. I was wondering if you have pictures, or if my pictures could help figure it out.

He is about 6 inches from his head to the base of his tail feathers.

Also, do you know when is a good age to start teaching them to mimmick noises and talk? Do you know any good methods?

Today is 3-16-09.

Thanks!

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Mar 30, 2009
age
by: Lori

I was comparing the pictures of my sun conure at 7 months. His wings were totally green and his head was green and yellow which made him look like he had mold growing on his head. He looks similar to Willy's 18 month pictures.

Mar 18, 2009
no leg band
by: Sarah

I'm assuming he didn't come from a breeder, because he doesn't have a leg band.

seems kinda shady, huh? We hope to find out as much about him as we can.

Mar 17, 2009
Sun's age
by: Anonymous

Not sure about your sun, but my vet could tell the month and year of my 2 quakers birth by their leg bands. He said their hatch month / year were on them.

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