Dukie The Conure


(Dukie) the Nanday Conure Born September 21 2000. He is a super sweet bird by anybody's standards. He loves to come out of the cage and comes to the front of the cage every time someone comes near. These Pictures are after two days of being in our Clan. They can get to feeling right at home very fast.


Scientific name: Aratinga nenday or Nandayus nenday

  The head is black, along with the cheeks and throat, which looks like a cap. The rest of the body is green, the throat and breast are blue, and the feet are red.

Care and feeding:
The Nanday's main diet should primarily be nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. A commercially prepared pelleted diet can also be beneficial.


  Native to southeastern Bolivia, southern Mato Grosso, northern Argentina,

 Chaco Formosa, and Paraguay.              

Size - Weight:
  Mature birds are about 11-12 inches long and weigh 5.2 ounces.

Social Behaviors:
Wild conures are friendly and peaceful.  They live together in large flocks, often with monk parakeets.


  Nanday conures are sexually mature at three years of age. The hen will lay two to six eggs which incubate for 24-26 days. The cock usually sits on or near the nesting box.  The parents should be fed food that is enriched with calcium and mineral supplements.

Availability: Readily available.              

Activities:  Loves to climb and play. Provide lots of toys.


Problems: As with many Aratinga species, Nandays can be noisy, they have a high pitched screech that can be annoying.