Jodi's Exotic Birds
The Jenday Conure (Aratinga jandaya) is medium-small parrot native to wooded habitats in northeastern Brazil. They are about 12 in. in length with an orange head and neck. Appearing superficially similar to the Sun Conure, the Jenday Conure can be identified from its entirely green lesser wing-coverts, mantle and vent, in contrast to the rich yellow plumage of the Sun Conure. They can live up to 30 years in captivity.
Like many of the conure species commonly kept as companion parrots, Jendays are known for their intelligence and can be trained to perform tricks. These small parrots can often learn to mimic sounds including words and even phrases. Hand raised babies make playful, affectionate pets, in spite of their sometimes shrill vocalizations.