Turquoise Green Cheek Conure Complete Information

Turquoise green cheek conures are friendly and amusing parrot species. They appear in an extensive variety of colors due to color gene mutations. It is a modification of green cheeked conure or green cheeked parakeet. 

Turquoise green cheek conure facts

Details Specifications
Scientific name Pyrrhura molinae
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittiacidae
kingdom Animalia
Genus Pyrrhura
Lifespan 25 to 30 years 
Size 10 inches long 
Wing size 5 to 5.5 inches
Temperament Quiet, affectionate, friendly 
Colors Bluish green or grey 
Cage size 24 x 24 x 60 inches

Turquoise green cheek conure lifespan

"<yoastmark The average lifespan expectancy of green cheek conure is typically 10 years in captivity under poor supervision. But they can live above 25 to 30 years in captivity when they are well cared for. Male green cheek conure usually exhibits a longer lifespan than females. Females pass through a variety of hormonal changes during their whole life that reduces their lifetime.

Turquoise Green cheek conure colors

They are colorful birds with dark grey or tan heads. Their plumage is highly pigmented, usually green with a blue shade. They have a maroon tail like all other mutations of green cheek conure. They possess white eye-rings, green cheeks, and dark grey feet.

Turquoise Green Cheek Conure

Turquoise green cheek conure size & weight

Turquoise green cheek conure size & weight
Turquoise are small in size

They are small in size, usually up to 10 inches long and weigh above 60 grams to a maximum of 90 grams.  All mutations of green cheek conure are the same in size, generally small. 

Turquoise green cheek conure region

This rare conure family takes up residence in treetop levels of forests and timberlands of Paraguay, northwestern  Argentina, Brazil, west-central southern Mato Grosso, and highlands of eastern Bolivia. They are highly easy-going parrot species otherwise most of the parrots are becoming endangered because of habitat destruction.

Turquoise green cheek conure diet 

"<yoastmark Green cheek conure relies on a good quality diet including fresh veggies and fruits. Also supplemented them with

  • South American fruits pellet
  • Dried Egg Food
  • Conure seeds
  • Nuts
In fruit and vegetables, they prefer a vast variety of apples, celery, spinach, kiwi, pears,  blueberries, corn, strawberries,  broccoli, grapes, and their leaves, carrot, bananas, green beans, figs, oranges, and mangoes.

Turquoise green conure personality

Green cheek conure has amazing personalities with frequent voices. They are known to be the shiest and cherished mutations of the conure family. These are friendly and loving companions, often trouble makers, quite tolerating to handle. They love to be petted and often like to cuddle around the neck of their keepers. That are playful and thus like to interact with humans, spending a lot of time. They lack a loud voice and are quietest as related to others conure.   

Turquoise green cheek conure breeding

"<yoastmark Green cheeked conure is pretty easy to breed and becomes sexually mature earlier at the age of one year. They mostly breed in February during the summer seasons in their natural habitats and have 3 to 4 favorable clutches per year. Females typically lay 4 to 6 eggs per clutch. Their gestation period usually lies about 22 to 25 days, whereas 24 days are estimated on average. Male and female parents remain alert during the incubation and the two sit on the eggs from time to time.

Turquoise green cheek conure price

Green cheek conures are rare and affectionate mutations with attractive appearance. Their price ranges from about $400 to $750 based on its quality, country, and the breeder’s demand. The current cost of these green cheek turquoise conures is $599.99. In Pakistan, green cheek conure babies cost about Rs 9,000, and the adult price is Rs 42,000 or more. They are a little bit pricier but easily available throughout the world. 

Green cheek conure turquoise mutation

Green cheek conure turquoise mutation
They lack a loud voice

Turquoise green cheek conure is itself a recessive mutation of Pyrrhura molinae that diminishes psittacine pigment (red and yellow color). Mutations may be recessive or dominant. Actually, it is a modification in DNA sequence. Color mutations mostly appear when we breed two same species parrots with different color variants. Several color mutations of green cheek turquoise conure also occur. 

Turquoise green cheek conure gender difference

They are monomorphic species that usually require a DNA test to distinguish whether it is a male or female green cheek conure. This is the best way to reveal gender with accurate results.Testing can be done by a blood sample or a feather sample of the bird. They lack any apparent external differences however you may often determine the gender type through their heads as female green cheek conures have round heads and males have flat heads. 

  • Yellow sided turquoise green cheek conure

They are sex-linked mutations of beautiful green cheek conure parrots. Their chest is bright yellow in color and the tail is of light red or maroon. They are very much identical to the original green cheek conure. Their young offsprings are camouflaged with white down. Their eyes, feet, and beak are darker in tone. The feathers of successive generations illuminate and the beak turns to brighten.

  • Cinnamon turquoise green cheek conure

Turquoise cinnamon green cheek conure is elegant sex-linked mutations of green cheek conures. Their feathers are pale-colored or mostly lime green from underparts. Their head is of beige shade and possesses a light maroon tail. That eyes fade when exposed to direct sunlight due to their flaming red color. Their beak and feet are light in color. Cinnamon turquoise cheek conure for sale is easily available at different price rates all over the world.

  • Pineapple turquoise green cheek conure

Turquoise pineapple green cheek conure is a combined mutation of cinnamon green cheek conure and turquoise yellow-sided green cheek conure. Their chest is brighter colored and their head is tan in color like turquoise cinnamon green cheek conures. They possess yellow sides and light red or maroon tails that come from the yellow-sided mutation. Their back plumage is lime green colored and their eyes are flaming red very much like cinnamon. Pineapple turquoise cheek conure for sale is available at OLX and other pet sites at a wide range of prices.

Conclusion

They are known to be a beautiful mutation of green cheek conures living an actual lifespan of 25 years under proper supervision. These are excellent pets and because of their small size, they are easy to handle by the children. They are affectionate little clowns hanging upside-down in their cage and constant attraction seekers. They are quite a species of conure family having a frequent voice. Turquoise green cheek conure sale prices vary according to the place and breeder’s demand. 

FAQs

1. Turquoise cheeks conure how long do they live?

They can live up to 25-30 years under captivity but there is a chance of end of survival at the age of 10 years due to the neglect of their owners.

2. How to tell if turquoise cheek conure is male or female?

They are not sexually dimorphic birds. You can’t identify their gender by just looking at them. Get your birds through a DNA test in order to determine their gender.

3. What parents make green cheek conure?

It is the mutation of Green cheeked parakeet or green cheeked conure.

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