The sun parakeet or sun conure (Aratinga solstitialis) is a medium-sized brightly colored parrot native to northeastern South America. The adult male and female are similar in appearance, with predominantly golden-yellow plumage and orange-flushed underparts and face. It is commonly kept in aviculture. The species is threatened by loss of habitat and trapping for the pet trade, and listed asendangered by the IUCN.
He lives in a wide area of South America: the Guianas, the southeastern part of Venezuela and the Brazilian regions of northern Amapa, Para and Amazonas. The species per hour is well rooted and widespread in nature and does not appear to take risks imminent. Unknown in Europe until 1971, it has since bred and reproduced at a profit.
For mating and breeding would be better to isolate the pairs. The eggs laid are 4-5. Incubation of ca. 23 days. Weaning period 50 days. Children can stay a few weeks with their parents after leaving the nest. The nest must be of hardwood, as these parrots love to chew everything.
Feeding:In nature, it feeds on seeds, berries, fruits (cactus) and flowers. In captivity they can be fed with a mixture of mixed seeds for parakeets, sprouted seeds, fruit, vegetables (apple, mango, cucumber, carrot), vegetable (dandelion ..). Add supplements minerals. Pastoncino during breeding.