What Is a Pineapple Conure?

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A pineapple conure is a color variation of the green-cheeked conure. Other color variations seen in captive green-cheeked conure populations include American dilute, cinnamon, yellow-sided, suncheek, turquoise, and mint American dilute.

Regardless of color, green-cheeked conures are playful, intelligent and affectionate parrots. They are popular with parrot enthusiasts who have limited space for a bird, as they are small and relatively quiet. Green-cheeked conures can learn to say a few words and can be taught tricks. They enjoy human attention, but can be prone to biting. They do well on a basic diet of appropriately sized parrot pellets supplemented with fruits and vegetables. A well-cared-for green-cheeked conure can live up to 30 years.