The breeding season for Aratinga Conures starts in April and goes on through the end of May; and they reproduce once per year. The male's mating call alerts the female that he is ready to mate. These parrots are monogamous.
In their natural habitat, Aratinga species have various nesting habits, most will nest in tree cavities, with the following exceptions:
- the St. Thomas conure prefers termite nests
- the Aztec Conure will build her nest in rock crevices
- the Jamaican Conures or Olive-Throated Parakeets build their nests in termite holes.
The average clutch size consists of 3 - 5 eggs which are incubated for 26 - 27 days.
The young fledge about 50 days later.
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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