WHITE-EYED CONURENow: Psittacara Leucophtalmus Was: Aratinga leucophthalmus
» Also called the White-eyed parakeet » Endemic to much of South America east of the Andes.» 12 to 13” in length» Is considered stable in its range. Has adapted to the encroachment of man in its habitats.» Fairly commons a companion conure.
While people may think this bird is not colorful (Hey green is a color!), these birds can have a delightful personality. Many years ago, I did a consultation with a white-eye who had an extensive vocabulary and loved to sit on his caregiver’s shoulder and whisper sweet-nothings into her ear. It took me about a half an hour to teach him to do a somersault in my hand.