The Green-cheeked conure is a favorite among bird novices because of its relatively low price, small stature, temperament, and relatively low noise level, at least compared to its larger cousins. The green-cheeked conure breeds fairly easily and as a result is readily available. The Green-cheeked conure is one of the smallest conures and is often confused with the maroon-bellied conure (Pyrrhura frontalis), a close relative. These birds are so similar in appearance that they are often identified incorrectly by pet stores or even their owners. They are the same size, about 10 inches long, and both are primarily green. The green-cheeked conure is a bit brighter in color than the maroon-bellied conure and has gray barring on its chest, fading into a slightly reddish belly. The maroon belly has a golden barring on its chest and distinct, heart-shaped maroon shading on its belly — hence the name. Both have a dark gray beak and feet. They are most easily confused when they are young, before their full color comes in after the first molt.
Green cheek conures
Green-cheeked conures can be outgoing and comical, but they can also be a little shyer than other conures. These birds love their play and will appreciate a good rotation of toys and a spacious cage to run around.