The Green-Cheeked Conure is a small parrot that is native to the forests of South America. The Green-Cheeked Conure is 10 in. long. It is mainly green, with a brown/black/grey crown, white bare eye-rings, green cheeks, blue primary wing feathers, a grey beak, and its long pointed tail is mostly maroon. It has short transverse striations on its breast and a red abdominal area. Males and females have an identical external appearance. In addition to the natural color forms, color mutants have been selectively bred in aviculture. They are popular companion parrots. They are playful, affectionate and intelligent, known as having a "big personality in a small body". They love fruits, (especially bananas and raisins), and seeds such as sunflower, safflower and hemp seeds; all things found in their natural environments. Green-Cheeked Conures can live to 30 years with proper care.