Conure Sleep and Night Noises (Checked out)

One of the significant signs of a healthy and happy bird is sound sleep. Although conures have various personalities and sleeping habits, they all need a certain minimum amount of sleep. Therefore, as an owner, you need all the information you can get about your bird’s sleeping habits to determine whether your bird is okay.

So, how many hours of sleep do conures need? Generally, conures sleep for ten to twelve uninterrupted hours. They may do it while perched with their heads under their wing or when lying down, as long as they are comfortable. If they sleep for less, it may affect their physical and psychological well-being. Therefore, you can help your pet get the recommended sleep time by tucking them in time and creating a dark and quiet environment.

You may be concerned about your pet due to its sleeping habits. To put your mind at ease, we investigated how long they usually sleep. Read on for more information on what time you should put your conure to bed, if they nap during the day, and why your conure is sleeping a lot.

It is understandable that you wish to know how much sleep is healthy for your pet. You do not want your birds to be sleep-deprived or sleep too much since there is a correlation between sleep duration and an animal’s health. So, how long do conures sleep?

The usual sleep duration for conures is ten to twelve hours in a night. If your bird is fine, it will sleep peacefully through the night. Your pet needs to be very comfortable during sleep. Preferably, the room has to be dark and quiet, without interruptions.

Since they love to sleep when it is dark, you can help them by covering their cage as they sleep. This way, they will not be disturbed by the morning light. Consider a blanket or a towel to keep off the excess light completely. You can also provide a cozy nest box for them to be comfortable all through the night.

Experts recommend that your bird shouldn’t sleep for less than 12 hours for their general well-being. Therefore, you need to let them rest and not wake them up unless they do it independently. Constant interruption may cause physical and psychological problems.

You will notice a change in their feather’s appearance or their usual behavior. Just like humans, they need as much sleep as they can get, without which, they will be stressed, and it will likely show. If lack of sleep progresses, it may cause physical and mental strains.

How Do Conures Sleep?

Conures are expressive birds, and it shows in the way they sleep. By close observation and research, we can narrow it down to their normal behavior. As long as your pet gets the required amount of sleep, you don’t need to worry a lot about its preferences.

Typically, some conures sleep while standing with their heads tucked under a wing. They love to support their head under a soft pillow, which their wings provide. When hanging, they prefer leaning from one cage corner; this may seem risky or uncomfortable, but it is okay for conures, as it is instinctive.

It’s their natural instinct in the wild, as it helps them be prepared for any attacks by their predators. Other conures prefer sleeping while lying down on their back or side with something cozy underneath.

Generally, conures sleep for up to 12 hours depending on an individual preference. The sleeping position varies depending on your bird’s personality; it may sleep while perched up or lying down. Another weird but common habit is sleeping with the eyes open. Looking closely, you may find them with their eyes slightly shut, but their bodies very still.

You don’t need to worry because your bird is very comfortable in its position. Secondly, some birds grind their beaks even in their sleep. One way to tell that your pet is sleepy is if their eyes are half open and their bodies generally inactive.

What Time Should I Put My Conure To Bed?

As an owner, you may be busy with other daily activities but still, need your bird to sleep for the entire 10 to 12 hours. The good thing is you can promote healthy sleep for your bird by enabling it to get all the recommended hours by tucking them to bed at the right time.

You take your pet to bed at any convenient time for both of you. Consider letting your conure sleep from 9 pm to 8 or 9 am. It works best if you sleep between those times too. Doing that will allow you adequate time to play with them in the morning when they wake up. Regardless of the time that you tuck them in, always ensure that they sleep in a dark and cozy environment, with limited interruptions.

With a routine, you can let your bird have enough sleep while you two have adequate time to interact when it is awake. Usually, animals have their internal biological clocks, but you can help them establish a routine they naturally follow.

Some owners are concerned that their birds sleep during the night when they are away, which means that they don’t get enough time to play during the day. Experts say that you can break their sleep for a while if it is the only way to pet them.

You can slowly wake them up by turning on the lights and giving them some time to awake. Later on, you can let them slowly return to their sleep. However, be careful not to wake them suddenly since they may get frightened and stressed, affecting their health. The key is to let them sleep a total of ten to twelve hours, even when you give them a break.

Why Is My Conure Sleeping a Lot?

As much as you get concerned that your pet isn’t getting enough sleep, you may also worry when they sleep too much. A bedtime that is approximately twelve hours is healthy, but any longer may mean something is amiss. We want to help you understand why your conure naps a lot even after sleeping at night.

First, excessive sleep may mean that your bird’s sleep was interrupted the previous night, and it had to compensate during the day. It is also possible that your conure is molting or suffering from particular bird illnesses. Therefore, if oversleeping concerns you, it is critical to seek help from a vet. There is no need to worry in most cases, but it is best to consult your vet if your bird sleeps for more than thirteen hours.

The main reason for oversleeping is sleep interruption since birds need up to twelve hours of sleep. As an owner, you can help your bird sleep the recommended hours; or else, they will compensate for the remaining time.

One way is to minimize or turn off any unnecessary noises from television or radio. Similarly, avoid waking them up abruptly and let them do it naturally. Secondly, your parrot may be oversleeping if it is undergoing molting, a period where they use much of their energy to grow feathers.

Additionally, conures can sleep longer when they are ill. They usually look puffed up, dull, and have an awkward posture. Your pet will need a lot of rest at such a time, meaning they will mostly appear tired and inactive. If you notice these or any other related symptoms, only a trip to the vet can put your mind at ease.

Therefore, the most important thing you can do as an owner is to let them sleep whenever they want to because forcing them to stay awake can cause strains and complications.

Do Conures Nap During the Day?

Many hours of sleep should never worry you unless there is an underlying health issue. If your bird sleeps a few hours at night, you may wonder whether they can snatch some hours during the day.

Some conures will nap in the day when they need more sleep while others will not. On the other hand, some can sleep twice, while others only once. Short daytime sleeping is suitable for their health, and you don’t need to panic when you like to nap a bit. The only concern may be when they sleep for long or frequently, indicating that they are not getting enough sleep or have a health issue.

Naps are essential in assisting the bird in catching up on lost sleep. They can even sleep without closing their eyes or open one to keep alert. The parrot will always try to rest for a while, even in the day’s excess light and noise.

Do Conures make noise at night?

Understanding when and how to put your conure to sleep and how well and long they should sleep is essential. Therefore, it is safe to wonder whether a healthy and happy conure will make noises at night.

Conures make different kinds of noises at night. Sometimes they chatter, mattering out some sleepy sounds during their slumber. On other occasions, conures will cry at night when uncomfortable. Beak grinding noises from conures are also typical as a sign that they’re content. Again, you may hear a noise from a conure chewing on toys or wiping their beaks if they haven’t slept at night.

A conure’s environment is the main determinant of how vocal they are since they have a reputation for being quite loud. As such, to live harmoniously, you’ll need to understand the various noises that conures make and what they mean. Read on to find out why conures scream or cry at night and why they make weird noises.

Why Do Conures Scream at Night?

One type of noise that some conures may make at night is screaming. A scream is naturally a very alarming noise, so one would wonder why their conure screams at night.

A conure may scream at night due to a night terror. If a conure is startled between its sleep by an unexpected light or sudden noise, it may panic and begin screaming. Like any other animal or even humans, being startled while asleep has a shocking effect on conures.

Sometimes, conures will scream at night simply to get your attention. The conure may want you to get up and check on them. Suppose you have been responding to the conure by checking on them every time they scream at night, you’ve probably enforced the behavior and they’ll continue screaming at night because you have asserted the behavior and shown the conure that they can use this to get you to attend to them.

Also, conures scream at night when unwell. Illnesses may be a result of nutritional problems. If you’re giving your conure a poor diet, it may help them vocalize their frustration through screaming at night. The best way to ascertain illness as a cause is by speaking to a veterinarian.

Conures will also scream at night out of boredom or even loneliness. Conures, like all other parrots, are very friendly birds. If they are not getting enough interaction with you, for instance, when you leave for work early and come back late at night. You conure may scream at night out of loneliness.

A change in the environment may also cause a conure to scream at night. The difference may be a change of home setting or a change in its sleeping quarters. Before the conure adapts, they may scream for a couple of nights until they realize they are safe and adapt to any routine change.

Inadequate sleep might be the cause of your conure screaming. They might experience sleep deprivation if there is a lot of noise in the household, people moving around the home, or too much light in their sleeping area. Any form of disturbance denying them peaceful sleep may cause a conure to scream at night.

An additional pet conure may cause the screaming. If you have added another parrot in a cage adjacent to your conure, you may hear the screaming during the day that may spill over to the night if the two did not hit it off on a good note.

Conures sometimes scream at night out of pain. If your conure is normally calm but starts to scream all of a sudden, it might be in pain. Random screaming may indicate that they may have an injury. Overgrown toenails, blood feathers, and such problems may cause injuries that are hard to notice at first glance.

Why Does My Conure Cry at Night

Conures are generally very happy and friendly throughout the day. Therefore, it may be very confusing to see your happy bird crying at night. So, why is your conure crying at night?

Baby conures may cry at night due to hunger. However, this depends on the weaning time. You might have weaned them too early. If you start the weaning process too early, the baby conure may cry at night due to hunger. Also, if you just adopted your conure, they may be crying at night in an attempt to locate their flock.

The flock refers to you and all other family members present in the conures life. Conures are flock animals that do not do too well when left on their own. The conure will cry until it catches up with your routine and understands that its flock is around and safe.

Conures also cry when in distress. Your conure may cry if something is frightening them or they are feeling unwell. If it’s the first time that your conure is crying at night, it’s best that you go and check on it.

Why Is My Conure Making Weird Noises?

If you have owned your conure for a while now, you have probably established that these birds are naturally noisy. Conures make different noises, and it is best to understand what each noise means.

Your conure may make a weird duck-like noise when they are in distress. The sound often sounds like a ‘quack’ sound, similar to that of a duck. The sound may also sound the same as a low grunt. If you notice such weird noises, your couture is in a situation they do not like; they are in distress but not fear.

An aggressive conure may make a bald eagle-like sound. The sound is usually a high-pitched chirp similar to that of a bald eagle. A conure may make this sound as a sign of aggression; it may also do so when being territorial, and, at times, when in distress. Conures will often make this noise with their feathers and neck extended while strutting in an attempt to ascertain dominance.

You may catch your conure making a weird noise that sounds like a sneeze. If it does, it may be suffering from allergies. The weird sound is a sneeze, and conures will sneeze as a response to an irritant or allergen. If the sneezing persists, you should take your conure to a vet to have it checked out.

Conures may make a whining cry noise when hungry and asking for food. A tiny wing flap often accompanies the cry. The conure flaps the wing close to their body, then lets out the whine; this body language signifies that they are hungry and want you to feed them.

A conure may let out an eagle-like scream when they are afraid. Conures are frightened by several things such as thunder. When your conure lets out a scream after such disturbances, they make a contact call out of feat.

Your conure may begin to make a weird noise from beak clicking, which is usually a threat. Conures make this noise by rapidly rattling their upper and lower sides of their beaks. They do this when defending their territory, personal space, or mate.

Conures make some weird chatter noises when going about their business; the noise signifies that they are happy. You’ll hear your conure making some motor-mouth sounds, including individual sounds and vocal quirks. You can have some fun finding out which whistles, words, and background noises your conure has added to their repertoire.

Your conure might laugh, which is weird for many owners; the laugh is just something they picked up from humans. Conures take advantage of the fact that human companions enjoy the sounds they make. Conures will make this gleeful sound often at very inappropriate moments, like when you are scolding them for bad behavior. Conures recognize the tone and pitch of voice that usually precedes a laugh, enabling them to pre-empt a laugh.

Conures will randomly produce a purring sound during the day when they are happy. The purring sound is very close to growling, but the bird’s body language will help you differentiate. The purrs are relaxed with no dilated pupils or lifted feathers as a growl would. Purrs are a lot like cat purrs and tell you that your conure is content.

Some conure owners find it weird when their conures start talking, something they have picked up from you. Conures with time learn some human sounds since they are quite intelligent. They then use these words to get your attention and to impress you.


Usually, birds sleep for around eleven hours, depending on the species and individual. Similarly, different birds have various personalities, and the same applies to their sleeping patterns. You need to be observant to tell how your bird loves to nap and let it do it on its terms, not forcing it to sleep in a specific place or position.

You only need to worry if they sleep more or less since it could indicate an ailment. They can also nap during the day to compensate for lost sleep. To help, you can establish a routine where they sleep from 9 am to the early morning.

Conures are captivating pets to keep. As long as you maintain their basic nutritional and socializing needs, you’ll seldom have an issue with your bird. Every conure is different, and they all have individual personalities. The more time you spend with your conure, the more you’ll learn about them, including the noises they make, at what time and why.

The best time to understand your conure’s language is during playtime, bathing, and feeding time. Always pay attention to their body language to get to know them better. However, be keen to notice any behavioral vice and speak to a vet about it.

Bal Kang

Bal Kang is an owner of several pets including reptiles, cats and dogs. An avid writer, who loves to share her insights into caring for pets.

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