Green cheek conure is a small parrot typically 26 cm (10 in) long and weighs 60 to 80 g. It is mainly green, with a brown/black/grey crown, white periophthalmic 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.The green-cheeked conure eats various seeds and fruits. The average clutch is 4–6 eggs. Average incubation is 24 days, varying from 22 to 25 days. They are the quietest of the conures and have a limited vocabulary, with extensive training. They like to be held and can learn tricks such as lying on their backs, "kissing," shaking, hanging upside down and even can be potty trained.