Native to:Central & South America
Lifespan:30 - 40 Yrs.
To those in the know, the Blue-headed Pionus is one of the most highly regarded pet parrots available. They are social and intelligent, and a well-socialized bird can learn to go confidently to anyone. While not particularly noisy or vocal, some individuals can even learn to talk if you are patient. They may be a tad lazy, but encourage them to play and to exercise every day, and you may be surprised at how much fun you have with this chunky little parrot.
These quiet, friendly parrots are easily socialized. They do not need to be handled often, but do enjoy the company of human companions. Although sweet tempered, they can sometimes be high strung . All of them enjoy chewing.
Pionus Parrots do require time with their owners and time outside of the cage. A good play gym with lots of toys and climbing opportunities is well worth the investment, since Pionus Parrots play alone more than other species of parrots. Human companions should make sure that the room is bird-safe and escape-proof, before letting the Pionus Parrot out of the cage.
DIET: Diet consists of a pelleted blend, veggies, fruits, nuts, and seeds as treats. A small amount of white meat, such as chicken is occasionally welcomed as well, as is completely cooked egg.