White Capped Pionus for sale
White Capped Pionus for sale,the White crowned Pionus, also known as the White-capped Pionus or White-capped Parrot, is a popular pet and relatively common in captivity. They are a delight to own! Once they are established they make a very docile parrot that is calm and undemanding. They are very sweet and affectionate.
These intelligent and curious little birds do have a somewhat stronger personality than most other Pionus species, but with good attention they can make fabulous family pets! They are quick to learn and can be taught a variety of tricks. Although they are rather quiet and shy they do have some talking ability.
They are generally green with a paler and more yellowish green on the underside. True to their name, they have a white cap on their forehead as well as a white patch under their chin and throat. The rest of the head is blue and the breast has olive-brown feathers edged with darker purplish-blues, gradually turning green across the abdomen. They sport a variety of colors on the tops of the wings from golden browns, violet-blues, blues, to greens and the underwing is a bluish green moving to a dull green. The beak is a horn color, the eye is dark brown to orangish circled by a light pinkish-white eye ring, and they have pink legs.
Juveniles are paler in color, have much less white on the cap, and very little or no blue on the head.
Care and feeding White Capped Pionus
A Pionus diet consisting of a good parrot mix which includes formulated foods, a variety of seeds, and dried fruits is generally regarded as a suitable base to provide nutrition and variety. Along with this, provide a daily supplement of fresh fruits and vegetables.
They are active by nature and can become overweight if confined. Like the Amazon Parrots they require a low fat diet. Good Pionus bird care starts with providing a good diet.A roomy cage is required unless the bird is to be let out for extended periods. Many birds can spend a good deal of their time on a play pen or parrot perch. They do enjoy showering.
They eat a variety of seeds, fruits, berries, and green stuffs. Including a formulated diet would also be beneficial.
Foods available for Pionus parrots include formulated diets, either pelleted or extruded, seed only diets, and parrot mixes which offer a mixture of both. There are pros and cons to feeding only a formulated diet as well as feeding only a seed diet.
Pionus parrots are generally peaceful and not particularly loud. A nice Pionus trait is that they are usually a calm bird though some can be a bit more nervous. Usually this is only when first introduced to a new environment and passes as they become more confident. There is some thought that the females are more gentle than the males.
They are incredibly sociable birds and are frequently regarded as the best parrot to keep as a pet, especially when children are present. They have stable personalities and are devoted. The fact that Pionus parrots rarely bite is a valued feature. They can also get along with other pets if they become familiar to each other and accept each other. However, keep a close eye on all groups of animals and children to avoid any unexpected accidents.
Temperament and Personality
Despite their reserved personalities, they are smart and inquisitive birds. They make a great friend if the hand is lifted. Adult birds, especially males, develop attachments to their handlers and may become violent if anyone, even a family member, approaches the handler.
Speech and Vocalizations
Like other pionus parrots, the white-capped parrots have a reputation for being slightly quieter than other hookbill parrots and make a great apartment bird. However, a houseful of screaming children, barking dogs, and blaring televisions can easily teach the sedate pionus to be noisy.
Pionus parrots are not known as the best talkers, but some individuals can garner quite an impressive vocabulary. Their “speaking voice” isn’t always crystal clear and is often a little raspy, but a guardian can generally make out what his or her bird is saying.
A suggested size is 4 feet wide by 4 feet tall by 6 to 8 feet long, for sanitation, suspended cages – 4 feet above the ground or floor – work great. It is recommended to use one inch by one inch by 14 gauge welded wire, or 1″ X ½ ” welded wire for cage construction. Suspended cages facilitate sanitation as droppings and discarded food fall through the wire cage floor.