White-Crowned Pionus Parrot For Sale – Birds For Sale Now
Description: The White Capped Parrot (Pionus senilis), also know as the White-Crowned Pionus, is a small parrot discover in eastern Mexico and western Panama. Often seen with white foreheads and crowns. The extent of white on the head gives no indication of gender, as there can be considerable variance in individuals. The throat can also have some white and the neck and breast are often dull dark blue. White-Crowned Pionus Parrot For Sale – Birds For Sale Now
The belly can display light green, and the upper body parts are dark green, with a yellow-olive shoulder patch. In flight, the blue underwings and red vent are conspicuous features. Young birds have little blue on the head and neck or red on the undertail, and the crown feathers are green edge with white. White-Crowned Pionus Parrot For Sale – Birds For Sale Now
Sexing: DNA testing is require to identify gender.
Size: about 9-10 inches in length and 8 ounces in weight.
Lifespan: About 30 years in captivity
Behavior, Care and Temperament: In nature, the white-crowned parrot feeds in social flocks of 30-50 birds. White crowned pionus can be unobtrusive when feeding since it is slow-moving, usually silent, and keeps in the canopy. However, at rest it often perches conspicuously at the top of an unopened palm frond. White-Crowned Pionus Parrot For Sale – Birds For Sale Now
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 fun and goofy, while still being docile and gentle most of the time. They will entertain you with their little quirks and funny chit chats, and will absolutely enjoy scratches, and games. In fact, as intelligent pet birds, White Capped Pionus thrive on social interaction and mental stimulation that they get from playing and learning tricks.
Large crowds are not their favorites, and they tend to get attach to a single person whom they trust the most, or the household in general. Like most other parrots, mimicking is also a possible trait of White Capped Pionus. Usually, they will learn a few simple words like their own names and the persons in the house, while they’ll pick up more common sounds to repeat like whistles, whispers, beeps, and animal sounds. White-Crowned Pionus Parrot For Sale – Birds For Sale Now
In captivity, you should provide a minimum of 3 to 4 hours of play and exercise daily time out of their cage in a protected area for good stimulation and health. They can talk and will frequently speak around their owners but may become quieter around strangers. White-Crowned Pionus Parrot For Sale – Birds For Sale Now
Minimum Cage Size: 24″L x 24″W x 30″H – A roomy cage is recommended unless your Pionus is to be let out for a minimum of 3-4 hours each day. They are very curious and active birds that require a large amount of space compared to other birds their size. Many pionus can spend a good deal of their time on a play top or parrot perch.
Breeding: The 3-6 white eggs are laid in an unlined nest, usually a natural cavity in a tree or a hollow palm stub. During breeding season the male can be a bit aggressive when mating. White-Crowned Pionus Parrot For Sale – Birds For Sale Now
Diet: Lafeber Classic Nutri-Berries for Parrots along with a large variety of vegetables with occasional fruits.
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If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is ‘monomorphic’, which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to estimated delivery time to allow for gender results. White-Crowned Pionus Parrot For Sale – Birds For Sale Now