Blue Headed Pionus

Description

Blue Headed Pionus

 

The blue headed Pionus is a small to medium-sized parrot with a charming personality. They have a consistent green plumage with a brilliant blue head, black feathers over the ears, and pink throat feathers. The Blue-headed Pionus, like many Pionus, does not reach full color until it is grown, but when it does, its gorgeous feathers have an almost iridescent quality.

The colour of the birds varies greatly, with some having a stronger shade of blue on the head and more or less of the pinkish coloring on the throat. They are distinguished by their brilliant red undertail feathers, which are shared by all pionus.
The beak is dark grey and turns red near the head, the eye is dark brown with a light grey eye ring, and the legs are pale greenish-grey.
Juveniles have lighter skin tones and less blue on their heads than adults.

The Blue-headed Pionus is one of the most well-known and popular Pionus parrots. They are lively, clever, and inquisitive. They are not recognized for being the best talkers, but they make up for it with their cheerful demeanor and amusing antics. The Blue-headed Pionus is known for its gentle demeanor and can become a highly faithful companion, connecting passionately to their owner at times.

 

Care and  Feeding of Blue Headed Pionus

 

A Pionus kept in an overly tiny cage may grow sedentary and overweight. Place your Pionus in a large cage and provide toys to encourage movement.

Blue head Pionus and other Pionus parrots have voracious appetites.
They should be given a formulated primary meal, such as Lafeber’s Premium Daily Pellets or Nutri-Berries, as well as fresh fruit and vegetables, particularly those high in Vitamin A, because they are prone to Vitamin A insufficiency.
Consult your avian veterinarian to determine the best food for your blue-headed Pionus parrot. A well-cared-for blue-headed Pionus can live for over 30 years.

 

Blue Head Pionus Temperament

 

They like socializing with human family members, playing games, and entertaining themselves with a variety of bird toys.
Many owners claim that they have calm, peaceful attitudes and that they do not bite as frequently as other species – but they are absolutely capable of doing so if they so desire. Pionus parrots are also known to be among the calmer parrot species, especially given their size. They  remain deeply attached and devoted to its owners.

 

Breeding/Reproduction

 

There is no obvious way of sexing these birds. They nest in the wild in hollow limbs or cavities in trees. In captivity, they are relatively difficult to breed. Set up a nest box in a dark section of the aviary.

The hen lays three to four eggs, which are incubated for 24 to 26 days. The chicks leave the nest between the ages of 8 and 10 weeks.
The young are difficult to hand rear from an egg, and they do best if they are fed by their parents for the first week. When there are chicks in the nest, pairs may take mealworms and greenstuffs.

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