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Blue-Headed Pionus birds

Blue-Headed Pionus Bird Species
Blue-Headed Pionus Stats
Scientific Name:  Pionus menstruus
Size:  Medium, up to 9.5 inches
Native Region:  South America
Life Expectancy:  up to 40 years
Noise Level:  Low, although usually more active at dawn, and a noisy household will encourage louder vocalizing.
Talk/Trick Ability:  Fair, can learn to speak but not with the clearest voice.



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Blue-Headed Pionus Species Profile
Traits:  Blue-headed Pionus parrots are intelligent and particularly more laid-back. Most Pionus parrots do best in a tranquil home environment. Although Pionus parrots are known for being independent, the blue-headed Pionus tends to be more affectionate with its owner. They enjoy being held and petted more if they are handled gently and socialized properly at a young age. They can become good mimics, but they speak softly and without a quiet environment their mimics may go unnoticed.

Behavior/Health Concerns:  Some blue-headed Pionus parrots can become aggressive and territorial, so socialize your bird early on to avoid unwanted behavior. Sleep is important for all Pionus parrots. Let them have 11 or 12 hours every night. They susceptible to vitamin-A deficiency, visceral gout, aspergillosis (respiratory disease) fungal infections and obesity. A mixed seed and pelleted diet along with fresh fruits and vegetables is ideal for this pet bird. Blue-headed Pionus parrots often prefer cabbage, broccoli, peas and carrots.

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