Unlike many other parrot species, the coral-billed Pionus
is on the quiet, non-energetic side. They are more reserved in nature. Although they are not the greatest talkers, they learn new sounds. They also give off a musky or sweet odor.
Birds of this genus make a characteristic wheezing or snorting sound when they are excited or frightened; those unfamiliar with it may mistake it as distress or a symptom of illness. In our homes, Pionus
parrots are susceptible to obesity, vitamin-A deficiency and aspergillosis. Care should be taken to provide enough natural vitamin A sources in their diet. Consult with your avian veterinarian for the best diet for your Pionus