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My family included a Siberian Husky, and two rescued cats. I shop in PetSmart for my pet supplies and always pass by the birds. One day I walked by and someone whistled the "cat call" at me and I stopped and gave the birdguy a disapproving look, until it happened again. He shrugged and pointed to this lil pathetic looking parrot. I was curious about the lil bird and researched the species on the internet to find out more about the personality of this cute lil feathered being who just stole my heart. There really isn't much information on Dusky Pionus, so the next day I visited another petstore that specialized in birds and asked them about the parrot. Well, to make a long story short, I went back to PetSmart, purchased only the bird and went back to the bird store showed the guy (I believe he was the owner)(he was very knowledgeable and patient w me and my questions)and bought the cage, perches and all the supplies while asking rapid fire questions. Well Echo has only "cat called" me a few times since he came to live w me. I believe it was just a ploy to get him out of that petshop!. Awards
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Hi! My name is Echo

I am a Dusky Pionus from Staten Island, NY.

Echo, Pretty Boy

11 years old   F

Dusky Pionus

Nature Valley-Chewy Trail Mix-Fruit & Nut bar. It's 100% natural and contains Almond, Raisin, Peanut & Cranberry bits. I don't allow the whole bar, I eat most of it! But, I taught her to step up and to wave hello using pieces of it as a reward. If Echo hears the wrapper she causes a rucuous.

She loves my shoulder getting tangled in my hair, my laptop is another favorite perch and the swing I hang in front of the window so she can look out.

The color red, red xmas wrapping paper gives her a start, I'm guessing it's because she never liked the red vacuum.

She's a good mommy and since I love so much when she laughs I have learned to mimic her chuckle which makes her laugh all the more.

-Social Habits:
Echo doesn't like to be woken up, it's the only time she's cranky.
-Eating Habits: Once she learned there were lil "beans" inside of green beans she quickly learned to scissor open the bean by the seams to pull them out.

I may be smaller than the dog and cats, but flight makes me the ruler over all. It's so much fun to see them scatter and run! Even gramma!.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Cooper says "Hi, don't I know you?"
You are very handsome! I am very handsome too but film cannot do me justice. The colors are so varied that it is nearly impossible without changing the lighting to capture the beauty of them. I am a very cool bird. I like my night night time to be strictly enforced and I wake up after the sun rises not before. I am a baby still but I say Hi and Coop Coop! BuBye!

Come visit me, Gabrielle, Kiya, Diego, Anna, Sugarbird, Dakota, Cooper & Charlotte.

01/25/2008 11:13.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Wow! You are a handsome bird! I love your wing stretch picture. I've never seen a dusky pionus in real life, but I bet you guys are beautiful.

Come visit me, Paco & Neko (Brown Headed Parrot).

08/15/2007 07:45.03 PM Report This Comment  
  New Pictures
My mom posted some new pictures of me tonight. I actually hammed it up in between shots. The other pics she took I'm all fluffed up, I don't like the flash much.
A big hello to everyone who stopped by. We've surfed around and you all are so beautiful! :)

Come visit me, Echo.

07/24/2007 08:08.26 PM Report This Comment  
  A note from Sierra to all of her friends
I just wanted to stop by and wish all my friends here on Bird Channel a nice weekend. Today is a very special day for me and my Erin. We are celebrating my 1 year of coming to live with Erin!! We are so happy today! It's seems like Erin and I have been together forever, but yet we both can't believe this day is here. It was an uphill battle (guess mom named me right, Sierra means jagged mountain range.) Just to think a year ago I was afraid of everyone now I have nothing to fear, well almost. Erin says I have grown by leaps and bounds, this past month have have also decided its okay to let select people hold me. We both feel so triumphant! It's so wonderful to live a normal happy life. Today we shall celebrate with some birdie bread and new toys!! I can't wait to get the party started :) we will take pictures and post them at a later date. So in honor of me please do something fun with your parrot today! Birdie hugs <3 Sierra

Come visit me, Sierra & Sam.

06/09/2007 11:17.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Just visiting
Hello, you loverly feathered friend, you are a beautiful creature and I wanted you to know how fortunate you are to have your person take you home to become part of the family. there are so many who like birds but then neglect us and abuse us. my person is waiting to be able to take me home again and we miss each other.
I am being cared for my 'Lisa' who is a bird rescue person. She has many orphans awaitng adoption to lovinf, caring homes. If you know any person who would like to adopt one of these unfortunate feathered friends please have them contact her at

Come visit me, Ralph.

04/17/2007 05:27.45 AM Report This Comment  
J.b.'s profile is up right now you can check it out if you want. I will right more later when i am not so sleepy hehe thanks for stopping by :)

Come visit me, Sierra & Sam.

04/01/2007 10:50.00 PM Report This Comment  
  What pretty colors you have! You get my vote!!!

Come visit me, Calvin & Lindy.

03/14/2007 06:41.07 AM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
you get our vote today! what a pretty bird! its so funny, i've read on other profiles how the birds pet peeve is his dislike of the color red!!! thats so funny!! well hope you have a nice day! :)

Come visit me, vern--good bye, RIP tressa RIP, scout, amos, RIP scarlett,rose,poppy, iris- RIP Chickens, noah, malachi, silas RIP & RIP ike RIP.

03/12/2007 05:59.51 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Echo
You are a really pretty bird! You sure have lots of colors. My mom has a white capped pionus that we bought her from PetSmart. My sister works in petsmart and when the baby came in we knew it would be a perfect second bird for my mom. We have had him since october. We will be putting him on the site soon. He too is not a morning bird, my red bellied wakes him up every morning and he looks so thrilled. We named him James bond because his band number is 007 but we call him J.B for short. He can laugh and say "Baby" so far. We finished handfeeding J.B. but even so along with lots of attention he is flighty. Is your pionus like that at times? Hope to see you around :)

Come visit me, Sierra & Sam.

03/11/2007 09:00.53 PM Report This Comment  
He is a beauty and I voted for him as well. Yes he gets along with everyone else except Inca the maxi pionus. You should visit the parrot strut forums and their is a good community of pionus lovers.

Come visit me, Reyna, Belle, Maya, Pharaoh, Lucy, Ephiney & Luna.

03/11/2007 03:21.34 PM Report This Comment  
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