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Blue Headed Pionus  Blue Headed Pionus

Notable traits of the Blue Headed Pionus Bird: Blue Headed Pionus (Pionus Menstruus)
Latin Name: Pionus Menstruus
Common Name: Blue Headed Pionus
Description: Generally green; head and upper breast deep blue, red base to feathers of neck, which show through partially; black patch to ear-coverts; under tail-coverts red; bill blackish, reddish on sides; skin to periophthalmic ring grey; iris dark brown; feet grey. Immatures with reddish frontal band, head greenish-blue
Gender Determination: Undeterminable by appearance
Trainability: The Blue Headed Pionus like other Pionus parrots has a reputation for being independent while at t
Length: 28 cm (11 in)
Average Lifespan: 35 years
Average Weight: 250 g
Diet: Pellets, Fruits and Veggies
Housing: min 24 x 24 x 30 inches
Loudness: The Blue Headed Pionus has a voice that is quiet and not very loud. They are good for Apartments
Talking Ability: Are capable of speaking a few words and phrases
Notes: The Blue Headed Pionus is also known as the Blue Headed Parrot. It is easily recognizable by its striking blue head plumage, for which it got its name. Unfortunately young Blue Heads do not display their striking plumage until maturity, and they may be passed over for parrots that are more striking when they are young.
These birds have been vaccinated for the polyoma virus. It is crucial for young birds to be protected as they have little to no immune system for their first year of life. Just as people, cats, dogs are vaccinated, we use vaccines to substantially decrease the incidence of disease in birds. By doing this we have developed a positive reputation that separates us from the "birdie mills" that do not aspire to the same standards. We have a vet on the premises bi-weekly that administer this vaccine and monitors our babies and flock.
The Blue Headed Pionus is known for its good natured personality. Like most parrots, they may get cranky during breeding season, and moods may change periodically throughout the day. Compared to Amazons and Conures, these are quiet parrots, though as with most parrots they are capable of making large amounts of noise if they desire. Also, individuals may vary greatly. The Blue Headed Pionus is a highly intelligent bird and is reported to learn commands such as "step up" and "step down" with ease. Like most Pionus, they are not known to be good talkers. Also those that do speak tend to have small vocabularies and do not usually have clear speech. They are reported to be easy to tame and generally have very pleasant dispositions. Immature Pionus may be distinguished by the fact that they have very little blue plumage on their heads. They will reach full coloring by 2 years, though after the first molt they usually have a significant increase in blue color.
Age of Maturity: 2
Breeding Life: 30
Nest: 25 x 25 x 50 cm
Breeding Aviculture: Often
Average Clutch Size: 3-4
Habitat: Subtropical South America
References: PelletTreatToy
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