Bronze Wing Pionus for sale,the Bronze winged Pionus is very beautiful! The attractive, though subtle, coloring in its plumage is especially apparent in bright light, and the vivid blues on the undersides of the wings can be seen when they fly if kept in an aviary.
Being curious, personable, and quite intelligent, the Bronze winged Pionus makes a wonderful family pet. They are also a great pet for people who live in apartments or in close proximity to neighbors (where noise can be a problem) because they have a relatively quiet calm personality.
Care and feeding of Bronze Wing Pionus
Pionus parrots diet consist of formulated foods, a variety of seeds and dried fruits is generally regarded as a suitable base to provide nutrition and variety. Along with this, provide a daily supplement of fresh fruits and vegetables.
They are active by nature and can become overweight if confined. Like the Amazon Parrots they require a low fat diet. Good Pionus bird care starts with providing a good diet.
Foods available for Pionus parrots include formulated diets, either pelleted or extruded, seed only diets, and parrot mixes which offer a mixture of both. There are pros and cons to feeding only a formulated diet as well as feeding only a seed diet.
A formulated diet provides a good nutritional base so does not require the addition of vitamins, however it does not contain the phytonutrients (antioxidant pigments) that are found in vegetables, fruits, grains, and seeds. Also parrots can become bored with a formulated diet due to the lack of variety.
A seed only diet offers much more variety but requires additional vitamin and calcium supplements. Variety is important in the diet for psychological enrichment.
Supplements can include sprouted seeds, all types of fruits such as apples, pears, plums, cherries, grapes, oranges, bananas, mangos, papayas, and berries such as strawberries and blueberries. Vegetables are also good supplements such as carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, many garden vegetables, and even dandelions and chickweed. Do not feed avocado as it may be toxic to birds!
The personal hygiene of your Pionus parrot includes a regular shower for good plumage and skin condition. Pionus dearly love the rain and will even turn upside down, spreading and flapping their wings in grand enjoyment of this natural shower.
Bronze Wing Pionus for sale quickly adapt to their cage and environment. The majority of Pionus are kept in a cage in the home, in a bird room, or in an aviary. Bird cages must not be too confining, so get one that your pet will be able to feel comfortable in. You will need dishes for food, water, and treats.
A cage best suited to house a Pionus parrot would be similar to that required by an Amazon parrot. It can be between 39″- 59″ (100-150 cm) high and have a floor space of 23″x 39″ (60 x 100 cm), though it has been suggested that a minimum size cage could be 24″x 24″x 32″ (62 x 62 x 83 cm). 3/4″ bar spacing is recommended, though 1″ bar spacing is okay for the larger pionus.
The cage needs to provide room for lots of movement as well as space for perches, food dishes and a variety of playthings. Playthings can include climbing ropes, chains, bells, parrot swings and wooden or other bird toys. A playpen is ideal for playtime outside of the cage.
Pionus, once acclimated, can do very well in an outdoor or breeding aviary. However they do not all tolerate colder temperatures.
An outdoor aviary needs to have a protected shelter that can be heated and cooled where necessary and have an attached flight cage. The width is not as important for just a pair of birds so 3′ – 4′ (90 – 120 cm) would be fine. A climbing branch and a bird bath are nice additions too.
Social Behaviors of Bronze Wing Pionus
In captivity Pionus parrots are generally peaceful and not particularly loud. A nice Pionus trait is that they are usually a calm bird though some can be a bit more nervous. Usually this is only when first introduced to a new environment and passes as they become more confident. There is some thought that the females are more gentle than the males.
They are very social birds and are often considered the most ideal parrot to have as a pet, particularly when children are involved. They have good steady personalities and are loyal. A favorite Pionus trait is that they rarely bite. They can also do well with other pets if they get used to and accept each other. However be very careful to monitor all groupings with animals and with children to prevent any unexpected accidents.
Speech and Sounds
They are considered to be one of the quieter parrots on the market today. Because of their calm personality, they don’t tend to be vocal – a fact that makes them a great apartment parrot. This relatively quiet disposition reflects their calm and friendly personality – they are docile and not raucous or demanding.