The Dusky Pionus is a small to medium size parrot with a wonderful personality. They are sometimes referred to as the “Violet Pionus” and from a distance they may appear as a mostly dark brownish bird and moving closer will appear a more slate blue overall.

Dusky Pionus make very good pets as they are generally good natured. Once they are accustomed to their home and feel secure, they are less high strung and less demanding than many other birds.

Some other great things about these birds, besides their unusual colors, is that that they are quiet and unobtrusive. Though they may be the noisiest of all the Pionus species, they are still generally much quieter than other parrots. They make a great pet for people who live in apartments or in close proximity to neighbors where noise can be a problem