Hand Reared Baby Bronze-Winged Pionus
$700.00 – $1,450.00
COMMON NAMES: Bronze-winged pionus, bronze-winged parrot
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pionus chalcopterus
ADULT SIZE: 11 to 12 inches in length and 7 to 9 ounces in weight on average
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 25 to 40 years with proper care
The bronze-winged pionus is known for having a calm disposition for a parrot. This often makes the species an excellent choice for apartment dwellers, as well as for families with children.
These birds tend to form solid bonds with their owners and revel in being able to spend time with them. This means they need plenty of social interaction. So if you are interested in adopting one of these birds, make sure you can devote a few hours each day to playing and interacting with your pet. If you don’t, the bird might become upset and resort to unwanted behaviors, such as self-mutilating feather plucking or skin picking.
Some bronze-winged pionus tend to become one-person birds, showing extreme devotion to one or a couple of people and shunning attention from other people. If you adopt a young bronze-winged pionus, your entire family should interact with the bird regularly to lessen the chance of this type of behavior.
These parrots are quite intelligent, though only some will end up learning how to mimic words and noises with consistent training. This species is not known to be a big talker or a loud noisemaker.
Speech and Vocalizations
Considered one of the quieter parrots, bronze-winged pionus have a docile disposition. They are not known for raising a ruckus or being demanding. With a bit of patient training, your pet might learn to mimic some basic sounds. However, words are not their forte.
Female, Male, Pair