Baby Blue Headed Pionus
$800.00 – $1,600.00
Named for their colorful and eye-catching feathers, these birds are commonly known as the Blue Headed Pionus, or, more simply, the Blue Headed Parrot. Their scientific name is Pionus menstruus.
The Blue Headed Pionus, like other Pionus parrots, has a reputation for being independent while at the same time remaining closely bonded and devoted to their owners. They enjoy interacting with their human family members, playing games, and amusing themselves with plenty of bird toys. Many owners have reported that they have easygoing, gentle personalities and that they tend to not bite as much as other species — although they are certainly capable of doing so if they take an inclination. Pionus parrots are also widely reported to be among the quieter types of parrot species, especially for their size.
The beautiful plumage of the Blue Headed Pionus is responsible for the bird’s name as well as its immense popularity among pet owners. The body of these birds is mainly a bright green color, with bronze overtones on the upper parts of the wings. The head is a bright and brilliant blue color, and this continues to the mid part of the bird’s breast. They have darker, dusty colored circles on each of their cheeks, and red feathers on the undersides of their tails, as all Pionus parrots do. Another distinctive feature of these birds is a characteristic red patch on the upper mandible of the beak.
Female, Male, Pair