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Old 08-24-2016, 11:10 AM
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Re: What is it like having one?

Terry57 that picture after the bath is AMAZING.
It looks like she/he is covered with sparkles or jewels.
If I could have any one bird to add to my flock it would be a Bronze wing.
I never knew they had a different sent/smell to other parrots but I have never been close to one.
Good information on the breed, just makes me want one even more .
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Re: What is it like having one?

Here's my experience with the Pionus:

Noise level? Very quiet! Yona only gets loud when she is trying to tell me something and that is pretty seldom when she's trying to make a statement. She is not demanding at all.
Can they be good family parrots and don't tend to pick one person? Depends on the bird, I think. Mine is mostly interested in men but she doesn't hate me (I'm a girl).
Health? Average. Prone to overweight issues as they are perch potatos.
Active level? This depends on the bird's personality, honestly. Yona is very laidback and would rather have pets and sleep rather than do tricks.
Personality? Reserved, independent, quiet, and laidback.
How are they with other birds like a small conure? That I wouldn't know. Yona is currently the only bird in the house. Pionus parrots are very quiet. I think they can be easily bullied because they aren't aggressive. I think it's important to read their body language rather than wait for the bird to vocalize her frustration. By that time, she may be very stressed.
Could they be good parrots for a family with kids? I think so
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:35 AM
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Re: What is it like having one?

No one had any thing bad to say about these birds. Thats awesome. why are they so hard to find. I would say they aee almost rare. Must be because they are not bright or flashy. When the lighting is right their feathers are amazing. Pionus are a dimond in the rough. This will be my second bird when the time is right. I will wait till my Crazy dog is old and lazy before I get another parrot.

Thank you everyone for your info.

This birds sound so amazing could you tell me one bad thing about them?
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Old 09-29-2016, 03:43 PM
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Re: What is it like having one?

I have nothing bad to say about Pionus. IMO they are the best of the best parrots! And they have amazing colors. I am so scared they won't be long in the pet trade because it's so hard to find breeders and they aren't a well known genus, but hope I am just being a pessimist.

I've heard some people call them boring because they don't always beg for attention. Jimmy is slightly dusty. She is NOT boring though!
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Old 09-29-2016, 03:48 PM
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Re: What is it like having one?

I knew a Pionus once. I thought it smelled slightly like... sweet relish. I didn't find it objectionable at all.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:01 PM
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Re: What is it like having one?

Thank you texsize!

I have been sitting here trying to think of one bad thing to say about them, and I can't come up with a single thing.
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Re: What is it like having one?

Mine doesn't like my new fingernail colour! :P And she yells at strangers. But otherwise a pretty great bird!
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Old 11-29-2016, 01:37 PM
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Re: What is it like having one?

Wow not one bad thing to say about these birds. When I can have a second parrot I will be looking for a Pionus I found a few that needed to be re-homed now but I am not in the place for another parrot. Maybe when I am down to one dog then I can get a pionus.

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