Blue-Headed Pionus


Blue-headed Pionus parrots are intelligent and particularly more laid-back. Most Pionus parrots do best in a tranquil home environment. Although Pionus parrots are known for being independent, the blue-headed Pionus tends to be more affectionate with its owner. They enjoy being held and petted more if they are handled gently and socialized properly at a young age. They can become good mimics, but they speak softly and without a quiet environment their mimics may go unnoticed.

Behavior / Health Concerns

Some blue-headed Pionus parrots can become aggressive and territorial, so socialize your bird early on to avoid unwanted behavior. Sleep is important for all Pionus parrots. Let them have 11 or 12 hours every night. They susceptible to vitamin-A deficiency, visceral gout, aspergillosis (respiratory disease) fungal infections and obesity. A mixed seed and pelleted diet along with fresh fruits and vegetables is ideal for this pet bird. Blue-headed Pionus parrots often prefer cabbage, broccoli, peas and carrots.

Expert Advice

There is currently no expert advice on this bird species.

Breed Details

Scientific Name:
Native Region:
South America
Medium, up to 9.5 inches
Life Expectancy:
up to 40 years
Noise Level:
Low, although usually more active at dawn, and a noisy household will encourage louder vocalizing.
Talk / Trick Ability:
Fair, can learn to speak but not with the clearest voice.