Dusky pionus parrot for sale
Dusky pionus parrot for sale 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.
They are quite intelligent with good memories and will learn simple tricks. Once they have learned a behavior such as stepping up they are very obedient and will remain steady in their training.
Breeding/Reproduction of Dusky pionus parrot for sale
There is no visible means of sexing these birds. The Dusky Pionus or Dusky Parrot does breed well in captivity, and it has even been said that they have been hybridized other Pionus.
Place a nest box high up in a dark area of the aviary. The female will lay 3 to 4 eggs which incubate for about 26 days. Pairs may take mealworms and greenstuffs when they have chicks in the nest. Corncob is a favorite weaning food. The young will fledge in about 2 1/2 months and be fully on their own in about 3 months.
Care and feeding
A roomy cage is required unless the bird is to be let out for extended periods. Many birds can spend a good deal of their time on a play pen or parrot perch.
They eat a variety of seeds, fruits, berries, and greenstuffs. Including a formulated diet would also be beneficial.
A dusky pionus parrot is generally easier to care for and less demanding than many of the other parrot species.
These birds need plenty of room—a large parrot cage or aviary is the best environment (up to 5 feet tall and 3 feet by 2 feet, long and wide). The more space you provide this bird, the better. They will do fine in a medium-sized parrot cage (3 feet high, 2 feet long and wide) but be prepared to give them plenty of exercise time out of the cage.
Avoid fatty foods; these birds are susceptible to becoming overweight. For example, avoid giving banana chips. Birds love this treat, but it is fried in fat and can lead to obesity.