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Pionus Parrots – Parrot Bird Captivity

(Last Updated On: 31/01/2017)

Pionus Parrots – Captivity - Pionus Parrots - Parrot Bird Captivity


Pionus is one of those Parrot bird which quickly adapt to their cage and surroundings. The majority of Pionus are kept in a cage in the home, in a bird room, or in an aviary. Bird cages must not be too confining, so get one that your pet will be able to feel comfortable in. You will need dishes for food, water, and treats.

Amount of space needed

A cage best appropriate to house a Pionus parrot would be similar to that requisite by an Amazon parrot. It can be between 40"- 60" high and have a floor space of 25"x 41". Many parrots are kept in cages that are very small, therefore when you buy a cage, makes sure that it is hefty. The cage should be large enough for the Pionus to open and flutter its wings without impediment.

Caging and types of cages and cage accessories

All kinds of birds, including the Pionus parrots are kept in cages, when they’re taken as pets at home, or when in a shop, or under someone’s possession.

There are many kinds of cages that are used to keep in birds.

Dome-top Bird Cages:

Dome-top bird cages allow your birds more living space while safely protected inside of their cages. Unlike most play-top bird cages, the dome-top bird cage allows your bird to see above the bird cage.

Flight Bird Cages

Flight bird cages allow birds to achieve full flight. This type of bird cage is meant for multiple birds and has several bird cage perches and feeders. They are much taller and wider than the average bird cage and should only be used for birds who are accustomed to such a large amount of space. Flight bird cages allow a bird more exercise.

Parrot Perches

A parrot perch is generally for a larger bird and can be made of various materials, including wood, rope, or even concrete. Providing a variety of perch materials and sizes will help to maintain healthy feet and claws.

Play-top Bird Cages

The play-top bird cage provides a space for your bird to exercise and explore its freedom outside of the bird cage, and usually includes bird cage feeders as well. A solid top on the play-top bird cage (beneath the play area, above the bird cage area) is excellent for collecting food and other bird messes while the bird is on top of the parrot bird cage.

Single Bird Cages

The single bird cage comes in a variety of sizes and is suitable for only one bird. Check bar spacing and the width of your bird's wing span to determine the best bird cage fit. Elevate this bird cage to sit at a human's chest level.

Travel Bird Cages

The travel bird cage is usually a smaller version of a normal bird cage. The voyage bird cage does not need to be large, nor does it need to be as sturdy as your bird cage. Be sure that your bird can comfortably fit in this cage for a short amount of time so that it will not become strained.

Cleaning Cages

Dirty cages can lead to a host of serious health problems in birds. Certain cleaning must be done every day to minimize your pet's risk of infection. Follow these simple steps daily to make sure that your bird's cage stays in top condition.

Bird cages have a tray at the bottom that the cage liners are placed on. This tray should be removed at least once a week and scrubbed with a damp rag and cage cleaner. Remember to make sure that the tray is dry before putting the liners back in and replacing it.

 Some bird cages have a grate at the bottom of the cage, which hangs balances over the tray so that the compost falls through to the bottom. This vex should be scrubbed weekly to remove any dried droppings that may have collected on it. The easiest way to clean a grate is to place it in a bathtub and use a scrub brush to eradicate the waste. As with all cage parts, make sure that it is completely dry before returning it to the cage.

Perches can also accrue grime and dissipate, and are a latent breeding ground for microbes They should, therefore, be soaked and scrubbed once a week to eradicate any germs that may be hiding on them. Some perches, especially the wooden ones, take quite a while to dry after they've been cleaned, so it's a good idea to keep a few "back-up" perches on hand. Put these in your bird's cage while the ones that you've cleaned are drying. 

Toys that the bird will like

Birds like Pionus like having toys such as bells, beads and charms around their cage and birdie bagels, through which they are attracted from the colors and they remain active.

How to behave with the bird at Home

One must possess a very calm behavior and attitude as they’re very much responsive to whatever behavior a person tends to show. Mostly Pionus Parrot bird learns what they observe and similarly they learn to talk after repeating easy and mostly heard words around them.


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