White Capped Pionus – Profile & Care Guide

Common name: White Capped Pionus
Latin name: Pionus seniloides
Length: 24 cms / 9.5 inches
Weight: 200 – 250 grams
Life Span: up to 40 years
Origin: Mexico, Central America.
Noise Level: Low, although can be more active at dawn. A noisy household may encourage louder vocalisation.

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White capped Pionus parrots are gentle, intelligent and loyal. The White capped Pionus is the smallest among the Pionus species, but usually the feistiest as well. White-capped Pionus parrots can be shy with new people, but if introduced and socialized properly they will warm up to company.

Talking ability

Moderate. The white cap is a better talker than many of the other Pionus species.

Feather Plucking

The White capped Pionus is not prone to feather plucking. However extreme boredom could induce feather plucking.

Housing for your White Capped Pionus Parrot

  • A cage a minimum size of 60cm x 60cm x 80cm is recommended.
  • The bar spacing should be 1.5cm – 2cm
  • The bird should ideally be able to fly from perch to perch, especially so if the pionus is kept in the cage most of the day.

Feeding your White Capped Pionus Parrot

  • Their diet consists of seeds, fruits, berries, and green stuffs.
  • Including a formulated diet would also be beneficial
  • Fresh clean water should be available at all times. Food and water dishes should be washed daily.

In summarising, like all the Pionus the white capped Pionus makes an ideal pet. They are relatively quiet, full of silly quirks and temperaments and exceptionally sweet.

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