What is a Maritaca?

In Brazil, they are called cocotas or maritacas (from mbaé’taka, tupi for “noisy bird”) Feral scaly-headed parrots have been observed breeding since 2017 in the parks of Malaga, Spain.

How much does a Pionus parrot cost?

Set a budget for purchasing the bird. The different species of Pionus parrots can range in price from $200 to $900 depending on their rarity. Decide ahead of time how much you want to spend, and stick to it.

How long do blue headed parrots live?

Average Lifespan Like other Pionus species and most hookbills, a healthy, well taken care of Blue Headed Pionus can be expected to live up to 40 years in captivity — and some have even been documented to live even longer.

Are pionus parrots good pets?

Pionus parrots are regarded as excellent pets, although some species are very rare in captivity. Most commonly kept species are the Blue-headed, Maximillian (Scaly-headed) and White-Capped. Others, such as the Dusky and the Bronze-winged have become more common due to captive breeding.

Where do pionus parrots come from?

Pionus is a genus of medium-sized parrots native to Mexico, and Central and South America. Characteristic of the genus are the chunky body, bare eye ring (which can vary in color), and short square tail. They are superficially similar to Amazon parrots, but smaller and in flight their wing-strokes are far deeper.

What is the life span of a pionus parrot?

25 years

What do pionus parrots eat?

In the wild, pionus parrots eat fruits, berries, seeds, blossoms, and corn. In captivity, white-capped pionus should be fed a high-quality seed and pellet mix, along with a variety of fresh foods like bird-safe fruits and vegetables.

Do blue head parrots talk?

Blue-headed pionus parrots are popular as pets. Compared to other parrot species (Amazons for example) they are very quiet. They are affectionate, but not known for their talking ability.

What does a blue-headed parrot eat?

Pionus parrots, including blue-headed Pionus, have hearty appetites. They should be offered a formulated main diet, such as Lafeber’s Premium Daily Pellets or Nutri-Berries, as well as fresh fruit and vegetables, especially those high in Vitamin A, as they are prone to Vitamin-A deficiency.

How do you train a pionus parrot?

Talk to your parrot on a regular basis. Look at it in the eye and talk to it about anything for about ten minutes per day. Talking to your parrot will get it used to the sound of your voice and the way you communicate. This way, when you start to train it, it will be more receptive to training.

What size cage does a pionus parrot need?

A large, wrought iron parrot cage, free of rust and chips is the best home for a pet pionus. The cage should be at least 24” x 24” x 32” The spacing between the bars of the cage should be no wider than ¾ of an inch, but can go as wide as ½” for a larger pionus.

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