White-Crowned Pionus

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LB_PRT_WCP
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"Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
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LB_PRT_WCP
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Description

Description: The White Capped Parrot (Pionus senilis), also known as the White-Crowned Pionus, is a small parrot found in eastern Mexico and western Panama. Often seen with white foreheads and crowns, the extent of white on the head gives no indication of gender, as there can be considerable variance in individuals. The throat can also have some white and the neck and breast are often dull dark blue. The belly can display light green, and the upper body parts are dark green, with a yellow-olive shoulder patch. In flight, the blue underwings and red vent are conspicuous features. Young birds have little blue on the head and neck or red on the undertail, and the crown feathers are green edged with white. 

Sexing: DNA testing is required to identify gender.

Size: about 9-10 inches in length and 8 ounces in weight.

Lifespan: About 30 years in captivity

Behavior, Care and Temperament: In nature, the white-crowned parrot feeds in social flocks of 30-50 birds. White crowned pionus can be unobtrusive when feeding since it is slow-moving, usually silent, and keeps in the canopy. However, at rest it often perches conspicuously at the top of an unopened palm frond.

These intelligent and curious little birds do have a somewhat stronger personality than most other Pionus species, but with good attention they can make fabulous family pets! They are fun and goofy, while still being docile and gentle most of the time. They will entertain you with their little quirks and funny chit chats, and will absolutely enjoy scratches, and games. In fact, as intelligent pet birds, White Capped Pionus thrive on social interaction and mental stimulation that they get from playing and learning tricks. 

Large crowds are not their favorites, and they tend to get attached to a single person whom they trust the most, or the household in general. Like most other parrots, mimicking is also a possible trait of White Capped Pionus. Usually, they will learn a few simple words like their own names and the persons in the house, while they’ll pick up more common sounds to repeat like whistles, whispers, beeps, and animal sounds. 

In captivity, you should provide a minimum of 3 to 4 hours of play and exercise daily time out of their cage in a protected area for good stimulation and health. They can talk and will frequently speak around their owners but may become quieter around strangers. 

Minimum Cage Size: 24"L x 24"W x 30"H - A roomy cage is recommended unless your Pionus is to be let out for a minimum of 3-4 hours each day. They are very curious and active birds that require a large amount of space compared to other birds their size.  Many pionus can spend a good deal of their time on a play top or parrot perch. 

Breeding: The 3-6 white eggs are laid in an unlined nest, usually a natural cavity in a tree or a hollow palm stub. During breeding season the male can be a bit aggressive when mating.

Diet:  Lafeber Classic Nutri-Berries for Parrots along with a large variety of vegetables with occasional fruits. 

* courtesy of Wiki

DNA Testing  Note: If a DNA test is selected by a customer to determine gender of a bird, a charge of $99.00 is charged per test, and the results may take 3-6 plus weeks. 

See our FAQs for more info. 

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Warranty:
"Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
SKU:
LB_PRT_WCP
Availability:
Unknown
Weight:
0.08 LBS
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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