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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-16-2013, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Curious.. Are pionus 1 person birds?

Ofcourse i dont want to add another fid just yet or anytime soon but i have been thinking that my next bird i dont want him to be a 1 person bird. Mango is awesome but sadly no one else in the family gets to experience what i experience with him. he wont attack anyone as long as they dont touch him but i want my next fid to be equally okay with everyone else instead of being so deeply bonded. so how are pionus temperments? talking doesnt matter.

can you guys list some parrots who are not known to be 1 person birds and rather family birds. i want the size to be inbetween a senegal and a african grey. (no bigger or smaller so no cockatiels)

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Meyers are apparently great family birds, a bit smaller than Senegals though, Brown Headed Parrots are also apparently pretty good family birds and not terribly demanding either (: not sure about Pionus, I'm pretty sure it's mostly dependent on early socialising (:

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I think it depends on the individual bird, as with most personality traits. I would just get everybody to spend just as much time handling him/her if you were to get one. Which pionus species are you interested in? I HAVE to have a bronze winged and there's a subspecies of the blue headed I saw at Loro Parque and they're almost all blue down their front, but it's a powder blue! Such nice birds
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I'm curious to know. I would love a pair of bronze winged.

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I haven't heard alot about pionus--I think what I have heard is that they tend to be pretty quiet birds not as demanding as other species their same size. But I have heard that senegals can be more one person birds than meyers. And that meyers make great family pets. People have also told me this about Sun Conures, who tend to be more even tempered than GCCs.
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I nave pionus and the are my most favorite bird! They are quiet, playful, and go to anybody. At first their colors seem dull until you see them in the sunlight and then you see how beautiful they really are. I could never say enough great things about pionus and very highly recommend them.
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