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Bronze Wing Pionus???

I have never heard of them before and saw one for rehoming on craigslist (http://syracuse.craigslist.org/pet/4719148031.html) wondering if anyone has any experience with this species (or Pionus in general) I'm not considering her (ok I lied, I thought about it a lot ) I just feel bad that she's not in a proper cage Just interested in learning about them!

What type of personalities do they have? and would they be ok with other birds around (like cockatiels and a budgie...) do they have any special diet? are they loud? any knowledge would be greatly appreciated
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From what I've heard of Pionus is that they are like giant linnies. They tend to be quiet, not clingy, and sweet. They have also been described as "amazons lite", kind of like amazons, just not extreme. I was very interested in them, especially the bronze wing. The only thing I don't like is that they seem to be very susceptible to respiratory problems.

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I love pionus, it's a shame they aren't overly popular because from the ones I have met they've been wonderful. Anna already said their main traits but do be warned, as they are a medium sized bird they most certainly can make a bit of noise when they feel like it As you know, all birds are different so they will all have pretty unique personalities! And I too have heard they have a higher risk of getting caught out with respiratory problems, namely aspergillosis. The bronze winged are my favourites, closely followed by a subspecies of the blue headed (Reichenow's blue headed pionus - Pionus menstruus reichenowi) which has a light powder blue coming down from the head making them look all blue from the front! Oh and the dusky. Dusky pionus are gorgeous! Very pretty in person

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Interesting yea I definitely think our apartment is way too small for another bird cage, and Chewy is loud enough for the neighborhood but of course if I had the room I would love to give this pionus a great home! I hope she finds one. She also doesn't seem tame from the photos, but that's not saying much. Who really knows about her situation. She is definitely beautiful! I have never seen a pionus in person
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I think I've seen all of their species and subspecies at Loro Parque

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how would a Pionus species be with having shared out-of-cage time with say... 2 cockatiels and a budgie? are they a territorial bird?

btw - the listing is gone so hopefully somebody gave her a nice home
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I don't think they're naturally territorial but obviously you don't really want to mix having larger birds out with smaller ones just in case. One bite could do a lot of damage

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We were considering a blue one before we got our Linnies, and she was gone before we decided! Nice bird, I still think about her and hope she went to a nice home. :-)

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