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    How to Look After Pionus

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Looking after pionus parrots isn’t that difficult once you know what you are doing. This article will teach you the best ways of caring for pionus and what to feed your parrot in order to keep him happy and healthy.
     

     

     

     

    Pionus Food


    In the wild pionus eat fruits, berries and seeds. If you have a pet pionus parrot then you should feed him a good parrot mix which includes formulated foods, seeds and dried fruits. You should also provide a daily supplement of fresh fruits and vegetables. Pionus parrots are extremely active instinctively so they can become overweight when confined to a cage. Your pionus should get fresh drinking water every day.
     

    Caring for Pionus - Bird Baths


    Pionus love the rain and they enjoy nothing more than turning upside down and flapping their wings in a downpour. It is an important part of looking after pionus to give them a regular shower for good plumage and skin condition. One way to give your pionus a good indoor shower is a hand held shower or spray hose with a fine spray with lukewarm water.
     

    Looking After Pionus – Grooming


    • If you want to discourage flying then you will need to keep the wings trimmed.

    • You will need to trim the beak or it will become deformed and overgrown. You can get mineral blocks at pet shops to keep your bird’s beak in shape.

    • To keep the nails of your pionus trimmed you can buy perches. If they do get too long then you should clip the nails.


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