Length: 9-10 inches
Weight: 130-160 grams
Life span: 25-30 years
Age at Weaning: 10-14 weeks
Age at Maturity: ~2 years
Country of Origin: Mexico to Panama
Temperament: Like the other pionus, the White Capped (or White-Crowned) is known to be shy in new situations, but in familiar places they are very affectionate and loyal birds. They are one of the easiest birds to care for, as they are quiet and not very destructive. They are prone to being lethargic, so be sure your bird gets plenty of interaction and time out of the cage.
Talking Ability: Poor
Noise Level: Low
Cage Requirements: 24" x 24"; bar spacing 5/8"
Interesting Facts: All Pionus, even the darker blue and bronze ones, have red vent feathers (the feathers underneath the tail, at the base.) They range from bright red in the maximillian's to dark red in the Bronze- wingeds.