White-Crowned Parrot

White-Crowned Parrot Pet Profile

Size ca. 5.1 inch (13 cm)
Origin Ecuador, Peru
Color Green, blue, yellow; multi-colored
Lifespan 12 - 20 years
Character Playful, funny, likes learning tricks, brave, intelligent
How to keep them At least in pairs (one of each gender)
Hand-tame bird Hand-tame
Talking bird Talking
Bird Noise Noise

Rating = very/a lot; Rating = not very/a little

Overview

White-crowned parrots are the smallest parrots in the pionus genus. But they are also the biggest daredevils. They are funny, and like to sit on your shoulder, play and dance. Some can even talk a little, but only have a small vocabulary. Long naps and quiet are very important for white-crowned parrots. They need around twelve hours of sleep a day.

Please note: each bird has its own personality, so this information only provides a rough characterization of the breed.

How to Keep Them

Cage size: at least 48 x 40 x 27.5 inch (1.6 m x 1 m x 0.7 m) (W x H x D)

White-Crowned Parrot White-Crowned Parrot - Photo: Ondrej Prosicky/Shutterstock

White-Crowned Parrot White-Crowned Parrot - Photo: Ondrej Prosicky/Shutterstock