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New Member! I’d like to Introduce my Pionus!

budgie22

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I have a Male White Capped Pionus! The only bird I have that I didn’t name.
He had 6 homes before he came to me.

He is a ball of fire, and only ever is nice to me (if I change my appearance, he is a ball of fire to me until he gets used to it).
He had what me and my vet refer to as ‘double beak’ and he was so overweight he couldn’t fly.
The cage he came from had no toys, and he was actually scared of toys.
He even had bubble feet from where he only had dowel rods to perch on.
At first, he wouldn’t let me come within 2 feet of him without attacking me.

Now, he is of healthy weight, is flight trained, is very attached to me, has a healthy diet of harrisons, fruit, veggies, and seeds/nuts, and has a normal beak!
And guess whattt- he now likes toys! Each problem had to be addressed separately health wise, but now he seems to be a more confident, healthy bird. His favorite food is even broccoli now.
We are still working on easing anxiety around new people, and we are doing well so far. When new people come over, he gets a specific treat, one of his favorites from the new person. He takes them gladly, but whenever it comes to when there are no treats in their hand, he is a ball of fire yet again.

Enjoy some pictures of Hiccup!
 
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sunnysmom

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Welcome! He's adorable.
 

tka

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Welcome to you both!
 

Dartman

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Welcome, Dobby says hi too. So glad you are taking great care of him and he's happy and healthy now
 

jh81

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Hes so gorgeous to see!
what a wonderful thought that he ended up with you :love:
 

zoo mom

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He is quite handsome. I love his dragon scale flight suit.
 

BirdDaddy

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Has he got over his hormonal strutting and regurgitating on toes?
Bring him over to visit Echo our Pionus.
Echo is similar it must be the Pionus traits.
 
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Shezbug

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He is very handsome :)
 
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Ladybirdy

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Welcome! I'm a new member too. :) I have a 20 year old cockatiel named Atticus:tiel5:. I feel the same way about Atticus, when you said it's "Honestly my most satisfying relationship I’ve had with any living being." :heart: I'm so glad you found each other.
 
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