Seattle, Washington, United States
Posted Dec 11, 2008
Pilot was a rehom we took in when the breeder that had him was looking to cutdwn the number of birds he had, and he specialized in Ckatoos and did not want anymore Pionus. He had been acquired t be a companion to a bird the breeder had taken in as a rehome, and after a year the two started having babies. The female had been alot older than Pilot and past away after 5 yrs. So Pilot was alone for nearly two years before we got him.
His former ownr said it would probably take 6 months for him t warm up to us, but on the day he arrived Pilot took a liking to me right away and in 20 minuts was stepping up for me. I made a point to take it slow though so he would build confidence with me. In weeks he was cming out of his cage for short spells to sit with me. After 6 months he could say Hi and a few other words, which surprisd his former owner since for the years he had Pilot he never talked. The first 7-8 months Pilot only liked his head scratched, but then he started to allow the occasional belly rub.
He even learned how t let my disabled mom handle him. He is strikingly beautiful and was fairly quite for a parrot. He was happy to be on us or just out on his playpen wth his toys.
Last summer it looked lik we would be moving cross country so we found him a new home. I d miss him but he has become very attached to his new family and helps them with thir bird toy business. I would recomend a Blue Headed Pionus to people that wanted a little more than a parokeet, but not the noise of a biggr parrot.