Physical Description: White Capped Pionus are generally green with a paler green or yellow on their undersides. True to their name, they have a white patch on their foreheads and under their chin and throat. Their wings will have a variety of colors from golden browns to blues or greens. Their beaks are horn colored and their eyes are brown/orange. They have pink legs!
Average Lifespan: 20 – 30 years
Sexing: Sexing these birds requires a DNA test, as they are not sexually dimorphic and you cannot tell the sex just by looking at them.
Origin: Central America (from Mexico to Western Panama)
Trainability: White Caps are typically very easy-going birds. They are intelligent, playful, and gentle in nature. They are less apt to bite than some other parrot species, and can be taught to talk. They will have small vocabularies consisting of a few words or phrases. Many learn to mimic sounds as well. They enjoy bathing and many caretakers bring their parrots into the shower with them. White Caps tend to bond very strongly with their primary caretaker or their immediate family, but this can be avoided with plentiful interaction from willing volunteers.
Loudness: White Caps are relatively quiet parrots, though they do get a little rowdy when they play. Their high-pitched squeaking may bother some but not others. If you are sensitive to noise (or have nosey neighbors who are) it is probably best to look into another species of parrot.
Health Guarantee of Our Birds
We have the strongest bird guarantee in the country, and more importantly, we stand behind our guarantee. The guarantee is simple: We guarantee that we are selling you a perfectly healthy bird. To verify that guarantee, within five days you need to go to an Avian Vet and get any and all testing you prefer to do on your bird, at your expense. We can guide you as to the tests we suggest. If the results are not perfect but the bird can be easily treated, then we pay for all medications and all treatment. If the results are unacceptable then we either replace your bird or refund 100% of the purchase price of your bird, at our option.
Bird Guarantee only lasts for the first five days
Since we have 100% control over the bird's environment at our store, but have no control over the bird once it leaves, we can only guarantee the bird for the first five days. We guarantee that when the bird leaves the store that it has been properly socialized, and that it is 100% healthy. Your new bird has been given an excellent start here at Golden Cockatoo, and it is now your responsibility to properly care for your bird. We are always here to help you take the best care of your bird with the biggest variety and best quality bird products available in the world.
Lifetime Guarantee on our Birds
We guarantee that if during your lifetime, you are no longer able to properly care for your bird, or give your bird the attention it need's, we will accept the bird back on consignment and will find another great home for your bird. We do take a 40% commission and charge a nominal daily fee to feed and clean, but you can rest assured that you always have a place for your bird should the need arise. We are the only store in Florida to offer this guarantee as of the year 2000.