Pionus parrots are large in size but quiet in demeanor, making them an ideal pet parrot for apartment dwellers or those living within close proximity of their neighbors. This comprehensive guide contains all newly authored text by an expert on bird care and provides concise yet complete coverage of subjects like training, feeding, housing, health care, and grooming. The family-friendly focus of the bookincluding tip boxes on parrot-related activities for childrenmakes it a perfect resource for pet parents of all ages. All species of pionus parrots available in the US are included, such as blue-headed, scaly-headed (also known as Maximilians), whitecapped, dusty-winged, and bronze-winged. Full-color photos, sidebars, and expert advice tip boxes in each chapter illustrate key points throughout the text.