One of my personal favorite pet bird species is one that is often overlooked -- the Pionus Parrots. These gorgeous little small to midsized birds are colorful, intelligent, affectionate, but above all, very quiet. In fact, the generally quiet nature of these parrots have made them favorites among bird owners who live in apartments and condominiums. If you think you'd be interested in adding a Pionus to your family, check out this great article on Pionus Parrots from Pionusparrot.com. The article is full of information on living with pet Pionus, and provides details on several of the more popular sub-species complete with breathtaking photos.