Types of Parrots to Keep as Pets

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African Grey Parrots

Iconic, intelligent African Greys: masters of mimicry, interactive companions. Lifespan up to 60 years in captivity, offering lifelong companionship.


"Velcro" Cockatoos: demanding, devoted companions. Protruding crests, high intelligence, and childlike tantrums. Always by your side!


Colorful Macaws: large, vibrant parrots. Require space and long-term commitment. Notably noisy, considerate for living situations.


Parrotlet: Small and colorful parrots, ideal for limited space. Crave attention and bond closely with owners. Consider companionship carefully.


Popular Cockatiels: Smallest Cockatoo family members, great for beginners. Identifiable crest reflects emotional state. Lifespan up to 25 years.

Senegal Parrot

Quiet Senegal parrots: Lesser-known breed, calm and less noisy. Perfect for apartment living. Compact size, thriving with minimal space requirements. Ideal pet choice.


Popular choice: Parakeets/Budgerigars. Small size, vibrant colors. Curious, social birds. Thrive with companionship. Ideal for first-time owners.

Eclectus Parrots

Eclectus parrots: Medium-sized, long lifespan. Striking color difference between males and females. Neon green males with red and blue accents. Bright red females with blue and black.

Amazon Parrots

Colorful and intelligent Amazon parrots are popular pets needing high care. Social interaction is crucial. Many species, declining in the wild. Green with accent colors, 13-18 inches tall.

Pionus Parrot

Pionus parrots: expressive and attention-seeking. Small size, up to 10 inches long. Colorful and long-lived, around 30 years with proper care.

Conure Parrot

Active and social, Conure parrots need space. Vocal and colorful, they average 20 inches. Expressive with various shades of orange and yellow.