Size: Medium sized parrots (size varies depending on the species)
Common Characteristics: Funny, easily trained, Nippiness and biting are probably the most common behavioral complaint.
Did you Know! There are over a 100 species of Conures in the Wild, but only 4 species are domesticated.
4. Fischer’s Lovebirds:
Commonly known as: Fischers, lovebirds.
Average lifespan: 10 – 20 years.
Origin: Central Africa
Size: 6 inches
Common Characteristics: Social, Curious and Loud. Females tend to be nippy during breeding seasons.
Average lifespan: 20 Years, but can live up to 40 years
Origin: Amazon Forest, south of the Amazon River in Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru.
Size: 9 to 10 inches (size varies depending on the species)
Common Characteristics: Known to be “The Clowns” of the parrots; playful, comical little birds. Social, but they can be aggressive to other bird species.
6. Monk Parakeets:
Commonly known as: Quaker parrots Average lifespan: 15 – 20 years Origin: Argentina and the surrounding countries in South America. Size: 29 cm (11 inches) Common Characteristics: Social, Outstanding mimicking ability, noisy birds.
7. African Greys:
Commonly known as: Greys, Casco.
Average lifespan: 30 – 50 years
Size: 12 to 13 inches
Common Characteristics: Extremely intelligent birds, loyal, with amazing talking ability. However, they are nervous, shy birds, but can be socialized if they are properly trained. Tend to be a one-person bird, not good with children. Requires lots of time and attention. Wild ones are almost impossible to tame.
8. Poicephalus (Senegal Parrot):
Average lifespan: 25 – 30 years Origin: West Africa Size: 23 cm (9.1 inches) Common Characteristics: Cuddly and affectionate, very friendly, vocal, poor talking ability, tend to be a one-person bird. Wild ones are almost impossible to tame.
There are about; 21 different species of Cockatoos.
Average lifespan: 20 – 80 years (Varies depending on the species)
Origin: Australasia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Size: Medium to Large (depending on the species)
Common Characteristics: Very social, cuddly and affectionate, Intelligent, and playful birds. Seeks attention, requires lots of time and attention.
10. Amazon Parrots:
Average lifespan: 50 – 70+
Origin: New World (ranging from South America to Mexico and the Caribbean).
Size: 36 cm (14 inches).
Common Characteristics: Outstanding vocal abilities, noisy, playful, curious and funny birds. loyal and loving companions. But can be a bit moody. Requires lots of time and attention. Tend to be aggressive, if not well-trained.
There are about; 18 different species of Macaws
Average lifespan: 50 – 100+
Origin: tropical North and South America
Size: 100 cm (The Largest of all parrots)
Common Characteristics: These are the largest, most spectacular parrots in the world. Very large, loud, playful, loyal and very intelligent birds. Powerful beaks, Screamers, very loud birds. Requires lots of time and attention. Hard to train and care for. Not the right choice for everyone.