Parrots of the World

Parrot Families

The order Psittaciformes includes all parrots on the planet. There are two families in the order: Cacatuidas and Psittacidae. Cockatoos are members of the first family, whereas all real parrots are members of the second.

There are subfamilies and subspecies within each parrot family. Macaws, for example, are members of the Psittacidae family. Macaws are a subfamily of birds. There are at least 17 species of macaws:

  • Hyacinth
  • Glaucous Macaw
  • Lear’s Macaw
  • Spix’s Macaw
  • Blue and Yellow Macaw, or Blue and Gold Macaw
  • Caninde Macaw
  • Military Macaw
  • Buffon’s Macaw
  • Scarlet Macaw
  • Green-winged Macaw
  • Red-fronted Macaw
  • Yellow-collared Macaw
  • Chestnut-fronted Macaw, or Severe Macaw
  • Red-bellied Macaw
  • Illiger’s Macaw
  • Blue-headed Macaw
  • Red-shouldered Macaw

Most Popular

People have different perspectives on which parrots are more popular. Some people are interested in stylish parrots. Others believe that the most common in pet retailers. Some argue over which parrot is more popular in this or that nation, but the five most popular parrots in the world are these.

  • Parakeets:

The common parakeet, Budgerigar to be exact, originates from Australia and is often selected as a pet for youngsters or people who are new to bird care, owing to its inexpensive price. Colorful small “Budgies” are sturdy, take up little room, and need much less care than bigger birds. They are quite bright, and although they prefer to whistle or sing softly, some do acquire a few words. The name “Budgerigar” is derived from the Aboriginal word for the parrot in Australia. It means “excellent eating,” although most “Budgie” owners would be mortified if you said it to them. Among the various parrots in the globe, this is likely the least costly in terms of both upfront and ongoing expenditures.

  • Cockatiels:

These medium-sized parrots from Australia are famed for their clever whistling and singing. While they may be trained to talk, many individuals discover that the birds prefer to whistle and imitate random noises, such as a mobile phone ringing. The cockatiel’s usage of powdered material to preserve its wings water-proof is a negative since owners often find their fingers dusty after touching the bird.

  • Sun Conures:

Sun Conures are among the brightest parrots on the planet. Their colors include red, orange, yellow, blue, and green. Sun Conures are well-known for their ability to communicate, but be cautious! Instead of talking, these parrots often shout and scream. Because they are just 12 inches long, they will need a smaller cage than bigger parrots, but you and your family may need earplugs. You will love Sunnie’s antics if you teach it to lower its voice since these parrots are lively.

  • Parrotlets:

Parrotlets, particularly Pacific Parrotlets, are among the world’s tiniest known parrots, measuring just approximately 4 inches in length! They are also one of the most dangerous and rambunctious parrots in the planet. These little parrots are taught to speak in a robotic voice. Because of their small size and lack of screams, they are great for individuals looking for a peaceful companion.

  • African Greys:

African Greys are a kind of dog. Parrots are most likely the most intellectual of any birds, including parrots. These parrots are not as brightly colored as others. As the name says, they are mostly grey. However, depending on the subspecies, they have brilliant crimson or maroon tails. African Greys excel in imitation, learning up to 2000 words every day. They learn other noises as well, and if you stroll through an airport with them, they may rapidly learn to mimic a jet engine. These are perhaps the most demanding of the world’s parrots. These birds, like your youngster, get bored and seek amusement from their parents. The African Grey is a fantastic option if you want a parrot who is intelligent, devoted, and friendly.

How Many Different Parrots Are There?

There are about 350 distinct species and subspecies of parrots worldwide! Some parrots have gone extinct as a result of habitat loss, climate change, poaching, and the trade of live birds as pets. Others are classified as threatened or on the “endangered species” list.

Life Expectancy

People who buy a parrot are making a commitment that will most likely last the rest of their life. Most parrot owners are at least 20 years old, and parrots have a life expectancy of more than 50 years. Some people live to be over 100 years old. In addition to having a lengthy life expectancy, many parrots across the globe form bonds with a single human. The parrot may die if that person breaches the link in any manner.

Before you invite a parrot to be your buddy, give it some thought. You may outlast the bird.

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