Easy Pet Bird and Parrot Characteristics Comparison Chart

Below is an easy Pet Bird and Parrot Characteristics Comparison Chart! All pet birds are different, and this is an easy way to find the right one for you!

The chart below is an overview of different pet bird and parrot species characteristics. This information is useful for prospective owners, so you can get an idea about the basic characteristics of each pet bird species.

  • Species – The general species group this bird belongs to
  • Type – The specific type of bird in the species
  • Noise – The noise level of this species
  • Talking – The talking ability of this species
  • Cuddling – The cuddliness of this species
  • Life Span – The average life span of this species
  • Size – The average size (length) of this species
  • Home – This category rates whether the species is small and/or quiet enough to live in an apartment (Apt) or if it needs to live in a house (House) with you.

Pet Bird Characteristics Comparison Chart
Species Types Noise Talking Cuddling Life Span Size Home
African Grey Congo Low Great Some 50 12-14″ Apt
African Grey Timneh Low Great Some 50 11-13″ Apt
Amazon Blue-Fronted Moderate Great Some 50 15″ House
Amazon Dbl Yellow-Headed Moderate Great Some 50 15-17″ House
Amazon Lilac-Crowned Low Poor Some 50 15″ Apt
Amazon Mealy Moderate Great Some 50 15-16″ House
Amazon Mexican Red-Headed Moderate Great Some 50 13″ House
Amazon Orange-Winged Moderate Good Some 50 13″ House
Amazon Red-Lored Low Poor Some 50 13″ Apt
Amazon White-Fronted Low Poor Some 50 10″ Apt
Amazon Yellow-Crowned Moderate Great Some 50 13-15″ House
Amazon Yellow-Naped Moderate Great Some 50 13-15″ House
Caiques Caiques Moderate Poor Some 20 09″ House
Canaries Canaries Low Poor Rare 15 04-8″ Apt
Cockatiel Cockatiel Minimal Poor A lot! 35 12″ Apt
Cockatoo Bare-Eyed Loud Good A lot! 60 15″ House
Cockatoo Blue-Eyed Loud Good A lot! 60 17-19″ House
Cockatoo Citron Loud Good A lot! 60 14″ House
Cockatoo Ducorp’s Loud Good A lot! 60 12″ House
Cockatoo Goffin’s Loud Good A lot! 60 12″ House
Cockatoo Greater-Sulphur-Crested Loud Good A lot! 60 22″ House
Cockatoo Lesser-Sulphur-Crested Loud Good A lot! 60 14″ House
Cockatoo Major Mitchell’s Moderate Good A lot! 60 14″ House
Cockatoo Moluccan Loud Good A lot! 60 22″ House
Cockatoo Palm Loud Good Some 60 22-24″ House
Cockatoo Rose-Breasted (Galah) Loud Good A lot! 60 14″ House
Cockatoo Umbrella Loud Good A lot! 60 18″ House
Conure-Aratinga Blue-Crowned Loud Poor Some 25 14″ House
Conure-Aratinga Brown-Throated Loud Poor Some 25 13″ House
Conure-Aratinga Cherry-Headed Loud Poor Some 25 13″ House
Conure-Aratinga Dusky-Headed Loud Poor Some 25 11″ House
Conure-Aratinga Jenday Loud Poor Some 25 12″ House
Conure-Aratinga Mitred Loud Poor Some 25 14″ House
Conure-Aratinga Orange-Fronted Loud Poor Some 25 10″ House
Conure-Aratinga Peach-Fronted Loud Poor Some 25 10″ House
Conure-Aratinga Sun Loud Poor Some 25 12″ House
Conure-Nanday Nanday Loud Poor Some 25 12-14″ House
Conure-Pyrrhura Black-Capped Low Poor Some 22 09″ Apt
Conure-Pyrrhura Blue-Throated Low Poor Some 22 09″ Apt
Conure-Pyrrhura Crimson-Bellied Low Poor Some 22 09″ Apt
Conure-Pyrrhura Green-Cheeked Low Poor Some 22 10″ Apt
Conure-Pyrrhura Maroon-Bellied Low Poor Some 22 10-11″ Apt
Crow Crow Loud Some A little 25 16-20″ House
Deroptyus Hawk-Headed Parrot Low Great Some 50 11-14″ Apt
Dove/Pigeon Dove/Pigeon Low Rare A little 10-20 07-12″ House
Eclectus Eclectus Low Good A little 40 14″ House
Finches Finches Low Poor Rare 5-17 03-8″ Apt
Lories Lories & Lorikeets Moderate Good Some 20 10-12″ Apt
Lovebirds Lovebirds Minimal Poor Some 15 06″ Apt
Macaw Blue & Gold Loud Good Some 50 33″ House
Macaw Blue-Throated Loud Good Some 50 33″ House
Macaw Green-Winged Loud Good Some 50 39″ House
Macaw Hyacinth Loud Good Some 50 39″ House
Macaw Military Loud Good Some 50 27″ House
Macaw Red-Fronted Loud Good Some 50 22″ House
Macaw Scarlet Loud Good Some 50 32″ House
Mini-Macaw Hahn’s Loud Good Some 40 12-14″ House
Mini-Macaw Illiger’s Loud Good Some 45 16″ House
Mini-Macaw Severe Loud Good Some 40 18″ House
Mini-Macaw Golden-Collared Loud Good Some 40 15″ House
Mynah Mynah Loud Great A little 8-20 10-12″ House
Parakeet Alexandrine Moderate Good Some 30 23″ House
Parakeet Bourke’s Minimal Rare Some 15 08″ Apt
Parakeet Budgerigar Minimal Great Some 8 07-09″ Apt
Parakeet Derbyan Moderate Good A little 19 20″ House
Parakeet Indian Ringneck Moderate Good Some 25 16″ House
Parakeet Lineolated Minimal Good Some 12 07″ Apt
Parakeet Plum-Headed Moderate Good Some 30 13″ House
Parakeet Quaker Moderate Good Some 30 12″ House
Parakeet Regent Moderate Good Some 30 15″ House
Parakeet Rosella Low Rare Rare 30 12″ House
Parrotlet Parrotlets Low Good Some 20 05″ Apt
Pionus Blue-Headed Low Poor Some 30 10″ Apt
Pionus Bronze-Winged Low Poor A little 30 11″ Apt
Pionus Dusky Low Poor Some 30 13″ Apt
Pionus Maximilian’s Low Poor Some 30 12″ Apt
Pionus White-Capped Low Poor A little 30 09″ Apt
Poicephalus Brown-Headed Low Good Some 25 09″ Apt
Poicephalus Cape/Un-Cape Parrot Moderate Poor A lot! 40 13″ Apt
Poicephalus Jardine’s Moderate Good Some 30 12″ Apt
Poicephalus Meyer’s Moderate Poor Some 30 09″ Apt
Poicephalus Red-Bellied Low Good Some 30 09″ Apt
Poicephalus Senegal Low Good Some 30 09″ Apt
Toucan Toucan Loud Poor Rare 15-20 20″ House

We hope you enjoy this pet bird and parrot characteristics comparison chart! We’re sure you will find it useful as you search for your perfect companion.