The Many Types of Parrots

Unlike other types of pet birds, parrots have:

  • Strong curved bills
  • An upright stance
  • Clawed feet with two toes pointing forward and two toes pointing backward
  • The ability to learn to mimic human speech and other sounds

If you are looking for a bird that likes to be handled and may learn to talk or mimic sounds, then a parrot might be the right type of pet bird for you (instead of a Canary or Finch, for example).

Below are the many different species of parrots commonly kept as pets, organized by size.

Small Parrots

Medium Parrots

Large Parrots

X-Large Parrots