Favorite Bird Type Pets

Bird Types Pets

Here is a list of the favorite bird type pets. These birds mentioned below are the best types to be kept as pets.


A bird sitting on top of a parrot

This bird is quite popular around the world as the best pet type bird. They are commonly known as budgies or parakeets. If you tame your budgie the right way, they can be very affectionate and friendly. Parakeets are low-maintenance birds and they take training quite well. They can easily learn how to perform tricks and can even learn how to talk. These are typically 6 to 8 inches long and weigh around 1 ounce. They have a green abdomen, black and yellow back with blue, white, gray or yellow mutations.


A colorful bird perched on top of a parrot

A cockatiel is a captivating bird that is a great choice as a bird pet. It is a great choice for anyone who wants a friendly and affectionate pet. This bird typically hails from Australia and makes an excellent pet if hand-fed as a baby and raised with love and care. These birds do not learn to speak, but are very clever. They learn to whistle and easily mimic household noises like microwaves, doorbells and even telephones. A typical cockatiel measures 12 to 13 inches in length and weighs around 3 ounces. It has a gray body, yellow crest and face, long tail and orange cheeks.


Cockatoos are large pet birds that are quite friendly and affectionate. These birds bond quite well with their caretakers and love to have company of them. If you want to keep a cockatoo, you need to have lots of time to spend with your bird, else they can get depressed. These birds need attention from their caretakers and in case of severe depression or loneliness they resort to plucking their feathers or such other destructive behaviors. A typical cockatoo is 18 inches long and weighs around 16 to 26 ounces. They have a white plumage and pale yellow tail and wings. These birds have a large black beak.

Hyacinth Macaw

A hyacinth Macaw is a gentle giant bird. It is known as a giant because it is the largest parrot species. These are sociable birds and love to spend time with their owners. As these birds are quite large, many home owners find it tough to keep these birds as pets. But those who have space, love to keep these adorable pet type birds. A Hyacinth Macaw is 40 inches tall and weighs around 42 to 51 ounces. It has a solid blue colored plumage with yellow patches around the beak and eyes. This bird has a black beak and dark gray colored feet.


You can even keep a dove as your pet bird. When domesticated and hand-fed, doves can be very sweet and gentle. These birds do not bite easily and even people with limited bird experience find it easier to train doves. These birds enjoy their caretaker’s company, but do not demand too much attention like cockatoos. A typical dove bird is 11 to 13 inches long and weighs around 5 to 8 ounces. This bird has a dull gray and brown plumage with a black collar, black eyes and beak.

These are some of the most common bird type pets.

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