Types of Parrots Bird Species – Pet Parrot

types of parrots

Parrots are exemplary bird species with a magnificent outlook that can allure any human being. No wonder parrots are the most loved Pet Birds. They are broad order species which has over 360 types of parrots. Lorikeets, Lovebirds, Cockatoo, Cokateils are a few among several other parrots. We can classify parrots into 4 types based on the size of small, medium, large, and extra-large. The size of the parrot ranges from 8 to 100 centimeters. The Smallest parrot species is a Buff-faced pygmy parrot with an average size of 8 cm while the Largest Parrot species is a Hyacinth macaw parrot that can be sized up to 100 cm.

Kakapo, also known as ‘owl parrot’ is the heaviest parrot in the world that can weigh up to 4 kg while Buff-faced pygmy parrot is the lightest parrot in the world weighing as little as 10 g.

Parrots live in warmer regions mostly in tropical and subtropical regions. Most parrots can’t tolerate colder temperatures but some parrots in the wild have adapted to a colder temperature during winter. However, Pet Parrots can’t tolerate lesser temperatures outside.

Small Parrots (10-23cm)

  • Budgies
  • Lovebirds
    • Fischer’s
    • Masked
    • Peach-Faced
  • Parrotlets

Masked love bird

Spectacled Parrolet
Spectacled Parrolet

Medium-sized Parrots (23-33cm)

  • Hahn’s Macaw 
  • Quaker Parakeet 
  • Caiques
  • Aratinga Conures
  • Pyrrhura Conures
  • Lories and Lorikeets
  • Pionus Parrots
quaker parakeet
Quaker Parakeet also known as Monk Parakeet

Large Parrots (33-50cm)

  • African Grey Parrot
  • Hawk-Headed (or Red Fan) Parrot 
  • Macaws
African Grey Parrot
African grey parrot

Extra Large Parrots (55-100cm)

Palm Cockatoo

Palm Cockatoo
Palm Cockatoo


Types of Parrots Bird Species – Pet Parrot
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