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March 23, 2018

There are so many choices in so little time that pretty much describes the variety of parrots that you can choose from it becomes a matter of choice when it comes to the breed of parrot that you want to adopt and the term parrot is very general in that. It can refer to the smallest parakeet to the largest macaw, the number of breeds that occur in between the two sizes come in all colors and all sizes and exhibit various breed characteristics. There are 354 recognized species of parrots biologists divide the parrots into two families.

Cockatoos and true parrots:

All parrots have a curved beak shape and the familiar to toe toes front and back on their foot for the purpose of this article, we're going to cover ten of the most popular breeds along with their most common attributes.

Budgies or parakeets:Budgies or parakeets

  •  Very social  
  • Flock birds 
  • Love attention 
  • Good starter Bird 
  • Price: $20 to $150 

This type of parrot family was originally discovered in Australia. The name parakeet actually means long tail, they're very social and they're considered flock birds. One thing that's interesting about them is that they're monogamous birds and that is that they bond with their mate for life. They love attention; there are very good starter pets for younger children but not necessarily prolific talkers. However if you're patient they can learn to talk if you want your budgie to talk don't get a companion bird as they tend to bond with one another and will tend to ignore their owner budgies are in the $20 to $150 price range and the price depends on the pedigree and the type of budgie.


  • From Australia 
  • Readily Available
  • Gentle and Sociable
  • Make good Pet
  • Price: Under 100$

This type of parrot is originally from the outback regions of central Australia. Cockatiels are the second most popular pet bird after budgies, they measure about 12 inches in size and most cockatiels are bred in captivity and are readily available. They're very gentle sociable with great personalities and this makes them a good pet for younger children. They can live for 15 to 20 years if properly cared for and they will mimic whistles or short phrases. They're not as loud as their larger cockatoo cousins, supply them a variety of toys to keep this inquisitive bird happy, as a general rule they're priced under $100.

Sulphur-crested cockatoo:Sulphur-crested cockatoo

  • From Australia Area
  • Love Sponges
  • Nice Disposition
  • Smart, Good Pets
  • Price: 1,000$-$2,500

This type of parrot is usually white in color with a yellow crest; their native habitat is Australia New Guinea and Tasmania as well as Indonesia. Cockatoos come in four subspecies that vary in size between 15 and 20 inches, in length cockatoos have been dubbed love sponges because of their loving nature and their nice disposition. They love to be coddled and crave your attention, not a talker but they have been known to learn several words and phrases. Cockatoos are very intelligent and are used in numerous bird shows because of those excellent pets that bond well with their owners. If you take the time to properly socialized these birds they make terrific pets. They are happy to play with toys and can be left alone more than most parrots they range in price from $1,000 to $2,500. 

Umbrella Cockatoo:Umbrella Cockatoo

  • Larger in Size
  • More Demanding 
  • Very Vocal
  • Talkative
  • Price: $800-$1400

This type of parrot is larger than the sulphur-crested cockatoo and are a bit more demanding, regarding attention they originated from the Melaka islands of Indonesia. Typically this bird is about 20 inches in length they're very vocal which makes for a very talkative bird, they don't mind being petted very friendly disposition and they cherished their owners attention not as loud as the sulphur-crested cockatoo and their intelligence will always challenge you they're quite noisy and they love to chew the prices range from $800 to $1400. 

Moluccan cockatoo:Moluccan cockatoo

  • Largest of Breed
  • Peach Coloration
  • Good Talker
  • Easy to Care For
  • Cost: $1,800-$2,300

This type of parrot is one of the largest cockatoo breeds. The Moluccan cockatoo is a peach color versus the traditional white coloring. Of most cockatoos typically they're greater than 20 inches in length, they're good talkers and very easy to take care of. They're also very affectionate also very loud call, one of the more expensive parrot breeds with a range of $1800 to $2300 price.

Senegal Parrot:Moluccan cockatoo

  • African Savannah
  • Very Friendly 
  • One-Person Bird
  • Breeder Only
  • Price: $150-$500

This type of parrot inhabitant of the African savanna and open woodlands. It's one of the smallest parrots available, they have a bright and unique coloration. They're very friendly in quite vocal they love to sit on your shoulder and nuzzle or just be near you, we recommend that you only obtain a bird that was domestically raised as the ones from the wild are almost impossible to tame. They're a one-person bird as they tend to bond with their owners and they're not particularly good talkers. Their call is a low-key whistle with chirps and squeaks and they usually can find one out there in a price range of between $150 to $500.

Sun Conure parrot:Sun Conure parrot

  • Bright Feathers
  • Easy to Care For
  • Easily Trained
  • Very Loud
  • Price: $300 - $400

This type of parrot often called the mini macaw because of their bright feather coloration they're from Brazil Guiana and Venezuela and there are over a hundred species of Conyers that exist in the wild but only four are domesticated. They're sweet inquisitive and playful birds that are very entertaining and they have beautiful eyes. They're a very loud bird and it's also been known that you can train them not to squeak so much with patient training they have a harsh loud voice at times and it's best to provide them with wooden toys to amuse them and satisfy their chewing desire, you can usually find one in the $300 to $400 price.

Green Eclectus:Green Eclectus

  • From Australia
  • Distinct Coloration
  • Good Talkers
  • Can Imitate Sounds
  • Price: $600 - $2,000

This type of parrot originates in the South Seas area of Australia the below Coons and New Guinea one of the few parrots that have a distinct coloration. Between the sexes, males are bright green in color with a yellow beak while the females are red and have a black beak. They measure about 14 inches in size and they're very good talkers and can imitate a wide variety of sounds. They have an understandable voice and they can be quite loud at times. They make great companions because of their gentle undemanding nature as well as being one of the quietest of the parrots there are. They are one of the most social birds out there and they're very inquisitive and will sit and listen to their owners and then try to imitate what they hear. They'll entertain themselves with toys and swings and therefore they're not as demanding as some of the other parrots. There's a wide variety of cost because you can actually obtain them between $600 to $2,000 depending on the pedigree of the bird.

African Grey parrot:African Grey parrot

  • Prolific Talkers
  • Vocabulary of 1000
  • Distinct Red Tail
  • Can Converse
  • Price: About $1,000

This type of parrot includes the African countries of Congo Ghana and Zaire they're considered one of the most prolific talkers. There are about 13 inches in length but have a much shorter tail than most parrots which it makes it a little deceiving. They're very temperamental and some of them are biters, it usually bonds with just one person. It's intelligent and perceptive it's also has a very distinctive personality it can become very independent as adults; it's sensitive and appreciative of their owners it usually is available for around $1,000.

Golden blue and yellow macaw:Golden blue and yellow macaw

  • South American Bird
  • Largest of Parrots
  • Very Social
  • Demands Attention
  • Price: $800-$2,000

This type of parrot is from the tropical zones like Mexico Central and South America, most people associate macaws with the term parrot they range up to 33 inches in size and that makes it one of the largest parrots. It seems the macaw is the epitome of most people's idea of what a parrot looks like you'll need to spend a considerable as to satisfy their social nature this is the breed of parrot associated with pirates. They're very demanding and they require a very large cage. Some of them are on the endangered species list of their native habitat and some are very aggressive and don't make really good companions. Some birds are consistent biters and it takes a fair amount of training to break them of this habit. You can teach your bird in easy to accomplish steps the second option is a ten-part mini-course on the secrets to parrot care and the best part is it's free to go to our website now