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    Parakeets, parrots, cockatiels and more...

    Green Pionus Parrot

    — Lana Langlois/Shutterstock

    The pionus, a genus of medium-sized parrots found throughout Latin America, doesn’t like to cuddle and is quiet enough to keep your neighbors happy.

    Australian Cockatiel

    — Jeffrey Coolidge/Getty Images

    A native of the outback regions of inland Australian, the Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) can whistle, sing and mimic human speech.

    Senegal Parrot

    — Martin Harvey/Getty Images

    The Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus), whose habitat covers a wide swath of West Africa, grows to about 9 inches long and is not quite as noisy other parrot species.

    Green-cheeked Conure

    — National Geographic/Getty Images

    The Green-cheeked Parakeet (Pyrrhura molinae), a small parrot native to the forests of South America, can learn to talk and loves to be held.

    African Grey Parrot

    — Laubscher, Cyril /Corbis

    A popular medium-sized species from rainforests of West and Central Africa, the African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) has a gentle nature and a winning ability to mimic speech.

    Quaker Parrot

    — Joel Sartore

    The Monk Parakeet, also known as the Quaker Parrot (Myiopsitta monachus), comes mainly from the subtropical areas of Argentina and has the ability to acquire a large vocabulary.

    Maroon-Bellied Conure

    — Laubscher, Cyril/Corbis

    The small Maroon-bellied Conure (Pyrrhura frontalis), whose habitat ranges from southeastern Brazil to northeastern Argentina, is smart and easy to train but not particularly talkative. 

    King Parrot

    — Photoshot Holdings Ltd / Alamy

    Although the Australian King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis), from eastern Australia, seldom talks and dislikes being handled, it will bond with humans and become a devoted pet.

    Budgerigar Parakeets

    — Walker and Walker

    Common Pet Parakeets or Budgerigars — informally nicknamed "budgies" come in a rainbow of colors, love to entertain themselves with toys and often become great talkers.

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