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