What Are Some Types of Pet Birds?


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Some popular pet birds include cockatiels, parrots, cockatoos, parakeets and conures. Other pet birds are the amazon, lovebird and macaw. Among the different types of parrots, the African grey parrot is one of the most popular types.

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African grey parrots are native to Africa with two species, including the African grey and Congo African grey. The African grey parrot is a smaller parrot with a maroon tail and dark gray feathers. It is great at mimicking others and is very intelligent. The Congo African grey tends to be the more popular of the two parrots with its light gray feathers, red tail and black beak. It is the larger bird.

One of the most popular birds to have as a pet is the cockatiel. This bird is extremely friendly, allowing the owner to hold the bird in his hands. They are good for people of all ages, as long as they can be gentle with the bird. Cockatiels are native to Australia, with the males being good at whistling; male and female cockatiels enjoy cuddling with the owners. Cockatiels come in different mutations, including pied, pearl, albino, normal grey and lutino.

A conure is another type of parrot people often have as a pet bird. It is native to South America, with multiple species. A popular conure is the green-cheeked conure, which is quiet, clever and very fiesty.

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