Green Parrots That Make Ideal Pets in Any Home

Posted by Christy Caplan
Green Parrot

One of the most searched questions is, "are the green parakeet and the blue parakeet the same?" We've written about blue parrots, but we weren't quite sure. 

Research told us that the green color is the natural color of budgies (parakeets) found in their native environment which is Australia. They can usually be expected to be a bit healthier than the blue variety which has been bred for its color. Generally speaking, the closer the bird's color to its native coloration, the healthier and long-lived it will be.

Here are five top green parrot species you should consider if you're researching and hoping to share your home with one of these beautiful species. Some green parrots have additional bright colors mixed into their plumage while others have more subtle markings. 

5. Budgerigar

Budgerigars are known to have outgoing and playful personalities. They love socializing with humans and are generally curious explorers. They enjoy the company of their owners, but budgerigars also have a strong flock mentality; They are happiest around other budgerigars. It is suggested that they be kept in groups of two or more!

4. Lovebird

Lovebirds don't' normally talk. This is the one fact we wanted to add in the beginning since lots of folks assume that all birds are chatty. They are a type of parrot, and they can mimic speech but they're not considered "talking birds." They're still beautiful and intelligent birds!

3. Indian Ringneck Parakeet

The Indian ringneck parakeets are social, friendly and can speak up to 200 words. Although identified as a parakeet, the Indian ringneck are also parrots. They're quite chatty!

2. Amazon Parrot

According to The Spruce Pets, Amazons are among the most recognizable green parrot bird species. Several species, like the blue-fronted Amazon, yellow-naped Amazon, and double yellow-headed Amazon, are found in the wild; Each type is predominantly green with various markings that set it apart. Amazon parrots are known as smart, social creatures that require lots of attention and lost of space.

1. Quaker Parrot

What is the Quaker parrot? Lafeber Company's article (experts on small mammals and pet birds) shares that this parakeet, also called the Quaker parrot and the monk parakeet/parrot, is a native of South America, and one of most popular due to its availability, low cost to maintain, and outstanding mimicking ability.  Although some places consider them pests and have outlawed them! They've established large wild colonies in Southern Florida to the Northeast and Midwest.

Many parrot species can live for several decades.

Here are some fun facts about the 'Green Parrot', this wild bird has a beautiful yellow beak:

  • The green parakeet is a medium-sized parrot native to Central America, from the southernmost tip of Texas south to northern Nicaragua.
  • Green parakeet pairs usually find holes in trees in which to nest, where the female lays three or four eggs. After the breeding season is completed, the birds form large communal roosts.
  • The species occurs from southern Texas and northern Mexico south through the Middle American isthmus to southwestern Nicaragua. It inhabits a variety of woody habitats.
  • Today the Green Parrot is recognized as single species with highly threatened subspecies endemic to Socorro in the Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico.

Have you ever seen a large parrot-like a macaw? Please leave us a comment below!

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Green Parrots That Make Ideal Pets in Any Home