Species Comparison Chart

 

Species Comparison Chart

Species

Life Span

Size

Talk- ability

Noise

Factor

Social Scale

Affection

IQ

Pros

Cons

African Grey

50-60

9-14″

 5

 3

 Introverted

 4

 5

 Smart.

Can be a one person bird.

Amazon

50-70

9-15″

 5

 4

 Independent

 4

 5

 Smart.

Can become aggressive.

Caique

30

8-10″

 2

 3

 Extroverted

 5

 4

 Barrel of fun!

Moody maturity phase – temporary.

Canary

10-15

3″

 0

 1

 NA

 1

 1

 Beautiful Song.

 Not for handling.

Cockatiel

12-20

13″

 2

 3

 Enjoys People

 4

 3

 Very affectionate.

 Can be noisy and require lots of attention if alone.

Cockatoo

40-60

12-18″

 3

 5

 Extroverted

 5

 4

 Extremely Cuddley.

 Can become like velcrow and scream for attention.

Conure

12-20

9-14″

 1-5

 1-4

 Extroverted

 3

 4

 Love interaction

 Can be loud.

Eclectus

65-85

12-14″

 5

 4

 Reserved/
Friendly

 2

 4

 Love to watch you and be a part of your activity.

Don’t like to be touched as much, would rather watch. 

Finch

5-10

2″

 0

 1

 NA

 1

 1

 Quiet and easy to care for.

 Prolific breeders.

Linnie

12

6-7″

 3

 1

 Extroverted

 3

 3

 Affectionate & Smart.

 Can get nippy if not properly socialized.

Lorie/Lorikeet

13-25

6-12″

 2-3

 4

 Extroverted

 3

 4

 Smart & funny.

 Have a very high pitched scream.

Lovebird

15-25

6″

 1

 3

 Social 

 3

 3

 Cute & friendly.

 Can get aggressive or territorial.

Macaw

50-100

27-39″

 3-4

4

 Extroverted

 2-3

 5

 Friendly, smart,beautiful & enjoy interaction.

 Can be loud & need a confident owner to provide discipline.

Mini Macaw

40-45

12-19″

 3-4

 3

 Independent

 2-3

 4

 Friendly, smart,beautiful & enjoy interaction.

 Can be noisy.

Parakeet

12-28

6-23″

 1-4

 1-5

 Social

 3

 3

 Smart, fun & can learn words & sounds.

Need a mate or lots of attention. 

Parrotlet

20

5″

 2

 1

 Independent

 2

 3

 Smart & fun.

 Can get aggressive and dominant.

Pionus

40

9-12″

 1-2

 3

 Independent

 1-2

 3

 Smart & interactive.

Need lots of stimulation. 

Senegal

50

9″

 3

 3

 Independent

 3

 3

 Smart & animated.

 Can get territorial of their human.

Remember that all birds are individuals and there is always variety in their unique personalities. Spending time with the species you are interested in is very important. However, spend MORE time with the bird itself, get to know his unique personality and see if he picks YOU!

 

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