The Parrot Care Center so far has provided an in-depth review of the characteristics, colors, habitats, food and other characteristics of a number of parrot breeds. The following parrot breeds are detailed on this website.
These parrots are from all over the world and will provide you with an example of the diversity in coloration and environment that these birds live in. It is just a mere sampling, but I hope you enjoy learning about a few of these mgnificent creatures.
Where did the Jardine’s Parrot get his name? In the early 17th Century, there was a beautiful bird from Congo who met a young traveler from the Victorian England. The young man took interest of him and gave him a catchy name, Congo Jack. The bird must have been very happy to be named after his own land. The young man soon became his master and for that, the beautiful bird went with his master back home to England, aboard the ship HMS Favourite. He met the young man’s father, who was then a very famous naturalist named Sir William Jardine. Many people in England describe Congo Jack….. More Jardine’s Parrot
Australian King Parrot
Australian King Parrots are common and widespread throughout the fringed eastern regions of the Australian continent. These birds prefer a habitat that is heavily forested ranging from Cooktown in Queensland to Port Campbell in Victoria. They can be found in the higher elevated regions of the continent, in places where eucalyptus trees thrive very well, near the subtropical areas and temperate rainforests.Australian King Parrot It is not surprising to find some of them in the northern regions of Tasmania, a well known island southeast from the Australian continent… More Australian King Parrot
Indian Ringnecks Parrots
Most parrots inhabit the New World Territories; both in the North America, Central America and South America. There is one “highly fluent” breed that lives in Africa but what they possess in vocal talent in terms of mimicking human speech did not equate their value in mere appearance.Indian Ringnecks But there is one fairly impressive breed that represents Asia, and these are Indian Ringnecks Parrots or also known among many bird-lovers as parakeets… More Indian Ringnecks
Green Wing Macaw
When one buys a pet, one of the most important secondary considerations for his or her choice is that such a creature should be something to brag about. Owners put first priority on looks, but such a standard vastly varies according to individual and cultural styles. Greenwing MacawThere are pet owners who buy dogs, fish, birds, cats and others because they look attractive. Some pet owners want to own creatures on account of their intelligence, while others on account of their playfulness. Certainly, there is one pet bird that possesses good qualities of attractiveness, intelligence and playfulness… More Green Wing Macaw
Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot
If one watched the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, it featured a character of an old mute with the parrot doing the talking for his owner as the smart little thing perches on the left shoulder of the tongue-cut crewman of Captain Jack Sparrow. One may think that such a bird must have been very smart. As a matter of fact, pirates in all media depictions always have a parrot with them. It is as if these creatures are their avatar or totem. Needless to say, historically European buccaneers and naval cut throats inhabited the Caribbean islands, South American coastlines and the Amazon River. In those days, catching a yellow headed amazons parrot as a pet is easy, knowing that they flocked in abundance around Mexico, Belize, Honduras and along the Amazon forests… More Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot
African Grey Parrot
They say that owls are the wisest birds, if not the wisest animals, in the world. If one prefers human-like intelligence and personality, then the statement may be stereotypical. If there’s any bird that explicitly manifests its close proximity to mankind, as far as emotions and socialization is concerned, then the African Greys Parrot most definitely fits the description among the fewest… More African Grey Parrot
Budgerigar’s are often referred to as budgies. These small colorful birds are extremely common in pet shops and are thought of by the novice bird consumer as the common pet parakeet. You can find them almost anywhere.
The Budgerigar is common in the drier parts of Australia and have been cross bred into a variety of colors including blue, white, yellow and grey. They are very popular as pets because of their small size, low cost and ability to mimic some human speech… More Budgerigar
The Palm Cockatoo or goliath cockatoo is a very large bird in the cockatoo family.Palm Cockatoo
The natural range of the palm cockatoo is in the Indonesia, New Guinea, Northern Australia areas. At this time the palm cockatoo is not endangered but is hunted for its value in pet stores and there is some destruction of its natural habitat in Australia… More Palm Cockatoo
Blue Throated Macaw
The Blue Throated Macaw provides an image of color that is just beautiful to see. It is amazing at times how nature can bestow such wonderful colors on the creatures in its realm. The Blue Throated Macaw displays one of these colors. The blue color of this bird is gorgeous, and the contrasting yellow-gold makes the colorful bird a feast for the eyes… More Blue Throated Macaw
The Quaker Parrot
The Quaker parrot, also called a monk parrot or a Quaker monk parakeet, is a bird that can be trained to whistle and mimic words that it hears from people, especially from those he interacts with every day. It is referenced as a “parakeet” because of its long tail, and “monk” because of its grey feathers on the breast. It is believed to have been called a “Quaker” because of its “quaking” characteristics like begging for food and quaking like a baby… More Quaker Parrot
Other Parrot Breeds
This list of parrot breeds is really just the beginning of the many breeds in nature. There are literally hundreds of different parrot breeds around the world. Nature is amazing in the way it creates such variety of breeds and species. In addition the array of colors is almost limitless. We’ll be developing more detail pages on additional parrot breeds, so please bookmark the site and come back for more.