7 best species of pet birds

7 best species of pet birds

It is not surprising that many people want a pet bird that is friendly, gentle and well suited to be a companion. These features are even more important for people with limited experience with pet birds. It is easier to bond with and take care of an animal that has a naturally friendly disposition than an animal that tends to be shy or aggressive. Here are eight of the friendliest pet species that generally make great companions.


Although all pet birds should be treated as individuals, it is possible to minimize the risk of biting and aggression by choosing a species known to be gentle and sociable.


Parakeets (also known as parakeets) are popular among the best pet birds for good reason. Tamed and cared for, these birds can be extraordinarily friendly and affectionate. In addition to being small and low maintenance, parakeets are well trained and can learn to perform many fun tricks for birds, including learning to speak.

Species overview

Length: 6 to 8 inches / Weight: 1 ounce

Physical characteristics: green abdomen; black and yellow back; yellow head; dark blue tail; mutations include blue, yellow, white and gray

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