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8 Awesome Green Pet Bird & Parrot Species (With Pictures)

Brooke Bundy

By Brooke Bundy

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It’s hard to resist Key lime-colored feathers. Green is such a fun, flamboyant color, which is one perk of owning an exotic bird. Most popular pet bird species are available in green, such as parakeets and parrots. Here’s a list of the top 8 pet birds that proudly wear green.

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The 8 Awesome Green Pet Bird & Parrot Species

1. Amazon Parrot

Amazon Blue-fronted Parrot
Image Credit: MLRANDA, Pixabay
Length: 15–17 inches
Weight: 16–23 ounces
Colors: Green body with speckles of red, blue, and yellow; white and yellow around the eyes
Life Expectancy: 50–70 years

Imagine adopting a pet that’ll be with you for most of your life. The Amazon Parrot has an average life expectancy of 50 years, with 70 years still considered in the normal range. Given their long lifespan, this stunning green creature would even make a unique wedding gift for a bird enthusiast. However, they don’t come cheap. You can expect to pay over $1,000 for an Amazon Parrot from a reputable breeder.

Additionally, you must ensure you or the person who will be caring for the bird has the space and energy required to house the bird. Parrots are large, loud, and talkative creatures who need plenty of space and social time outside of their cage. There are several well-known species of Amazon Parrots, including the Yellow-Headed Amazon, the Blue-Fronted Amazon, and the Yellow-Naped Amazon.

2. Green-Cheeked Conure

Green Cheeked Conure
Image Credit: JumpStory
Length: 10–11 inches
Weight: 2–3 ounces
Colors: Green wings with turquoise wingtips; white around the eyes; red tail and speckled chest; charcoal and olive head
Life Expectancy: 30 years

Weighing only 2 to 3 ounces, this lightweight bird loves to be held. Their name comes from their olive cheeks, but their lime green feathers are a much brighter shade. These sweet-natured birds may suffer from anxiety without human company, so they’re best suited with families or people who work from home.

3. Indian Ringneck Parakeet

Ringneck Parakeet
Image Credit: JumpStory
Length: 14–17 inches
Weight: 4 ounces
Colors: Green body; yellow under wings; magenta beaks
Life Expectancy: 20–30 years

This unique parakeet is almost twice the size of the average Budgerigar. Their small eyes peek out from a bright green head, contrasting with a magenta beak. Males have bold black and rose-colored rings around their necks, while the females have a simple green neck. While most Parakeets make excellent first-time pets, the Indian Ringneck Parakeet may be testy during adolescence, so they aren’t recommended for inexperienced bird owners.

4. Lovebird

Peach-Faced Lovebird
Image Credit: Tracy Starr, Shutterstock
Length: 5–7 inches
Weight: 2 ounces
Colors: Green body; blue under wings; melon face and neck
Life Expectancy: 15–20 years

As their name implies, the Lovebird thrives on human and avian companionship. You should always adopt Lovebirds in pairs, as they bond and mate for life. The Lovebird may take to biting if they’re feeling lonely, so make sure you carve out time to show them some love, too.

5. Male Eclectus Parrot

pet bird electus parrot playing with toy
Image Credit: Jill Lang, Shutterstock
Length: 17–20 inches
Weight: 13–19 ounces
Colors: Fluorescent green body; orange beak; blue and red under wings
Life Expectancy: 30 years

If you find a female Eclectus Parrot, you may think they belong to a different species. Female Eclectus Parrots have red feathers, which complement the male’s striking fluorescent green feathers. Weighing over a pound, these birds are quite large relative to most exotic bird pets. They require a lot of space and plenty of social time in order to live their best lives.

6. Pacific Parrotlet

Pacific Parrotlet male and female
Image Credit: Cynoclub, Shutterstock
Length: 4–5 inches
Weight: 1 ounce
Colors: Green head and body; blue, white, and yellow colors possible
Life Expectancy: 20 years

These lightweight creatures look like micro parrots, hence their name “parrotlet.” The Pacific Parrotlet typically has green feathers all over their body with shadings of lime or lemon, although blue and white colors are also possible. Like most exotic pet birds, they thrive on time spent outside of their cage. You should handle them often to prevent them from becoming aggressive or fearful of humans.

 7. Parakeet

Parakeet Cockatiel
Image Credit: ariesa66, Pixabay
Length: 6–8 inches
Weight: 1 ounce
Colors: Green body with black and yellow stripes
Life Expectancy: 5–8 years

Also known as the Budgerigar or Budgie, the Parakeet is often the first rung on the ladder to exotic bird ownership. They’re cheaper than most pet birds and are readily available at most small pet stores. Additionally, they have a much shorter lifespan of 5–8 years, compared to 50+ years that are possible with some parrot breeds. Parakeets tend to be small, sweet creatures that love spending time with you and generally like to be held.

8. Quaker Parrot

Quaker Parrot
Image Credit: Pixabay
Length: 11–12 inches
Weight: 3–5 ounces
Colors: Green wings; cream breast and face; blue wing tips
Life Expectancy: 20–30 years

Perhaps because of their melodious singing voice, the Quaker Parrot is commonly called the “Monk Parrot.” These guys have peach-colored beaks and wide creamy chests, which sets them apart from most parrots. When properly socialized, they generally bond well with humans and other birds.

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Green birds are pretty to look at, but it’s important to make sure you have the time and space for an exotic bird before you commit. Pet birds thrive on human company and need time with you outside of their cage. Most parrots and birds will outlive our other pets—and maybe even us. It’s important to think through how and who will care for your bird before you adopt.

Featured Image Credit: JumpStory

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