A Comprehensive Guide to Large Bird Breeds

Large birds are a big commitment, so it's important to be prepared. Parrots make up some of the largest pet birds and are also some of the most popular and intelligent.
A white sulphur-crested cockatoo sitting on a branch with its left wing spread.
What to Expect With the Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo
Yellow-Headed Amazon parrot
Double Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrots Are Among the Best Talkers
Military Macaw Landing
A Pet Military Macaw Deserves Your Attention
Illiger Macaws
The Illiger's Macaw: The Most Compassionate Parrot
Galah -Eolophus roseicapillus-, adult, on perch, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria, Australia
What You Need to Know About the Galah Cockatoo
Two blue-and-gold macaws perched on a tree
8 Top Large Parrots to Keep as Pets
Eclectus Pair
Do Eclectus Parrots Make Good Pets?
Turquoise-fronted amazon parrot perching on branch
Learn How to Care for a Blue-Fronted Amazon Parrot
Chestnut-fronted macaw
The Severe Macaw Is a Very Talkative Parrot
Wonderful AfricanGreys
African Grey Parrot: Species Characteristics & Care
Illustration of popular pet macaw species
Which Type of Macaw Is Best for You?
Blue and Gold Macaw
What to Know About the Blue and Gold Macaw
Duckling being held by old hands.
What Kind of Care Do Pet Ducks Require and Where Do You Get One?
Cockatoo Pair With Crest Raised
8 Popular Large Birds to Keep as Pets
White umbrella cockatoo with its foot raised.
What You Need to Know About the Umbrella Cockatoo
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
Major Mitchell's Cockatoos Will Demand Your Attention
White cockatoo
Discover Learn Fascinating Facts About Cockatoos
Hyacinth Macaw
Learn How to Care for Hyacinth Macaws (Blue Parrots)
Hahn's Macaw
The Hahn's Macaw's Big Bird Personality in a Small Body
Red-crowned Amazon parrot staring at the camera.
Learn How to Take Care of a Green-Cheeked Amazon Parrot
Moluccan cockatoo, as seen in the Bahamas.
The Moluccan Cockatoo Is a Long-Lived, Feisty Pet
Goffin's Cockatoos
The Goffin's Cockatoo Is an Extremely Smart Bird
Green-wing macaw
The Green-Wing Macaw Is a Powerful But Gentle Giant
Orange-winged Amazon parrot
Orange-Winged Amazon Parrot — Full Profile, History, and Care
Yellow-Collared Macaws
Why a Yellow-Collared Macaw Makes a Great Pet
White-fronted Amazon parrot
Why the White-Fronted Amazon Parrot Makes a Great Pet
Sumba Citron Crested Cockatoo
Learn What It Takes to Keep a Citron Cockatoo as a Pet
Mealy Amazon Parrots
The Mealy Amazon is the Gentlest Pet Parrot You'll Meet
Yellow-crowned Amazon (also known as the Yellow-crowned Parrot) at Jurong Bird Park, Singapore.
Keeping Panama Amazon Parrots as Pets
Long-billed corella (Cacatua tenuirostris)
Slender-Billed Cockatoo Are One of the Best Pet Birds
Scarlet Macaw
These Are 5 Fun Facts About Macaws
Snowy white owl with yellow owls sitting on wooden perch
Snowy Owl Bird Species Profile
Scarlet Macaw flying over grassy area
Is the Scarlet Macaw the Right Pet Bird for You?
Pair of red-and-green macaws interacting together.
The Beautiful Harlequin Macaw: A Comical, Fun Pet
Close up of a beautiful Victoria crowned pigeon (Goura cristata)
Victoria Crowned Pigeons Are Beautiful, But Not the Pet for Everyone
King Parrot.
An Australian King Parrot Is Ideal If You Seek a Quiet, Unusual Parrot
Close up of black palm cockatoo
Black Palm Cockatoos Require a Special Bird Lover
Bare Eyed Cockatoo
The Bare-Eyed Cockatoo Is an Ideal Smaller Parrot
Close-Up Of Hand Holding A Bird
The 5 Best Large Parrots to Keep as Pets
Owl perched on stool
What You Should Know If You Want a Pet Owl
Macaw (Ara araurana), close-up
Use This Guide to Care for Macaws
Close-up of a Catalina macaw, also called a Rainbow macaw
These Are the 21 Types of Hybrid Macaws