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.
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5 Fast Facts About the African Grey Parrot
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
Major Mitchell's Cockatoos Will Demand Your Attention
Yellow-napped parrot (Amazona auropalliata), Costa Rica
Yellow-Naped Amazon Parrots Make Good Pets for the Right Person
Turquoise-fronted amazon parrot perching on branch
Learn How to Care for a Blue-Fronted Amazon Parrot
Close up of black palm cockatoo
Black Palm Cockatoos Require a Special Bird Lover
Yellow-Headed Amazon parrot
Double Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrots Are Among the Best Talkers
A white sulphur-crested cockatoo sitting on a branch with its left wing spread.
What to Expect With the Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo
Amazon parrot
5 Fast Facts About Amazon Parrots
Moluccan cockatoo, as seen in the Bahamas.
The Moluccan Cockatoo Is a Long-Lived, Feisty Pet
Cockatoo Pair With Crest Raised
8 Popular Large Birds to Keep as Pets
Blue and Gold Macaw
What to Know About the Blue and Gold Macaw
Goffin's Cockatoos
The Goffin's Cockatoo Is an Extremely Smart Bird
Close-up of a Catalina macaw, also called a Rainbow macaw
These Are the 21 Types of Hybrid Macaws
Eclectus Pair
Do Eclectus Parrots Make Good Pets?
Military Macaw Landing
A Pet Military Macaw Deserves Your Attention
Sumba Citron Crested Cockatoo
Learn What It Takes to Keep a Citron Cockatoo as a Pet
White umbrella cockatoo with its foot raised.
What You Need to Know About the Umbrella Cockatoo
White-fronted Amazon parrot
Why the White-Fronted Amazon Parrot Makes a Great Pet
Lilac-crowned amazon
The Lilac-Crowned Amazon Parrot Is a Gentle Bird With Quiet Manners
Long-billed corella (Cacatua tenuirostris)
Slender-Billed Cockatoo Are One of the Best Pet Birds
Red Lored Amazon Parrot
The Red-Lored Amazon: A Very Loyal Parrot
Galah -Eolophus roseicapillus-, adult, on perch, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria, Australia
What You Need to Know About the Galah Cockatoo
Yellow-crowned Amazon (also known as the Yellow-crowned Parrot) at Jurong Bird Park, Singapore.
Keeping Panama Amazon Parrots as Pets
Yellow-Collared Macaws
Why a Yellow-Collared Macaw Makes a Great Pet
Orange-winged Amazon parrot
Affectionate Orange-Winged Amazon Parrot Is a Talker
Close up of a beautiful Victoria crowned pigeon (Goura cristata)
Victoria Crowned Pigeons Are Beautiful, But Not the Pet for Everyone
Hyacinth Macaw
Learn How to Care for Hyacinth Macaws (Blue Parrots)
Scarlet Macaw flying over grassy area
Is the Scarlet Macaw the Right Pet Bird for You?
Bare Eyed Cockatoo
The Bare-Eyed Cockatoo Is an Ideal Smaller Parrot
Wonderful AfricanGreys
African Grey Parrot: Species Characteristics & Care
Hahn's Macaw
The Hahn's Macaw's Big Bird Personality in a Small Body
Green-wing macaw
The Green-Wing Macaw Is a Powerful But Gentle Giant
Red-crowned Amazon parrot staring at the camera.
Learn How to Take Care of a Green-Cheeked Amazon Parrot
Illiger Macaws
The Illiger's Macaw: The Most Compassionate Parrot
White cockatoo
Discover Learn Fascinating Facts About Cockatoos
Pair of red-and-green macaws interacting together.
The Beautiful Harlequin Macaw: A Comical, Fun Pet
Chestnut-fronted macaw
The Severe Macaw Is a Very Talkative Parrot
King Parrot.
An Australian King Parrot Is Ideal If You Seek a Quiet, Unusual Parrot
Mealy Amazon Parrots
The Mealy Amazon is the Gentlest Pet Parrot You'll Meet