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.
Sulphur-Crested (Greater) Cockatoo: Bird Species Profile
Yellow-Headed Amazon parrot
Double Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrot: Bird Species Profile
Military Macaw Landing
Military Macaw: Bird Species Profile
Illiger Macaws
Illiger's Macaw (Blue-Winged Macaw): Bird Species Profile
Galah -Eolophus roseicapillus-, adult, on perch, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria, Australia
Galah (Rose-Breasted) Cockatoo: Bird Species Profile
Two blue-and-gold macaws perched on a tree
8 Top Large Parrots to Keep as Pets
Eclectus Pair
Eclectus Parrot: Bird Species Characteristics & Care
Turquoise-fronted amazon parrot perching on branch
Blue-Fronted Amazon Parrot: Bird Species Profile
Chestnut-fronted macaw
Severe (Chestnut-Fronted) Macaw: Bird Species Profile
Wonderful AfricanGreys
African Grey Parrot: Species Characteristics & Care
Illustration of popular pet macaw species
Popular Macaws That Make Outstanding Pets
Blue and Gold Macaw
Blue and Gold Macaw: Bird Species Profile
Duckling being held by old hands.
Everything You Need to Know About Keeping a Duck as a Pet
Cockatoo Pair With Crest Raised
8 Popular Large Birds to Keep as Pets
White umbrella cockatoo with its foot raised.
Umbrella Cockatoo (White Cockatoo): Bird Species Profile
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
Major Mitchell's (Leadbeater's) Cockatoo: Bird Species Profile
White cockatoo
Fascinating Facts About Cockatoos
Hyacinth Macaw
How to Care for Hyacinth Macaws (Blue Parrots)
Hahn's Macaw
Hahn's Macaw (Red-Shouldered Macaw): Bird Species Profile
Red-crowned Amazon parrot staring at the camera.
Green-Cheeked Amazon (Mexican Red-Crowned) Parrot: Bird Species Profile
Moluccan cockatoo, as seen in the Bahamas.
Moluccan (Salmon-Crested) Cockatoo: Bird Species Profile
Goffin's Cockatoos
Goffin's Cockatoo: Bird Species Profile
Green-wing macaw
Green-Wing Macaw (Red and Green Macaw): Bird Species Profile
Orange-winged Amazon parrot
Orange-Winged Amazon Parrot: Bird Species Profile
Yellow-Collared Macaws
Yellow-Collared Macaw: Bird Species Profile
White-fronted Amazon parrot
White-Fronted (White-Browed) Amazon Parrots: Bird Species Profile
Sumba Citron Crested Cockatoo
Citron-Crested Cockatoo: Bird Species Profile
Mealy Amazon Parrots
Mealy Amazon Parrot: Bird Species Profile
Yellow-crowned Amazon (also known as the Yellow-crowned Parrot) at Jurong Bird Park, Singapore.
Panama Amazon Parrot (Panama Yellow-Headed Amazon): Bird Species Profile
Long-billed corella (Cacatua tenuirostris)
Slender-Billed Cockatoo (Long-Billed Corella): Bird Species Profile
Scarlet Macaw
5 Fun Facts About Macaws
Snowy white owl with yellow owls sitting on wooden perch
Should You Keep a Snowy Owl as a Pet?
Scarlet Macaw flying over grassy area
Scarlet Macaw: Bird Species Profile
parrots illustration
Facts About African Grey Parrots
Pair of red-and-green macaws interacting together.
Harlequin Macaw: Bird Species Profile
Close up of a beautiful Victoria crowned pigeon (Goura cristata)
Victoria Crowned Pigeon: Bird Species Profile
King Parrot.
Australian (Green-Winged) King Parrot: Bird Species Profile
Close up of black palm cockatoo
Black Palm Cockatoo (Goliath Cockatoo): Bird Species Profile
Bare Eyed Cockatoo
Bare-Eyed (Little Corella) Cockatoo: Bird Species Profile
Close-Up Of Hand Holding A Bird
5 Best Large Parrots to Keep as Pets
Owl perched on stool
Do Owls Make Good Pets?
Macaw (Ara araurana), close-up
Macaw Parrot: Bird Species Profile
Close-up of a Catalina macaw, also called a Rainbow macaw
Types of Macaw Hybrids and Crosses