Name Suggestions for Pet Birds

Six Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) perching side by side on a twig, front view
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Every pet bird has its own personality, traits and characteristics; however, they all make very smart and  fascinating pets if you are dedicated to enriching their environment. Birds are much easier to care for than other pets, but that doesn't mean they will be less demanding!  Some birds can be vocal and loud, and it's not healthy for them to spend hours in a cage unattended.

Birds love attention from people and they are very easy to train.

They'll probably even learn things you didn't intend to teach them! However, regular training and interaction is a must--if they aren't given consistent opportunity to interact and learn new things, they will develop harmful behaviors and emotional problems.

According to BirdChannel.com, the top ten best birds to have as a pet include:

  1. Cockatiel (rated number one)
  2. African grey
  3. Budgie
  4. Conure
  5. Macaw
  6. Cockatoo
  7. Amazon parrot
  8. Poicephalus parrot
  9. Pionus parrot
  10. Quaker parrot

Here are some cute and quirky names for pet birds:

Pet Bird Names

A-B

  • Adrien
  • Aja
  • Ala
  • Alcatraz
  • Andre
  • Angel
  • Angelica
  • April
  • Ariel
  • Aubrey
  • Baby Boy
  • Bama
  • Bangles
  • Barbie
  • Barrett
  • BB
  • Beauty Baby Venom
  • Bee Bop
  • Bella
  • Belle Star
  • Benny
  • Berry
  • Bertram
  • Big Bird
  • Bijou
  • Blue
  • Blues
  • Boardwalk
  • Bobbit
  • Bolo
  • Bonnie
  • Boris
  • Bowser
  • Breezy
  • Brittany
  • Budda
  • Buddy
  • Bugs
  • Butterbean
  • Buzby

C

  • Cackle
  • Cameo
  • Canouah (pronounced ka-no-ah)
  • Capri
  • Casey
  • Casper
  • Cassie
  • Chanco
  • Chantey
  • Charlie
  • Cheeko
  • Cher
  • Chick Jagger
  • Chicklet
  • Chico
  • Chives
  • Chloe
  • Cleo
  • Clever
  • Clive
  • Clown
  • Clyde
  • Coco
  • Connie
  • Cornelius
  • Cory
  • Crackers
  • Cricket
  • Cynthia

D-F

  • Daffy
  • Daisy
  • Dexter
  • Digger
  • Dilly
  • Donald
  • Dotty
  • Duck Norris
  • Duke
  • Dundee
  • Dusty
  • Edgar-Allen Crow
  • Ethel
  • Excalibird
  • Feathers
  • Fiddle
  • Fina
  • Flamingo Starr
  • Floyde
  • Flute
  • Fred
  • Freddy
  • Frida
  • Frodo

G-I

  • Gabby
  • Gaylord
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Goldenia
  • Goober
  • Goofey
  • Goose Springsteen
  • Guinevere
  • Hannibird
  • Hannible
  • Harley
  • Hawk
  • Hippo
  • Holly
  • Hollywood
  • Homa
  • Homer
  • Homero
  • Honey
  • Hootie
  • Huey
  • Hyacinth
  • Iago
  • Indira
  • Isabella
  • Itsy

J-K

  • Jade
  • Jaden (nickname "Jay Jay")
  • Jambo
  • Jasper
  • Jay
  • Jay Bird
  • Jazz
  • JD
  • Jeffery
  • Jennie
  • Jerry
  • Jersey
  • Jesse James
  • Jingles
  • Jinn
  • Joey
  • JoJo
  • Judah
  • Kanye Nest
  • Kasey
  • Katana
  • Kellogg
  • Kevin
  • Kila
  • Kipu
  • Kira
  • Kiwi
  • Kody
  • Koshi

L-M

  • Laila
  • LaMans
  • Larry
  • Lewis
  • Lexiy
  • Loki
  • Lonit
  • Loquita
  • Lorenzo
  • Louie
  • LT
  • Lucky
  • Lucy
  • Lyoco
  • M&M
  • Macguybird
  • Macguyver
  • Maize
  • Mama
  • Mango
  • Max Sterling
  • Maynard
  • Mayzie Bird
  • Merlin
  • Mia
  • Mickey
  • Midnight
  • Miriya Parino Sterling
  • Miss Pretty
  • Mister Misty
  • Misty
  • Mohanadas

N-O

  • Mr. Nat
  • Mumbles
  • Nancy
  • Nell
  • Nicky
  • Noah
  • Norman
  • Oliver
  • Opal
  • Oscar
  • Ozzy

P-Q

  • Paris
  • Pauley
  • Pax
  • Peaches
  • Pearl
  • PePe
  • Pepsy
  • Perky
  • Perry
  • Petey
  • Petrie
  • Picasso
  • Pikachu
  • Pipper
  • Pip Squeek (aka Pippi)
  • Pita
  • Pixie
  • Pixy
  • Poppadom
  • Pretty
  • Pretzel
  • Prince
  • Priyadarshini
  • Pumpkin
  • Quigley

R-S

  • Rafiki
  • Rainy
  • Ralph
  • Ricky
  • Roudy
  • Rowley
  • Rythum
  • Saki
  • Sam
  • Sammy
  • Satchimo
  • Sativa
  • Scooby
  • Scuttle
  • Shadow
  • Shaka
  • Shakira
  • Shamrock
  • Shania
  • Shasta
  • Sherbert
  • Sherry
  • Sierra
  • Simone
  • Skye
  • Smokie
  • Snowflake
  • Snowy
  • Solo
  • Somara
  • Sonny
  • Speckles
  • Spike
  • Star
  • Stormy
  • Suki
  • Sunny
  • Sunshine
  • Suzie
  • Sweetie
  • Sweetpea

T

  • Tango
  • Tanner
  • Taz
  • Theodore
  • Tiki
  • Tillikum (aka Tilli)
  • Tinkerbelle
  • TJ
  • Tomcat
  • Toucan Sam
  • Tucker
  • Turkey Bird
  • Tweakers
  • Tweek
  • Tweety
  • Twinkle
  • Tzipora

V-Z

  • Valintino
  • Van Morrison
  • Whitey
  • Woodstock
  • Xeno
  • Yagers
  • Yakky
  • YO-YO Britches
  • Yoshi
  • Zazu
  • Zelda
  • Zena
  • Zipper


Also see the alphabetical list of all names which includes some names for pairs of animals too.