Species

Below is a table that lists common exotic bird types that you might want to own. It rates their characteristics so that you can make an intelligent choice on which bird might be best for you. The ratings run from 1 to 5 with 1 being the least and 5 being the most. So birds with a noise rating of 5, are the noisiest while those with a rating of 1 would be the quietest.

SPECIES NOISE MESS TALKING CHILDREN ALLERGIES COST DWELLING
African Gray 4 4 5 Older YES 4 House
Bourke's Parakeets 1 1 1 Older No 2 Apartment
Brotogeris 1 2 2 Older No 2-3 (depending on species) Apartment
Budgies (parakeets) 1 1 5 Yes No 1 Apartment
Caiques 2 3 2 Older No 3 Apartment
Canaries 1 1 1 Yes No 1 Apartment
Cockatiels 2 1 2 Yes Yes 2 Apartment
Cockatoos 5 (Major Mitchell Cockatoo is 3) 5 3-4 No Yes 5 House
Conures (Pyrrhura and other groups((Main is Aratinga))) 2-5 2-5 2 Yes or Older No 2-4 Apartment-house
Great Bill Parrots 3 3 3 Older No 5 House
Kakarikis 1 4 3 Older No 4 House
Lineolated Keets 1 1 3 Yes No 3 Apartment
Lovebirds 1 1 2 Older No 1 Apartment
Macaws (all) 5 5 3 No No 5 House
Other Parakeets 4 4 4 Older No 2-5 House
Parrotlets 1 1 1 Older No 1 Apartment
Pionus 2 3 2 Older No 3 Apartment
Poicephalus 2 2 2 Yes No 2-3 Apartment
Regent Parrots 1 1 4 Yes No 4 Apartment