Lifespan: around 60-80 years
One of the most notorious and mischievous bird species, macaws, can live as long as 80 years and possess incredible intelligence compared to other bird species. Macaws have the ability to understand and speak very well. They also have a unique voice and are usually playful and comical.
Lifespan: around 40-60 years
African Greys’ impeccable talking abilities are worth mentioning. This bird species is quite famous for its ability to learn and mimic a range of different sounds. They are among the most intelligent bird species and are quite sensitive as well. While there is no guarantee that an African Grey can mimic human sounds, they can start speaking in context. They can start talking once they turn a year old.
Lifespan: around 40 years
Amazons are a highly social and intelligent bird species. These birds are most suitable for family surroundings where they can engage, thrive, and be the center of attention for all people. Again, this bird species is intelligent and possesses learning abilities that can help them start talking. From singular vocabulary words to sentences, Amazons can also learn to sing with the right training. The easiest ones to train and pet are Yellow Napes, Blue Fronts, and Double Yellow Heads.
With proper nutrition, diet provision, and an adequate living environment, Amazons can live for 40-50 years. The most important thing to know about these bird species is that they often struggle with obesity. So when you decide to pet one, you have to provide exercise training and a spacious cage for them to fly around and use up extra energy.
Caiques are among the most playful and charming bird species that you will come across. They are entertaining, fearless, and joyful, all at the same time. They can play and perform a variety of tricks, including rolling around, tumbling, and hopping. Only two sub-species of Caiques (White-Bellied Caique and Black-Headed Caique) originated in South America. The White-Bellied Caique sub-species are relatively larger than the other one.
The White-bellied Caiques subspecies have black feathering around their heads along with blotches of blackish/grayish color on their feet and beaks. However, the black feathers transform into bright and bold orange feathers, while the feet and beaks display a lighter color. This usually happens once the White-Bellied Caique sub-species grow into maturity, usually by the age of 3.
Lifespan: around 40-60 years
There’s a superfamily called Cacatuoidea that houses one of the most popular bird families known as Cacatuidae. The word cockatoo is used to refer to a parrot belonging to any of the 21 species in the Cacatuidae family. The order of Psittaciformes comprises the Psittacoidea, Strigopoidea, and Cacatuidae families. The Cacatuidae bird family, which includes cockatoos, is native to many areas like New Guinea and Wallacea islands in eastern Indonesia to the Philippines. The distribution of this family also extends to Australia and the Solomon Islands.
Cockatoos have curved bills and displayable crests. Cockatoos don’t usually have a range of colorful feathers. Instead, they have rather bold colors such as black, white, grey, and often with a blend of various colors around the tail and crest.
Conures are a clever, fun, charismatic, and loving bird species. For any beginner bird-parent, Conures are a perfect choice. With these birds, it’s never a boring day, and they provide plenty of entertainment. These birds quickly become a part of the surroundings where they live, especially when it comes to small families of bird owners.
Surprisingly, Conures don’t have a talking ability like other bird species. However, this bird species is intelligent and one of the most curious bird families. Conures feature plumages with different color blends that are very pleasant to look at.