8 Top Brightly Colored Pet Birds

Rainbow lorikeets (Trichoglossus moluccanus) perching on branch, Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Though various colors of the rainbow may be seen in parrots and other pet birds, the majority only have two or three dominant colors. But there are a few eye-catching types to choose from if you want to have a new feathered buddy who is incredibly multicolored. To compare the eight pet bird species with the most striking plumage, have a look at the photos below.

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    a pair of sun conures on a perch

    The stunning Sun Conure is a medium-sized parrot that mixes a spectrum of hues into one really magnificent bird when it comes to brilliantly colored pet birds. They have a striking color scheme, with startling deep violet streaks on their tail feathers. It seems that pictures don't do them justice.

    Species Overview

    Length: 12 inches

    Weight: 4 to 5 ounces

    Physical Characteristics: Bright orange and yellow with highlights of green and blue; black beak and feet; white circles around eyes

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    The Jenday Conures are a close second to Sun Conures in terms of color, size, temperament, and many other characteristics. Jenday Conures, which are native to South America, are sometimes confused with immature Sun Conures even though they are fully grown, mature adults. They wear a stunning combination of blazing hues.

    Species Overview

    Length: 12 inches

    Weight: 4 ounces

    Physical Characteristics: Red-orange plumage on the body; green wings and back; blue on tail and trimming wings; yellow head with orange patches; black beak; gray legs

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    The Rainbow Lorikeet in particular is a particularly stunning and vibrant bird that is likely to attract the attention of any bird lover. These adorable creatures, who have their origins in Australia, have brush-like appendages built into the ends of their tongues to make it easier for them to consume nectar, which is a crucial part of their diet. They have lovely personality in addition to their stunning plumage, and the proper individuals can enjoy having them as pets.

    Species Overview

    Length: 10 to 12 inches

    Weight: 3 to 6 ounces

    Physical Characteristics: Blue plumage on face and belly; green on wings, back, and head with red breast; yellow and orange highlights on sides; red beak, gray feet

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    One of the families of grass parakeets, scarlet crested parakeets are also known as "Splendid Parakeets" and are undoubtedly one of the brightestly colored tiny bird species available as pets. However, if you're considering adopting one of these birds, proceed with care as they have a reputation for being more challenging to train than certain other hookbill bird species.

    Species Overview

    Length: 8 inches

    Weight: 2 ounces

    Physical Characteristics: A rainbow of dark blue, sky blue, red, green, and yellow; dimorphic red chests (males), green chests (females)

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    Eclectus parrots are huge, stunning birds that are more well-known for their brilliant color displays than for their wide variety of hues. Similar to Scarlet Chested Parakeets, Eclectus Parrots are dimorphic; the color of their feathers makes it easy to distinguish between men and females. These clever Australian birds are highly prized as pets and have gained popularity among avian enthusiasts worldwide.

    Species Overview

    Length: 17 to 20 inches

    Weight: 13 to 19 ounces

    Physical Characteristics: Primarily emerald green, red and blue under wings, and orange beak (male); primarily bright red, blue on chest and tail, and black beak (female)

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    Scarlet Macaw

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    Macaws are renowned for their stunning colors, brash personality, and sophisticated mimicry of human speech. Like several other big parrot species, macaws are adept at picking up new words and phrases. Some even pick up song fragments.

    Species Overview

    Length: 31 to 38 inches

    Weight: 32 to 39 ounces

    Physical Characteristics: Vivid red with yellow and blue on wings and tail; white circles around eyes; tan upper bill and black lower bill; black feet

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    Australian crimson rosellas are parrots. They are not the same affectionate, sociable parrots as some others. This bird could happily rest on your shoulder, but it might not enjoy being pet. A rosella is a good bird for a cautious youngster if it is very tame. However, be on the lookout since they could bite.

    Species Overview

    Length: 10 to 14 inches

    Weight: 6 ounces

    the following physical traits: Dimorphic species have brilliant red cheeks and wings with bright blue spots, black feathers that accentuate their back feathers, long blue tail feathers (for males), and a dark greenish patch over the centre of their tail feathers (females)

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    The Azores, Madeira, and the Canary Islands in the Macranesian archipelago are home to the little bird known as the wild canary. The underparts of the wild canary are yellow, while the majority of its body is greenish yellow. Although the domestic canary's most prevalent color is yellow, it has been deliberately bred to create a variety of vibrant hues, including orange, white, red, and yellow.

    Species Overview

    Length: 5 to 8 inches

    Weight: 0.5 to 1 ounce

    Physical Characteristics: Feathers of bright yellow (most common), red, orange, or white; some varieties have head crests or frilly feathers

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