The Top 8 Green Parrots for Pet Owners

Green orange faced lovebird standing on the tree in garden

Around the world, many parrot species, particularly those widely kept as pets, have green as their predominate hue. You may recognize a green parrot by its size, feather pattern, and other characteristics. While some green parrots have subtler patterns, others have extra brilliant colors intermingled throughout their plumage. These bright, personable birds need a dedicated carer since they are so complex. Here are eight well-known green parrots for you to pick from if you're thinking about adopting a bird.


Many parrot species can live for several decades. Make sure you can provide quality care for the bird's entire life before acquiring one.

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    Green budgie sitting on the floor

    The budgie is maybe the most well-known green parrot kept as a pet (or parakeet). Common budgies are not entirely green, but rather a blend of yellowish-green with black spots and stripes. Despite being very intelligent and gregarious, budgies are nonetheless quite simple to maintain. Compared to larger parrots, they may be kept in a smaller space, but they still require a lot of mental and physical activity.

    Species Overview

    Length: 6 to 8 inches

    Weight: 1 ounce

    Physical Characteristics: Green abdomen; black and yellow back; yellow head; dark blue tail; mutations include blue, yellow, white, and gray

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    The male eclectus is one of the most stunning green parrots. The sexual dimorphism of the eclectus allows you to identify the sexe of the bird by looking at its plumage. You probably saw a male eclectus if you saw a huge, brilliant green parrot with a large orange beak. The majority of females are brilliant red. Although these birds are highly friendly and gregarious, if they feel ignored, they are prone to becoming agitated.

    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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    Each species of lovebird exhibits a diversity of hues, but almost all of them have a variant that is mostly green. Little lovebirds have enormous personalities. As suggested by their name, they are extremely loving, as are many well-socialized lovebirds. These tiny green parrots can lose their tameness if they aren't handled frequently, which might lead to a snappy bird.

    Species Overview

    Length: 5 to 7 inches

    Weight: 2 ounces

    Physical Characteristics: Short tail; somewhat stocky build; many color varieties, including green, blue, peach, yellow, and white; the face and body usually bear different colors

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    Indian ringneck parakeets can come in a variety of colors because to selective breeding, although they are most frequently a pastel green hue. For novice bird owners, these green parrots are not the ideal option. During adolescence, ringnecks frequently go through a "bluffing" period that is marked by hormonal hostility. Furthermore, because they are intelligent birds, they require a lot of mental and physical activity to remain happy.

    Species Overview

    Length: 14 to 17 inches

    Weight: 4 ounces

    Physical Characteristics: Green plumage; blue tail; yellow under wings; males have black and rose rings around their necks

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    Small and spirited, green-cheeked conures have green plumage with accents of gray, red, and blue. They frequently form deep relationships with their caregivers and enjoy socializing and playtime. However, if they feel ignored or bored, they are prone to feather plucking. Therefore, before adopting a bird, be certain that you are able to dedicate a significant amount of time each day to caring for it.

    Species Overview

    Length: 10 to 11 inches

    Weight: 2 to 3 ounces

    Physical Characteristics: Predominantly green; olive cheek patches; gray breast and head; maroon tail; blue flight feathers; mutations include turquoise, yellow, and cinnamon

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    The largest and most identifiable green parrots are amazon parrots. There are several species, such as the double yellow-headed Amazon, yellow-naped Amazon, and blue-fronted Amazon. Each kind is mostly green and has distinctive patterns to help identify it. These are gregarious, intelligent animals that need lots of attention from their keepers as well as loads of room to play.

    Species Overview

    Length: 15 to 17 inches

    Weight: 16 to 23 ounces

    Physical Characteristics: Green body; yellow head; red at the wing bend; tan beak; white rings around the eyes (double yellow-headed Amazon)

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    Due to their little size, parrotlets are known as "pocket parrots" and are endearing and occasionally belligerent birds. They have a reputation for getting snappy when left alone too frequently, but they need constant handling to stay tame despite their want for attention. They should spend several hours each day outside of their cages for enrichment and exercise because they are clever, energetic birds.

    Species Overview

    Length: 4 to 5 inches

    Weight: 1 ounce

    Physical Characteristics: Green head and body; blue on back and behind eyes; mutations include blue, yellow, and white

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    Monk parakeets, commonly referred to as Quaker parrots, are gregarious birds who like interacting with their flock, which includes people. When well-socialized, the majority are fairly kind and some have a tendency to form deep relationships with just one individual. These birds like entertaining people, and many learn to communicate, mimic noises, and sing fairly well.

    Species Overview

    Length: 11 to 12 inches

    Weight: 3 to 5 ounces

    Physical Characteristics: Green head, wings, and body; gray breast, cheeks, and throat; blue flight feathers´╗┐; mutations include blue, albino, cinnamon, lutino, and pied