Windy City Parrot Defines Small And Medium Size Species Of Pet Birds

Small species pet birds

Birds we classify as “Smaller” species 

FYI  There’s something like 100 species of Conures. Conures need to be subdivided into small, medium & large (which is on our to-do list)

Green cheek conures weigh 64 grams (cockatiels are about 100 grams – Patagonian conures weight about 280 grams, about the size of a Timneh African grey.

Don’t think for a minute conures can be classified into one size category

Large Canaries

Gibber Canary

Large Parakeets
Bourkes Parakeet – Canary-winged Parakeet – Crimson Rosella Parakeet – Derbyan Parakeet – Golden-manteled Parakeet – Grass Parakeet  – Grey-cheeked Parakeet – Lineolated Parakeet – Moustached Parakeet – Plum-headed Parakeet – Red-rumped Parakeet
African Ringneck – Red-crowned Parakeet – English Budgies

Note: American Parakeets/Budgies may be too small for this category and instead check out the Smallest pet bird category for items and cages for them.



Green Cheek Conure – Maroon Bellied Conure and many of these Conures

Red-crowned Parakeet by Sabine's Sunbird














Senegals – Meyers – Red-Bellied


This list is not complete due to the numerous varieties of birds and hybrids.

Medium species pet birds


Black-headed Caique – White-bellied Caique


Queen of Bavaria’s Conure – Sun Conure – Nanday Conure – Patagonian Conure – Mitered Conure
More conures

(Click for specialized Lory food)
Blue-streaked Lory – Chattering Lory – Dusky Lory – Rainbow Lory – Black Lory – Blue Lory – Blue eared Lory – Blue crowned Lorikeet – Blue fronted Lorikeet – Black winged Lory – Blue Streaked Lory – Brown Lory – Cardinal Lory – Chattering Lory – Coconut Lorikeet – Citrine Lorikeet – Collared Lory – Dusky Lory – Dutchess Lorikeet – Duyvenbode’s Lory – Edward’s Lorikeet – Fairy Lorikeet – Green Naped Lorikeet – Goldies Lorikeets – Iris Lorikeet – Josepines Lorikeet – Kuhl’s Lorikeet – Leaf Lory – Little Lorikeet – Marogold Lorikeet – Massena’s Lorikeet – Meek’s Lorikeet – Meyer’s Lorikeet – Mindanao Lorikeet – Mitchell’s Lorikeet – Musk Lorikeet – New Caledonian Lorikeet – Olive headed Lorikeet – Orange billed Lorikeet – Ornate Lorikeet – Palm Lorikeet – Papuan Lorikeet – Perfect Lorikeet – Pohnpie Lorikeet – Plum face Lorikeet – Purple crowned Lorikeet – Purple bellied Lorikeet – Pygmy Lorikeet – Rainbow Lorikeet – Red and Blue Lory – Red chinned Lory – Red Collard Lorikeet – Red Fronted Lory – Red Flanked Lory – Red Lory – Red throated Lorikeet – Roger Black Lory – Rosenberg’s Lorikeet – Scaly-breasted Lorikeet – Stella Lorikeet – Striated Lory – Varied Lorikeet – Violet-necked Lory – Weber’s Lorikeet – White Naped Lorikeet – Yellow billed Lorikeets – Yellow-Streaked Lory

Macaws (Mini)

Hahn’s Macaw – Lear’s Macaw – Military Macaw – Noble Macaw – Red-Fronted Macaw – Severe Macaw – Yellow-collared Macaw


Cape Parrot – Ruppells Parrot – Jardine Parrot – Niam Niam Parrot – Princess of Whales Parrot -Tanygnathus (Great Bill Parrot) – African Grey Timneh Parrot


Blue-headed Pionus – Bronze-winged Pionus – Dusky Pionus
White-capped Pionus

Large Parakeets

Quaker or Monk Parakeet – Alexandrine Parakeet – Barraband’s Parakeet – Derbyan Parakeet – Golden-manteled Parakeet – Moustache Parakeet

Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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