Windy City Parrot Defines Small And Smallest Species of Pet Birds


Zebra Finches – Gray Chestnut Finches – Flanked White Finches – Fawns Lightback Finches – Black Cheek Finches – Black Breasted Finches – Florida Fancy Finches – Orange Breasted Finches – Penguin Finches – Pied Finches – Eumo Finches – Agate Finches – Recessive Silver Finches – Black Face Finches – Fawn/Gray Cheek Finches – Dominant Silver Finches – Crested Finches – White Finches – Yellow Beak Finches – Timor Finches – Society Finches – Society Finch (Bengalese) – White Rumped Mannikin Finches – Gray Crown Mannikin Finches – Java Finches – 

Chestnut Breasted Mannikin Finches – Spice Finches – White Headed Munia Finches – Black Headed Munia Finches – Moluccan Mannikin Finches – Grand Mannikin Finches – Tricolor Munia Finches – Pallid Nun Finches  – White-Spotted Mannikin Finches – Black Throated Munia Finches – Five-colored Munia Finches – Black & White Mannikin Finches – Pearl-Headed Mannikin Finches – Silverbill Finches – Rufous-Backed Mannikin Finches – Madagascar Mannikin Finches – Magpie Mannikin Finches – Australian Finches  – Owl Finches – Star Finch – Gouldian Finch – Masked Grassfinch – Shaftail Finch (Longtail) – Painted Firetail Finch – Plum Headed Finch – Diamond Firetail Finch – Red Headed Finch – Cutthroat Finch – Chinese Grossbeak Finch


Australian Grass Parakeet – Bourke’s Parakeet – Budgerigar (Budgie) – 
Canary Winged Parakeet


Swindern’s Lovebird – MadagascarLovebird – Red-Faced Lovebird – Swindern’s Lovebird – Peach-faced Lovebird – Nyasa Lovebird
Black-checked Lovebird – Fischer’s Lovebird – Masked Lovebird


Pacific Parrotlet – Green-Rumped Parrotlet – Blue-Winged Parrotlet – Mexican  Parrotlet – Spectacled Parrotlet

Hanging Parrots


Cinnamon Canaries – Lizard Canaries – Red Factor Canaries – Stafford Canaries – Belgium Canaries – Border Canaries – Fife  Canaries – Crested Canaries – Gloster  Canaries – Frilled Canaries – Norwich Canaries – Lancashire Canaries – Scottish Canaries – Scots Fancy Canaries – Yorkshire Canaries – Spanish Timbrado  Canaries – Roller Canaries – Waterslagger  Canaries –  American Singer  Canaries

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.

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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