Dovekie: What types of parrots are the least noisy of the parrot family?
I know that most parrots do make some noise, but is there a scale of loudness when comparing one type of parrot to another? Also, would having two birds encourage more chatter or would a lone bird be also as vocal because it is lacking fellow bird companionship?
Answers and Views:
Answer by bob
Parakeets are pretty quiet, compared to anything else I’ve ever seen. One bird will squeak and squawk only when mad or happy. Two bird engage in what I would assume to be conversation. If you want quiet, buy one parakeet, but that requires you to entertain it because it lacks a partner to do so.
Budgies are probably the quietest, followed by a quarrion or cockatiel.
Steer clear of Indian Ringnecks, they are so loud and piercing.
Any kind of cockatoo is probably too noisy too altho I have a Eastern shortbilled Corella and it is reasonable quiet as far as cockies go.
And two parrots will be more likely to chatter to each other rather than one that will screech in search of company or attention.Answer by The Queen Has Spoken
The larger the bird the louder the noise. So if that is a consideration stick to something the size of an African Grey down to a Monk Parakeet.
The noise can still be pretty loud but not as bad as a Macaw.
Birds are social creatures. But if you give them enough time with you they don’t really need a companion bird. Having two would not encourage them to talk more.
To teach them to talk you just have to say over and over the phrase or word you want them to learn. It’s my belief that males are more talkers than females… At least that’s been my experience with Monk Parakeets. Friends have a male and he has easily picked up 100’s of words just by listening to the family. However my female never picked up on her own any new words. Except for the dog’s name. I had to work with her for a month to learn new phrases.Answer by bottlecapgrrl
srry all parrots r noisyAnswer by chocoboryo
Yes, while all parrots make noise, some are noisier than others. Some birds too, will make a very loud sound, but only once every now and then, so they might be considered low noise as well.
The parrots that are generally low noise are budgerigars, cockatiels, lineolated parrots, senegal parrots and one of the quietest of them all – bourke’s parakeets.
Don’t quote me on this, but apparently parrots like the African Grey and the Eclectus can be noisy, but many individuals will only let out a loud sound every now and then.
As for what is noisier, one or two, that depends on the species and the individual. Some parrots will just be noisier with two of them (I think maybe caiques are like this?). But then some parrots will be quieter when another bird lives in the same room.Answer by fahd_dogg
well parrots arent that noisy. One thing is, you wont hate a birds noise, it sounds like music cuz its so exotic. Budige chirp and chatter a lot between themselves with a CHEEP every once in a while. Indian ringnecks(IRN) are really pretty and cool birds but their CHEEP can be preetty loud at first, but sounds lovely and they dont do it all the time, tehy are smart birds and can learn to talk pretty well.
All parrots talk and chirp, you gotta learn to live with it and love it.Answer by kim
Really they’re only as noisy as you make them. You can train (almost) any parrot to keep the tone down & generally a happy parrot is a quiet parrot.
Having said that there are some noisy one regardless. Stay away from sun conures, cockatoos, macaws can occationally be noisy too.
I won’t give you a list of quiet ones out there because there are many & they can vary indevidually.
As for the eclectus parrot noise level. They’re relatively quiet however they have an absolutely horrendous spine chilling scream when they’re in distress. Thank god you never hear it!!!!
The larger the bird the louder the noise is not so. Sun cnoures, jandays are pretty rotten with noise & they’re slightly bigger than a tiel…not big at all.
Having 2 birds should be discouraged well until you’ve settled with 1 bird. They don’t always get along, those that do will not want anything to do with you & only bond with the other bird, if you’re not able to care for it, this is lacking in companionship & you shouldn’t get a bird. They do need companions but this can be a human companion. Chatter depends on the bird. My birds chatter, they’re not together, they don’t even like each other but they chatter when they’re content & relaxed.Answer by Thea
There are some species and genera that are less inclined to be overly noisey.
There are a few genera within the group of parrots called conures and the Pyrrhura genus which includes the Green cheek conure and the red bellied conure are fairly quiet. The non Pyrrhura conures are much, much noisier.
I have found that the Pionus species that I have worked with have also been less prone to noise even though they are related to the noisey Amazons , I worked with a White-capped Pionus that was a delight. Also the Poicephalus genus which includes Jardine’s parrot.
The little Lineolated (or Barred) parakeet is also a sweet, quiet little parrot.
the sparrows hardly make noise and when they do, it’s hardly a sound. but as for parrots, i think it’s the budgie and cockatiel.Answer by Jessica L
i would say either a cockatiel or a prakeet. my cockatiel is VERY quiet as long as she is taken out of her cage everyday. The birds that mimick words and things are naturally more talkative and loud, and it seems that parakeets will just churp for no reason at all sometimes.Answer by Delilah
The statement..the bigger the bird the bigger the noise is NOT correct. Parakeets and cockatiels are louder than all 3 of my eclectus put together. If you want a larger bird that is on the more quiet side, eclectus is the way to go.
As far as the multiple bird chattering, usually when one bird talks the other follows. With bigger birds, it’s common for one very chatty bird to teach the other birds the words it knows.Answer by Jeremynet
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