Green Parrots (A Helpful Guide With Photos)

When it comes to different parrot species and their coloring, green tends to be a pretty dominant color.

Of course, parrots can be more than one color and it’s actually quite rare to find a fully green parrot.

With that being said, there are many different varieties of parrots which are mostly green with additional colors mixed into their plumage.

But what are some of the most popular green parrots?

Some of the most popular green parrots include the budgie, the lovebird, The Amazon parrot, and the Quaker parrot. These are some of the most popular green parrots that are kept for pets, but there are many parrots in the wild with mostly green colouring as well. Today will count down the top 25 green parrots including parrots that you would find in the wild and parrots that are commonly found in the home.

So let’s not waste another minute.



  • Length: 6-8 inches
  • Weight: 1 ounce

The Budgie, more formally known as the Budgerigar, is a small species of parrot that ranges in color from yellow to green.

The Budgie is one of the most popular green parrots to be kept as pets, mostly because they are both affectionate and intelligent.

Though they aren’t what you would typically think of when you hear “talking parrot”, budgies actually have quite an extensive vocabulary.

Amazingly, with the proper training a Budgie can learn over 1000 words!


The Red-Fronted Parrot

  • Length: 10-12 inches
  • Weight: 200-300 grams

Also referred to as “Jardine’s parrot”, or Poicephalus Gulielmi, the Red-Fronted Parrot is commonly found in western, eastern, and central Africa.

The parrot is one of the largest of the Poicephalus species and has a long lifespan of 60+ years in the wild.

Despite the name, the Red-fronted Parrot really doesn’t have much red on it at all.

It has red on its forehead and some on the wings, but it is mostly green in color with narrow black scalloping on the head, back, neck, and wings.

They are a midsize parrot with a sweet temperament and are less noisy than some larger species of parrot.

Red-fronted Parrots can learn a range of words and sound effects and are often described as having human-like qualities.


Thick Billed Parrot


  • Length: 15-17 inches
  • Weight: 315-375 grams

Scientifically referred to as Rhynchopsitta Pachyrhyncha, the Thick-billed Parrot is a species that is mainly found in Mexico’s Sierra Madre Occidental.

The species is mostly green with some red plumage on the head.

Sadly, this is the only parrot species currently surviving that is native to North America.

The species is very endangered with less than 2500 estimated left in the world today.

It was first listed as endangered by the US fish and wildlife service in 1973 and continues to decrease in numbers today.


Male Eclectus

  • Length: 17-20 inches
  • Weight: 360-540 grams

Scientifically referred to as Eclectus Roratus Solomonensis, the Eclectus parrot is either red or green in color.

This species of parrot is sexually dimorphic, meaning that the males and females both have different color patterns.

Female Eclectus parrots are red in color while the males are green.

This species of parrot comes from the Solomon Islands and makes an excellent pet.

They are a very active species of parrot that require a great deal of attention and time from their owners.

With proper care and treatment, the Eclectus parrot is a gentle species and makes an excellent addition to the family.

They have an extensive vocabulary and can be very vocal.


Maroon Bellied Conure

  • Length:  10.1 inches
  • Weight: 72-92 grams

The Maroon-Bellied Conure is a smaller species of parrot that is mainly found in forests.

The species is native to South America and spans Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

Although this species was once at risk of endangerment due to logging and poaching, measures have been taken to ensure the survival of the breed and it is no longer considered at risk.

Their beauty, combined with their charming and silly personalities, make them a popular choice among parrot lovers.


Painted Parakeet

  • Length: 8.5 – 9.6 inches
  • Weight: 54-70 grams

The Painted Parakeet, or Painted Conure, is native to Northern South America. They are also found in Central America.

They are mostly green in color but also have darker feathers on the chest with whitish-grey tips.

They also have brown on the crown and nape and blue on the forecrown.

Though this species of parrot is rarely found in captivity, they are very much in demand – not only because of their beautiful coloring but also because of their excellent disposition.

The painted parakeet is quieter than other Conures and is sweet-natured and well-socialized.



  • Length: 5-7 inches
  • Weight: 55 grams

Lovebirds are a smaller variety of parrot and come in nine different species.

Each species has their own unique coloring but most are primarily green.

Lovebirds were given their name because of the strong bonds that they form amongst pairs.

Most Lovebird species are native to Africa.

Sadly, however, out of the nine different species of lovebird,  three are considered of concern when it comes to endangerment.

Though they are tiny in size, they have a large personality and can be very affectionate if socialized properly.

With that being said, a lovebird that is not handled regularly can become nippy.


Red-Shouldered Macaw

  • Length:  12 inches
  • Weight: 130-170 grams

The Red-shouldered Macaw, more commonly referred to as the “Hahn’s Macaw”, is a miniature macaw that is on the smaller scale of the size spectrum.

This type of parrot is very intelligent and can learn words, tricks, and behaviors.

They are a popular choice among parrot owners who want to have a Macaw but don’t have the space for a regular size one.

The species tends to bond very closely with their owners and requires a great deal of attention.

Overall, they tend to be a gentle species but do require proper socialization to prevent them from becoming nippy.


Great Green Macaw

  • Length: 33.5-35.5 inches
  • Weight: 1300 grams

The Great Green Macaw is one of the largest species of Macaw in the world.

As their name suggests, they are almost entirely green in coloring, though they may have some blue on their lower back, rump, and upper tail feathers.

The species is native to the lowlands and foothill forests of Central and South America.

Sadly there are only an estimated 3500 Great Green Macaws left in the world and they are now listed on the endangered species list.

The numbers of Great Green Macaws have dropped drastically in the past 10 years (by over 50%) mostly due to habitat loss.


Indian Ringneck Parakeet

  • Length: 14-17 inches
  • Weight: 113 grams

As the name suggests, the Indian Ringneck parakeet is native to India.

They have long been kept as a pet and continue to be a favorite companion today.

With that being said, the Indian Ringneck parakeet has a tendency to be temperamental and requires a great deal of socialization and attention.

The species is extremely sensitive and requires a great deal of out-of-cage time.

Though they are very intelligent, they do not make a good companion for novice or inexperienced owners.

They tend to go through a bluffing phase during adolescence which can make them aggressive and hormonal.


Military Macaw

  • Length: 30 inches
  • Weight: 2 pounds

Another larger species of parrot, the Military Macaw is mostly green in color with bright green on top of the head and darker and olive greens on the body.

Mixed in with their green plumage are some brilliant blue edging on the wings and red on their forehead.

Native to Central and South America, this parrot is a protected species and is vulnerable to extinction.

This is mostly due to habitat loss and the pet trade.

The military macaw is a social and well-natured parrot,  but their nature and mood really fall in line with that of their owners.

Though they aren’t naturally equipped talkers like some other macaws, they can be trained for speech.


Spectacled Parrotlet

  • Length: 5 inches
  • Weight: 30 grams


The Spectacled Parrotlet is a smaller species of parrot that is a popular choice for parrot owners because of its size.

Their body is almost all green with some light blue around the eyes, wings, and tail.

Native to Central and South America, the colors of this parrotlet are what help it to blend in and camouflage itself from predators.

This parrotlet doesn’t do much in the way of talking but is an excellent choice for novice owners because they are so quiet.

They are also known for being social, silly, and lovable.


Green Cheeked Conure

  • Length: 10 inches
  • Weight: 60-80 grams

The Green Cheeked Conure is another small type of parrot that is said to have a very vibrant personality.

They are a favorite among novice bird owners not only because they are cheap in price, but also because they have a friendly, easy-going temperament and are less noisy than their larger cousins.

The species has mainly green plumage with some grey, red, and blue accents.

They develop close bonds with their caretakers and are very social and lovable.

But don’t let their small size fool you, this parrot requires a great deal of attention and time.

If you buy one, you need to be able to dedicate several hours a day to interaction and social time with them.


Scarlet Shouldered Parrotlet

  • Length: 15-16 inches
  • Weight: 60 grams

Sometimes referred to as “Huet’s Parrotlet” or “the red-winged Parrotlet”, the Shoulder Scarlet Parrotlet is mostly green with some brown or yellowish markings on the head and forehead.

This species has a large habitat range and is found in Venezuela, Guyana, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia.

Within their small communities, Scarlet parrotlets are very social birds and can be found flying in groups of 12 to 50.

When perched in trees the species are very quiet but when they are flying, they can make high-pitched vocalizations.


Blue-Bellied Parrot

  • Length: 28 cm
  • Weight: 110-155 grams

The Blue-Bellied Parrot is a larger species of parrot that has mostly green plumage with a blue tip on its tail and underwings.

As the name states, male Blue Bellied Parrots also have a large blue patch on their belly.

This parrot is the only species in its genus and is native to the Southeastern areas of Brazil.

Recent studies suggest that less than 10, 000 Blue Bellied Parrots still exist but there is hope for restoration of the species as many of their areas are now protected.

Blue Bellied parrots are rarely found in captivity, but when they are, they have been known to sing in duet with one another.


Short-Tailed Parrot

  • Length: 9.6 inches
  • Weight: 188-233 grams

The Short-Tailed Parrot is a medium-sized parrot that is pretty much all green in plumage.

With that being said, they do have an indistinct black line around the eye.

They are most commonly found in tropical zones with populations in the Amazon River, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

As the name suggests, it has a very short tail in comparison to other parrots.

The Short Tailed Parrot is a very common type of parrot, but is rarely found in captivity.


Amazon Parrot

  • Length: 15-17 inches
  • Weight: 450-650 grams

Amazon Parrots are some of the most popular of all household parrots.

They are made popular by their outgoing and playful personalities.

In the wild, these parrots are native to Mexico, South America, and parts of the Caribbean but they are also very common in households around the world.

This type of parrot requires a great deal of attention and likes to play hard.

They delight in toys, wrestling, and spending time with their owners.

Like humans, Amazon Parrots have a variety of different moods and it is important that the owner pay close attention to their body language when interacting with them.

The species is also quite boisterous and can often be found singing, imitating sounds,  and yes, speaking.

They are also not afraid to speak their minds and can scream loudly when trying to get your attention. 

They are not for novice parrot owners.


Senegal Parrot

  • Length: 9 inches
  • Weight: 120 grams

The Senegal Parrot is mostly green in colour with a grey head and a v-shaped patch of yellow, orange, or red coloring on their belly.

They are commonly seen around the world as pets and are known for their very calm temperament and quiet nature.

Though their species does have their own vocalizations, they are not well known for their talking abilities.

They are very sweet-natured and tend to be very attached to their owners.

They will take as much attention and affection as you give them throughout the day.

The Senegal Parrot does not need another of its own species to be content.

Rather, it would be happy to tag along on your shoulder all day long.


Australian Ringneck

  • Length: 33cm
  • Weight: 102-218 grams

The Australian Ringneck is a large type of parrot that is only found in Australia.

There are four different species of Australian Ringneck, all of which vary in coloring.

With that being said, all species are mostly green with some blue and yellow coloring.

The species is frequently found in urban and rural areas, and will often forage for food on the ground.

These birds are commonly found in small flocks or pairs, and are well adapted to changes in temperature and habitats.

While the Australian Ringneck is not threatened or endangered, land clearing could threaten their existence in the future.


Pacific Parrotlet

  • Length: 4-5 inches
  • Weight: 28 grams

The Pacific parrotlet is so small in size that it is often given the nickname “pocket parrot”.

Despite their small size, however, the Pacific parrotlet is not to be underestimated.

This species has a very strong bite, even more so than that of a budgie.

They are small birds with a large personality and are often defined as being quite feisty.

In order for them to be socialized, they require regular handling.

Without regular handling, they have a tendency to become nippy.

Their short and stout bodies are often compared to a mini version of the Amazon parrot, as are their large personalities.


Little Lorikeet

  • Length: 5.9 inches
  • Weight: 30-50 grams

The Little Lorikeet is the smallest of all lorikeets in Australia.

The species travel in small flocks and is often found foraging on flowers.

With that being said, their small size often makes them difficult to see and you often only know they are there, by their high pitch calls.

Their calls are often defined as sounding like “the rattling of a chain”. 

When in captivity, Little Lorikeets are very playful and require a great deal of foraging toys, ladders, ropes, and other things to keep them entertained.

They are not overly common as pets but are becoming more popular due to their outgoing and entertaining personality and intelligent, curious, affectionate nature.

They make an excellent choice for novice parrot owners.


Edwards Fig Parrot

  • Length: 7 inches
  • Weight: 105 grams

Native to Northern New Guinea and Indonesia, the Edwards fig parrot is mostly green in color with blue, red, purple, and yellow markings throughout.

Aviculturists describe the Edwards fig parrot as active, playful, vivacious, and easy to tame.

Their beautiful color combined with their easy-going personalities makes them a good choice for pet owners yet these parrots are rarely found in the pet trade.


Quaker Parakeet

  • Length: 11-12 inches
  • Weight: 80-140 grams

Quaker Parrots are known for their comical, energetic, and spunky personalities, so much so that their owners refer to them as “clowns”.

Many people choose them as pets because they are very intelligent and have speaking abilities that rival African Greys and Amazons which are much more expensive.

Though they are a popular choice for parrot lovers, there are many places around the world that have outlawed them as pets.

Many states in the US, for example, including California, Connecticut, Hawaii, and Georgia (to name just a few) have all banned the possession of Quaker parakeets.

This ban comes for a variety of reasons including the fact that they are a threat to agriculture, they are a threat to native birds, and they carry the health hazard of psittacosis, which can transmit to humans.

Other types of parakeets are also banned in other places of the world including Spain.


Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot

  • Length: 5.1 inches
  • Weight: Unknown

It should come as no surprise that the Sri Lanka Hanging parrot comes from none other than Sri Lanka.

In comparison to some of its relatives, the Sri Lanka hanging parrot is much less gregarious and is usually found alone or in small groups.

This type of parrot is rarely found in the home and is commonly found in open forests.

They nest in trees and rarely do they ever step foot on the ground.

The species is mainly green with a red crown and rump, and an orange tint on the nape and back.

They also have a short tail that helps to identify them amongst other parrots.


Scaly Breasted Lorikeet

  • Length: 9 inches
  • Weight: 86 grams

The Scaly Breasted Lorikeet is mostly green in color with a little red beak.

They are native to Australia but are found in many pet stores around the world.

The species is not currently considered at risk, but numbers are starting to dwindle due to the loss of food supplies.

Their small bodies make them an attractive option for novice parrot owners but buyer beware, the Scaly Breasted Lorikeet is not for the faint of heart.

This species has a tendency to be rough and tumble, territorial, and domineering.

While they are also funny and intelligent, this is not the right species if you are looking for a cuddly, sweet-natured parrot.

And there you have it – the top 25 green parrots.

Always remember that each species of parrot has its own unique tendencies and always do your research before making a purchase.

Parrots are a large responsibility and require a great deal of attention.

Do not invest in a parrot if you don’t have the time to dedicate.

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